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The other variation was very useful, but the blades would dull
on August 14, 2016
I originally was sold on a variation of this product (2 straight blades and a handle) at our state fair. The other variation was very useful, but the blades would dull, the handle connector would strip and start to slip from time to time and it would be very hard to spin if you overfilled. I would make it a point to pick up a new one at the state fair every year since it was still the best option for making fresh salsa quickly, and was happy to spend the $20-40 on it depending what the deal was that year.
Three years ago, it had broken sooner than its predecessors and I needed to replace. I hit up amazon, this model was a little different but I took a chance since it seemed to be a better design. Glad I did, since this model is far superior. Curved blades allow to to load it full with fresh veggies and not have it get stuck on the first few spins. Suction cups gives you the leverage you need, but more importantly gets rid of the need for a handle which would cause the bowl to crack.
This thing is a workhorse and I would not trade it for a powered unit, since I have tried and it takes away the control needed for veggies. I have used this thing to make salsa every week for three years and it's in great shape. It turns an hour or two of chopping into 5 minutes of prep work and 30 seconds in the chopper. I have an odd love for fresh salsa so I probably get more use than most, but it really is the best tool for the job.