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Zyliss Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base

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  • Chops easily from coarse to fine
  • Special wipers inside cup rotate during chopping to keep inside of cup clean
  • Measurements on chopping cup indicate correct portions
  • Lock down plunger for easy storage
  • Bonus chopping cup to keep prep work handy


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002FCG46
  • Item model number: 10700
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,829 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Zyliss has set the standard for top quality food choppers and this go-to chopper is no exception! The precision 18/10 stainless steel blade operates like 5 knives in one. It rotates automatically for smooth, even chopping while the wiper blades act as a cleaning device. With the addition of a cushioned smart base, delicate foods are easy to chop and motion shock to the hand is reduced.


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Customer Reviews

It comes apart very easily for an easy clean.
brookietee
It comes apart nicely and there are no nasty crannies that you can't get to where food can get stuck.
Marcy
It did ok with the garlic, but not as good as a knife.
ann edmonds

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

205 of 212 people found the following review helpful By R.E. Burke TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 19, 2012
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I bought this from Amazon two years ago and have been using it ever since. I thought it might be about time to write a review. And I prepped for that by reading some of the other reviews.

Some of reviewers clearly occupy a different universe than me. Maybe they escaped from Area 51 and are now hell-bent on worldwide domination of the kitchen utensils market. If I understand them correctly, this chopper is poorly designed, difficult to clean, hard to assemble, small in capacity, has a lock that gets gummed up, is not likely to last long...and one reviewer with a lot of votes even said you can only chop by using the Smart Base.

Bah! These people are nuts. Chopped nuts if you please.

Zyliss occupies a distinguished place in the small utensils market because its designs are effective and attractive, construction is solid, and prices are reasonable. This chopper is all of those things, and I've got two years of experience with this chopper to back me up on this point. I have used the chopper regularly to chop garlic, onions, meat, olives, mushrooms, and other such items. I don't use it to chop tomatoes because that seems patently silly, and also because it's easier to buy canned diced tomatoes. Anyway, here are some specific reflections:

1. I have never used the Smart Base. It's there somewhere in my cupboards, but I just tend to pile up choppable items on my Oxo cutting board and serially chop through the piles. Doing it this way makes it easy to go hrough a number of piles very rapidly.

2. To the one person who hinted that this might damage cutting boards: nope! You're wrong.

3. After two years of solid use, the chopper overall is still in essentially new condition.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By T. Batdorff on January 1, 2008
Zyliss, 10700, Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base
The Zyliss Easy Chop can chop and mince foods into the smallest of pieces with ease. The more you press, the smaller the pieces. Onions can be minced so finely that they are nearly undetectable by sight in sauces but still add desired flavor. And, onion odors are contained! The new design, however, means that I can no longer use the Easy Chop on my cutting board as I did with the older model. All foods must be inserted in the Smart Base before chopping. The rubber bottom on the Smart Base does help prevent slipping and reduces noise but I question how long it will last with repeated washings in the dishwasher. Only time will tell.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Claja99 on March 27, 2011
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I have been a devoted Zyliss chopper fan ever since I bought my first one in 1995. For a product that gets such heavy use, they are very durable.

That said, I have to add that this particular model, the Zyliss Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base, is NOT their best effort. They are trying too hard. The slanted sides of the chopper bin are not adequately wiped by those ineffective little wipers, and the results of the chopping is quite uneven. As a matter of fact, after purchasing this model and using it, I bought their less pricey model at my local kitchen store and it does a much better job and is just as hard/easy to clean. Unfortunately I failed to return the "Smart Base" model in time to get a full refund, so I guess I'll just give it to someone I don't like all that well...

I want to say that neither of these choppers can hold a candle to the first Zyliss I had. (It was the design that Slap Chop ripped off and made cheap copies of that did not hold up and performed so poorly.) That Zyliss model chopped evenly, held up under heavy use, was EASY to clean, and was entirely satisfactory. I dream of the day that Zyliss brings this model back. I'd stock up a lifetime's supply!
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Zyliss, 10700, Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base[[ASIN:B000V4PDYS Zyliss 10700 easy chop food chopper with smart base.]

Device evenly chops w/o tearing, including meat, nuts, celery (stringy veggies), onions and garlic; resilient black vinyl base is not cut by the blades; does great job directly on cutting board and equally well into the included storage container; disassembly is a breeze for easy cleanup; is dishwasher safe; locks in compressed position for compact storage; Swiss Zyliss quality despite China mfr.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By AK Polar Bear on April 1, 2007
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I am pleased with my recent purchase of this item. Unit is super easy to take apart and clean. Very easy to use. One must bang top down hard (strong spring) to get proper rotation of items being chopped. The bottom part can be detached, filled with item to chop, reattach top and begin chopping. Easy, neat and compact to use. Pressing down on the top compresses tool which moves the choppers down into the lower section of the unit and when unit is fully compressed, the red slidder button will lock the unit in the compressed state for better storage.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bronwyn Clear on August 14, 2007
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We have gone through and broken 2 other types of hand choppers in the last year. The plastic tends to break during chopping. This one is sturdy with thicker plastic. It is lasting quite well. If you don't want to use an electrical food processor and have small chopping jobs, this is the best by far.
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