A kitchen appliance or gadget that does anything and everything is only useful if it actually gets used. Sure, the device in question may chop, slice, and dice with the best of them, but if for one reason or another it is uncomfortable to the user, then it will end up not being used. Through no fault of its own, the kitchen tool gets shunned and ignored, doomed to live out an unproductive life tucked away in the back of the cupboard. It doesn't have to be this way.
The food processor is a tried-and-true addition to any kitchen arsenal, but that doesn't mean some don't find it unwieldy. Taking this matter to heart, Hamilton Beach has released model number 70720, the Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor ($59.99). With a simple alteration to a commonly overlooked action, the company has given new life to a classic product. Instead of positioning and twisting the work bowl onto the base, a simple stacking motion locks it into place. The lid is then snapped shut with a hinging mechanism.
It is not likely that the convenience attributed to this no-twist feature will appeal to everyone, but to those for whom it does, it might make the difference between freezer food and a freshly cooked meal. Certainly, the versatility provided by the heart of the gadget is desirable for all home cooks; this is a full-featured food processor. Complete with reversible slicing/shredding disc and the familiar S-blade, it is a prep cooking gadget meant for everyday use. And that is the point, after all: focusing on the food and not wrestling with the equipment. Maybe it will even earn a spot on the countertop.