Before you make the important purchase of a vegetable chopper for your kitchen, there are a few things you need to ask yourself. With a better understanding of your mealtime habits and how you’ll be using it, you can be sure you’re choosing the best vegetable chopper for your needs.
Vegetable choppers as we know chops vegetables that are fed to them; in the beginning, it was just limited to manual devices that required human effort for both feeding and cutting. However, today there are two types of vegetable choppers
- Mechanical/manual vegetable chopper – As mentioned above requires manual loading and the user will have to rotate or squeeze the handle or head to chop the vegetables. This type of vegetable chopper is comparatively cheaper than an electric cutter. Easy to clean and use
- Automatic/electric vegetable chopper – Unlike the manual vegetable chopper an electric vegetable chopper demands the user to feed the vegetable and it will be chopped automatically. An electrical vegetable chopper is expensive than manual choppers and it is not easy to clean.
It is totally up to you on which product to purchase. However, we recommend that you go for electric vegetable choppers as they are advanced and time saving.
Vegetable choppers could be electric or manual; however, the capacity of each product could differ. Most people might consider the capacity of vegetable food chopper a waster or a not important factor, but let me tell you, if you do not prefer emptying the collecting jar every now and then, then you should consider purchasing a vegetable food chopper with large capacity. However, it is totally your choice on which product to purchase.
Every vegetable food chopper comes with a blade that enables the device to chop the vegetable with ease. The number of blades incorporated into a vegetable chopper could be more than one and it depends on the model you get yourselves. However, as important as it is, another important thing is that the vegetable chopper that you should consider purchasing should have interchangeable blades that will allow you to chop vegetables in different ways.
As mentioned above vegetable choppers come with blades and it is a basic fact that blades could cut your hand if sealed or covered securely. If you are using a manual vegetable chopper then it is very important that you consider the security factor seriously.
Most people have a clear idea on how much vegetable to be chopped to get the required vegetable chops, however, if you are a beginner and if you do not have any actual idea of how much vegetable you might need, then a storage option is what you should be focusing on. A storage option will allow the user store the chopped vegetables safely at some place.
Vegetables choppers are easy to use, but not all of them come in a design that allows the user easy cleaning. We recommend that let whatever your circumstances be to consider purchasing a vegetable food chopper with a design that allows easy cleaning. However, if you are a person who has a dishwasher and if you need a dishwasher safe vegetable chopper, then go for it.
A material called BPA (Bisphenol-An) is mainly used for the purpose of solidifying plastics and also to mold them. BPA can easily leach into the food from the utensils that are composed of BPA. It has negative effects on the brain and prostate glands of children, infants, and fetuses. This is the basis of some people’s concern and their reason to avoid buying any kitchen utensils made of BPA. Choose items on which its written “BPA-Free” confidently claimed by the maker company. The best material for choppers typically presents in the market is stainless steel. Plastic ware comes second. Moreover, you can also find choppers made of glass and silicon.
Blades are, in fact, the superhero of any chopper because dicing and chopping is dependent upon them. So select a model that comes with variety of blades sizes and shapes. Hardened steel blade is the best choice to begin with. It doesn’t matter whether you purchase the electric or manual chopper, it should have sharp steel blades. They help against rusting and chipping to prolong the shelf life of chopper and also makes you tension free from replacing them time and again. Do not choose any chopper with delicate blades that can be stuck through the hard food e.g. carrots in the middle.