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This is my last giveaway for 2014 as a Hamilton Beach Ambassador. I’ve had a blast promoting their products this past year! And obviously, I’ve enjoyed getting to own and use some wonderful kitchen appliances, as well as offering them to all of you to enjoy. Today, I’m reviewing and giving away a Hamilton Beach Stack and Snapâ„¢ 10 Cup Food Processor. So far, I’m loving this food processor. It took me a minute to get used to, because it has some differences from the typical one, including my old Hamilton beach processor, but once I figured it out (tip- don’t be like me. Do this weird thing called read the manual that comes with it 😛 ). With this new model, you have to snap the lid into place and you can’t start it unless you have. It also has a feature where you can’t use it with the chute open. You have to put what you want through the chute, then put the thingamajigger (I know… I use too many technical terms) back on. You also can’t, as with most types, pull the blade out when the container is off of the base. You have to have the base on and then snap out the blade. This comes in handy if you’re like me, with a habit of upending the container to empty it and having the blade come out and catch you in the hand. Yay for less 5 inch deep gashes on the hands! The theme the lovely people from Hamilton beach wanted us to follow with this appliance is making something for the holidays. I racked my brain and had thought of Christmas cookies… then 900 other thoughts, but I like waiting to do my posts as an ambassador until after every one else has done theirs (that way Hamilton Beach has people paying attention to them for more than just a couple of highly condensed weeks.), so Christmas ideas were out. So I decided to make a New Years Eve appetizer. Heaven knows that many people need to have some nibbles around to offset the amounts of booze they drink, lol. And I wanted to do something with a good amount of protein for the same reason. So where did I finally settle….? On a delicious Roasted Garlic Hummus. This stuff is sooooo good and this processor helped me create it so easily! if you are convinced you don’t like hummus, I am willing to bet that you haven’t tried it homemade. The flavor is infinitely better, infinitely fresher and this is one of the easiest appetizers (or dinners, if you’re like me at all) you can make. Make this for a party, set out some nice warm pita wedges of pita chips (I also love it with pretzel chips) and you have an immediate hit. This is one that goes fast because all people have to do is dip and eat. No mess, no fuss. I could eat hummus until it was coming out of my ears. It’s nutritious, but it’s so wonderfully creamy that you’d never know it. And you can vary the flavors in it so easily. Make this tonight for whatever get together you’re hosting or going to and then make more when you need a quick and easy game day snack. So when you run to the store today to pick up some more beer or wine, grab the following items too. You’ll love this hummus. Oh yeah… before you leave, make sure you enter to win one of these Hamilton Beach Stack and Snapâ„¢ 10 Cup Food Processor for yourself. I know you’ll love it and find a gazillion uses for it! The giveaway is at theÂ bottom of the page!
Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, well drained (also known as Garbanzo Beans)
- 1 head roasted garlic, cloves taken out and lightly smashed (plus more for garnish. Whatever you donâ€™t use can be stored in the fridge)
- 2 tablespoons Tahini (Sesame seed paste)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (more if needed after you give this a taste test)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt (use the lower amount first, taste after processing, then add the extra 1/4 teaspoon if needed)
- Â Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process again. taste for salt and lemon; add more if needed and process for another 10 seconds or so.Â Spoon into a serving bowl.3. Add some extra roasted garlic on top for garnish.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4.Serve with warm pita wedges, celery or carrot sticks, or pretzels. Â Â Â
- Hamilton Beach
Stack & Snapâ„¢ 10 Cup Food Processor-
- Easy stack & snap assembly
- Unique, patent-pending design requires no difficult twisting & locking
- Simple function guide shows you which blade to use & which button to press
- Big MouthÂ® feed tube reduces pre-cutting
- Sealed bowl prevents leaks
- Powerful 450 watt motor
- Reversible slice/shred disk
- Chopping S-blade locks into bowl and stays put during pouring
- Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, and lid
- Cord storage
The easiest food processor assembly ever Gone are the days of complicated positioning and twisting the bowl and lid into place. With the Hamilton BeachÂ® Stack & Snapâ„¢ Food Processor, the bowl is specially designed to fit directly on the base (with no twisting required) and the lid snaps securely to the bowl with simple locking clips for safe operation. No more guessing whether itâ€™s put together correctly, just â€œstackâ€ and â€œsnapâ€ the parts into place! The kitchen helper you’ll use for every meal Mix up a quick pancake batter. Chop onions without the tears. Puree a bowl of nutritious soup. Slice cucumbers evenly for a perfect salad. Chill, then shred or grate your favorite cheese for a variety of dishes. Large feed chute means less prep work Are you still pre-cutting all your ingredients? If you’re doing that, why bother with a food processor at all? The Hamilton BeachÂ® Stack & Snapâ„¢ 10 Cup Food Processor accommodates both large and small ingredients, so you can spend less time pre-cutting your ingredients and more time enjoying them. Unique bowl features Many food processors come with a maximum liquid fill line, so if you are preparing soup you need to process multiple batches. The sealed bowl holds up to 10 cups of liquid, which reduces the need for multiple batches when processing soups or other liquids. Another great feature is the S-blade stays locked in the bowl when pouring, so you donâ€™t need to pick the blade out of the processor or worry that it might fall out when you are pouring. A simple snap secures the lid on to the bowl, with no twisting and locking needed. Includes everything you need This powerful food processor comes with a 10 cup bowl, which is the ideal size for most of your home cooking needs. It also includes a reversible slice/shred disc and S-blade for chopping, mixing and pureeing. Cord storage in the back keeps things tidy when not in use. Easy to use Disc attachments are reversible and labeled, which takes the guesswork out of processing. The label should face up for the desired function. When using disc attachment, do not process foods past the MAX LEVEL indicator on the bowl. Many processing options Between the S-blade and the reversible slicing/shredding disc, you have many choices available. Use the S-blade for chopping nuts, meat, garlic, onions, peppers, celery, herbs, bread (for crumbs), and crackers. Also, use it to mince/puree vegetables and fruits, mix salad dressings, puree soups or sauces, and to grate cheese. Use the slicing disc (slicing side facing UP) to slice cucumbers, apples, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, pepperoni, peppers, radishes, firm cheeses. Use the shredding disc (shredding side facing UP) to shred cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and cheese.
