The Best Kitchen Tool Ever

I wasn’t going to blog today because I’m deep in my knitting and trying to finish up three different projects to post pictures of later this week. But what I need to share with you is SO IMPORTANT I have set aside my needles for a few minutes and rushed to the computer. The information below may just change your life. I’m not even joking.

Here’s my super important announcement:

GO BUY ONE OF THESE IMMEDIATELY.

That magic little device is a VeggieChop Vegetable Chopper. I bought mine from Williams-Sonoma a couple years ago, with a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket and a hatred of chopping onions that bordered on total obsession. I HATE the cutting-stuff-up part of cooking. HATE IT. But this thing has totally changed the way I make dinner. It’s easy, uses no electricity, effective and dishwasher-safe. I want to mail one to every single mom I know to help save them precious minutes during dinner prep.

And if you’re like me and get sudden, urgent cravings for fresh salsa, it is a LIFESAVER.

I had all this stuff in my fridge: tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, garlic

Throw in a good pinch of sea salt, some lime juice and a dash of hot sauce…

…and you just pull the handle. It’s like starting a teeny tiny lawnmower (there’s a video on the Williams-Sonoma site). You can pull just two or three times to get a rough chop or lots and lots of times for a fine chop. I think I probably pulled 5 or 6 times. Took less than 30 seconds.

It was the most delicious salsa I’ve ever had. I ate the whole bowl while writing this. I ran out of chips and just used a spoon. True story.

This post is not sponsored or endorsed by anyone. I just want your life to be full of delicious salsa and chopped onions that don’t make you cry too.

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8 Responses to “The Best Kitchen Tool Ever”

  1. Audrey says:

    I like the idea. Boy, do I like the idea. But it looks kind of small. And small kitchen gadgetry that only does a cup or two of stuff isn’t very useful in my kitchen. But maybe I’m spoiled by my 7 cup cuisenart which I use daily for everything from chopping veg, grating cheese and pureeing soup to making bread.

    • bebehblog says:

      It is sort of small. It can do a whole pepper or a whole onion though, which is about what I need for any given dinner and it is SUPER easy to rinse out and use again. It also takes up a LOT less space than a food processor – and cost a lot less. I actually don’t even have a Cuisinart – although it’s next on my list of “kitchen appliances I should buy because I am a grown up.”

  2. Amanda says:

    It has been added to my Amazon wishlist. Not that I need more kitchen gadgets but I surely would make lots more guacamole and for the first time make salsa if I had that. Obviously.

  3. merin says:

    I have never seen this-what a good idea! I want one! We have a press chopper but I think its a pain to clean, and our food processor broke last year. Thanks!

  4. Denae says:

    How does it do with dense foods like potato? Anything that will dice/cube a whole potato for me has a place of honor in my kitchen. I am currently using this: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/professional-multi-chopper/?pkey=cmandolines-slicers I second the food processor for onions and what not. I got an affordable one a couple xmases ago. Easy to clean, fast, and big. The small capacity choppers rarely have enough capacity for a single large veggie.

  5. Brigid Keely says:

    I have a really small food processor I use for the same thing. I ultimately want to get a really big food processor so I can do dough and stuff in it, but in the mean time I can do an onion or a pepper or some carrots really quickly, or mash up dry bread/cookies for crumbs.

  6. Sarah-Anne says:

    that last line? hilarious. you are too funny.
    and speaking of funny, chopping things is my fave part of cooking. i hate the actually cooking part…which is why i always bake? ;)

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