Even with excellent knife skills, I hate chopping onions. My eyes don’t tear up anymore, but it is my least favorite food preparation task. When I went to a family reunion almost two years ago, one of my relatives was using a vegetable chopper like this one and I was fascinated. I had to find one.
A few months later, I found one at Ross in their kitchen equipment. I fell in love. But within weeks, it broke. Life wasn’t the same until I got another. I wanted to find one from a reliable manufacturer such as OXO Good Grips. Never did I think I’d find one as good as this one. It is so good that I’ve bought two as gifts for my family. I hope you’ll love it too.
Food Prep Made Consistent
Having your vegetables cut to the same size ensure even cooking. Even the best chefs with the best knife skills will have some variability in their cuts. And, it simplifies life so much to have a tool like this which ensures cut size and does it quick, fast and in a hurry. Which, when you have 5 pounds of apples to process, like I did for the Apple Pie Better-Than-Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, it is great to have it done fast, but consistently.
If I could change anything about this tool though, different size cut grids for different size cuts would be great. But, the cheap one I got had that and it was one of the things that made it break.
The Feature I Didn’t Know I Needed
To get the chopped vegetables out of my last vegetable chopper, I had to remove the chopper grid, the lid and dump out the container. When I first got this chopper, I went to do this and accidentally dumped everything out of the back. The look on my face, my family tells me, we hilarious. I didn’t think it was funny. Well, maybe a little funny.
This honestly is the feature that I didn’t know I would l needed. The vegetable chopper only has a 2.5 cup capacity, which can be kind of inconvenient. But I just dump the vegetables into a bowl and keep on going. It speeds things up even faster.
Clean-Up is a Breeze
I love the clean-up on this tool. Stored in the lid is a removable grid that helps clean between the chopper blades. My children really love this feature when they are doing dishes. Anything to make clean-up easier.
The OXO Good Grips Vegetable and Onion Chopper takes its place as one of the best gadgets in my kitchen. This REALLY is the best tool in my kitchen for food preparation. I use it more than my food processor, blender and sometimes more than my chef’s knife. I absolutely LOVE it.
OXO Good Grips Vegetable Chopper with Easy-Pour Opening19.99
- Quickly and safely chops fruits, vegetables and more in one easy motion
- Convenient opening for easy pouring without lifting lid or disassembling
- Removable grid helps clean between Chopper blades and snaps back into place after removal for easy on-board storage
- Lid designed to provide leverage for efficient chopping
- Stainless steel blade pattern and recessed cutting area keeps food in place
- Not adjustable chop size