I’m all about simplifying the work of homemaking wherever and whenever I can. Because let’s face it, there’s barely enough time in the day to get it all done to begin with!
So when I come across something that seems like it could save me some time or effort, I’m more than willing to give it a try. And that’s exactly what I did when our photographer Kaitlyn told us about the new food chopper she was using at home!
She spoke so highly of it that I ordered one for myself. Little did I know it would soon become my new favorite kitchen gadget! :-)
My New Favorite Kitchen Gadget: Chef’n VeggiChop Food Chopper
Meet my new best friend in the kitchen, the Chef’n VeggiChop hand-powered food chopper. It makes short work of chopping onions or garlic, and you can even use it make guacamole in record time!
Since I got this handy new gadget a couple of weeks ago, I’ve found myself using almost daily for some task or another! Here are just a few of the reasons why I’m over the moon about this little guy:
5 Reasons Why I Love This Food Chopper
1. No Plug Or Batteries
One notable feature that sets this chopper apart from other small food processors is that this one is hand-powered. There’s no plug and no battery compartment, just a handle attached to a pull cord!
But don’t let the “hand-powered” label fool you—this little chopper packs a serious punch! The blades whip around with more than enough force to chop up hard things like big chunks of veggies, nuts, and even ice!
2. Easy To Use
I have more that enough complex gadgets at home already, so it’s nice to have one that couldn’t be easier to use! All I have to do is put the food in the chopper cup, put the lid on, and pull the cord a few times!
The VeggiChop has four main parts: the bowl, the blades, a storage lid, and the lid with the pull cord and handle. When it’s time to clean it, the bowl, the blades, and the storage lid can all go right into the top rack of your dishwasher!
Due to the pull cord in the main lid, it needs to be cleaned a bit more carefully. Most of the time you only need to wipe it down with a damp rag, but you can use a sponge and a bit of soapy water if you’re dealing with a stubborn bit of stuck-on food. (Just avoid submerging the lid in water, because it will shorten the lifespan of the pull cord!)
4. Airtight Lid
As I mentioned before, the VeggiChop includes an airtight storage lid! It’s great for storing extra guac or salsa in the fridge without the need to get another bowl or container dirty.
5. Saves Time
When it comes to knife skills, I have enough to get by… just not very quickly! ;-) So using this food chopper to chop an onion and a few cloves a garlic for dinner ends up saving me a lot of time and effort!
In fact, this food chopper is such a time-saver for me that I’ve actually been cooking more since I got it! The knowledge that I won’t have to spend 15 minutes chopping up ingredients has already prevented me from throwing in the towel and ordering delivery more than once.
If you’re looking for a gadget that can save you some time and effort in the kitchen, I definitely recommend giving the Chef’n VeggiChop a try! This little gadget might just be the game-changing gizmo you never knew you needed. :-)
What’s your current favorite kitchen gadget, and why?