SLICE AND DICE YOUR WAY TO BETTER TASTING FOOD...


As at home chefs, we sometimes lack the most essential tools that the professionals have, knife skills and a chef’s salary. Let’s admit, getting those perfectly even dices for your pico de gallo or those picturesque julienned carrots for your family reunion dinner salad can be a never-ending battle between knife and finger(s). With a push of a button or a few easy manual applications, fruits, vegetables, and many more foods can be sliced, diced, and chopped within seconds with these vegetable choppers. We’ve tested 25 of the best on the market and CUT our list down to the top 8 vegetable choppers under $40 for your kitchen.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR VEGETABLE CHOPPER

Thanks to the beautiful marriage between culinary innovation and mechanics, vegetable choppers have been saving at-home cooks and professional chefs food prep-time as well as their fingertips.

FUNCTION

This will determine how your vegetable chopping machine will administer its chopping force. There are two different functioning methods, manual and electric. Manual vegetable chopping machines are most effective for chopping nuts, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, mincing, and julienning. Electric vegetable choppers are much faster and can handle larger amounts of food at once. Because of the increased speed and application of the electric chopper, these machines are able to achieve cuts from dicing to pureeing.

CUTTING

What’s better than having one cutting option for a vegetable chopper? Having multiple! Depending on how cuts are applied and the construction of the appliance, some vegetable choppers will have different cutting options for your food prep needs. These can range from your standard chopping to pureeing, julienning, and dicing. Understanding the kinds of cuts your chopper can provide will be a huge determining factor in choosing which appliance is perfect for you.

SIZE

Vegetable choppers come in all different shapes and sizes. Some fit right in the palm of your hand and others go along-side your other counter top kitchen appliances. Smaller vegetable choppers can be easier to handle but may sacrifice quantity of prepared food, while larger choppers can handle larger quantities of food at once and offer more of a variety of cuts. We chose choppers that were the perfect size for at-home chefs to easily use, clean, and store regularly.

CAPACITY

The capacity of a vegetable chopper is the amount of food that the vegetable chopper can handle per use. This can vary since some choppers can only handle one vegetable at a time, while other will be able to only handle a certain amount of food before it needs to be emptied. Usually, the capacity will be in a holding container of some sort. For those choppers that are per vegetable, the cut vegetables will usually come out directly onto a plate or cutting surface and will not have a container.

DISWASHER SAFE

Let’s face it, nobody likes to deal with handwashing a bunch of complex pieces to any household appliance. Some choppers will allow you to throw the whole shebang on the top rack of the dishwasher while others may only have a few parts that are dishwasher safe. Throwing the messy parts of your vegetable chopper into the dishwasher will save you time and hassles. Of course, this only applies to you if you have a dishwasher.

BLADES

In order to get your vegetables chopping, you need to have something to cut with. That’s when the blades come to save the day! The number of blades will determine the variety of cuts you’re going to get with your vegetable chopper. Some choppers will come with different blade inserts so you can change the types of cuts. Other choppers will have one chopping method that will change the kinds of cuts depending on the length of time the chopping mechanism runs.

SAFETY GUARD

When dealing with any type of sharp object, safety is always going to be a prioritized concern. Many vegetable choppers will have a safety guard device installed to prevent from cutting too close to your feelers or to prevent from a serious food-nado mess. Sure, those who have a bit more hand-eye coordination and finesse than their more accident-prone peers will probably be fine without a safety guard. We still strongly stand by the phrase, “Better safe than sorry.”

STORAGE OPTION

So now that you’ve gotten the hang of your vegetable chopper, we know you’re probably going to get a little chop-happy. That’s why some vegetable choppers come with an extra storage option for your leftover vegetables. This can be particularly useful saving you that last step of pulling out the cling wrap, plastic bags, or tupperware to store extras.

