I need all the help in the kitchen that I can get. I am not completely cooking challenged, but I mainly get frazzled. Let me paint a nice picture for you of what it's like for me to cook. First I am usually running late, so I am in a hurried PANIC mode. Then there is my lovely little Lucy who is amazingly independent until I start cooking, then it is like....well....have you seen "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? Well, remember when the Nazis open the ark and the ghosts come out and suck the souls from everyone...... just picture that, but with my sweet little one in her saucer screaming at me because apparently I didn't get the memo about her only being clingy and whinny from 5-6:30 P.M. Then there is the realization that I forgot to buy a certain ingredient or with all the screaming I can't remember if I put in two cups or one cup in.
So, as you can see, cooking time can be a stressful time. One thing that has really helped me hugely is my Chop Wizard. It is great! You simply place your potatoes, green peppers, hard boiled eggs, onions...whatever you need.... press down on the lid and then prest-o chang-o, you have your self some nicely diced and chopped veggies. I especially love this contraption when I am making a stew or soup since many of them need lots of dicing. Great for salads too if you like to throw in diced ham and chopped onions. Even wonderful for tacos and all the toppings needed and fruits for tasty fruit salads!
It costs about $19.99 and even comes with two slicing options; dicing (a bigger square, good for potatoes, tomatoes and such) and mincing (perfect for onions and peppers). The Wizard also has a small cleaning tool to help you get the bits and pieces of food, that have been left behind, out of the blades. The compartment that catches all the food even has a measuring system of 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup and more, to help you know how much you have sliced.
The Chop Wizard is really just a great helper in the kitchen. Especially for the price... I think it has been worth every penny. I mainly love how it really saves time in the kitchen for me, which is something I need when Lucy is about to cry out "ANARCHY" :)