I love gadgets. In fact, you could say that I am a sucker for them. As long as they cost under $10, that is. I may be a sucker, but I am a frugal sucker who is not going to through large amounts of money away on a gadget.
It is due to this frugal streak that I never bought gadgets through Pampered Chef. Lucky for me I am known among my family and friends as a gadget junkie. I received a Pampered Chef Cutting Edge Food Chopper for my birthday a couple of years ago and not only does it work great, but it has saved me tons of money. I no longer am a sucker for all those miracle choppers under $10 since I already have the best chopper available.
The Pampered Chef Cutting Edge Food Chopper is not a huge gadget so it will not take up a lot of space in your kitchen. Don’t be fooled though, just because it isn’t big does not mean that it can’t take on a big job. I have used mine to help prepare a meal for two as well as preparing a meal for 12. It is a tough little gadget that takes what you throw at it and keeps on chopping.
This food chopper is made from clear and white plastic. The handle has a rubber top that is gentle on your hand when you are plunging the handle to chop what you have put inside the clear collar of the food chopper. You can either chop your food over a cutting board or you can use it as a self contained chopper by replacing the white, plastic cap before you chop. I prefer to use a cutting board in order to be sure that the cap does not become stained or retain odors.
While the Pampered Chef chopper does not chop a great deal at a time it does chop very quickly; so even if you are making a huge bowl of salsa for your Super Bowl party you will be done in a flash. The steel blades are very sharp and will make short work of whatever you need them for. This ensures you spend more time with your guests than in the kitchen.
The Pampered Chef Cutting Edge Food Chopper not only chops quickly, but it cleans quickly and easily as well. To clean the chopper, dismantle the chopper by removing the cap (if needed), twisting off the clear collar, and then pulling the blade guide out. The plunger can then be separated into two sections so you can clean the inside and the blades.
All parts of the Pampered Chef food chopper are dishwasher safe. However, I prefer to wash them by hand in hot soapy water.
I am always afraid that one of the kids would go to unload the dishwasher and not watch what they were doing and get cut on the blades. I don’t want to take that chance and it doesn’t very long to wash it by hand and put it away.
Putting it away, that leads me to one thing I didn’t mention as a benefit of the Pampered Chef Food Chopper and that is the amount of space it has saved in my kitchen. Not only is it small, but it has allowed me clear out all of those cheaper gadgets that I was suckered into buying.
I definitely recommend the Pampered Chef Cutting Edge Food Chopper to anyone that likes gadgets and wants extra time and space in the kitchen. I found mine to be a great time, space, and money saver. You can find one of your own through your local Pampered Chef consultant or through their website at www.pamperedchef.com.