THE BEST VEGETABLE CHOPPERS

Cookware

Name

Function

cutting

size

capacity

diswasher

blades

safety

storage

Ninja Express Chop

Electronic

Mince, Dice, Chop, Blend, Puree

5.8 x 5.8 x 10.1 inches

16 oz chopper bowl

yes

4 Stacked Blade Set

Anti Slip Splash Guard

Optional Lid

Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer

Manual

Straight and accordion cuts, fine spaghetti, Angel Hair, curly-fry cuts

6 x 12 x 8.75 in


Per Vegetable

Upper Rack

4 Blades

Anti-Splash Guard

No

Black and Decker 1 Touch Electric Chopper

Electronic

Shredding and chopping, thickness depends on length of time

5.63 x 7.63 x 5.38 inches

1 1/2 Cup

Upper Rack

2 Bi-Level Blades


Locking Lid

No

best-vegetabe-choppers-vidalia-chop-wizard

Vidalia Chop Wizard

Manual

Chop and Dice

11.2 x 10.5 x 11.9 inches

2 Cup

Upper Rack

2 Blade Set

Anti Slip Splash Guard

No

Chef'n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper

Manual

Chopping, Fine Dices

5.25 inches x 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches

3 Cup

Upper Rack

3 Stacked Blades

Locking Lid

Bowl and Storage Lid

Presto Salad Shooter Electric Slicer and Shredder

Electric

Shredding, slicing

11 x 8.9 x 4.2 inches

2 Cup

Motor wipes clean, top rack

2 interchangeable slicing/shredding cones

Food Guide

No

Culinary Tools Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer

Manual

Slicing/julienning

16.4 x 1.8 x 5.2 inches

Per Vegetable

Yes

3 slicing, 2 julienning specialty V blades

Protective Hand Guard

No

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Food Chopper

Electronic

2 speed chop and puree

7 x 5 x 9.5 inches

3 1/2 cup

Yes

2 Stacked Blade

Protective Lid

No

NINJA EXPRESS CHOP

Electronic



5.8 x 5.8 x 10.1 inches
Yes

Anti Slip Splash Guard
Mince, Dice, Chop, Blend, Puree


16 oz chopper bowl

Stacked 4 blade set

Optional lid

This little handy chopper lives up to its name; it truly is a Ninja! The sleek matte black exterior and smooth ergonomic hand-held design is BPA free and allows chopping almost any vegetable fast and efficient. The Ninja Express Chop is constructed out of 4 simple parts so you don’t have to worry about trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle to mince your garlic. Don’t let its small stature fool you! This chopper has a whopping 3-cup capacity with measuring lines, so you don’t have to break up the separate measuring cups when prepping your ingredients.

What makes this little Ninja stand out from its competitors is that it applies 200 watts of power for every pulse, causing the tiered 4 blades to gyrate and astounding speeds. This movement allows your to chop, dice, mince, blend, and puree depending on how many times pulses are enforced, allowing you to achieve these complex cuts with the push of a button.

The Ninja Express Chop also has a no-slip grip base so the whole device stays steady while applying the powerful chops. We got a little excited using this machine and made a little bit too much salsa for one sitting. It comes with an extra storage lid making clean up a walk in the park just by placing it over the chop base and into the fridge, while the blades went into the dishwasher.

Overall, this tiny terror gives you the most variety of cuts with the least amount of work, making food prep, storage, and cleanup a breeze. Great things really do come in small packages!









PADERNO WORLD CUISINE SPIRALIZER

best-vegetabe-choppers-paderno
Manual




6 x 12 x 8.75 in

Upper Rack

Anti Splash Guard
Straight/accordion cuts, fine shredding spaghetti, Angel Hair shredding, thicker curly fry cuts
Per Vegetable

4 blade set

None

One of the greatest gifts the art of chopping vegetables can give us is carb-free pasta dishes. The Paderno World Cuisine Vegetable Spiral Slicer is the most prime tool for the job. A nifty manual crank allows you to create spiral cuts to precision making a pasta-like texture out of your favorite vegetables. Made from BPA free ABS plastic, this frame is stabilized by plastic suction-cup feet that makes cutting easy and cleanup even easier since all parts are dishwasher top-rack safe.

