Designed to be uniquely simple, The Hamilton Beach stack & snap 12 cup food processor requires no twisting, turning or locking during assembly. Instead, it’s as easy as stacking the 12 cup bowl onto the base, then snapping on the lid. Easy to use – Disc attachments are reversible and labeled, which takes the guesswork out of processing. The label should face up for the desired function. When using disc attachment, do not process foods past the max level indicator on the bowl. FOOD MAXIMUM AMOUNTTO PROCESS Dry ingredients such as crackers or nuts 12 cups (2.8 L) Vegetables or fruits 3 pounds (1.4 kg) Cheese such as Parmesan or Cheddar 40 ounces (1.2 L) Thick sauces or dips 8 cups (1.9 L) Liquids such as marinades or soups 7 cups (1.7 L).