If you like cooking at home, a vegetable and or fruit chopper is one of the handiest kitchen tools that you should have. Most models are viable. They are also reliable, minimize wastage while preparing desserts, and save users precious time that they can use to do other household chores. Finally, unlike knives, choppers are not only easier to use, but also protect users from cutting themselves accidentally, often with serious consequences. If you are an avid cook and want to enjoy the foregoing and several other benefits, here are our picks for the top 19 best vegetable and fruit choppers to buy in 2016:
19. Surpahs Multi-Vegetable Chopper, Cutter, Slicer, Dicer
The names says it all. If you’re looking into injecting some healthy vegetables into your diet, then this product is perfect for you. It chops, slices, cuts, and dices like you wouldn’t believe. All you need to do is place the veggie or fruit of your choice on top of the blades (which are made out of high quality stainless steel, we would like to point out), then press down with a little bit of force. Instant chopped onions or sliced carrots or what-have-you. No need to go with the old knife and chopping board combo anymore.
18. Deluxe Cook V-Blade Mandoline Slicer
Ever wondered what it’s like making your own potato chips? Do you want to try making french fries of your own but do not want to go through the effort of chopping the potatoes into the required French fry shapes? Then the Deluxe Cook V-Blade Mandoline Slicer is here to help you out. It does only one thing- it slices- and it does this well. Prep time for any dish that you will serve that require sliced veggies, fruits, or cheese will instantly be sliced (pun intended) in half. Also the product is super easy to clean- just throw it into the dishwasher or wash it off with plain soapy water and you’re good to go.
17. Freshware KT-406 7-in-1 Onion Chopper, Slicer, Cutter, with Storage Lid
Onions are one of the things that we love to eat, but hate to prepare. If you hate onion-induced tears and the smell onions on your hands in general, then check out this Freshware product. It comes with seven interchangeable blades so that, in addition to chopping, you can also slice, dice, cut, julienne, and grate your way through most of your favorite foodstuffs. The storage bin below holds about six cups or 1.5 liters of chopped food, so it’s perfect if you’re preparing large quantities of anything.
16. Home Native Adjustable Mandoline Slicer
Cut, peel, slice, grate, julienne- all of these things you can do with the Home Native Adjustable Mandoline Slicer. You can even use the product as a spiralizer (i.e. cut stuff up into spirals). You simply need to move the vegetable or fruit in a zigzag motion while you cut it. And don’t worry about the slicer moving all over your counter top as you use it. It has a soft-grip, non-grip base so that everything stays in place while you slice and dice.
15. Jenaluca Herb Scissors – Multipurpose Kitchen Shear
The Jenaluca Herb Scissors/ Multipurpose Kitchen Shear might just be the most innovative kitchen tool that you can buy for cheap right now. The thing about most slicing tools is that they take too much space or are just plain wieldy to handle comfortably. But the Jenaluca kitchen shears gives you the ability to mince and chop finely using one hand alone. Use it like you would regular scissors- just two snips of the Jenaluca shears alone is already equivalent to ten knife slices. If you like putting herbs on your food, then a few snips from these shears and you got yourself some perfectly sized pieces of chopped herbs on your plate.
14. 5 Blade Spiralizer
Now, here’s something different from your usual slicer and peeler machine. Not only can you slice, dice, peel, and cut, you can actually turn your veggies into noodle and ribbon shapes. Trying to go on a low carb diet? Then use zucchini noodles instead of your regular carb-laden starch noodle or pasta. Simply put the zucchini onto the spiralizer, then spin the little handle slowly. Poof! Instant healthy zucchini noodles. You can also use it for potatoes, carrots, onions, and other similar foodstuffs too.
13. Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper
The Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper works on a simple premise. Put everything you want to mix, mince, or blend in its container, place the lid on, and spin away. After just a few turns on the handle, you get perfectly minced food every time. Not only can you use this chopper for your usual veggies, herbs, and fruits, but you can also use it to chop nuts, crush ice, and make guacamole, salsa, and other mixed sauces/condiments. Cleaning is very easy too. Just simply throw the chopper into the dishwasher or clean it under running water.
12. KitchenAid RVSA Slicer/Shredder Attachment
If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, then this shredder attachment is practically a must. It can do most of the cutting and shredding that your food processor can do. Whether it’s chocolate, nuts, onions, potatoes, cheese – as long as it can be shredded then this KitchenAid attachment can shred it. You don’t even have to press a button or do anything. You just let the power of the mixer do all your work for you. It’s that easy.
11. Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor
A fast, versatile, efficient food processor, this is what the Hamilton Beach 70740 is. With a powerful 450 watt motor, this processor can chop and mince its way through vegetables and fruits like a hot knife through butter. In fact, you can practically put any kind of foodstuff in here and it can easily process it right away. Nuts, meats, ice, herbs, chopped veggies, what-have-you. Anything you can eat, this processor can chop. Whether you need just shredded vegetables, crushed ice, or a finely pureed fruit paste, rest assured that this product can easily handle any kind of food processing task you can give it. All of its parts- the blades, bowl, and lid are dishwasher-safe.
10. Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC is an innovative mini prep food processor for chopping and grinding vegetables and fruits. It is stylish, durable, and fitted with technologically advanced parts that will never disappoint you when in the kitchen. Its patented reversible stainless-steel blades, for instance, are sharp, durable, and driven by a powerful 250-watt motor. It has a 3-cup BPA-free plastic bowl, a simple push-button control panel, and a sturdy brushed chrome finished body that complements contemporary décor and other accessories in the kitchen. This vegetable and fruit shredder and grinder is easy to use and built to North American Electrical Standards. You will never regret buying it.
9. Brieftons NextGen Spiralizer
Brieftons NextGen Spiralizer is a large (150% bigger that standard vegetable shredders) four-blade vegetable spiral slicer, recommended for people with large families. It is easy to use, powerful, and when in use, lowers wastage of vegetables and fruits by up to 50%. This is impressive, particularly in today’s tough financial times where people are exploring all avenues for saving money. Apart from shredding vegetables, Brieftons NextGen Spiralizer is an effective pasta maker. Simply prepare your dough to the right consistency, dump it in its bowl, and let it create the stringy strands for you. Off the box, it comes ready to you. All you have to do is plug it into a power outlet and use.
8. Black & Decker HC306 One-Touch Electric Chopper
A reputable brand in the tools and kitchen appliances niche, many people like Black and Decker products for their quality construction, durability, and ability to carry out their intended tasks reliably and as needed. If you are a regular cook and want a powerful vegetable and fruit chopper, this HC306 one-touch electric model by Black and Decker is one of the best models around. Its stay-sharp curved bi-level blades do not bruise fruits or vegetables when cutting. They are also durable, powered by a 70-watt motor, and thus, are good for dicing, mincing, and chopping all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Its 1-1/2 cup bowl is durable and large, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe, while its one-touch control panel, pulse control, and safety lock lids work excellently.
7. Ninja QB1004 Master Prep Professional
Ninja QB1004 Master Prep is a professional-grade food processor and chopper that supports frozen blending. It’s well-designed body is sturdy, durable, and lacks loose parts that can rattle around while preparing vegetables and or fruits. Its interchangeable 450-watt power pod, on the other hand is one of a kind, while its built-in anti-spill guards help to contain vegetables and fruits in the blender as it chops or grinds them. This lowers the risk of unsightly messes. It also lowers food wastage and protects users from injuries while blending hard fruits or frozen ones. Ninja QB1004 Master Prep has a non-slip base for safety. It has three conveniently sized jars with easy flip pour spouts, dishwasher safe parts, and satisfies the North American Electrical Standards.
6. Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Are you on the market for a well-built vegetable slicer that also dies fruits with minimal effort? Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 offers value for money. Its plastic body is light and durable. It is also aesthetic, leak proof, and has an innovative tri-blade cutter (shredder blade for spaghetti-like spirals, straight blade for long ribbon-like strands, and chipper for thick spiral bands) that makes quick work of peeling, slicing, and grinding jobs. All blades are durable, removable, and made of heat-tempered stainless steel that lasts long. Plastic parts are impact-resistant, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe, while its powerful suction feet boost stability. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
5. Premium V-Slicer Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle
Premium V Slicer is an advanced Vegetable Spiralizer with a well-designed spiral slicer and a zucchini spaghetti maker. It has a sturdy plastic body, a large vegetable cup, and durable stainless steel blades that shred vegetables and fruits for making salads, stir-fries, and vegetable pasta well. Premium V Slicer is very easy to use. Out of the box, it comes assembled, with the best quality BPA-free parts that will serve you well for long. It also comes with a fine cleaning brush, a premium storage bag, a user manual, and a well-written physical recipe book with creative recipes that you will enjoy with your family.
4. Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Compact, cost effective, and easy to use, Veggetti Spiral Vegetable slicer is a suitable kitchen accessory for all health-conscious mothers. Even though optimized for making healthy and delicious vegetable pasta in home kitchens, this slicer is versatile and best for making julienne, stir-fries, and many other low carbohydrates vegetable-based foods from carrots, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini. All plastic components are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Veggetti Spiral Vegetable slicer is functional, durable and ships fully assembled.
3. Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor
Black and Decker FP1600B is a high capacity food processor that is perfect for mincing, chopping, dicing, slicing, and grating vegetables and or fruits. Its eight-cup capacity work bowl is large. It is also durable, BPA-free, and has a continuous-flow feed pusher and chute that saves users a lot of time when preparing food for middle-sized or large families. FP1600B has conveniently placed on, off, and pulse buttons. Its cord storage eliminated clutter, while its safety lock system lowers food spillage and wastage. It has dishwasher safe and BPA-free parts, a stainless steel chopping blade, and a reversible slicing disk.
2. Presto 02970 Professional Salad-Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder
With Presto o2970 Professional Salad-Shooter, you can slice or shred fruits and vegetables for salads faster. You can also prepare ingredients for soups, salads, desserts; chop nuts; and even great chocolates or bread crumbs at home instead of spending hefty amounts for them in stores. It has four dishwasher-safe interchangeable cones, a sturdy plastic body, and suction cups for stability
1. Vidalia Chop Wizard
If you are looking for a fruit and vegetable chopper for regular use at homes, Vidalia Chop Wizard is the best model in 2016, as per our review. Although simple and cheap, it is one of the most effective kitchen gadgets for chopping cheese, fruits, and vegetables in a single swift motion. It is easy to use, has super sharp stainless steel insert disks, and a catch container that prevent spillage and wastage. It is dishwasher safe and comes with a handy lid cleaner.