Product Type: The Pampered Chef gadgets
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The Pampered Chef Food Chopper
Member Name: headsore
The Pampered Chef Food Chopper
Advantages: quick and effective
Regular readers of my reviews will know that I am a something of a gadet freak and I really do enjoy collecting and trying out new ones. One of our favourite brands is the Pampered Chef range which are ever so good but ever so expensive at the same time. However, the have always been of very good quality and have always lasted us a long time and therefore what we consider to be excellent value for money.
One of the latest gadgets we bought recently was the Pampered Chef Food Chopper. We paid £22.99 for this gadget (I think there was a discount off of a couple of pounds so we got it slightly cheaper). It is small, compact and fairly lightweight and made from strong and sturdy durable and hardwearing plastic with a little grey soft spot on the very top of the handle where you press it down to do your chopping action.
It is about 19cm in height (not exact as I have not taken a tape measure to it) and approximately seven to eight centimeters wide, I would hazzard a guess. It is easy to use and does not take up a lot of space in out gadget cupboard.
We use the Pampered Chef Food Chopper on an almost daily basis . We like to prepare, make and cook our own food from scratch in our house with basic fresh ingredients (a lot of which we grow ourselves in our garden) and we use the Pampered Chef Food Chopper to chop a wide variety of food stuffs from nuts, to vegetables, to herbs etc etc. It is simple and so easy to use and you just simply put your herbs (for example) into the little barrel-like bit at the bottom and press down on the soft grey spot of the handle quickly and with a certain amount of force, though not too much and it immediately releases the (extremely sharp little blades) and chops your herbs for you.
As you go to chop again you will not realise it unless you actually look very carefully to see how this chopper works, you will see that the blades have actually moved around so that the next time the blades come down (and the time after that), they are actually in a different place slightly so that this ensures that your herbs (or whatever you are chopping) and being chopped finely and evenly and not in the same place every time.
It is such a quick and effective way of chopping all sorts of stuff and once you have used it once or twice you will wonder how on earth you ever lived without it. Washing it is a bit more tricky I think, though it is meant to be made easier for you because the appliance splits three ways to enable you to clean it properly and it is dishwasher safe. We have not actually washed ours in the dishwasher, preferring to wash gadgets like these by hand in hot soapy water and leaving out to drain and dry naturally.
All in all a fantastic little useful tool to have in the kitchen and really recommended by us both.
Summary: great family kitchen gadegt