What do you get when you chop onions with a knife? Tears and irritated eyes, right? Onions actually release chemicals as a protective defense system. When we cut the onion, each of its cell releases the enzymes locked in a sealed vacuole. These enzymes are so small that it floats together with the air until these enzymes reach our eyes. Our eyes, in turn, protects itself by tearing up. Well, we need not go deep into the science of onion defense. What we need is the best onion chopper around which can cut, dice and chop onions quickly, efficiently, and with allow no tears!
- Vidalia Chop Wizard
- Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor
- Black+Decker HC306 One-Touch Capacity Electric Chopper
- Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper
- OXO Good Grips Chopper
- Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller
- Freshware Onion, Vegetable, Fruit, and Cheese Chopper
- Ninja Express Chop
Vidalia Chop Wizard
The top chopper on our list is the Vidalia Chop Wizard. This Wizard gives us the power to cook faster and more efficiently. Why did I say that? It is because it takes a lot of time when we prepare the ingredients for any dish that we are going to cook. First, we need to buy those ingredients, which takes a considerable amount of time. Then we need to chop, slice or dice the vegetables and fruits that we will need in the dish. We need to get the chopping board, get the chopping knife, or dicing knife, whichever is needed. then you start chopping or dicing or slicing. Then, after all the ingredients have been prepared, this is the time that you can actually cook. Cooking really does take a lot of time.
But what if you can slice, pun intended, the time of preparation? With the Vidalia Chop Wizard, you don’t need to get a chopping board or different kinds of knife. All you need is the Vidalia Chop Wizard, and you can just get the vegetables that you need for your dish and start chopping. How will you do this? The Vidalia Chop Wizard has different types of discs which you can use depending on how you want to cut your vegetables, like the onions. You can just push the lid of the Chopping Wizard and out goes the vegetables on the other side. The vegetables are then collected on a small bin on the bottom of the Vidalia Chop Wizard.
Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor
An alternative to manual chopping is an electronic one! One appliance for chopping onion that made our list is the Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor. With this product, you no longer have to lift a finger. Ok, you need to lift a little finger because you have to peel the vegetable skin. But for vegetables that do not need peeling, you will not have to lift a finger! All you need to do is put your vegetables inside the machine, and switch it up! You can get your vegetables chopped, diced or sliced with this device. Because the feeder of the machine is large, you can put a lot of food directly without much precutting directly inside.
The exterior of this product is made from hard plastic while the inside cutters are made from stainless steel. It has two speed options and a pulse control. If you want speed cutting, you can choose speed 1 or speed 2. If you want the pulse control, you can choose the Pulse option. The cutters included in the package are slice or shred disc and a chopping blade. Under the hood of this machine is a 450 watt motor. For maintenance of this chopper, you can use the dishwasher in cleaning the product.
Black+Decker HC306 One-Touch Capacity Electric Chopper
Another electronic chopper that is included in the list is the Black and Decker One-Touch Capacity Electric Chopper. I think the main feature of this product is its simplicity as a product. It is said that the product has a one-touch capability. This means this machine can be operated with just one button. So let’s take a look at this machine. It is indeed a very simple device. You have the lid on top which can be lifted up to put the vegetables like onions and others. It also has a lock feature so you do not have to hold the lid as you operate this chopper. You can also see that the product indeed has one button on the top side.
You actually have a 3 options for the product. You can get the 1.5 cup capacity, the 1.5 cup capacity with improved assembly and lid, and the 3 cup capacity with improved assembly and lid. For the 1.5 cup capacity, it is powered by a 70-watt motor. This product effectively chops, dices, minces and more. Its voltage is 120 V. If you are wondering if the parts are dishwasher safe, yes, all the parts are dishwasher safe. With the product, you get a compact design, and a tool for chopping your onions and other vegetables and fruits.
Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper
If you want to do away with the cord and the electricity, you have another option in this product. It is the Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper. Think of it as an early generator or lawn mower. Have you had any experience with the early generator or mower? You need to start it up by pulling a string. The string is connected to a the flywheel of the engine which starts the machine. In this case, you need to pull the string to make the chopper work! Another example is a wind up toy, like Woody in the Toy Story. You need to pull the string in order to make the machine work. The system is the same with this product.
You can chop large pieces of onions and other vegetables and fruits using this machine. You can also chop boneless meats, herbs, nuts and even ice! This product is great in places where you do not have a socket to plug into, like RVs and in places where you travel and camp. Aside from vegetable and fruits, you can also create pesto, salsa, guacamole and other sauces using this product. This is indeed a handy option for chopping onions.
