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Slap Chop

Stainless steel blades. Stainless steel blades.
Sliced potatoes. Sliced potatoes.
Onions, garlic, and potatoes. Onions, garlic, and potatoes.
Finely chopped fruit. Finely chopped fruit.
Cookie crumbs and finely chopped nuts. Cookie crumbs and finely chopped nuts.

By Jeff Jumper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It's a slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing machine that claims to work with a simple slap of the hand.  The Slap Chop has been out for a few months now, but similar products have been around for years.  This cutting device claims to be different from the others because it opens fully for cleaning, preventing food particle and bacteria buildup.  The product has a skinny claim that you'll eat healthier because those healthier foods will now be easier to prepare.  After disassembling, I cleaned my Slap Chop before putting it to use.

I said, "With the clean Slap Chop, we're going to test it out today on virtually everything you see Vince test it on in his commercial.  We'll start out with a red potato here, a hard item, to see if it chops it up well.  Also, we have garlic and onion with the skin on it.  We're going to try to chop this up and then pull the skins away like he shows in the commercial.  Then we have a salad consisting of a hard boiled egg, green onion, pickles, and some ham.  We'll test that out.  We'll throw an onion in here with the tomato and the green pepper; make some salsa hopefully.  We have fruits here to chop up as well as nuts and some Oreos."

I placed the potato on the cutting board and rest the slap chop on top of the potato.  A few slaps, and we have results.  Fewer slaps yield the larger chopped pieces.  I chopped the onion twice and the skin peeled right off.  Same goes for the garlic cloves.  I continued with the egg salad as well as the salsa mix, rinsing my Slap Chop in between chopping.  I dried the Slap Chop in order to chop the Oreos, and then I used it with the cup to chop the nuts.

I continued, "We're done slapping away, and the first thing that we tested were the potatoes.  It chopped it up once into a nice thick slice, then nice little chunks for home fries.  Next we moved on to some of the garlic here, noticed finely minced there.  Same thing goes for the onions, minced and coarse chopped and it pulled the skins right off both, just like it claimed so we'll go ahead and throw those skins away.  Otherwise, we did a pretty good job here with our egg salad.  The salsa looks good and tasty.  And look at the fruit, chopped up very finely.  Maybe for some ice cream toppings, you have Oreos and some nuts chopped up finely as well."

It worked with minimal effort, but I learned that it's always a good idea to wear an apron when slapping.  The Slap Chop dices away a yummy YES for this week's "Does it Work?" test.  The Slap Chop cost us $19.99 at a Lake Charles business.

Web Extra:  Be sure to check out the Web Extra Video in the link above to see the full tests for each of the items chopped.  Most small single items took only a few seconds to chop completely.  Some of the other items like the pepper; I chose to prep by de-seeding and cutting the stem off with the knife.  I did do some food preparation by cutting large items into manageable chunks, but as long as the item will fit between the slap chop and the provided cup or cutting board it should chop it without any trouble.  The Slap Chop disassembles and reassembles for cleaning fairly easily.  The blades are extraordinarily sharp, so caution is needed in cleaning the stainless steel blades.  The main unit is not dishwasher safe, so it does take some time to properly clean.  Slap Chop comes with a ten year limited warranty, but by the time you pay for shipping to and from, you're better off just buying a new one!  Oh yeah, I didn't securely have the Slap Chop chamber in contact with the cutting board whole chopping the tomato, and let me tell you, boy does that squirt tomato seeds and juice pretty far!

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