These mini choppers destroyed the competition.

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Choppers

1) Cuisinart Mini-Mate Plus Chopper/Grinder
 $40, cuisinart.com
 UPSIDE Compact; chops evenly; doubles as a spice grinder.
> DOWNSIDE Ineffective for coarse chopping; food must be precut to fit small work bowl.

2) Zyliss Easy Chop Food Chopper
 $20, surlatable.com
 UPSIDE Chops directly on a cutting board; collapses for easy storage; manually operated.
 DOWNSIDE Ineffective on herbs and carrots.

3) Proctor Silex Food Chopper
 $13, proctorsilex.com
 UPSIDE Inexpensive; large work bowl.
 DOWNSIDE Ineffective on small quantitie

4) Kitchenaid 3 Cup Chef's Chopper
 $50, shopkitchenaid.com
 UPSIDE Opening in lid for adding liquid; effective on small and large quantities; large work bowl.
 DOWNSIDE Expensive 

5) Kuhn Rikon Twist & Chop
 $20, cooking.com
 UPSIDE Compact; work bowl and lid double as storage container for chopped food; manually operated.
 DOWNSIDE Ineffective on herbs and carrots; juice can leak when chopping tomatoes.

USE YOUR MINI CHOPPER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
 

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in December 2007.