Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Hamilton Beach Food Processor


Wouldn’t you know it, but on Christmas Eve as I was getting ready to make crumbs for a casserole dish, I realized that the top of the S blade for my food processor was broken, rendering the machine useless with that blade.

Top of the S blade broken off

This food processor was a Christmas gift to me back in 1991. I often joke about it aging me as it has turned yellow in color over the years as appliances do sometimes

Unbroken S Blade

Well I looked up my model number and looked for a replacement and found one on eBay. The seller wanted $15.50 for it, but we negotiated a deal where I ended up paying $11.50 instead, which was cheaper for me than replacing the entire machine. 

Hopefully this will give me many more years of use



The reason I was able to put my hands on the Owners Manual after thirty years is because I keep mine in a three ring binder. I have the binder labeled and I have those plastic page protectors in there. Each pocket holds an owners manual, the receipt if I have it, and the date it was purchased. 


This system has saved me several times over the years.

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

20 comments :

  1. That was a lucky find - good for you.
    xx

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  2. Good fix. I lost the mixer blade to my bread machine and a replacement blade was really expensive. I went to thrift store - found one and bought it for $10 for the blade. I re-donated the other machine with a note - missing blade.
    I keep my owner manuals in an accordion file - all in one place.

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    1. I love it! Such a great fix. When we’ve had a microwave go down, we sell the inside glass plate and roller underneath. They always sell! :)

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  3. So glad you were able to find the blade! Hope you have many more years of use out of the food processor. Great job keeping the manuals organized too.
    I think I have the same food processor that I brought from my parent's house; it is so handy!

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    1. It’s a really good food processor for its time. I see new ones now for hundreds of dollars, but as long as I can keep mine going, I will.

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  4. Very cool that you were able to find a replacement part & keep the food processor working! I need a better system for my manuals. We keep them, but they are shoved in a drawer somewhere!

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  5. I kept my owner's manuals in a file in my file cabinet. Of course, it is gone now, but so are the appliances. I could put my hand on warranty and receipt. It was a good system.

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    1. Yes, those are good systems to have in place.

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  6. I had that same one years ago! I never used it so I donated it a long time ago. Then about three years ago I got a new one and use it all the time so I guess my kitchen goes in cycles. Right now I don't have a blender and have no desire to replace it. Hubby keeps all the manuals in a filing cabinet and can lay his hands on them anytime which I really appreciate.

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    1. Oh, that is so nice of your hubby to keep the manuals for you. I use mine from time to time. Right now it is stained from carrots I processed in it a while back.

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  7. Good for you that is exactly what I would have done!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. We know how to save money. :)

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  8. I keep all of my owner manuals in a binder also. I have looked and found worn out/broken parts of things several times and it does help extend the life of things

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    1. That’s great, Anne. I love being able to extend the life of appliances and such.

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  9. I'm glad you were able to find a replacement hook.

    I too have a folder for owners manuals, just like yours. :)

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    1. Thank you, Nil. Keeping them in a binder is a great way to keep them organized.

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  10. I have mine in a wooden magazine holder, but I think I just may look for an old binder and some page protectors and do the same as you. Right now I have to go through the whole magazine holder to find anything.

    God bless.

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  11. My partner has all the owner manuals, too! It makes life much easier when you need to get a new part, or just to contact the manufacturer.

    Some people go online to look for the manuals. He's pretty old-school, I guess.

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