As cooking is one of the ways I like to de-stress, I was thrilled when Tryazon had a party offering kitchen gadgets to try from T-fal. I signed up for the party immediately and appreciate them sending me lots of cool and useful things for my kitchen in exchange for a review of what I truly think. I was very pleased as I was sent the following:
• T-fal Ingenio Rapid Chopper
• T-fal Ingenio Micro Edge Peeler
• T-fal Ingenio 4 Quart Bowl
• T-fal Zen 6” Utility Knife
• T-fal Ingenio Tripod Strainer
• Good Cook Poly Cutting Board
I invited some friends over to try out a recipe that is on our menu at least once a week along with some kind of meat – Cilantro Rice and Tomato Salad. Tomato Salad is basically pico de gallo without the heat and is a perfect pair with rice – its SO delicious!
This recipe was a perfect one to try out the Rapid Chopper. It takes quite a bit of time to dice and mince with this recipe, so I was excited to see if I could shave some time of me being in the kitchen!
We cut our roman tomatoes in half, and then in quarters.
Threw them in the rapid chopper and gave them a spin. The thing I liked about it was that the bottom has some plastic grip so it stays right where it should while you pull the cord back.
This was just after 5 or 6 pulls on the cord- pretty much perfect! I will take it!
Next up was the onions – we sliced thin rings and cut those in half and threw them in the chopper –
I would say another win wouldn’t you? In about 10 seconds I had perfect diced onions!
Next up we did cilantro. This thing is so easy my kids actually fight over who gets to pull the cord- ha!
Mincing cilantro I was not completely convinced. It worked, but some of the leaves were sliced to a pulp, while other leaves were still full size. I would say it was just okay on mincing cilantro.
We diced all the ingredients together in less than two minutes. This recipe was definitely much quicker with the rapid chopper!
Add it to the cilantro rice and it is the perfect combination! If you have not tried it I definitely recommend you do, all of my party attendees (minus one who has an aversion to cilantro) loved it!
All in all I would give the rapid chopper a 9 out of 10. I loved how easy and quick it was! The options of what you could do are limitless – nuts, avocados, cutting up food for baby etc. I loved that it is not huge and takes up tons of space in my cupboard. If I need to take it with me somewhere on the go, or camping, it is perfect! The ease of use is amazing – my toddler loves pulling the cord! So we will give it two thumbs up for sure!
What is one of your favorite kitchen gadgets to use?
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