Summertime is my favorite time of year. Why? Because it is the best time of year to enjoy tasty, fresh vegetables. Yes, I said vegetables. Veggies are crunchy, refreshing, and of course, good for you. What’s not so good for you, is all the chopping and dicing you have to do to them.
Which is why I invested in a vegetable chopper- and you should too. Choppers take the work out of prep work and make slicing and dicing vegetables easy, quick and fun. P Oh, and for those of you not so crazy about vegetables, they work great on nuts, chocolate and just about any other foods too.
My best vegetable chopper guide will break down everything you need to know to choose the best chopper for you, from features and pricing to summer recipes and maintenance tips. Read on and then run along and get one- chop, chop (see what I did there?)
What is a Vegetable Chopper?
- 1 What is a Vegetable Chopper?
- 2 Top-Rated Vegetable Chopper – Which one is the best?
- 2.1 1. Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper (Our Best-Seller 2020)
- 2.2 2. Black & Decker HC306 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper (Best Electric Veggie Copper)
- 2.3 Effective Power Motor
- 2.4 3. Brieftons Manual Food Chopper and Mincer / Blender (Best Chopper for the Money)
- 2.5 4. Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper (Arugula)
- 2.6 5. OXO Good Grips Chopper
- 2.7 Manual Vs Electric
- 3 The Benefits of a Chopper
- 4 Chopper Key Features to Look for
Vegetable choppers come in all shapes and sizes, but their main purpose is the same: to help you peel and slice vegetables (or any other foods) in every conceivable fashion, from grating and dicing to gourmet cuts, like julienne, mandolin and more. They come in several styles and are easy to use and clean, making them a must-have in every kitchen.
Top-Rated Vegetable Chopper – Which one is the best?
Ok, so now that you see what a chopper can do for you, let’s look at the best chopper currently on the market:
1. Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper (Our Best-Seller 2020)
Made with a built-in food tray, you simply place food on top of the blade, then push the cover down, pushing the food through for a no-mess, 1-2-3 chop. The tray is a durable, clear plastic that can also double as a food holder, so you can take it with you.With quality discs to cut, slice, dice and chop, it can handle small or large quantities of food simultaneously for fast, efficient work. The blades are made of stainless-steel, for precise cutting and easy cleaning, and they work well on vegetables, cheeses and fruits.
The multiple blades also let you create intricate designs and vary your cooking styles.
This unit comes with a cleaning prong to get all the debris off the blades and cleans up with soap and water, making cleaning a snap.
This model works great and is a top pick for any household thanks for all the different ways it can be used.
2. Black & Decker HC306 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper (Best Electric Veggie Copper)
The HC306 is an electric model, with a curved blade that chops and dices fruits, vegetables and nuts. Featuring a 1 ½ cup bowl with the blade inside, you can cut fruits and veggies in half, then drop them in and turn the lid to activate the chopping action.
Effective Power Motor
It has a 70-watt motor for fast mincing and grinding and all the pieces come apart for easy cleaning; it is also dishwasher safe.
The single blade limits chopping choices (no fancy cuts) and you do have to cut large pieces before putting them in, but overall it does a good job for anyone who wants finely chopped and minced foods quickly.
3. Brieftons Manual Food Chopper and Mincer / Blender (Best Chopper for the Money)
3-cup capacity and lightweight design
This unit is great for large families, as it has an ergonomic grip, no-skid base and simple pull-cord style. Just put any food you want in there- from veggies and nuts to herbs and spices, then pull the cord to get the desired cut.
You can pull once for large cuts or multiple times for purees, allowing you to create almost anything in your kitchen, including homemade pesto, salsas and more. There is even a recipe book to teach you to make new things.The stainless steel blades are sharp and effective, cutting with little effort and can be cleaned easily with soap and water. The unit itself is made of BPA-free plastic and can be hand-washed.
Briefton’s Chopper is a real all-in-one model that is a good match for families and those looking for a little food inspiration.