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Compact food processor flips for easy storage

The Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor features a lid that flips over for easy storage.

Fits right where you need it to. Hamilton Beach

Available space on the kitchen counter is a rarity. Aside from making room for all the gadgets and appliances, we are somehow supposed to find the space to, you know, occasionally actually prepare a meal. The invention of the kitchen cupboard is the best thing that ever happened to the kitchen counter, but if maneuvering in or about cabinetry is a hassle, chances are it won't happen--and delivery or a frozen pizza will.

Easy access to a food processor is often the first step to creating a great home a meal. As prep tools go, they can't be beat--slicing, chopping, and shredding are as easy as can be. The Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor is no exception. Featuring an oversized feed tube large enough to fit a block of cheese, the handy machine includes a reversible slice/shred disc in addition to a chopping blade.

Priced at $59.99, the appliance is not only convenient, but reasonable in price, too. Perhaps most importantly, the food processor stores away easily, because the lid flips over, hiding the feed tube within the body of the work bowl. This nesting feature makes the food processor especially easy to store in most cabinets by eliminating the need for the extra room to account for height. Best of all, with an easy-to-access 500-watt food processor at the ready, the counter space can finally be put to use for something other than storage.