Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 53
Rated 4 out of 5 by gilly27 I've only used it once
I've only used it once so far but it did what I wanted. It was purchased to replace a Braun which had more features but weren't used very often. This one was only a third as much money and seems to work well.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nachie13 Excellent
This product far exceeded our expectations. Powerful motor, great blades and considering the price it surpassed the more expensive and high end food processors. My old Hamilton Beach is still working but we decided on a new more powerful one. Glad we again selected HP. We are looking for a grill machine for the kitchen and we will onsider HP once more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BelleBelleBlue If You're On The Fence, Just Buy It!
After hemming & hawing & considering waiting until the holiday sales to purchase a food processor, I decided to be open minded about the brand to just see what was available at a reasonable price if I purchased now.
I had originally planned on buying a 'nice' food processor from a trusted brand & spending at least twice as much as this purchase. I've always considered Hamilton Beach to be an inferior brand to the standards in the industry such as Cuisinart, KitchenAid, etc.
I am so happy I decided to go for this; it's made my life so much easier. I've been baking a lot & like to grate carrots & apples in to the muffins or dishes I'm making.
This is so easy to use, so easy to clean & it's so easy to get everything out of it, so there's no wasted food!
I'd attempted to use my Vitamix to try to process some things & it just wasn't worth it. I felt like I was leaving 1/4 of the food in the bottom or sides of the blender as it's just so hard to get it out.
I can just imagine all the delightful dishes I'm going to be able to prepare in no time with the help of this food processor.
If you're on the fence, just buy it =)
Rated 5 out of 5 by retiredmomma4 works great
While I have only used the Chef Prep a few times it works as well as the small Cuisinart it replaced. The bowl is much larger and with the 525 watt motor processes food quickly. So far I love it!
Rated 4 out of 5 by lihuehi still learning
Still getting used to this product. Thought it would chop up salad ingredient. Not so great for this - pulverized everything on one setting and left large pieces on the other. Good at slicing carrots and grating cheese and should be good for coleslaw. Overall, I'm satisfied.
Rated 4 out of 5 by musicalboy29 I'm amazed at how fast it chops, but I haven't got the hang of how to use it yet. I wish it would have come with a book telling what kinds of foods to use in it and how long or many times to pulse it. So far, the only thing I've been mildly successful with is onions. If anything, I wish it would chop or slice just a little slower and thicker on some of the veggies. Again, maybe I just haven't gotten the hang of it. Overall, a very good product that does what it says. I just need to do a little research on all the things I can do with it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by chaosbean just what I was looking for!
I love this food processor! I had a smaller version of the same brand and knew this brand was good. I think it works just as well or better than some more expensive brands.
I did not find that it did what others said it did with shredding cheese. It might with "fake" or soft cheese though. It shreds hard cheeses wonderfully.
I did however find that it slices very thin regardless of the settings so if you do not want it sliced thin do not put it in here!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldani Hamilton Beach 525 food processor
I love this food processor. It is excellent. I use it to make almond flour out of slivered almonds and it works great!! Since I can't eat normally due to health problems, this was such a good investment for me and has saved me alot of money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by grewsome Great Food Processor
My wife loves everything about it, easy to clean, suction cups so it stays in place, we have had it about 2 weeks and she has used it everyday, thanks for a great product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by readerofreviews Good so far...
I purchased this food processor primarily to make baby food but then also be a all purpose machine. So far I have pureed lots of baby food and there is defiently enought power for that. Also, I have used it to make smoothies and it is good for that too. Great value and good product!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by smilesmilesmile Great for salsa!
Easy to use. Large enough bowl to make salsa quickly. I put the onions and peppers in first and the tomatoes on top, then pulse chop for perfect chunky salsa. This is my first food processor and I love it! Can't wait to try shredding some cheese and slicing potatoes or cucumbers. Seems to have more than enough power.
