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Put Some Pep in Your Prep
March 9, 2018
I saw a late-night TV ad for a similar pull chop gizmo and decided to see what Amazon customers had to say about it.
Then I saw this Kuhn Rikon model, read the rave reviews, and figured a Swiss company might have the "edge" when it came to sharp-bladed choppers.
No joke! Compared to the Progressive slap chopper I had before, the blades of this pull chopper are razor-sharp. So sharp, in fact, that the company includes a plastic sleeve to cover the blades when not in use. And as another reviewer pointed out, the blades here only come in contact with the food, not the surface of a cutting board, so the blades should keep their sharp edge longer than those used by slap choppers.
And while I used to have to slap and slap the plunger on the Progressive chopper to chop the food fine enough, three pulls or less on this whiz-bang device does the job lickety-split.
In fact, I almost think this chopper works TOO well. I used it last night to chop onions, peppers, and celery for a spaghetti sauce, and it reduced the veggies to such fine pieces so quickly, I'm glad I didn't follow the instructions, which said five or more pulls on the string would be necessary.
The device is also very easy to use -- just cut the pieces of food to fit inside the chopper, give a few pulls, and you're done.
It's simple to clean as well. There really are only two parts to clean, the clear plastic cutting container and the blade assembly. The manufacturer tells you not to immerse the top assembly, so I just wiped the inside bottom of that piece with a damp sponge and dried it with a dish towel.
What can I say? The Swiss Pull Chop makes quick work of food prep, and it's compact and easy to use. A winner in every way...
* Works much faster than comparable slap choppers.
* Easy to clean.
* Components, including blades, appear to be high-quality.
* Compact, easy to store.
* Reasonably priced.
* None that I can think of at the moment.