I was working in the kitchen tonight and I pulled out one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. It’s a little, 1-cup food processor. It’s great for so many things and clean-up is a breeze. It only has three parts to clean: cup, lid and blade. The best part is I only paid fifty cents for it at Habitat for Humanity’s Thrift Store. I was there looking for a 4-cup carafe for my coffee pot (hard to find) and bought the chopper on impulse, not really expecting to use it much.
It has surprised me in its versatility. I can shred a cup of carrots, a bunch of green onions, chop nuts and puree a variety of sauces in it. I have never used a full-sized food processor, I find them cumbersome to use, clean and especially store. I prefer my blender, but despite its many speeds, it is limited in its abilities. My little mini-chopper fills my chopping needs. I’m not sure if they make them anymore, but I believe they are worth the investment – of course maybe you’ll get lucky and find one for fifty cents at a summer yard sale.