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Post# 410367   6/12/2019 at 08:54 (393 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I found this a few minutes ago in a dumpster. It is missing one foot, the top to the container, and something inside is broken and rattling around. It turns as it should and the plastic is in great shape. Does anybody know anything about it? Is it worth anything? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Post# 410389 , Reply# 1   6/12/2019 at 20:51 (393 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Probably made in the '80s, given the almond plastics and woodgrain decal. I bought one just like it, albeit complete, at Goodwill a few years ago for $8.00. It came with a chopper blade and cutting disk that sits up on a column so it's just below the lid. It has two inserts, one for slicing and one for shredding. It works pretty well.

Post# 410393 , Reply# 2   6/12/2019 at 23:21 (392 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Should go back and look for the lid. The plastic rattle is likely just a broken screw post.

Post# 410399 , Reply# 3   6/13/2019 at 03:09 (392 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I believe my mom had one just like it when I was little.

I doubt it's worth anything. But if you can find the lid, or a replacement, it'll probably be a robust food processor. You might look on ebay for just 'food processor work bowl' without a brand name and just look at pics and see if one looks like it'll fit.

Post# 410480 , Reply# 4   6/14/2019 at 19:23 (391 days old) by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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If it is still there, it is buried under a mountain of garbage. I did find an original top on ebay though. I will do an update when I have more parts and have tested it. Thanks!

Post# 410492 , Reply# 5   6/15/2019 at 01:09 (390 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

the main problem is the belts in these machines break.Esp if the processor is used to knead dough-don't use these HB machines-or the Sears look-a-like ones for kneading.

Post# 411589 , Reply# 6   7/16/2019 at 19:52 (359 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

Not to mention they are as loud as a jet engine. These machines use a blender type motor. The post for the slicing and shredding blades wear out where the post inserts in to the disk as well. I have a Cuisinart food processor. It is direct drive and very quiet motor. Very power full as well.

Post# 411593 , Reply# 7   7/16/2019 at 21:29 (358 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I mainly use my HB food processor for chopping. The slicing and shredding functions are better handled by the food processor attachment for my Sunbeam Mixmaster.

Post# 411844 , Reply# 8   7/21/2019 at 12:01 (354 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Most if not all of these food processors

have their own version of a safety locking mechanism to prevent the youngsters from playing and hurting themselves. They are definitely proprietary to the specific machine. So if your paying for a top to the bowl, I'd make sure it's from a same model, unless your good at defeating the lock-outs. My Cuisinart DLC-10 has about three places where you'd need to push a pin down or twist the bowl on to machine and on and on. I don't have enough hands to do all that and work the pulse button too! Just saying.

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