The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Duo Plus 70580 is part of the food processor & chopper
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, food processor
models like the Big Mouth Duo Plus 70580 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Weight of processors, rounded to the nearest pound, includes the base, bowl, lid, and chopping blade.
Claimed capacity (cups):
Capacity of processors is as claimed by the manufacturer.
We judged each model's proficiency at chopping onions, and almonds.
About This Brand
This brand offers low-to-mid-priced units, and models with capacity ranging from 6 and 14 cups. Products are available through department, appliance, and big box stores, and online retailers. Prices range from $35 to $100.
Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Duo Plus 70580
Controls Indicates the type of controls the food processor has.
Dishwasher safe Whether the processor can be put into the dishwasher (usually the top rack)
Wattage The wattage of the food processor.
Separate shredding blade Whether the processor has a separate shredding blade that can be reversible or singular.
Separate shredding blade
Separate slicing blade Whether the processor has a separate slicing blade that can be adjustable, reversible or singular.
Separate slicing blade
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Whether the processor has a reversible blade which includes both a shredding and slicing blade.
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade
Dough blade Whether the processor has a dough blade for kneading bread.
French Fry/Juilienne blade Whether the food processor has this blade
French Fry/Juilienne blade
Whipping attachment Used to whip eggs or cream.
Minibowl insert Whether the unit has a small bowl with its own blade that fits into the larger bowl of the processor. Useful for chopping up small quantities (e.g., garlic).
Disk carrier/organizer Organizes extra blades and disks into a neat carrier.
Juicer attachment A reamer that juices citrus fruits like lemons, oranges etc.
Same as other comment. There are 2 compartments where water gets in. I did use it once, it did work well. I put it into the dishwasher and something like a seed got caught inside. Can not get it out. This is after only 1 use. Imagine how it will be after several washes?!?! Are these tried out before they are sold!?!?!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Cleaning the unit
I'm going to have to return this unit simply because two parts of it can't be cleaned. After first use, I put the washable parts in the dishwasher. When I took them out later, I saw that there was a liquidy mess stuck inside two places of the unit of which there is no access to.<br /><br />It's that clear piece with the black plastic piece running inside of it that has a spring on the bottom, that is behind the feed tube and large bowl. Not only can I not get into it to clean it, I don't even see what the purpose of it is. The manual doesn't mention it or even show it in the pictures.