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I'm chipping potatoes with ease in my kitchen.
Kitchen Craft Potato Chipper KCBB882
Member Name: katykicker
Kitchen Craft Potato Chipper KCBB882
Date: 25/10/12, updated on 25/10/12 (100 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, works well, even sizes, good price, easy to clean.
Disadvantages: Strength needed to chip potatoes.
We live a healthy lifestyle in our home and in the past year we've cut down on our takeaways drastically. We now have a 'hot air fryer' that allows us to make chips and other scrumptious treats without drowning them in oil. This is fantastic but I found that I got sick of spending ages making chips for us and our friends when they visited and finding that they were browning slightly before they even make it in to the 'fryer'. I had this chipper on my Amazon wishlist for quite some time before I took the plunge and purchased it. I actually read a review of this on another website before deciding that it sounded perfect for saving me some time and I paid around £11.00 for mine. This is currently £12.76 on Amazon with free delivery but prices fluctuate almost daily on lots of Amazon items.
This chipper is made from plastic with stainless steel blades. The idea of this of course is that it turns a potato in to chips with nice even sizes. This is ideal for a hot air fryer because you want nice even sized chips to ensure that you get chips that are cooked thoroughly and all the same. Using this chipper is very simple, all you do is lift up the lever, place a peeled potato in to the space, push the lever back down and then the potato is pushed through the blade. This then leaves you with beautifully even chips. Of course you do get some thin ones sometimes from where the edge of the potato was, however I get significantly less chips that are an inadequate size from using this and therefore there is much less wastage. I have to put quite a lot of effort in to getting the potato moved through the blades, however it is worth it for the amount of chips and the size of them too. Obviously when it comes to chipping a potato by hand with a knife this is quite difficult too with larger sized potatoes so this is probably just as easy to use, if not more so. This stays sturdy thanks to a sucker in the bottom and this has never failed on me yet. Obviously it takes a few seconds to move this when I need to, however I like this feature as it means that this is nice and safe and I don't have to worry about it moving forward and slicing my finger in to chips!
There are two thickness blades, one for normal chips and one for french fries. This is fantastic as I love having the option to do both as variety is always nice isn't it. I mainly use the standard chip one as I find that this is a nice size without being too big.
I wash this up usually by rinsing it right away and this is very simple. This hasn't rusted at all despite fairly regular use and in all I am going to give this 5/5. This is simple to use, even if some strength is needed, and it provides me with uniform regular chips that cook with ease in my hot air fryer. I've also used this once or twice on carrots and a few other vegetables and it has worked equally well for that.
Kitchen Craft is a name that I know and trust for reasonably priced kitchen items. I have used lots of products from them in the past and am always happy to try something else. I would definitely recommend Kitchen Craft products and this chipper is one of them!
I'm really pleased with this chipper. It allows me to make chips for several people in just a matter of minutes and saves me lots of time and effort. This is easy to use and clean and was a reasonable price too.
Summary: A fantastic little chipper from Kitchen Craft.