Monday, August 24, 2009

My New Best Friend in the Kitchen

My sister-in-laws raved about this little kitchen tool, saying that it was amazing and that it worked just as well as they said it did on TV....well, I am a huge pessimist when it comes to the supposed latest and greatest from late-night infomercials.
But this little chopper has earned my full and complete respect...they insisted that it was worth the $20 so I headed to Target and picked one up a while back. Seeing as how I tend to have problems with sharp knives and graters, I figured if this thing really worked, I could save myself quite a bit of blood loss and steer clear of a few more scars.
I used mine for the first time last night to chop potatoes, carrots and onions....and it was amazing!!! It worked just as well as it does on the commercials and it cut my prep time down by probably a half hour, if not more...AND I didn't have to worry about cutting myself...YAY!!!
It made all the veggies look all neat and pretty, and made it so much more enjoyable to prepare a meal without all the tedious chopping. I chopped a whole bag of carrots, about 4 pounds of potatoes and an onion in a matter of 2 or 3 minutes (after I peeled them of course...where's the miracle machine for that??).
Anyways, if you have ever seen the commercial for this little gadget and wondered if it really was as good as it sounds, it is!!! So head to your closest Target and pick it up off the ever popular "As Seen on TV" shelf that is in the middle of the store...but resist the urge to pick up any of the other infomercial rejects there, you'll probably only be disappointed!!
Unless...any of you have any great "As Seen on TV" finds?? Go ahead, tell me about them...I promise I won't laugh that you actually bought that tube of Mighty Putty or package of Hercules Hooks if they really were worth the money!!


Marcus and Amy said...

I love my chopper thing - especially when it comes to onions cause they KILL my eyes! It is a great kitchen tool!

I also love my Magic Bullet and am looking forward to using it more to make baby food after the baby comes!

I have used those Hercules Hooks and sorry to say that they work! I have a really big & heavy mirror haning at the end of my hall and its been there for 3 years now. I was a little nervous at fist but its still going strong!

I will admit that I am a sucker for infomercials and will usually try the products if they really impress me enough.

I bought the pancake puff too and enjoy using that as well. I can't say I have tried the mighty putty though sorry!

Marcus and Amy said...

Yes, I do like my magic bullet! The commerical makes it look like you can make things like salsa and stuff with it - which you can, but it won't be a chunky salsa if that sense.

It really is a blender more than anything, but we use it for smoothies & guacamole and such, and soon baby food! It comes with a receipe book and I have made some things in it and I have done salsa - it turns out ok, I like a more runny salsa though. It is just a matter of how long you press down on the blender. I really like it cause its small and cleans well and easy to use. Both my sisters have one too!

If you get one, let me know how you like it!