Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor Review
The Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor has a powerful motor that performs with precision to slice, shred, chop, mix, and grate practically anything. Its large (10-cup) size, four functions, and safety-lock mechanism make it a good choice for basic vegetable needs as well as other tasks.
r-size: holds 10 cups -two reversible discs for shredding and dicing, stainless steel chopping blade -two speeds, plus pulse option -oversized feed chute -dishwasher-safe bowl, lid, blades, and discs -internal cord storage -dimensions: 10 x 9 x 16 - 7.6 lbs -one-year warranty -ships within the US and to select countries outside the US
The Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep is a good machine for a reasonable price. It has more liquid capacity than most other food processors, making it ideal for pestos and sauces. With four functions (slice, shred, crinkle cut, and fine shredding), it also does a good job of making cole slaw, baby food, and dicing onions and carrots. It's easy to operate: just put on the bowl, turn it, place the lid on, and the motor starts.
This item isn't expensive, mostly because it's cheap plastic. The processor may move around on the counter when turned on. In fact, the motor may be too powerful for the plastic components, which are not sturdy enough to withstand a lot of heavy-duty work. They tend to overheat and melt, with particles even getting into the food. The bowl may warp after a few turns in the dishwasher. After a few months of use, the blades may break, and within a year, the discs and plastic driver may wear out, leaving only a dull chopper. Fortunately, the customer service is pretty good, and will replace defective parts, but only if the customer pays a $15 fee for shipping. The Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor does only a fair job of food prep. Large vegetables, such as a cucumber, won't fit into the feed tube, so some pre-cutting is necessary. Large chunks of vegetables may be left behind, and you'll have to hand-chop the last few pieces. The machine will make almond butter, but not as fine as the store-bought kind. It does better on peanut butter, which releases its oils faster. When pureeing, the food comes out grainy and thick; soups don't come out smooth, either. Grating cheese may be problematic. The machine may become jammed. Even worse, the lid may fly off, sending cheese out and making a mess! When it's making bread dough, some of the contents may seep underneath the blade and into the central shaft, where it's difficult to clean. This unit is probably not a good choice if you want to make a lot of bread. If you want to check out a few options before the final decision, check out our reviews of the Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor or the Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper Food Processor.
The Hamilton Beach 70670 is fine if you don't want to spend a lot of money, and if your slicing/chopping needs are light. For what it does, it's fast, easy to operate and store, and might even last past the warranty if you don't use it every day. Click Here to get the Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor