In my attempt to find easier tools for kids I pulled out my The Pampered Chef Cutting Edge Food Chopper for the first time when Little Chef A was making Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes. I bought it years ago, but rarely remember to pull it out. Walnuts needed to be cut. It is hard enough for me to keep nuts on the cutting board, piled just perfectly to chop them. I wasn’t sure I wanted her to try it and hope she didn’t get a finger!
After showing her how to pile the nuts and put the chopper on top she was able to do it. The first few chops are the hardest no matter what they are chopping. Of course it would be that way though! After helping some of the Little Chefs with the first few hits, they are off and running on their own. As an experiment they tried it with herbs. No that doesn’t work. All the leaves get stuck up the blades and are hard to get out. I suggest you stay with kitchen shears for herbs. Onions have been a great success as well. Doesn’t it seem like a lot of main dishes have onions!
I definitely would recommend this tool for young chefs. It is much quicker and so much safer!