Say what you will about it, but I’m a self-admitted lazy chef. I love food and I kind of like cooking, but it’s not a skill that comes naturally to me. Do I enjoy being in the kitchen with music blaring, wearing an apron and drinking a glass of wine? Of course. But do I enjoy an hours worth of prep and painstakingly following recipes? Not so much.
So, when I got my hands on a gadget that GREATLY sped up my time in the kitchen, I was thrilled. T-Fal’s hand-powered chopper is a super quick, super easy way to get your meal prep done. While I own (and love) an electric food processor, it’s humongous. And heavy. And has so many parts that need to be broken down in my dishwasher afterwards. So, on a Tuesday night, when my three-year-old is screaming that he wants his peppers “smaller” and “square-er”, T-Fal’s mini processor gets the job done in just five seconds. Really. You pop in the vegetables, pull the string on the lid a few times, and voila, small, square peppers for my tiny dictator. (The fact that I’m heeding my toddler’s demands is another story for another day. That said—at least he’s eating vegetables, right?! Right.)
Here’s my final assessment: If you’re making a three-course meal for ten people, it’s worth hauling out your electric processor and getting to work. But if you’re trying to pull together a quick taco party or whip up stir-fry for you and your boyfriend on a weeknight, well, this hand-powered chopper is the perfect solution. Is it a lazy solution? Sure. But anything that gets food in my belly faster is a product I can get behind 100%.
The best part? It’s on a sale right now on Amazon. Happy chopping, people!
T-fal Ingenio Hand-Powered Rapid Food Chopper
BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $15.19 (Regularly $24.99, 39% Off!)
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