OXO Good Grips Chopper
We have another compact product that does not use electricity but instead uses manual force to operate the product. How do you operate the OXO Good Grips Chopper? You need to push the top part so that the blade below is able to chop the vegetables inside the container. The blades inside are retractable, so you do not need to pull the blade back. The blades itself rotate you can have complete chopping onions or other vegetables inside the container.
Actually, you need to apply only a little effort on the top part. It is considerably less force that actually chopping the onions. When you continuously push the top button, you also continue to chop the onions. You can stop pushing the button when you have reached the desired size of chopped vegetable. You can really save a lot of time and money with this product. You don’t need the extra knife and chopping board so you save money. Instead of preparing the knife and cutting the onions manually, you can just put the onions inside the container and start pushing the top. It save you a lot of time in the preparation of ingredients. If you want to clean the product, you can easily remove the blades so you can put the blades on the dishwasher. All the parts are easy to wash and clean.
Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller
This is s a version of the top product on our list. It is called the Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper. When I first looked at this, I initially thought that this is a beefed up version of the Vidalia Chopper Wizard. Compared to the Vidalia Chopping Wizard, the chopping tool is inclined. It is technically designed to be more ergonomic. You can apply less pressure compared to the original Chopping Wizard. According to numerous tests, the Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper minimizes tears. It can hold up to 4 cups of onions or 1.2 liters. The blades of the product is made of 420 grade hardened stainless steel discs. You can just apply one easy motion and get the onions or other vegetables chopped. For your safety, the product is FDA certified and BPA free. You are sure that this product is safe for your family’s health.
The whole package include the Mueller Vidalia stainless steel discs, a 4- cup container, a cleaning brush and a recipe book. You can now chop like a pro with this product. You can just put the vegetables on the discs, apply one push on the lever, and you instantly get chopped vegetables. It’s easy to use and clean.
Freshware Onion, Vegetable, Fruit, and Cheese Chopper
If you have seen the Vidalia Chopping Wizard, then you would understand how this product works. It is called the Freshware Onion, Vegetable, Fruit, and Cheese Chopper. It uses the same principle as the Chopping Wizard. You push the top cover which also acts as a lever to push the vegetables down to the container. It reduces the onion vapors so that tears are reduced or minimized. This item is BPA free, PVC free and phthalate free. Freshware assures that this product is safe to use and good for your health. The size of this chopper is 10.5 inches in length, 4.4 inches in width, and 4 inches in height. You can actually avail of different options for this product with regard to the number of included accessories. You can choose the 2-in-1 option, the 4-in-1 option or the 7-in-1 option. The blades can be used for slicing, for chopping, for grating and for julienning.
This item is a perfect tool that is great at any kitchen. You can reduce preparation time using this product. You can just cut the vegetables in sizes that fit the disc. You can then just push the top cover and get the desired size of vegetables for your dish.
Ninja Express Chop
The last product on our list is an electronic chopper. It uses a 200 watt power pod. It is really an effortless chopping because all you need to do is put the onions or any other vegetable inside the container and push a button. Aside from onions, you can use this product for garlic, zest, spices, cheese, herbs, bacon, chocolate and nuts. This product is also BPA free and dishwasher safe. You can easily chop, grind, mince and blend food with this machine. Its weight is 2.43 pounds. The exterior of this product is made from plastic. The item dimensions is 5.75 inches by 5.75 inches by 10.13 inches.
When I say that your food preparation time will be reduced, I really mean it with this product. Because it is powered by electricity, you can instantly get diced or chopped onions with one push of a button. You can now product soups, sauces, dressings, and others with this product.
Looking for the perfect onion chopper is not as easy as it sounds. Of course, you want to make the task easier than getting a knife, a chopping board and start chopping and dicing. We have a lot of options on how to easily chop onions. You can get the non-powered types, or the electric-powered types. For the non-powered options, you can opt to choose the Vidalia brand or the Freshware brand. Both of those products uses the same style of chopping onions. You can get the Oxo Good Grips chopper if you want a simple push at the top to chop onions. You also have the Chefn VeggiChop that uses a pull up string to chop vegetables. If you don’t mind using electricity in chopping onions, you also have a variety of choices. You can get the Hamilton brand, the Black and Decker brand or the Ninja brand. All these options are proven to chop onions efficiently and with less effort. I would have to suggest that you get one that is hand-powered and one that is electric-powered. You then have the best of both worlds.