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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Deluxe 14 Cup

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Deluxe 14 Cup Review

Food Processors

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Best Feature:
Affordable and has a large feeder tube
Worst Feature:
Lightweight and feeder tube system complicated
Best Uses:
Slicing and chopping fruits and vegetables
Pricing:
$79.99
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Overview

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Deluxe 14 Cup Food Processor is a winner in certain arenas. In our tests, it performed well chopping and slicing fruits and veggies, especially for this price point. However, if you are looking to use it for tackling heavy duty mixing projects like dough or nut butter, this machine is not for you. Additionally, while we liked the “big mouth” feed chute, we felt the entire system was harder to use and clean than others we tested. We were also concerned with the lightweight design when processing more substantial food items. With all that said, we still think this is an excellent budget food processor.

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe® 14 Cup Food Processor
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe® 14 Cup Food Processor
Credit: Mary Griffin

You can compare the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Deluxe 14 Cup Food Processor with French Fry Blade (70575) to other food processors in the Food Processor Review.

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A budget-friendly food processor.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe 14 Cup Food Processor.
In addition to the universal ‘S’ blade, the Big Mouth comes with a reversible shredding/slicing disc and a French Fry disc.
Here are your speed choices on the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe features a large feed tube to accommodate whole fruits and vegetables with a continuous feed.
The Big Mouth feeder tube can fit larger food items.
Trying to shred parmesan in the Big Mouth Deluxe left us with a mess.
Inconsistent results from the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
Comparing the French Fries from the Big Mouth vs. the more expensive Breville.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe tackles tomatoes and onions.
Parsley emerged from the Big Mouth looking bruised and wet.

 
This Product
Overall Winner
Overall Score
70%
93%
93%
Our Awards
Date Reviewed
January 2016
January 2016
January 2016
Pros
relatively inexpensive; good performance with chopping, mixing, and slicing; continuous processing through large feed tube
excellent performance; 25-year warranty; 8 attachments; blade storage; wide feeder tube; large and small work bowls; timer; good customer service
excellent performance; quiet; two work bowls; great warranty; wide feeder tube; blade storage; good capacity; efficient; versitile
Cons
motor not strong enough for heavier jobs; large feeder tube is poorly designed & hard to clean
expensive; heavy base; difficult to clean; poor emulsifying capability
expensive; poor performance with whipping; difficult to clean; no cord storage; heavy
Functionality (30%)
Processing Quality (30%)
Ease of Set Up & Clean Up (30%)
Storage Options (10%)
Type
Full-Size
Full-Size
Full-Size
Capacity (cups)
14
16 and 2.5
16-cup and 4.5
Liquid Capacity (cups)
3.75
5
7.75
Price
$79.99
$399.99
$299.99
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
25-year motor warranty; 1-year limited warranty on unit
20-year motor warranty; 3-year limited warranty on unit
Product Depth
9"
10.25"
15.75"
Product Height
17"
17.75"
20"
Product Width
9"
8"
13"
Motor Power (watts)
525
1,200
1,300
Base Weight (our measurement)
4.6 lbs
15.4 lbs
15 lbs
Control Panel
Knob
Touchpad
Touchpad
Speed Settings
Pulse, 0, 1, 2, 3
Continuous and Pulse
On, Off, Dough, or Pulse
Attachments
3 attachments: 'S' blade, reversible shredding/slicing disc and French Fry disc
8 attachments: 2 'S' blades, dough blade, adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc, julienne disc, French fry disc, and whisking/emulsifying disc
5 attachments: 2 'S' blades, dough blade, adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc
Large Tube
5" x 3"
5.75" x 3"
5.75" x 3"
Small Tubes
2.5" circular
2" circular
3" x 2"
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes
Yes
BPA-Free Plastic
Yes
Yes
Yes

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Specifications

Product Background

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe 70575 Food Processor boasts a large work bowl with 14 cups of capacity and a 525-watt motor. It comes equipped with a stainless steel French fry disc in addition to the appliance’s two standard attachments – the universal chopping/mixing blade and the reversible shredding/slicing disc. The Big Mouth model has three different speed settings (1, 2 or 3), as well as a pulse (P) setting. The lid is designed with a small and large feeder tube that both allow for food items to be continuously processed. The larger feeder tube is 5" x 3" and is where the machine gets its "Big Mouth" name. All of the plastic parts and attachments are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Suction cup feet help to stabilize the unit on your countertop.

Performance Comparison

Functionality

During our tests, we found that the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe® had an adequate dry capacity to do most of the tasks we asked of it, and, although we came across some customer complaints about its liquid capacity, we felt that 3.75 cups was more than sufficient for most jobs. If you plan on using your machine for large liquid projects, you may want to consider a more expensive option like the Breville Sous Chef or Cuisinart Elite Collection 2.0 16 Cup. We found the knob control system easy to use and responsive but thought the 4 different speed settings seemed somewhat unnecessary - as you really only need continuous processing or pulse.

Here are your speed choices on the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
Here are your speed choices on the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
Credit: Mary Griffin

In terms of attachments, beyond the standard ‘S’ blade for chopping/mixing, we liked having the functionality, compactness, and ease of a reversible shredding/slicing disc. While the French Fry disc was a nice bonus, we didn’t think it would get much use. Even though all of the discs have convenient finger holes for handling, we still found that it was easy to cut yourself and recommend that you are particularly mindful when handling it.