This chopper comes with three different blade inserts that store conveniently in the bottom shelves of the device when not in use. Each blade provides a different cut: shredder, chipper, and straight. The shredder creates long, thin spaghetti-like cuts that you can use as a great replacement for carbs in pasta dishes or salads. Utilizing a interesting technology, the chipper creates long and thin spiral strands that are great for making curly fries. Straight cuts with this chopper create beautiful ribbons that make a great addition of texture to fresh salads.

What makes this slicer great is that it lives very little waste behind. Most shredding techniques limit you to only shredding the outer layers of the vegetable. This devices allows you to shred vegetables all the way to the core and through, so you’re utilizing more food and leaving less behind. Also, by spiral cutting vegetables, you are exposing maximum surface area of fruits and vegetables, making juicing very fast and efficient.

The Paderno World Cuisine Vegetable Spiral Slicer is essential for every kitchen. It allows you to create dishes you couldn’t dream of with a standard knife set, leaving you happier and healthier come meal time. If you want to get creative in the kitchen without sacrificing time and calories, you know that this product is the answer to all of your cooking needs.

BLACK + DECKER 1 TOUCH ELECTRIC CHOPPER

Electronic



5.63 x 7.63 x 5.38 inches
Upper Rack

Locking Lid

Shredding and chopping, thickness depends on length of time
1 ½ cup

2 Bi-Level Blades

None

To start, Black and Decker is a household name we all know and can rely on, and this little chopper definitely lives up to it and for a price that won’t split your wallet. It’s powered by 70 watts of chopping force with two curved stacked blades that can chop, mince, and dice with ease. The smooth plastic 1 ½ cup bowl and the detachable blades allows for an easy cleanup in the dishwasher, saving you time after a tasty meal.

Secondly, the one-speed feature on this bad boy allows for precise cuts every pulse. No more uneven chunks or cuts. Also, the stacked bi-level 2 blade construction ensures that every bit of food is sliced and diced. If you’re as excited as we were to discover this gem, you might be getting a little chop crazy with any vegetable you can find in your fridge. Fear not! For those who are messy food preppers, this chopper comes with a safety lock that secures the top, ensuring there’s no mishaps in the spilling department.

In conclusion, we believe that this chopper is going to be the best bang for your buck. It’s one of the most affordable of the lot, and achieves cuts that even some of its most expensive competitors are banging out. We definitely recommend every house to get their hands on one of these tactful tools.

VIDALIA CHOP WIZARD

best-vegetabe-choppers-vidalia-chop-wizard
Manual



11.2 x 10.5 x 11.9 inches
Upper Rack

Anti Slip Splash Guard
Chop and Dice



2 Cup

2 Blade Set

None


As you know, one of the greatest ways to shop was through "As Seen on TV" informercial ads. These were essentially the greatest way to review and sell products. It's funny that's what we do now, but on the internet. Anyway, this excellent chopper was a star on one of these informercials, and has lived up to it's name to this day.

Secondly, the vegetable chopper itself functions manually and works by placing the blade set of your choice, and pressing with ease down on the selected vegetable. What you can do with only one cut is the same job that you would have to achieve with many more using a standard kitchen knife. You can breeze through perfectly diced and sliced fruits and vegetables, minimizing to fractions of the original time. 

In the end, this excellent culinary innovation comes with two different slice and dice blade patterns, one for thicker slices and one for dices. You can make salsa, guacamole, chopped vegetable dishes, and many more in an instant. The chopper also is dishwasher safe on the top rack, so clean up with this product is an absolute breeze. Plus, if you're not the most finessed with your hands and eyes, the safe guard makes it almost impossible for any slips or nicks. 

We love this product and we highly recommend it. Plus, you really can't beat the amazing price!

CHEF'N VEGGIECHOP

Manual


5.25 inches x 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches

Upper Rack

Locking Lid
Chopping, Fine Dices

3 Cup


3 Blade

Bowl and Storage Lid

First, for those of you who are looking for something quick, efficient, easy to use, and won't require sacrificing your fingers for that delicious salsa recipe your friend's abuela gave to you, then listen up.  This vegetable chopper was made for you. If you can pull a lever, which is pretty much the standard for all Fisher Price toys, you can make this vegetable chopper go!

