Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Slap Chop

Product Description

“Life’s hard enough as it is, you don’t need to cry anymore.”

Oh Vince. Your Sham Wow was not so great, but darn you and your charismatic commercials, I just can’t resist. Here I was preparing some chili, chopping onions, garlic and peppers. In the background the television was on. Now I did not have enough chopping to do to break out the food processor, but enough chopping that the cutting board was quite full. For those that don’t know, I am a nervous chopper, afraid that one day one of my 10 little piggy’s will be separated from the heard by an error in my knife chopping skills. As I was thinking, there has got to be a better way, fate (and a large advertising budget) intervened. I look up to see that giant head of Vince.


The Slap Chop is a manual chopper machine that works when you slap the plunger part. Every slap triggers the 3 blades below to chop and cut the food. The more you slap the Slap Chop, the finer the food gets. Chop up potatoes for home fries, or add mushrooms and green peppers for a tasty side to your eggs. Even use the Slap Chop for vegetables like carrots, celery and radishes for an instant salad. Nuts and chocolate are chopped easy for toppings on ice cream. The Slap Chop is great for onions and even garlic so your fingers don't smell and it saves time. The Slap Chop's base opens up to expose the blades for easy cleaning.

The Graty for cheese comes with 2 blades, fine and coarse. Place any kind of cheese in the container, turn and press the black top twister and the cheese comes right out for omelets, salads and pasta. It comes with a black cover to seal the cheese so it stays fresh in the refrigerator. Take it out whenever you need a little or a lot of cheese. The Slap Chop and the Graty for cheese both come with a 10 year warranty and are both dish washer safe.

What It Costs $19.99 (S&H $7.95) (plus $5.00 for the Graty and oh yes, I need my Graty).

Ease of assembly 5 Stars

It’s a slap chop, there is no assembly

Ease of use 5 Stars

Oh how I eagerly awaited and soon I was rewarded. I open the package as a child opens a birthday gift, excited with my new chopping toy!

What makes the Slap Chop different from other ordinary choppers is the sturdy construction.
Why the Egyptian pyramid builders would be proud with the engineering built into my Slap Chop. Once super cool thing is how the blades are positioned. Most choppers have blades in an X pattern. The SlapChop has blades positioned in a W position.
As we all know, W comes before X in the alphabet so W must be better. And in this case it is as there is more chopping blade with a W shape then with an X shape.

Actual performance 5 Stars

Now Vince said I would be in a great mood because I would be slapping my troubles away… So I set off to test that theory.

I break out some chopping items from the fridge. First I take a wack at some onions. I pull out the cutting board and slice the onion in half. Now the onion barely fits into the Slap Chop but sure enough a couple of slaps later and the only tears I have are tears of joy. Next I try some whole garlic, again the Slap Chop works flawlessly.

In fact it does a great job on everything I put under it and I start getting into a great mood, just as Vince said I would. So….. I break out some of my old ShamWow to see what the Slap Chop will do to it. Oddly enough, the ShamWow appears to be Slap Chop resistant.

Final thoughts on practicality

The ShapChop works well, and is easy to clean since I can put it into the dishwasher. Now I know, it did not work well on my ShamWow but I blame the ShamWow since that never worked well to begin with.

As for the cheese Graty, it does a decent job on hard cheese.
Final Score

5 stars out of 5

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