My New Toy

While in Switzerland I watched my daughter in law quickly mince some onions with a handy little cooking tool, totally manual. I don’t think I’ve seen these in France and I dimly have a memory of chopping something with a chopper type device that my mother had many years ago. I was happily given a gift of one for myself. Being Swiss, it is a little more high tech than some I’ve seen, with a little device inside that turns the blade every time after it cuts.

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Here it is. You just place the clear plastic part over the food you want to dice and…

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and this blade comes down and starts chopping.

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And in not time at all, your onions look like this. Much faster to my way of thinking, than using my cuisinard and easier to clean. Little things in life can make you happy.

Sideroads of Europe

14 thoughts on “My New Toy

  1. This is very clever and I seem to remember one of these years ago, like in the 60’s. Maybe this nifty little gadget is having a comeback.
    I think it just proves that some of the old-fashioned things continue to be the best.

  2. Hmmm, I may have to add this to my shopping list when I go back to the States in July. Although I did find one with a hand crank that’s supposed to do much the same thing only I haven’t tried it yet.

  3. I’m so envious! The only one I bought and tried tended to make onion juice!! I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one tho!

  4. I’m so envious! The only one I bought and tried tended to make onion juice!! I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one tho!

  5. I just re-read what I wrote and think Pampered Chef owes me a commission. I sound like the sales person or something.

  6. I’ve been away on vacation for a few days and sure missed you. I was hoping to see a photo of your new little angel….maybe soon?

    It was nice to see all the photos, I like that you take me away to another place every single morning. Thanks for that.

  7. Linda, we also have one and yes, from the Pampered Chef. Went to a cooking party. Love using it. Works great.

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