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Don't Buy It Until We Try It: Chop Magic

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Cutting vegetables usually takes a lot of time and patience. And, if you're like me, you probably end up cutting you finger when you're in a hurry. Well, there may be an easier and faster way to slice and dice your favorite veggies in just three simple steps.

From sandwiches to salads and soups, the menu at the Dakota Market in Minot is full of fresh foods.

"We offer cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery in our salads, so all that kind of stuff needs chopped every day."

For owner Melissa Williams, she comes in about an hour before she opens to prepare for the lunchtime rush. But, there's always a need for a fast and a handy kitchen gadget when it comes to cutting.

"Sometimes, I find it's easier to do it by hand, but I do have a couple of slicers that are out there. None of which are really amazing. I've cut myself about 18 times," says Williams.

So, we're going to find out if the Chop Magic can help us solve this problem.

"I hope it works," she says.

The Chop Magic sells for around $20, and promises to be the fast and easy way to slice and dice vegetables.

"It reminds me of an ant farm," says Williams.

We glanced over the directions and decided to start with the slicing blade, which is perfect for onions.

But, our experience was far from magical. You'll notice we have some difficulty pushing through the onion. We cut the top and bottom stems off and tried it again.

"It's very hard to push," says Williams. "I mean, I can do it, but no, I can't. Okay, so no onion."

We moved on to the cucumbers. And, it was much easier. Just push and the slicing blade goes right through the entire four inch piece of cucumber.

"That is smooth," says Williams.

But, it was a different story for the tomato.

Well, you may need a magician to cut through this tomato.

"I think it took a lot of muscle to press it down," says Williams. "A lot of pressure, and I think unless you have leverage, it's not really possible for the average person."

Now, I love, love, love vegetables. So, naturally, I was excited to test out this product. But, I will admit, it was a huge let down. While we did have good luck cutting up the cucumbers, slicing through the tomatoes and onions was nearly impossible. So, you'll probably want to save your money for a better gadget or just stick to using a knife.

So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs down.

If there are any As seen on TV products you would like Amy to try out, e-mail her at afox@kmot.com or leave her a message on the KMOT Facebook page.

 

 

 

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