I asked for a food processor for a wedding gift 5 years ago. I had never used one before so it was a complete learning curve for me. I knew it was different than a blender, and that it had a lot more uses. But, I didn’t know the recipes yet that I would be using with my new appliance.
I’ve had my food processor for over 5 years now. There’s a few recipes I love making in it. My favorite being fresh pesto. I also like pureeing soup with it. I’ve pureed butternut squash soup and broccoli and cheese soup with it. It works well. Depending on how big my batch of soup is, I’ll have to puree it in batches. I have also made tomato salsa with it, but if you overmix the tomatoes it doesn’t quite taste how it’s supposed to. When I’ve made salsa verde I’ve had nothing but success! I love making fresh salsa verde in the summer.
What can you make with a food processor?
- Pastry dough
- Italian chocolate hazelnut spread
- Peanut butter
- Grinding nuts
- Homemade salad dressing
We love how versatile our Hamilton Beach Food Processor is.
It comes with 2 blades- 1 S shaped blade, and one blade that slices/grates.
The S shaped blade is best used for pureeing, chopping and mixing sauces together.
The other blade is best for slicing vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes. If you flip over the blade then you can use it grate cheese or shred carrots.
You’ll love prepping dinner with this food processor.
It’s much less labor intensive than cutting vegetables by hand.
How can a food processor help you meal prep?
- Slices vegetables
- Purees vegetables – pumpkin, chickpeas, etc.
- Chops vegetables – salsa
Why is the Hamilton Beach Food Processor the best food processor at a low price?
- Large capacity
- Suction cups on the bottom of the food processor-locks into place on your counter-top
- Easy to clean
- Slices, purees, chops with ease
- 5 year warranty
What safety mechanisms are in place?
- Lid locks into place
- the parts of the food processor all have to be into place for you to be able to run it. It wont turn on otherwise
How easy is it to clean the Hamilton Beach Food Processor?
When you’re ready to clean up, all of the parts of the food processor disassemble for easy cleaning. Soak them with soap and water in the sink and give them a quick wipe down and rinse. Let them air dry.
The bowl is made so your spatula can glide around scraping down the sides when necessary to get everything incorporated. After your finished mixing, use your spatula to remove your food from the machine.
Running the food processor is pretty loud given it’s 450 Watt motor. The motor is very strong; it can pulverize nuts into butter in only a few minutes.
One of the parts of the food processor is a long tube. This is for you to add liquids slowly into the food processor. I use it for adding oil when I’m making pesto. It’s one of the last steps to make it a thick sauce ready for pasta or making bruschetta.
It’s fairly compact to store it in a cupboard. There are quite a few parts to it though, so you’ll want to find a good area to store all of it in.
I love using our food processor for daily meal prep, and creating sauces. I have used it to make fresh Italian tomato garlic dipping sauce for fresh bread right out of the oven. I can’t get over how many recipes use a food processor to blend and mix together. I couldn’t imagine not having one after owning one for years!