1) Cuisinart Mini-Mate Plus Chopper/Grinder
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
UPSIDE Chops directly on a cutting board; collapses for easy storage; manually operated.
DOWNSIDE Ineffective on herbs and carrots.
3) Proctor Silex Food Chopper
UPSIDE Inexpensive; large work bowl.
DOWNSIDE Ineffective on small quantitie
4) Kitchenaid 3 Cup Chef's Chopper
UPSIDE Opening in lid for adding liquid; effective on small and large quantities; large work bowl.
5) Kuhn Rikon Twist & Chop
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.