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Does anyone know of a good device to use for chopping vegetables?
I was actually at amazon, ready to pull the trigger on the $$ one when I saw the cheap on with it's amazing number of positive reviews. Instead of dropping $170, I spend $10 and have been very very happy.
I'd also recommend a Cuisinart Food Processor...at least 11-c but preferably 14c. It's much better than any other FP on the market (though the kitchenaid ones will 'do') and it makes chopping veggies a breeze. I use mine nearly every day.
I keep meaning to get a very nice mandoline slicer as well.
I use a knife... it's a crappy knife but it serves me well :-)
I've tried a lot of those chopping gadgets. The result is that I bought a nice knife and a better hone-- and put the gadgets in the trash. A good, sharp knife is really the only tool you'd need for those tasks.
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I buy the fire-roasted fajita veg from Trader Joe's - peppers & onions already rough-chopped and fired. I keep it in the freezer & pull out what I want & chop smaller if I want before putting it in the food.
I use a 10"santoku, 3" santoku, 18" slicer, or 10" slighly curved chef's knife for all my chopping. A cheapie chicago cutlery paring knife does all my detail work.
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I use an ulu and a cutting board with a "bowl" scooped out of it. I also have an old wooden Japanese mandolin. I only chop in quantity ahead of time for stews, soups, etc. If it is to be eaten in salads, I prepare it fresh.
I use my food processor with the S hook at least twice per day..dump in a ton of raw veggies and use for whatever I'm using them for..mere seconds....although, that being said I do have them pre-washed and broken into large chunks already...then , those chunks go in for a quick pulse or two.... I couldn't live without my food processor... ;-) I eat WAY WAY more vegetables when they are teeny tiny.....