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Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Stack & Snap 70820 food processor

This Hamilton Beach 450 watt food processor was very good in overall performance and has

    • 3 speed(s)
    • levers controls
    • 8 cup capacity
    • dough blade
    • separate shredding disc
    • disk carrier/organizer
    • 1 year motor warranty
    • 1 year warranty on other parts
    • dishwasher safe
    • and the following additonal features Bowl scraper, cord storage

About

The Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Stack & Snap 70820 is part of the Food processor & chopper test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Food processor & chopper models like the 8-Cup Stack & Snap 70820 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Claimed capacity: Capacity of processors is as claimed by the manufacturer.

Weight: Weight of processors, rounded to the nearest pound, includes the base, bowl, lid, and chopping blade.

Chopping: We judged each model's proficiency at chopping onions, and almonds.

Features

Separate shredding blade Separate shredding blade Whether the processor has a separate shredding blade that can be reversible or singular.
Yes
Separate slicing blade Separate slicing blade Whether the processor has a separate slicing blade that can be adjustable, reversible or singular.
Yes-adjustable
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Whether the processor has a reversible blade which includes both a shredding and slicing blade.
No
French Fry/Julienne blade French Fry/Julienne blade French Fry/Julienne blade
No
Dough blade Dough blade Whether the processor has a dough blade for kneading bread.
Yes
Whipping attachment Whipping attachment Used to whip eggs or cream.
No
Minibowl insert 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).
No
Disk carrier/organizer Disk carrier/organizer Organizes extra blades and disks into a neat carrier.
Yes
Juicer attachment Juicer attachment A reamer that juices citrus fruits like lemons, oranges etc.
No
Blender attachment Blender attachment Whether the processor has a blender attachment
No
Additional features Additional features Any additional accessories or features that come with the unit.
Bowl scraper, cord storage

Specs

Controls Controls Indicates the type of controls the food processor has.
levers
Speeds Speeds How many speeds the food processor has.
3
Height (in.) Height The height of the food processor
16
Wattage Wattage How many watts each food processor is. Some were converted from horse power or amps to watts.
450
Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Whether the processor can be put into the dishwasher (usually the top rack)
Yes
Warranty (yrs.) Warranty How long the manufacturers' warranty is for other parts of the food processor except the motor.
1
Motor warranty (yrs.) Motor warranty How many years the manufacturers' motor warranty is.
1