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Vidalia Chop Wizard

January 11th, 2011 by mamawise


I bought the Vidalia Chop Wizard hoping that it would make some of my work in the kitchen more efficient, and after having used it for the for past two years, I have no idea how I got by without it! I have been thoroughly impressed with the ease and speed of chopping and dicing ingredients. I have pretty much tested it with every ingredient I have needed to chop or dice, and it worked brilliantly. Not only does it cut my time virtually in half, but there is basically no mess because everything you chop goes in the catch container, which is a breeze to clean (it’s dishwasher safe) – this means no more messy counter tops or cutting boards to clean!

The Vidalia Chop Wizard is a better way to chop vegetables, fruit, cheese, and more. It consists of a 2 cup catch container which doubles as a measuring cup, large blade for chopping, small blade for dicing, and a lid cleaning tool. The blades allow you to chop food swiftly and safely, since your finger don’t come in contact with the blades when chopping.

I used the Vidalia Chop Wizard to make a tuna salad the other day and it took me all of 5 minutes to have every ingredient (onion, celery, hard-boiled egg, etc.) finely diced and ready to go. No onion crying either! I use it to chop my son’s apples everyday – all it takes is three swift motions and the apple is chopped in less than a 30 seconds! And my husband even tried it a few times to dice tomatoes, celery, green pepper, and cucumbers for salads that he prepares for work. He has been very impressed and said that he’ll continue using it to chop and dice fruits and vegetables.

Oh yeah, and I make a mean salsa with it too!

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Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus

November 2nd, 2007 by mamawise

The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus food processor/blender is one of the most used items in my kitchen, especially since having my children. Just yesterday I used it to chop up a chunky vegetable soup, in order to get my son to eat it. He loves soup but is not fond of vegetables, and the only way to get him to eat his veggies is to chop up or mince the vegetables in the soups he eats. The Cuisinart processor is actually best at making purees, whether for making homemade baby food or vegetable purees for sauces (or hiding veggies in you toddler’s favorite foods). Afterwards, it is very easy to clean, as it only has three pieces: the bowl, the lid, and the blade. I simply put all three in the dishwasher and am done.

The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus food processor has only two buttons on it: chop and grind. They basically have the same function, only they cause the blades to turn in opposite directions. When chopping foods or mincing, you need only to pulse the button two or three times. Holding the button down will create your puree in seconds. The bowl holds up to three cups of food and the entire processor as a whole is very compact, standing only about 9 inches tall. The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus is available in five colors: brushed chrome, black, red, white, and pink. For more information about this item visit Cuisinart’s website.

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