Pros & Cons: A major pro of this ultimate chopper is the level of power and speed functionality, choice of blades with adequate capabilities to slice through a variety of veggies, from cabbages to potatoes, carrots, beet roots, and many others, to perfection. A major con is the shredder when working on a block of cheese. Small pieces of cheese tend to wedge themselves under the lid, creating a malfunction as the shredder detaches and begins taking out chunks from under the plastic lid next to the chute, breaking up some the blade parts in the process.
Hamilton Beach 70740, is a table top versatile 8 cup food processor, that offers a faster more hygienic way of chopping, slicing and shredding, different types of vegetables, as well as grating cheese, mixing sauces and preparing pesto, a sauce originally from Liguria in Genoa, which is made from crushed basil, garlic, pine nuts, blended with olive oil, Parmesan cheese and sheep cheese.
The 2 speed pulse control mechanism for speed option is a quality feature that is triggered by a powerful 450 watt motor. The durable stainless steel reversible disc blades for slicing, chopping and shredding offer perfect unlimited dicing capabilities. The wide feeding chute apparatus completely eliminates the pre cutting process, as it fits large quantities of vegetables, including huge blocks of cheese.
Hamilton Beach 70740 is incorporated with dishwasher safe accessories, such as the lid, bowl, blades the scrappers and food pusher, for an easy clean-up. The processor is inclusive of an in-bowl storage aspect for ease of convenience that allows storing the many part within the bowl.
This 8 cup food processor comes in black and is 14 x 10.1 x 10.1 inches. It weighs 6.3 pounds on its own, and 7 pounds when packaged for shipping. A limited standard warranty guarantee is offered for 1 year. The buyer will however be responsible for costs of return shipping, for the replacement of any malfunctioning pieces.
Hamilton Beach 70740 is a state-of-the-art food processor that is specifically developed to ease the burden of a host of unavoidable time-consuming cooking preparation procedures. The versatile nature makes cooking a breeze and an enjoyable venture. The entire process is extremely hygienic and fast. The incorporated dishwasher-safe parts means no messy clean-ups. Ease of in-bowl storage is an ideal feature, since misplacing of integral parts is eliminated. In my opinion, I give the food processor a 5 star rating.
Click here for a closer look.