Rated 5 out of 5 by spirithealing Excellent Purchase
I had wanted a food processor for a long time, but Santa didn't bring one, now I know why I had to pick one out myself and this one is fantastic. It meets all my requirements and more. Excellent value, superb workmanship and I am very pleased with its performance.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pawslover Better than I expected
I received this product promptly just few days after I ordered it. Exceeded all my expectation, it was easy to use, easy to take apart to wash and easy to look at. All the time doing research did not go to waste, I was going to buy one of those expensive brand but decided to give this a try since there were tons of good reviews.
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmck It's nice but....
It turned my grated cheese into pellets instead of the "normal" look of grated cheese. That was a little different. It was very fast & efficient otherwise.
Rated 1 out of 5 by WITransplant I was very disappointed with this product. I owned a Hamilton Beach food processor prior and it was great. I chose this model because it was a Hamilton Beach. The second time I used it preping veggies for soup the center of the slicing blade broke and the moter smelled like it was burning up. Needless to say I returned the item to my local Wal-Mart and bought an in stock Black and Decker which works very well.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CuteFreakyChick Good FP for anyone!
I've had this FP for about a month now and have mainly used it to make fresh salsa, and to chop up onions and such. It does a great job in only a few seconds. I took another reviewer's advice and chopped the more solid ingredients (the onions and pepper) first, put that in a bowl, and then chopped the tomatoes by themselves. It worked wonderfully! And all together it only took a few minutes. This is my first food processor and I think it does a great job! It says you can put the parts in the dishwasher but I prefer to hand wash the parts since lots of dishwasher soap can have a bad effect on plastic, and it only takes a minute. Great buy, especially for the price!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esaboe Love it!
This makes cutting veggies sooo fast for soup etc.! Also has a crinkle cutter to make veggies pretty for salads, I have made salsa several times and it's great. Looking forward to experimenting with the different blades. The suction cups on the base are great didn't know they were there when I bought it.
Rated 3 out of 5 by izzybug752 slices very thin with either blade. leaves chunks in top between blade and lid, but chops pretty well.
Rated 4 out of 5 by jerismom I have only been using this for a few weeks and so far it lives up to expections. My last Hamilton Beach food processor lasted for 29 years so it has a lot to live up to !
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Appliance Great Price
Shipping was incredibly fast and free with site to store, and the processor works flawlessly. It can be a bit noisy, but come on it's a food PROCESSOR. Highly recommended, and ten times better than the GE Model I replaced with this one.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wildoutdoors Great processor, great price!
This is a powerful and handy unit to have around. I am surprised how many uses I have for it, now that I am not doing things by hand. It is well built, powerful, clean looking and easy to clean up.
I am happy I bought it, it's a great deal.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve345 Completely satisfied!
Works very well and is very powerful. So far we've used this to shred and to slice, with great results. Very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it.
We've only had this a couple of weeks, so we can't rate durability yet.
Rated 5 out of 5 by subi180 I used this food processor for the first time today, to shred cabbage for cole slaw. It did the job quickly , and shredded better than my previous processor. Since I've just used this once, I can't honestly rate it for durability. I'm looking forward to using it again soon.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LakeTahoeKelly Makes cooking easier!
This HB food processor is great. It took me one hour to do a three hour recipe. And it looks good, too! I highly recommend this item.
Walmart shipping was quick and inexpensive!
Rated 5 out of 5 by GalenaGal Better than expected
I am very pleased with the food processor. I have purchased a much higher priced one for my winter home and this one works just as well and was half the price.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catwoman761 Good Value
I really liked this food processor. Clean up is a breeze and it is under $50. I really liked how it slices choppes and get my kitchen work done.
I would buy this product again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morningstar very good food processor
So far, all I have done is grated cheese. It works great to & easy to clean.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gigabim Powerful Processor
I have owned a few different food processors over the years since the 80's, and I find that the Hamilton Beach Brand seems to be the best bang for your buck. The Chef Prep 525 so far has met my expectations.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BatmanBegins It slices, it dices, better than the gensu knife
cuts kitchen prep time way down
meets all my needs, shreds, slices, mixes
Rated 5 out of 5 by smokymountainmama I love my new food processor. Bought it based on other reviews and I'm very happy with the power, the blades and the capacity. Look forward to making many yummy and easy recipes in this!