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Old 21.11.2011, 19:16
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Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Hi all, I know that something similar has been discussed before but I could not find the thread. So, I hate chopping onions by hand and am looking for the best electrical chopper.

Previously, several people recommended the Oxo Good Grips mini chopper, which I bought, and have found to be less than useless. I tried to chop shallots (disaster) and flat leafed parsley (useless).

Please advise me of one you use that does the job quickly and easily.

PS - I am also looking for the best garlic crusher!
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Old 21.11.2011, 19:29
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

I saw a Moulinex one in Migros the other day but then I forgot to buy it (got too excited about some games) but I'll definitely give it a shot.

here's the one I saw:
http://www.247parents.com/?p=2425

It looked pretty well made but I can't vouch for it cuz I haven't used it personally yet.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Just on the subject of a garlic crusher I bought one from Coop (can't remember the brand) and didn't think much of it because the garlic kept getting caught in all the nooks and crannies.

Until one day when I watched a TV chef crush the garlic clove still in its papery skin. Garlic pulp goes through the holes, any remainder stays stuck to the skin and can be peeled away from the garlic press leaving minimum mess.

(Or maybe everyone already does that and I'm a garlic crusher noob)
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Old 21.11.2011, 19:41
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

I have one of these not electric but very quick and simple to use, and dishwasher safe
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Old 21.11.2011, 19:50
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

I've never really got into onion choppers myself, but used to use a really fancy electric job at a school where I worked ten years ago ... we used to do big barbecues, with fresh-chopped onion fried up in heaps of butter! Think it was a Kenwood job, real tough ...

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Old 21.11.2011, 20:01
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Until one day when I watched a TV chef crush the garlic clove still in its papery skin. Garlic pulp goes through the holes, any remainder stays stuck to the skin and can be peeled away from the garlic press leaving minimum mess.

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Well, you learn something every day!! I will try this.
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Hi all, I know that something similar has been discussed before but I could not find the thread. So, I hate chopping onions by hand and am looking for the best electrical chopper.

Previously, several people recommended the Oxo Good Grips mini chopper, which I bought, and have found to be less than useless. I tried to chop shallots (disaster) and flat leafed parsley (useless).

Please advise me of one you use that does the job quickly and easily.

PS - I am also looking for the best garlic crusher!
I have a product from Zyliss, which is brilliant. It is not electric. Here is a picture of the instructions. It is easy to use and wash.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Mrs. Doolittle, how fine can you chop onions with that gadget?
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Old 23.11.2011, 05:34
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Not sure what "perfect" means for you, but generations of French and German housewives enjoy "la moulinette". It chops everything and simply continues to chop things smaller the longer you hold the one button it has. I even make pesto with it.

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Old 23.11.2011, 07:31
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Did you try your husband?

I cry everytime a cut onions so I bought a Bosh chopper it work like a charm. I have a garlic press thing. You put the garlic in press it and it comes out in tiny holes. If I still find the pieces too big I crush them with the side of a knife.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

This is what you need!!

Keep it in the closet, maybe comes with some other useful funtions.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Calling Ka pai!


Tupperware may be your answer - they do good knives. But ask her, she's the expert.
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I have a product from Zyliss, which is brilliant. It is not electric. Here is a picture of the instructions. It is easy to use and wash.
I have one very similar this that I do longer use - anyone want it before I bin it? I find using a knife easier.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

what about oxo good grips full size chopper? I absolutely love mine. The mini is too small, won't even fit half a shallot, that's probably the issue.
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Re: Searching for the perfect onion chopper

Before seeing Treverus' post above re Le Moulinette, I went ahead and ordered the Magimix Le Micro from Amazon. I am thrilled with it - as well as chopping onions, shallots, vegetables, etc, it can be used to make smoothies and mayonnaise. Just passing this on in case there are any other lazy bints like me out there!
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