Product Type: Kenwood food processors
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Was not a happy bunny with this chopper
Kenwood CH180A Food Chopper
Member Name: helen190390
Kenwood CH180A Food Chopper
Advantages: can chop herbs nicely
Disadvantages: no other foods chop well in it without helping it along
when my daughter started weaning onto solid foods, we had the idea of turning out dinners into food she could eat too. We bought this chopper from Morrisons and it's barely been used.
I bought this product thinking it would be brilliant and we would be able to use it everyday, turning our meals into baby food. The first meal i thought to try out was spaghetti bolognese which is soft anyway and we thought would chop up nice and easy for Hollie to be able to eat at 4 months old. Boy were we wrong. This chopper does nothing but get jammed. The food doesn't process well and it definitely doesn't chop. I had to resort to taking it all out and mashing it by hand for her which took ages and needed to be reheated again. I've tried all different things with the chopper and nothing has worked except making some pasta sauce which was still a huge job of it getting jammed and having to help it along by hand as it was just mashing the tomatoes to the sides of the bowl instead of chopping it. I think i would have been better off getting a processor but as I didn't want to completely liquidate it and turn the food into a sauce, I bought this chopper for £14.99. It is a complete waste of money and sits in the cupboard gathering dust. I tried to make breadcrumbs in it a few weeks back and still got nowhere. This chopper is very compact. It has a bowl which fixes into place on the chopper which can be removed after use and washed in the dishwasher as well as hand washed, the stainless steel blade is removable and a lid to go on top which also slots into place. It needs to be plugged into the wall and turns on with a button on top which you need to keep your finger on when pulsing. The chopper is white and the bowl is transparent plastic. When you use the chopper an annoying high pitched noise screeches from it, and the vibrating of the machine is irritating. It is very easy to clean and take apart which is a good factor, but the chopper just doesn't seem to have much power at all. The thing that I found so appealing about this product in the first place was that it was so small and compact that I would be able to store it easily, and I would be able to make the right sizes dinners in it for my daughter and not have too much waste. If I couldn't make a pasta sauce in it without having to help it on it's way then I don't think it was worth the hassle. When reviewing this item, I looked it up to see if it was still selling as I had bought this over 2 years ago now, and it is selling in John Lewis for £15.99 with this statement
"It is a good choice of chopper if you`re not cooking for a hungry family or entertaining on a grand scale, and don`t want to have to find a home in your kitchen for a big food processor. Brilliant too for baby food, herbs and spices"
I tried it out on herbs and spices as I had bought some chives to make bread, and it worked really well. I think this food chopper should just be designated to chopping herbs and leafy like items that than other wet foods as It just wasn't worth the hassle for me after struggling to get it to do the job it is supposed to do.
I don't feel this product bought any ease of use to my life at all. It just made things twice as hard and more washing up than needed as i would have to transfer it all over to a different bowl.
I really wanted this product to be great, just a shame it didn't live up to it's expectations.
Summary: poor product and too over rated
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