Need a major time-saver in the kitchen? If your hands get tired just thinking about all of the slicing and dicing you do before dinner than you may want to take some advice from our members who review the handy food prep appliances they can’t live without.
Vidalia Chop Wizard
This simple hand-powered onion slicing tool is our most popularly reviewed chopper and receives 4.2 stars out of 5. Most members are satisfied with this compact and easily stored food processor that allows cooks to chop an onion in seconds without shedding a single tear or having to deal with the smell of onion on their hands. The chopper works for all kinds of fruits and veggies as well. Member MommyMart writes, “I use my chopper all the time. I love it! It saves me time with dinner prep. I use it to chop all my salad veggies, finely chop onions, mushrooms and more.”
Pampered Chef Mix N Chop
Our members love mixing and chopping all kinds of food with this Pampered Chef product. From chopping ground beef to smashing potatoes, the Mix N Chop helps many of our cooks spend less time and effort getting the job done. Members reveal that this durable kitchen tool chops food evenly while you mix. Member cjsime007 comments, “I am still finding new ways to use this. Besides just using it for ground beef I like using mine for chunky mashed potatoes, smashing tomatoes, hard boiled eggs . . . On and on! Love it. (have to agree with other reviews, it can be a pain to clean, BUT the ease to use it is worth it IMO).”
Black & Decker Handy Chopper
Most members agree that this compact inexpensive chopper is a huge time saver in the kitchen. The electric chopper has a single one-touch button with pulse control and works for chopping meats, veggies, fruits, and nuts. Member mamajama explains why she chose this chopper over all the rest, “Choosing just one product was tough but I have to say that the mini chopper is one of the best gadgets that I have in my kitchen...I think every person should have one in the kitchen...I bought it at Shoprite for $5.00 and it works just as great as those more expensive brands...when it breaks or dulls in about 5 years or so, I just buy a new one, its so cheap...You would be surprised at how often you would use it and how handy it is...I would say i use this product the most out of all my other products!”
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I always use a knife with a cutting board. I have tried other things but always go back to the knife.
I use my Pampered Chef chopper for hamburger meat, bulk sausage, mixing meatballs, and seasoning hamburger meat for patties. Super! I love the Pampered Chef Garlic Press even MORE. It minces the garlic right into the pot or bowl, WITHOUT peeling the clove! Easy to use and easy to clean!
I love doing it the old fashion way, a good knife and cutting board.
I just have a knife and cutting board. I so need to get one of these things. :-)
I've had the Pampered Chef chopper, but I prefer the Black & Decker mini-chopper. It's electric and handy to use--Big Plus--it's easy to clean and store.
I have tried these gadgets before and I was not impressed. When I am crunched for time, what I have found to be a HUGE time saver is buying frozen pre-chopped veggies. I like getting the onions, mushrooms, and the mix of celery, onion, and bell pepper and sometimes I will get chopped mixed veggies to throw in the crockpot in the morning for soup or stew.
For me, it really depends on the recipe that I am cooking - most time I will just use a stainless steel knife and cutting board but there have been times when I have used my food processor blades to slice and dice...it works incredibly well!!
No i have not tried any of these products i still chop,slice and diced with a knife and cutting board. Might have to go find me one.
I guess I'm old fashioned. Love love LOVE my RADA knives! I search them out and have a collection. Nothing beats a good, sharp, knife!
I also have the Pampered Chef, but still use a knife.
Pampered Chef makes everything in the kitchen easier! I don't know what I would do without my manual food processor, avocado slicer, veggie slicer, or their plastic color coded cutting boards and knives! There is a little more clean up involved with all the different tools, but I make all my 7 month old daughter's food, and it would take a lifetime to cut everything the old fashion way. Even with a baby food maker everything needs to be chopped first.
Vidalia chop wizard is my modus operandi!
I use frozen chopped onions and chopped green peppers,no chopping just pull bag out of freezer when needed.
I use the Tupperware quick chef for most of my chopping needs. It works quick and easy and then it goes into the dish washer when I'm done. If I want my things smaller I use the Magic Bullet. It works really fast but makes very small peices really fast.
I use knives and a cutting board.