In addition to the universal 'S' blade, the Big Mouth comes with a reversible shredding/slicing disc and a French Fry disc.
In addition to the universal 'S' blade, the Big Mouth comes with a reversible shredding/slicing disc and a French Fry disc.
Credit: Mary Griffin

The Big Mouth features a small, round feeder chute (2.5 in diameter) for liquids or smaller/thinner food items, as well as a much larger one (5" x 3") that can process bigger pieces of food. While we liked that the feed tube was located on the front of the machine, we found that the feed chute system on the Big Mouth was overly complicated. There are several layers of parts and some, to us, seemed quite unnecessary.

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe features a large feed tube to accommodate whole fruits and vegetables with a continuous feed.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe features a large feed tube to accommodate whole fruits and vegetables with a continuous feed.
Credit: Mary Griffin

The 70575 model has a standard safety locking system, in which the processor will not start without the work bowl, cover, and lid latch securely locked in place. Suction cup feet help to stabilize the unit but we still found that it vibrated or jumped on occasion.

Processing Quality

We found the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe® did well slicing, chopping, mincing, and pureeing. With a 4.6 pound base and 525-watt motor, it had adequate power for all recommended uses. We were particularly impressed with its slicing and chopping ability. The Big Mouth feeder tube is able to fit a whole tomato and slice it quickly and evenly. It is also able to finely chop an onion without pureeing it.

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe tackles tomatoes and onions.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe tackles tomatoes and onions.
Credit: Mary Griffin

During the more delicate parsley test using the pulse function, we found that the blades bruised the leaves and left us with a "wet" chop as opposed to the more airy product that we were looking for.

Parsley emerged from the Big Mouth looking bruised and wet.
Parsley emerged from the Big Mouth looking bruised and wet.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Based on our test of the French Fry disc, as compared to the Breville Sous Chef French Fry disc, the Big Mouth did a sufficient job but fries varied in size and length. We also felt that it was more wasteful than the more expensive Breville Sous Chef.

Comparing the French Fries from the Big Mouth vs. the more expensive <a href="Breville-Sous-Chef-BFP800XL">Breville Sous Chef</a>.
Comparing the French Fries from the Big Mouth vs. the more expensive Breville Sous Chef.
Credit: Mary Griffin

The Hamilton Beach did not seem well made and heavy enough to chop the almonds we wanted to chop – leaving some nuts intact while pulverizing others. Nuts weren’t our only inconsistent outcome, shredding parmesan also resulted in various size shreds.

Inconsistent results from the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
Inconsistent results from the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
Credit: Mary Griffin

Hamilton Beach advises against using this model for dough and other heavy-duty processing projects. For chopping, slicing, and shredding, this is a great budget choice, but, if you plan on using your food processor for heavier jobs, we would recommend spending a little more and purchasing the Cuisinart Pro Classic 7 Cup.

Ease of Set Up and Clean Up

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe&reg; is relatively easy to set-up and to clean. The assembly was straightforward and we found the moving parts smooth to operate. The safety locking system can be a little tricky to figure out at first. Initially, we had to realign the work bowl a few times in order to get the food processor to start. We also found the feeder tube system finicky. In general, clean up was quite easy with the exception of our parmesan test. The cheese made the lid cloudy and got caught in the locking mechanism.

Trying to shred parmesan in the Big Mouth Deluxe left us with a mess.
Trying to shred parmesan in the Big Mouth Deluxe left us with a mess.
Credit: Mary Griffin
Storage Options

This model is easy to store and has a retractable cord. All attachments, with the exception of the French fry disc, store inside the work bowl. Do be careful, though, as blades are exposed and very sharp.

Best Uses

The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe&reg; is good for slicing, chopping, mincing, and pureeing. It seems to perform well with fruits and vegetables. Results with shredding and grinding were less consistent.

Value

At $80, this food processor was one of the more affordable options we tested and we thought it was a good value for those on a budget. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty. The warranty is good from the original purchase date and covers manufacturing defects. They don’t offer any refund but will replace or repair the machine or any parts that they agree are defective.

Conclusion

Overall, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Deluxe&reg; excelled at chopping, slicing, mincing, and pureeing fruits and vegetables. The big feeder tube really is nice in terms of fitting a variety of foods and allowing for a continuous feed. We were impressed by how well it sliced tomatoes in particular. However, shredding parmesan made a mess and produced inconsistent cheese shreds. Similarly, trying to chop almonds left us holding the machine down and quitting early with a work bowl full of almond dust as well as big chunks. We found the feeder tube apparatus unnecessarily complicated as well. At this price point, however, we are willing to make some allowances. We think the less expensive Oster Total Prep 10 Cup provides more value and versatility in its food processing capabilities but it is slightly harder to clean. If you are willing to spend a little more, our Editor’s Choice Award went to the Cuisinart Pro Classic 7 Cup, which is an excellent, smaller choice.

Alternatives

Big Mouth Duo Plus Food Processor 70580

  • $79.99
  • 500 watt motor
  • 12 Cup & 4 Cup Work Bowls
  • Touch Pad Controls

Big Mouth Duo 14 Cup Food Processor with Second Bowl 70579.

  • $79.99
  • 14 Cup & 5 Cup Work Bowls
  • 525 watt motor
  • Same knob control system
We suggest that you check out our Buying Advice for Food Processors to get an idea for what machine will best suit your needs.

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