Hamilton Beach 70740 – For Everyone’s Budget
- CAPACITY 89%
- EASE OF USE 97%
- APPEARANCE 91%
– Dishwasher safe parts
– Powerful 450-watt motor
– Compact storage
– Large feed chute
– Loud during food processing
– Average cup capacity
The versatility of this types of devices means that they are always useful for both food and beverage preparation. You never know when you will need them since they are considered as being one of the most useful parts of kitchen equipment. They are simply great for preparing delicious sauces and tasty smoothies. Keep reading to see what this model has to offer to its potential buyers.
- DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10.1 x 10.1 inches
- WEIGHT: 5 pounds
- POWER OUTPUT: 450W
- CAPACITY: 8 cups
Take this into consideration before your purchase
Unlike other food processors, this one requires less time to pre-prep the ingredients before processing. The large chute opening allows for continuous feeding which makes it practical and convenient to use. The time that you save on preparation can be invested in some other activity.
The 8-cup capacity might be considered as being average for the more demanding user however for most of the others it will prove to be more than adequate enough. The motor with a combination of the efficient blades and shredding disc performs great and allows efficient performance.
The biggest letdown of this product is definitely the noise it makes during operation. It is not that big of a deal but it might induce discomfort during prolonged use.
Efficient cutting and chopping performance is mostly due to the combination of a strong motor and good quality blades. The stainless steel made, shred disc ensures that even large chunks of food get processed into a pulp. The chopping blade works great even on nutty fruit which is more difficult to reduce to smaller bits. The overall performance was great during our time testing the device. It managed to pulverise all types of foods very fast.
The two-speed pulse allows you to pretty much process foods of any kind of hardness. We only think that inclusion of more than two modes would have been a better choice but at this price, there is not much to complain about. There is no chance of getting uniform slices which could have been possible if only there were a low-speed setting included. The first thing that we noticed during use is the above average loudness of the motor. This is our main gripe with the device. People who do not like noisy devices will most likely need to steer clear from this product. The loudness is not unbearable however it is irritating especially if you spend longer periods of time next to the device.
Large feed chute is so much convenient that it saves you time on preparing foods before processing. Most of the similar devices require prepping large pieces of whatever it is that you need to cut down in order to get it better processed. Thankfully this is not the case with this model. The continuous feed chute allows you to add foods even during operation. We tested it with large chunks of cheese and cucumbers and watched how they got chopped down effortlessly.
Build quality and design wise this device left us with mixed feelings. Our greatest doubt about quality issues is mostly concerning the bowl. It is made out of thin plastic which seems like it will break easily. We wish that it was made to be a bit thicker. Some customers are reporting cracks and fractures that developed on their unit’s bowls which prove our suspicions about the possible durability issues. Other parts are built out of quality stainless steel so there is no doubt about their longevity. The included one-year manufacturer warranty covers all kinds of malfunctions and defects regarding the product.
The Pros And Cons
– Great for processing large chunks of food
– Requires less time for food preparation
– Dishwasher safe stainless steel and plastic parts
– Powerful enough 450-watt motor
– Compact for storage and lightweight
– Large feed chute allows continuous feeding
– Bowl quality could be better
– Loud motor operation during food processing
– Average cup capacity limits processing volume