Pampered Chef the Food Chopper

Pampered Chef's most popular cutting tool, The Food Chopper, reviewed.


Review: Pampered Chef the Food Chopper

Published 01:39 am

Pampered Chef's most popular kitchen tool is The Food Chopper. Originally made by Zyliss, Pampered Chef commissioned their own patented design in the early 1990s.

  • The stainless steel blade is curved in a zig-zig shape.
  • The plunger has a cushion to protect the palm of the hand.
  • The patented plunger turns the blade one-quarter revolution from the down position to the up position.
  • Three operating pieces are simple to take apart, put together, and are all dishwasher safe.
  • Fluted, with fingerprint indentions, the plunger base is comfortable to hold.
  • The rubber cover makes this tool even more versatile.

Onions, the notorious tear-producing villain of the kitchen, dice from a rough chop to a fine mince in a matter of seconds. Four to five plunges make a rough chop. Fine dice takes eight to ten chops. Minced takes twelve to fifteen. If you like the stress relief of pounding the plunger, just go right ahead and make onion juice! The blade turns for even chopping.

Preparatory cooking that took half an hour, can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Saving time is always valuable and the chopper's most compelling feature.

Stainless blades keep sharp by sliding into the blade guard. As they enter, food is removed from the blades. This action prevents blade pitting and dulling.

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The upgrades in the shape and cushioning of the plunger make this version of the Pampered Chef chopper much superior to the old Zyliss model. The clear acrylic shield allows a good view of the size of the dice. Increased width of the shield means less prep cutting, as the chopper can hold larger portions or whole pieces of foods.

The food chopper is not just for vegetables. Placing the rubber cover onto the shield allows for chopping of garlic, nuts and chocolate, which are not easily removed from cutting boards. Meat is not immune to this Pampered Chef tool, either. The chopper easily chops cooked turkey, chicken, pork, beef or ham. Eggs for salads are easy work for the chopper. Chef's salad is a quick lunch with a chopper.

With a five year warranty, the Pampered Chef food chopper is a good value. After the warranty expires, replacement parts are readily available. While the acrylic shield and the blade guard will eventually crack or warp with daily use, the plunger mechanism will work properly for many years.

Overall, the Pampered Chef food chopper rates a 10 for versatility and durability. The price might seem like a 5 when you write the check, but the first time you use it you will rank it a 10 for value. Once you use one, you will immediately understand why the food chopper is Pampered Chef's most popular kitchen tool.

Bestselling Pampered Chef the Food Chopper Products in 2022


The Pampered Chef Food Chopper (#2585)-White

The Pampered Chef Food Chopper (#2585)-White
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Stainless Steel Blade
  • 9¼" height, 3¼" diameter.
  • Dishwasher top rack safe

The Pampered Chef All New Manual Food Processor Chopper

The Pampered Chef All New Manual Food Processor Chopper
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • 3 Cup processor

The Pampered Chef Food Chopper

The Pampered Chef Food Chopper
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Durable stainless rotating blades
  • Uniformly chop veggies, nuts and cooked meats
  • Chop onions with tears!
  • Flexible cap doubles as a shopping board
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

Pampered Chef The Food Chopper

Pampered Chef The Food Chopper
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Fast, easy efficient chopping of vegetables, nuts, fruits and more can now be dow with the Food Chopper.
  • Original Design
  • Hand Wash Recommended.
  • Discontinued and no longer sold by Pampered Chef.

Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter

Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Stainless Steel Blade
  • Curved, contoured blade.
  • Includes a protective storage cover.
  • Ergonomic handle for right- or left-handed use
  • Dishwasher safe

The Pampered Chef Mix N Chop #2583

The Pampered Chef Mix N Chop #2583
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Beveled pinwheel blades to chop with ease in any pan or bowl.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Heat-resistant to 428°F.
  • Black with soft grip and thumb rest to help you comfortably grasp the handle and chop more easily.

The Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter #1089

The Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter #1089
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • model 1089

Pampered Chef Corn Kernel Cutter

Pampered Chef Corn Kernel Cutter
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Curved, serrated stainless blade quickly removes kernes from cobs
  • Plastic husker blade slices through corn husks
  • Large ergonomic handle offers comfort and control
  • Includes protective storage cover
  • Dishwasher safe

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