Progressive International Onion Chopper (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
- Dices onions in one swift motion by closing lid
- Reduces onion vapors to minimize tears
- Crafted of reinforced plastic with a stainless steel blade
- Measurements printed on side of non-skid container
- Comes apart for easy cleaning; dishwasher safe; includes cleaning tool
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
More to consider from our brands
Customers also viewed these products
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
Compare with similar items
Prepworks by Progressive PS-3000 Onion Chopper with Non-Skid Base
The Original Vidalia Chop Wizard
Prepworks by Progressive Dice and Slice Chopper, 3 Interchangeable Blades, Veggie Chopper, Fruit Chopper, Onion Chopper, Non-Skid Base
Prepworks by Progressive Onion Chopper
Prepworks by Progressive Onion and Garlic Chopper
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||NEI As Seen On TV||Amazon.com||Jaxter||Amazon.com|
Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive, and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. The Progressive onion chopper dices onions in one swift motion. Each chopper features stainless steel blades, a non skid container with measurements printed on the side and a cleaning tool. The quick chopping motion reduces onion vapors to minimize tears. The onion chopper comes apart for easy cleaning in the dishwasher.
Work smarter, not harder with Progressive International's helpful onion chopper. Just slice an onion in two, set half on the stainless-steel blade, then close the hinged plastic lid. Voila! Dice onions without all the mess, odor, or time-consuming cleanup. The reinforced storage container is clear so it's easy to see how much you've chopped, and measurements up to two cups are printed on the sides. The compact tool stands on four round feet that keep it secure on the countertop or table. When the top is closed, the blade is protected and safely away from a busy chef's hands. This chopper stores easily in a drawer and comes with a tool to clean the lid easily. --Kara Karll
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
A cooking-loving neighbor initially gave the Progressive International Chopper to me. It seemed someone had given it to her and it had just been sitting in her cupboard underutilized. Secretly I doubted I would use it, but thanked her and shoved it in my cupboard. I pulled it out several weeks later to dice some vegetable or other and have been in love with it since!
Obviously, I have chopped onions. But, I have also chopped: carrots, olives, celery, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, hard boiled eggs, pickles...even nuts! I used it nearly every day for four years. It was rather a pain to clean, had to use a scrub brush vigorously to clean the plastic grid and then typically needed to take a steak knife to get food bits out. It finally broke, so I ordered another one and was pleasantly surprised to find it came with a comb-like cleaning utensil that cleans the grid in three seconds flat! Fantastic!
We've traveled with the chopper both summer camping and winter vacations and have always been pleased. And just today my Mother, who has arthritis in her hands, asked where she could get one, since cutting vegetables is becoming too difficult.
It comes with two inserts: one that dices things up in 1/4" bits and another that dices things up in 1/2" inch bits.
Besides the blades, it is made of plastic, so you do need to use wisdom when chopping food. Making sure the item isn't larger than the grid. I broke the "C" shaped hinge portion of the top because I whacked it too hard, too many times. Use basic common sense and I believe this will last you for quite a long time.
The chopper is pretty simple: you peel and quarter the onions, then you put each quarter on the chopping-dicing area, and push down until the device has closed all the way. The diced onions go into the bottom of the chopper to measure out into your cups or spoons and add to your preparation.
It comes with a small pick especially built to make it easier to get the small bits from the chopping area of the chopper once you are ready to clean-up..I love the addition of this chopper to my kitchen line up of tools and gadgets.
February 5, 2014
I have been using this handy tool for a while now and continue to enjoy its convenience. I failed to mention in my initial review, that once the quartered onions are placed on the grid and the top closed down on it...that I make a fist and smack the lid down using the side of my fist. The pressure from the smack works just right to push the onions through and make for great diced pieces of onion.
chops onions faster than i could by hand
holds pieces on bottom
top piece is heavy plastic, very sturdy
scraper makes grid on top plastic piece easy to clean.
Onion must be cut into manageable sizes. Half, quarter, sometimes eigths
for any thick piece (most pieces) a lot of force is required. Either push hard or bang.
if onion slips over side of grate, it prevents any chopping until onion is realigned
bottom piece is made of cheap plastic. Not too hard to crack.
knobs on bottom piece that hold on top piece break easily.
metal chopping grid holds onto some onions, making cleaning is cumbersome.
1) Cut off top and bottom of onions.
2) Slice into peel, peel onions. (done at same time as step 1)
3) Chop onions into 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 slices, depending on size. A "feel" for it comes easily.
4) Grab onion piece and place in chopper.
5) Use left hand to hold top piece on hinge (so it doesn't break)
6) Press with right hand.
7) If piece slipped over grate, open and realign. Go back to step 5.
8) If piece was too big, lift myself placing weight on chopper, or whack, whack whack.
This works surprisingly well, and can be very efficient it the onion piece are small enough as the chop is smooth and quick. When the chopper inevitably breaks on the knobs, step 5 also requires an alignment over the grate, and that takes an extra moment. The top piece goes around 3-sides of knob, and acts as hinge.
When used correctly, it can last a number of months before breaking, and may be worth another purchase to bring back that ease of use.
I've broken this three times, and plan to buy it again. It is a cheap product in both quality and price, but i don't know of a quality one out there. So, i just get this one and handle with care.
I have given up on this item. It breaks too often. I use a food processor instead. The stringy onions (as opposed to chopped) is not exactly what i wanted, but it works, is considerably faster, uses larger pieces, and doesn't break.
Top reviews from other countries
The axis is weak, I had to strengthen it not to break.
I would recomend this product.