Summary: Do not count on the motor power. A plastic washer holds a screw to the spinning mechanism in the container, which gradually wears off until it breaks free from the plastic-it should be metal instead. Otherwise, it works for shredding (potatoes just fine) and even kneading small amounts of bread dough. I use it for virtually all my cooking (I make everything on the weekends and freeze it) and have done so for four months.
Summary: I have used this food processor only a handful of times and it's pretty junky, but it was cheap so I understood. UNTIL TODAY when I was shredding cheese and the plastic piece that holds the blade in place apparently broke off causing the blade to tilt and shred the plastic lid. Luckily, noticed the chips and shards missing from the inside of the lid before I fed the cheese to my kids! Ugh, I am so furious right now.
Excerpt: I mostly use my food processor to grate cheese. The motor on this processor can do it, but not without dragging a bit. My old food processor never slowed down doing a job, but it was heavy. Good design, but not enough "horses.
I'm a former chef, and I'm very favorably impressed with this food processor!
H. K. Rodman, Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: I took everyone's reviews of just about every processor out there under consideration, and thought that maybe I should wait, and try to save up for the gold standard of my former profession- the Robot Coupe. However, I quickly realized that if I were to try to save up for one, there was a fair chance that I'd see the Pearly Gates before I ever saw that much money to spare. This was the closest in description of operation and in appearance to my beloved Coupe.
Great product, fast and efficient, every kitchen should have one.
3 July 2013
Summary: Good value for your dollar. This is our second Hamilton Beach processor, the last one was a 6 cup this one is larger at 10 cups. WE bought this product because the other one that we had broke down. Love the way it stays on the counter with the added suction cups.