Recently I have tried to improve my health by eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies, especially salads. This chopper makes salad prep and meal time duties SO much easier. I can prepare a full weeks worth of onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers in a matter of minutes and they are perfect every time. Not sure how I survived before this purchase. If you are in doubt about "As Seen On TV" products, this one lives up to the hype!
We got this for Christmas 4 years ago. We love it. My daughter saw it in use a few weeks ago, now she is anxious to get one as well. As for the difficult cleaned mentioned by others.... a tooth brush. Yep, a tooth brush works great. Mine did not come with a cleaning utensil. I had to be creative. Sometimes skins get stuck on the top area.[...] All in all... I give this product an A. I love it.
I bought my Kitchenaid food chopper about two months ago with a gift card I received for Christmas. My mom has one and I always used hers until I got one of my own. It was great and would chop up everything I needed -- most often veggies for cooking -- quickly and easily.
But today I realized it has already broken. For no apparent reason, the blades no longer rotate like they are supposed to after every chop. This means only the same bits get chopped each time and everything else in the cup stays intact. I use the item fairly regularly, but I wouldn't say it is overused and it certainly wasn't broken the last time I used it. We don't have any kids and my husband doesn't cook, so I know that no one else could have broken it without me knowing.
This is a great concept, but the poor quality of Kitchenaid means I'll be turning to a different brand to purchase my next food chopper.
This chopper is poorly designed. The base does not attach securely, and it sometimes falls off while the chopper is being used. Also, the little spoon attached to the side is just a hassle. It also falls off easily. The parts are all dishwasher safe, which is nice, but they don't dry well after being washed.
This chopper gets the job done, but I am unimpressed with every other aspect.