The Hamilton Beach 12 cup Stack and Snap Food Processor Review

You want to prepare food quickly and easily, you don’t want to break the bank when you buy an appliance and you want to be sure that the appliance you buy is worth it and can handle the types of ingredients you use.

Well, the 12 cup size of the Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Food Processor is a compact appliance for its capacity and might be exactly what you need.  It has a simple function guide to help you choose the correct function for the tasks that form part of your recipes.

It has no max liquid fill line so you can use the entire 12 cup capacity. It is well built for its price class and easy to use and assemble. It is dishwasher safe and quite light for its capacity.

You will find the features, pros, and cons of this processor in the review below. If you want to be sure that you get value for money and that the processor is as snappy as it claims, take a look at how it stacks up and you can decide if it is a good fit for your kitchen.


  • It has a 12 cup large capacity bowl and a large feeding tube
  • It has a reversible slice and shred disc
  • The bowl, lid, and blades are dishwasher safe
  • It has a simple function guide
  • It is equipped with a 450 watt motor
  • Available in black
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 9.06 x 16.14in (21.5 x23 x41 cm)
  • Weight:6.57 lbs (2.9 kg)


  • The sealed bowl holds 12 cups of liquid
  • The suction cups on the base keep it steady
  • Reasonable price
  • The pulse function is very responsive
  • Easy to use snap down lid
  • Compact
  • Lightweight but powerful


  • Short cord
  • Shredding can be inconsistent
  • Does not work well with smaller amounts like one or two cups
  • Noisy
  • Doesn’t puree smoothly
  • Food can get stuck in some parts


This processor is well built for its size and price and handles large fruit and vegetables well. It is simple to use and process potatoes, carrots, cheese, and a variety of other larger ingredients easily. It also works well for pasta dough and slices cheese thin and evenly.

The safety mechanism works well and is easy to understand.  It does not purée completely and is more suitable to salsas, chopping onions, and preparing chopped vegetables than for baby food.


Compared to other food processors in its class, the no max liquid fill line of the Hamilton Beach 12 cup processor is a very useful function.

The entire capacity of the bowl is available for liquids, unlike other processors where the capacity refers to the amount of dry food that the bowl can handle before chopping or slicing.

It is lighter and a bit noisier than other processors of similar size but is very reasonably priced and handles heavy duty work well. It is easier to use than some models with complicated and varied functions. You tell this one what to do and it does it. The buttons are clearly marked and responsive.


The assembly and cleanup of Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Food Processorare its best points. It is very easy to snap together and can just as easily be taken apart for cleaning. It handles a large variety of tasks and its compact size makes for easy storage.

It is light, a bit loud, but very reasonably priced. This is a processor for the foodie on a budget who does not want to compromise on size or power.