Written By: Melissa Harrel
Ever thought to yourself, “I don’t hate cooking; I just hate the preparation time?” If time is money, then spend your time better with the Proctor Silex 1-1/2-Cup Food Chopper 72500R ($12.99). This small kitchen gadget whittles away the minutes you’d otherwise invest in chopping, dicing, and mincing . . . so you don’t feel the urge to throw in the towel and order delivery. For its simplicity and its low price, this little electric food processor will leave you slicing through all the prep . . . with a smile.
- Electric, rotating blade slashes prep time
- Compact design (8” x 5” by 4”)
- Pulse function lets you determine how fine or course the chop
- Versatile across vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheese, herbs, etc.
- Ideal size when cooking for 1-2 people
- Dishwasher safe stainless steel blade and bowl
More about the Proctor Silex 1-1/2-Cup Food Chopper 72500R
This little food chopper looks and acts like its larger food processor brothers and sisters, but you’ll end up using it more because it’s easier. Compact and lightweight, you can leave the chopper on your counter top, but at 2 lbs., this little guy won’t cause you to break a sweat if you have to haul it out of a cupboard. The pulse function lets you move from chop to puree in seconds (but don’t try that maneuver in reverse order). You’ll have virtually no mess after you scoop out your contents. Bowl, blade, and lid shower off easily in the dishwasher.
The size works well for 1-2 people, but if you’re having a dinner party, you might have your food chopper working overtime. Alternatively you can upgrade to a full-blown food processor, but for what you spoon out of that bowl, you will have forked over a lot of dough. At such an affordable price, and with an everyday function, I use this product more than my $200.00 Cuisinart food processor. With 50 years making appliances, Proctor Silex works hard to assure you of its products’ safety and quality. If the reputation doesn’t win you over, the result of this 1 ½ cup food chopper will.
- Helps create home-cooked meals without the prep time
- Easier to use that bulky food processors
- Convenient to store
- More accessible that larger model food processors
- Exceedingly affordable
- Pulse feature allows control of consistency
- Versatile; chop veggies or make a pesto sauce
- Limited by 1 ½ cup capacity
- Comes with only one bowl and blade
Measuring Up to Other Minis?
Against its mini contenders, the Proctor Silex 1-1/2-Cup Food Chopper 72500R holds its own, and in the price war, it is the clear victor.
Oster 3-Cup Mini Chopper with Whisk FPSTMC3321 ($19.99) doesn’t cut it for a lot of consumers, even with two speeds and a- 3 cup capacity. The Black & Decker 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper HC306 ($17.99) has the same engine and capacity, but is almost twice as bulky. The Cuisinart’s Mini-Prep Processor DLC-1BCH ($55.00) holds nearly 3 cups, shares two speeds, but the price juts into the stratosphere. Black and Decker’s Ergo 3-Cup Food Chopper EHC650B ($24.99) boasts 150 watts of power for less than the Cuisinart cousin. Even so, the Proctor Silex does the trick.
So What’s for Dinner?
For less time and money than a pizza delivery, you can use the Proctor Silex 1-1/2-Cup Food Chopper to put better ingredients on a fresh, zesty pizza created in your own kitchen. But don’t stop there. With this mini kitchen accessory at an affordable price, chop, chop, chop.
- Suggested Retail: $12.99
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Power: 70 watts 120V/AC only