Looking for an easy way to chop vegetables? Check out this manual food chopper – it's easy to clean, has a TON of 5 star reviews, and is on sale!
Manual Food Chopper – our Review!
We recently tested out this super popular manual food chopper from Amazon and honestly – we're a little shocked! Plus, it's on sale for under $24 today (Reg. $40!).
Here's our honest review, and a big disclaimer from team member, Laura, below.
This manual food chopper from Fullstar features four interchangeable blades so you can use it to easily chop, julienne, dice, and even spiralize all of your favorite vegetables. This chopper saves SO much time and energy which is something we can all use a little more of!
This manual chopper is SUCH the perfect addition to a freezer meal prepping session! Make sure to grab it before your next Freezer Friday. Want to prep a lot of meals in a little bit of time? We show you how here!
How do you use a 4 in 1 vegetable chopper?
This chopper is super easy to use. First, decide which blade is best for your recipe. It comes with two chopping blades – large and small. Use the larger blade for dicing onion, potatoes, apples, peppers, carrots, and cucumbers. If you want smaller, more finely diced veggies, use the small blade to julienne foods like jalapenos and onion.
Lay your veggie on the blade, and then push the top lever down so that it pushes the veggie through the blade. I realized that you do need to put a little force into this, and both hands were needed for most of my chopping. (Note: If you're needing something more automatic and doesn't require the lever-pushing, try this Kitchenaid electric food chopper that is on sale now!)
The chopped veggies are easily collected in the basin at the bottom, ready to be added to your favorite recipe!
Switch to one of two spiralizer attachments to make your own noodles or ribbons! I used this to make zucchini noodles which I love!
What's the easiest way to chop vegetables using a manual vegetable chopper?
You may have to do a little pre-cutting for your veggie depending on the size. I found that I needed to cut my onion into quarters to get the best size, and halved my potato and jalapeno.
One of my favorite PPP recipes is the Avocado Corn Salsa which will now take HALF the time to prep! Woohoo!
How do you clean a manual food chopper?
This chopper is dishwasher safe! Hallelujah! You can put the blades as well as the basin in the top rack of the dishwasher for easy clean up. The set also comes with a brush to clean the top and spiralizer if needed. You can also handwash. Note: I didn't think about my order of veggies and ended up handwashing the pieces in between chopping jalapeno and potatoes, so I used a bottle brush which worked perfectly!
Can you put potatoes in a food chopper?
YES! I diced russet potatoes with the chopper that I will be using for hashbrowns. It worked perfectly and had no issues.
However, the manual does state that some veggies like sweet potatoes are too hard for the chopper and may bend or damage the blades. So, I would stick with white, golden, or red potatoes instead.
What is the best vegetable chopper?
I have always been so hesitant to invest in a manual food chopper because I've always had issues – the blades weren't sharp enough so the food wasn't diced correctly or the food would stick to the blades like crazy and they were difficult to clean.
I'm happy to honestly report that this manual food chopper is a game changer!
What really sealed the deal? I diced a tomato.
It didn't get smushed or juiced. I have real, solid tomato chunks to use in the homemade guacamole I'm making for Cinco de Mayo. I'm ecstatic!
Snag this chopper while it's on sale – it's currently $29.99 and regularly $39.99.
This would also make a perfect gift! Think Mother's Day, birthday, Bridal shower, or even college grads. How sweet as part of a gift basket – include this guy, a Menu Planning Starter Kit, a sweet dish towel, and measuring cups & spoons. Boom – gift shopping done! 🙂
*Disclaimer from Laura*
Okay, before you go – here's a quick disclaimer. Y'all, I sliced my fingers two separate times while using this! The blades are sharp. I thought I was being careful but just make sure to take some extra caution while washing and switching the blades. I would also recommend not letting your kiddos use this chopper.
Yes, I'm clumsy – but I also care about your fingers!
Manual Food Choppers Under $25
If this chopper is currently out of your budget (Lord knows every penny counts!), here are a few options from Amazon that still have great reviews and are all under $25.
Prep Naturals Manual Chopper – currently $15.99 (Reg. $21.99)
You can also read our review for this Ninja Express chopper from Target! It's under $20 and a great option.
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