Naturally, this vegetable chopper works manually, so you don't have to worry about fussing with wires and extra cables, etc. All you do is choose your favorite vegetables and fruits, pop them into the bowl, place the top on the bowl, and pull away! You can also choose the size of your cuts just by how many pulls you apply. One pull will give you larger more diced vegetables. A couple more will create a fine chop if you're prepping any find nut chops for pastries.

In the end, we are very impressed with this chopper since it does quite the job with only three blades. Who said more is better? More like...efficient is better! It also comes with a bowl and storage lid so if you made too much, you can just easily place it back in the fridge for a midnight snack. This bad boy washes easily in the dishwasher and won't burn a hole in you wallet, so we highly recommend this for anybody that wants to get a quick, easy, and affordable chop job done in their kitchen.

PRESTO SALAD SHOOTER ELECTRIC SLICER/SHREDDER

Electronic

11 x 8.9 x 4.2 inches

Motor wipes clean, upper rack


Food guide

Shredding, slicing

2 Cup

2 interchangeable slicing/shredding cones

None

Ok, let's be frank. Seriously, the name of this product is absolutely ridiculous. However, don't let the name of this vegetable chopping genius fool you. Even though it sounds like something out of a stand up comedian's evening skit, it actually performs at the highest abilities, making this a necessity for your kitchenware needs.

As you would expect, this kitchenware literally points and shoots with precision and aim. The technology behind it is a rotating cone blade that cuts into the vegetable or fruit in a spiraling motion. Chopping vegetables with this bad boy is as easy as a push of a button. You literally press a button and aim this device onto your salad and out comes the glorious food goodies.

If you're constantly on a time crunch like pretty much any busy hard working human being across the globe, this product will definitely save you time and money. You can easily clean this up by placing the removable cone blades into the dishwasher, and wiping the electronic motor clean. Also, if you're looking for more versatility with your cuts, you can purchase extra blades for an affordable price.

Overall, we love this vegetable chopper. It's name is ridiculous and it is out of this world getting the chop, I mean job done.

CULINARY TOOLS STAINLESS STEEL MANDOLINE SLICER

Manual

16.4 x 1.8 x 5.2 in

Yes



Protective hand guard
Slicing/Julienning

Per Vegetable

3 slicing, 2 julienning specialty V blades

No

If you're the type that gets bored easily with everything life (trust us, we completely understand), then you'll love this vegetable chopper! When versatility is a priority, this tool has your back. This manual chopper comes with 3 slicing blades as well as 2 specialty V blades, so you can cut and prepare foods for any occasion.

Most of the time, we think of mandoline slicers as pretty sketchy tools especially if you're a beginner in the culinary world. However, the super sturdy plastic safeguard that holds your food prevents from any accidental nicks and cuts if someone decides to have a conversation with you in midst slice. In other words, you get to keep your hands and fingers AND get to enjoy your mea. Sounds like a win win to me.

Overall, we love this slicer because of it's versatility and safety. You can slice pieces of various thicknesses like 1.5mm, 2.5mm and 3.5mm, and even achieve perfect cuts for a salad or french fries. We highly recommend this product for all levels of culinary afficonados.


KITCHENAID 3.5 CUP FOOD CHOPER

Electronic

7 x 5 x 9.5 inches

Yes



Protective Lid

2 speed chop and puree
3 1/2 Cup

2 Stacked Blades



No

Everybody know's the phrase, "Size matters," but is it really true? In this case, I'd say, hell yeah! Except we're not really looking for something big, we want something handy and easy to put away (that's right). KitchenAid has done it yet again with a fantastic kitchen appliance that is not only effective, but also fits in any size cooking area.

Running on 2 different speeds, this chopper makes it easy to manage the size of cuts you want to apply. You can do everything from dicing tomatoes and other vegetables to grinding nuts or making crust for pies. The two stacked blade technology works at an angle so the most surface area of the vegetables are sliced. Plus, all the dirty parts fit conveniently into  the top shelf of your dishwasher, so you don't have to spend extra time scrubbing away.

In the end, this is a great chopper for any household. It's easy to use with a push of a button, and can chop pretty much any kind of food item. We definitely recommend this product because of its affordability and it's easy-to-use functionality.


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