Hamilton Beach provided me with aÂ Hamilton Beach Stack & Snapâ„¢ 10 Cup Food Processor for review and giveaway, but my opinions are 100% my own.
I have been searching for a great humus recipe!! The processor looks & sounds perfect for this!!
i like to use a processor for shredding large amounts of veggies
I’ve only used one to make some avocado pesto.
we use a food processor almost weekly and have been checking out new ones. This one seems easy to use not like some other ones that take a college degree to assemble! This would be a definite plus in my kitchen! We have been wanting homemade peanut butter but we need the new food processor first! Lol
Can I use it to make Julienne fries?
I would use it to chop onions and walnuts.
I don’t like hummus, but I will find something yummy to make with this!
I love to use food processors to make soups and sauces smooth and velvety.
I like to make pesto.
You’re sending some this way, right?
What a great food processor! This would make quick work of shredding cabbage
Most meals could be made easier with a food processor, especially this time of year when there are larger dinners for visiting relatives. Just about every ingredient in our dressing comes out of the food processor.
I use mine for making salsas and pureeing for soups.
Well, you picked my favorite – hummus! I also like to grate frozen butter and make super flaky pastries. If I had a food processor that is!
I love to make salsa, hummus, pesto, and truffles!
Sounds yummy! I make salsa with mine. Also great for processing oreos to make chocolate dipped Oreo balls!
I love to use a food processer to shred veggies and cheese!
Black bean soup is my favorite to use with processors.
I only have a basic one, and it’s main use is crumbling up cookies or graham crackers for crusts 🙂
I absolutely love to make hummus and sofrito! ðŸ˜Š
I looove food processors! This hummus is insanely delicious!
i love making red peppered hummus
I always use one when making large batches of chicken salad for catering events! I’d love to win, because mine is on it’s last leg. I’ve worn it out!
I usually use mine for chocolate or something involved with candy making. I was using mine to chop peppermint sticks for peppermint fudge when a stick got caught between the blade and the side and snapped the top off the blade. I really need a new one now.
I have been eyeballing a food processor for a while now. I think it would make salsa a breeze!
I love hummus. I’d totally make that!
I make hummus, believe it or not. Your version looks fantastic.
Pie dough. Or dough for pie. Or pastry dough. Or cheater croissant dough. Or, um. pita dough.
I’ve never had one but heard they make excellent pie crusts. The hummus looks pretty darn tasty!
I would use it to chop up onions. That is one thing I hate doing.
I don’t currently use a food processor. I would like to try my hand at salsa, and this hummus recipe
Best use for a food processor for me? Nut butters! YUM. =)
I have never owned one so it is very
hard to say,I would love to own one though.
I would love to have it for dressings, salsa, and shredded veggies (cole slaw).
Love to have a new food processor!
I use a food processor for making perfect pie crust!
My favorite way to use a food processor is to make pesto!
My favorite way to use a food processor is to puree vegetables for soup or for pesto!
I’ve never owned a food processor. I would love to own this one. It looks great and humus would definitely be made weekly!!!
I love making Tomatillo Onion Avocado Salsa
i love chocolate chip scones
I don’t have a favorite way to use a food processor as I have never used one before in all of my years. I would love to make guacamole and salsa to begin with then venture out to make a pesto sauce and other recipes.
Chopping veg for chopped salad!
Making a cheeseball.
Love making fresh salsas
I’d love to try fruit smoothies
I have in the past mostly used it for making sauces and dips. Mine died a few years ago and just haven’t made the investment for a new one.
the salsas are the best!
I love to use my food processor to make quick puff pastry dough.
I use it To chop onions, nuts, and bread
I like to use my food processor for making pesto and other sauces
I use mine for veggies & nuts
I make my family cream soup.
making salsas for my kids
That hummus looks great. Would love to try that.
I’d love to make salsa’s or dips with a food processor!