Food processors have always been a staple in the Home and Kitchen market but lately they have become more popular. As people become more health conscious, they are switching to fiber-rich diets and investing in a good quality food processor is important for them due to its ease of use. They simply need to throw in all the ingredients and with the simple press of a button, out comes a healthy and nutritious mixture of food that they can use in the dishes of their choice. Not only does this save time but you have to make almost no effort at all. The Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper Food Processor excels at this task and a lot more making it an ideal choice for consumers who wish to buy a powerful, efficient yet reasonably priced food processor.
The Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper Food Processor wins brownie points for focusing on one important yet often overlooked aspect of food processing – scraping the sides of the bowl, which otherwise is not just time-consuming but bothersome as you need to keep on re-arranging the lid of the processor. This constant starting and stopping takes its toll on the machine and results in wasted effort. The new food processor from Hamilton Beach, however, takes care of this problem and ensures that pureeing and chopping gets done quickly. You are not required to pause and removed the lid for the purpose of dislodging the bits of food from the sides of the bowl. The product comes equipped with a built-in scraper that completes this task on your behalf and you are able to use it even while the food processor is turned on.
The Hamilton Beach 70730 has a big chute which equals to reduced prep work. It is life-saver since it is capable of pre-cutting all your ingredients and all you need to do is just put your choice of ingredients into the device. Both small as well as large ingredients can be accommodated in the appliance and so you spend a lot less time pre-cutting and a lot more time enjoying the results.
Hamilton Beach has manufactured a food processor that is rather powerful – it comes with a 10 cup capacity bowl and this is the perfect size for all your home cooking requirements. A reversible shred/slice disc is included along with an S-blade which simplifies the entire process of mixing, pureeing and chopping. If you have quality concerns, you should be pleased to know that the bowl is BPA-free and is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. The whole appliance has a compact design which saves a lot of space on the kitchen countertop.
What we liked about the Hamilton Beach 70730 is the fact that it comes with two different speeds along with Pulse mode which provides the user with complete control. You can use the machine at high speed or low speed depending on your needs and the presence of the Pulse setting just makes it easier to get your work done faster and more efficiently. Added to this is the fact that cleanup is easy as pie thanks to all the different parts of the food processor being dishwasher-friendly.
All the disc attachments are labeled and reversible, which reduces the amount of guesswork associated with food processing. However, you must always place the label face up to achieve the desired function. The thing to remember is that you should never start processing any food materials past the MAX level indicator on the bowl when you are using disc attachments. There are different attachments for different types of food products and so, it makes it easier for you to understand which attachment you need to use when dealing with a particular food product. You should make use of different blades. The Mixing/Chopping blade is most effective when you want to chop meat, nuts, onions, garlic, celery, herbs, peppers, crackers and bread (for the crumbs).
It can be also used to puree/mince vegetables and fruits, grate cheese, and puree sauces and soups. The Slicing Disc should always be placed face up and it provides a lot of control when you are in a hurry to slice apples, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, potatoes, cabbage, firm cheese and radishes. The same rule applies to the Shredding disc, which can be used to effortlessly shred different ingredients, including carrots, cheese, potatoes and cabbage.
- No spatula needed to scrape sides of bowl
- Built-in scraper has 10-cup capacity and works while the processor is off or on
- Two different speed modes and Pulse for finer chopping, slicing, shredding
- Comes equipped with a large feed chute and S-blade for mixing, chopping and pureeing
- The product has been built as per North American Electrical Standards
- The device is a bit on the heavier side, weighing 6.2 pounds
- The food processor comes in only one color option –black and silver.
- The body of the appliance is made of plastic and it sometimes feels a bit cheap.
FAQ (Frequently asked questions and answers):
- Are multiple blades included with the device? If so, what are the types?
The device has two blades included in the set. One is a knife blade while the other is a disk blade. The latter has grating holes on one side and the shredding side on the other face of the same disk.
- Is it possible to turn the lid upside down in order to put the chute within the bowl for storage purposes?
Yes, you can do that but the scraper must always be put on top of the motor-rod so that the upside-down lid can be closed easily with the chute cap inside.
- Can we puree baby foods with this processor?
Yes. I have tried it on multiple occasions and am very pleased with the results.
The Hamilton Beach 70730 ticks all the right points if you are looking for a moderately priced yet powerful food processor for your kitchen. It comes with different settings and blades which allow you full control over how you want your food to be processed. The appliance is made from durable quality materials and is completely dishwasher-safe.
You can’t go wrong with the Hamilton Beach 70730 which offers a lot of bang for your buck and makes life easier in the kitchen.