The 5 Best Food Choppers

by Jeffrey Pu on 18 December 2013 0 comments

In a previous article, we covered the best available food processors to add to your list of kitchen appliances. But for folks who don't necessarily need the functionality of a full-fledged food processor, a smaller food chopper might be the perfect alternative. Aside from still being able to handle a number of tasks, they are also cheaper than their larger brethren. Below, we have a list of the top 5 food choppers for you to choose from.

What Is a Food Chopper?

Like a food processor, food choppers are kitchen appliances that chop, mince, and dice food. While they are smaller and less versatile than food processors, they can still handle a number of tasks, in particular dealing with the often tedious chore of dicing and mincing. If that's the extent of your food processing needs, then a chopper is likely a better choice for you than a full-sized food processor.

Best 5 Food Choppers

Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004

This 2½-cup chopper is the highest rated food chopper on Consumer Reports. Professional tests confirm that the Ninja Master Prep Professional is great at chopping, grating, and even pureeing. On top of these functions, it also comes with a blender. Users report that it makes great smoothies, expertly blending ice and frozen fruit together. Finally, users praise its overall ease-of-use; many mentioned it was easy to clean and assemble. Currently $59.99 on Amazon.

Proctor Silex 72500RY 1-1/2-Cup Chopper

This 1½-cup food chopper from Proctor Silex is highly well-reviewed by users. This compact appliance is perfect for chopping up smaller amounts of food and makes quick work of vegetables, fruits, herbs, cheese, and more. The chopper's pulse function provides easy control over your chopping. Finally, users love how easy it is to use and clean. Currently $13.72 on Amazon.

Black & Decker EHC650B Ergo 3-Cup Chopper

A handy chopper from Black & Decker, this unit comes with a 3-cup carrying capacity that allows you to handle any chopping task. The chopper comes with an ergonomic handle and a high and low pulse speed control. Additional features include a safety locking lid, as well as a container lid so that you can store your food right in the cup. Users agree that its chopping performance is great and it's quick and simple to use. Currently $17.99 on Amazon.

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus DLC-2A

This 3-cup Mini Prep Plus from Cuisinart is another recommended pick from Consumer Reports. Professional tests have determined that it is very adept at chopping different foods, from vegetables to nuts to hard cheeses. Users agree that this is a great chopper for performing smaller chopping tasks. This Cuisinart is operated with a very simple two-button control scheme, and its parts are machine-washable for easy cleaning. Currently $39.00 on Amazon.

Chef'n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Chopper

The VeggiChop from Chef'n rounds out our list of best choppers. Users praise its chopping performance, stating that it tackles just about any chopping task with ease and without the use of electricity. Its 3.8-cup carrying capacity means you can quickly whip up a big bowl of guacamole or salsa. Currently $19.72 on Amazon.

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