BLACK & DECKER HC306, HC306B, HC21K, HC306C - One-Touch Chopper Manual

BLACK & DECKER HC306, HC306B, HC21K, HC306C - One-Touch Chopper Manual

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BLACK & DECKER HC306, HC306B, HC21K, HC306C - One-Touch Chopper Manual


Please Read and Save this Use and Care Book.

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  • Read all instructions.
  • To protect against risk of electric shock, do not immerse base, cord or plug, in water or other liquid.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning.
  • Avoid contacting moving parts.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, has been dropped, or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized service center for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment. Or, call the appropriate toll-free number listed on the cover of this manual.
  • The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the appliance manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
  • Blade is sharp. Handle carefully.
  • Keep hands and utensils away from moving blades while chopping food to prevent possibility of severe personal injury or damage to the food chopper. A scraper may be used but must be used only when the food chopper is not running.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, never place cutting blade on base without first putting bowl properly in place.
  • Be certain cover is locked securely in place before operating appliance.
  • Do not attempt to defeat the cover interlock mechanism. ❍ Do not use appliance for other than intended use.


This product is for household use only.


This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.


The cord of this appliance was selected to reduce the possibility of tangling in or tripping over a longer cord. If more length is needed, use an extension cord rated no less than 15 amperes. (For 220 volts rated products, use an extension cord rated no less than 6 amperes.) When using an extension cord, do not let it drape over the working area or dangle where someone could accidentally trip over it. Handle cord carefully for longer life; avoid jerking or straining it at outlet and appliance connections.

Note: If the power-supply cord is damaged, it should be replaced by qualified personnel; in Latin America, by an authorized service center.


Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.

Product Description

  1. Safety lock slot
  2. One-touch pulse button
  3. Extended tab
  4. Safety locking lid (Part #7737-0141)
  5. Bowl (Part #7737-1140)
  6. Removable blade assembly (Part #5504-3300)
  7. Bowl locking tab
  8. Electrical cord (not shown)
  9. Base locking slot
  10. Base

Note: indicates consumer replaceable/removable parts


Before using for the first time wash the bowl, lid and blade in hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly. All of these parts are dishwasher-safe (top-rack only). Wipe the base with a damp cloth; do not immerse the base in water.


  1. On a countertop or other flat surface, place the bowl onto the base, lining up the bowl locking tabs to the base locking slots. Turn clockwise until the bowl locks (A).
    ASSEMBLY - Step1
  2. Slide the blade hub down over the shaft.

Be careful not to touch the A blade as it is extremely sharp.

  1. Place the lid on the bowl, with the extended tab on the same side as the safety lock slot. Turn the lid into the safety lock slot as far as it will go so that the dot on the lid is aligned with the dot on the base (B).
    ASSEMBLY - Step2

Note: For your protection, this unit has a safety lock system. The unit will not operate unless the lid and base dots are aligned. Do not attempt to operate the unit without safety locking lid in place.


  1. To use, remove the lid and place dry food in the bowl. (See PROCESSING GUIDE).
  2. Place the lid on the bowl and turn to lock into place.
  3. Press the one-touch pulse button to process.
    Note: This product uses a pulsing action. Avoid running the motor continuously for periods over 1 minute. The longer the continuous pulse, the finer the texture. For coarsely chopped foods, use short pulses.
  4. Unplug the unit. Be sure the blade stops turning completely before removing the lid. Remove the lid and grasp the plastic blade hub. Carefully pull the blade straight up. Remove the bowl and empty the processed food.
    Do not use bowl for storing food.


fresh, toasted or stale
Use 1 slice at a time, torn or broken into several pieces.
Fruits & Vegetables
canned or cooked
Drain up to 1 can (8 oz.) and process at 5-second intervals to desired texture.
Fruits & Vegetables
Process up to 1 cup of raw fruits or vegetables (cut in ¾" pieces) at 5-second intervals to desired texture.
Parsley & other leafy herbs Wash and dry thoroughly, then process up to 1 cup of herbs at 5-second intervals to desired texture.
Nuts Process up to 1 cup of nuts at 5-second intervals to desired texture.
Cookies, Crackers Process 6 – 10 cookies (about 1 cup) at 5-second intervals to desired texture.
Chocolate squares or Chips Process 1 square (1 oz.) of broken baking chocolate to desired texture.


This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service personnel.
Always unplug the unit before cleaning. Wash the bowl, blade and lid immediately after use either with hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher (top-rack only). Wipe off the base with a damp cloth — do not immerse in water.


For service, repair or any questions regarding your appliance, call the appropriate 800 number on the front of this sheet. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail product back to manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of this manual.

Two-Year Limited Warranty
(Applies only in the United States and Canada)

What does it cover?

  • Any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, Applica's liability will not exceed the purchase price of product.

For how long?

  • Two years from the date of original purchase with proof of such purchase. What will we do to help you?

What will we do to help you?

  • Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.

How do you get service?

  • Save your receipt as proof of date of sale.
  • Visit the online service website at, or call toll-free 1-800-231-9786, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.

What does your warranty not cover?

  • Damage from commercial use
  • Damage from misuse, abuse or neglect
  • Products that have been modified in any way
  • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
  • Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
  • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
  • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.)

How does state law relate to this warranty?

  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.

Customer Care Line:
USA 1-800-231-9786 Accessories/Parts (USA)
For online customer service and to register your product, go to


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