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Curtis Stone Chop Chop?

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Does anyone own this? It's a TS today and sold out in it's debut in July. Reviews aren't available but I can see that the overall rating was only 2.9. Thoughts???

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AngelLove21394371090.632755 PostsRegistered 3/2/2007

I suggest checking Amazon and see if they have it to check reviews. I do that all the time. His Chop Chop is selling quickly. Where did you find the overall rating?

ceekay1394372725.8531523 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

The only thought I had when I saw this today was "The Veg-o-matic lives"!

Infinite M­om1394373749.62446 PostsRegistered 7/18/2010

My Mom bought that veg-o-matic for my hopeless chest back in the sixties. It was a Ron Popeil item. It cost my Mom $10. Still use it. {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

Desertdi1394375551.37317295 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

Dozed off......and the "chop-chop" noise on the TV woke me up.......chunk of expensive plastic........no thanks.

Philosophy­Girl221394389609.0972278 PostsRegistered 1/21/2007Central Florida
On 3/9/2014 AngelLove2 said:

I suggest checking Amazon and see if they have it to check reviews. I do that all the time. His Chop Chop is selling quickly. Where did you find the overall rating?

I found the rating when I Googled the Curtis Stone Chop Chop! You couldn't read any of the actual reviews but you could see the overall rating. {#emotions_dlg.sad}

icezeus1394389815.7234914 PostsRegistered 10/30/2010Southern California

I saw this presented earlier. My problem is that it just looks to big and bulky. I do not want another monstrosity sitting out on my countertops.

Buck-i-Nana1394390730.5538930 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

I ordered it.

I've had the genius chopper (the bowl version) for a few years and have used it a great deal. The disadvantage for me of the genius chopper I have is that the presser part is hinged and comes down at an angle. I have arthritis in my hands and using that hinged style that comes down at an angle has become a problem. What I liked about this chop chop is the straight up and down chopping action. I can lay my hands on it in a fashion that won't hurt as much and I believe I'll get cleaner cuts. Guess I'll find out soon enough!

ETA - icezeus - I won't be leaving mine out on the counter, but I do like that this piece has a smaller footprint than the genius chopper I have and the piece locks down in the depressed position for more compact size to store.

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Solar1394395046.4973990 PostsRegistered 8/24/2007

I have "trigger finger" problems in my right hand -- even have had therapy for this.

I can easily strain the area between my thumb and next finger by the hand/thumb mound by the palm of my hand.

The force to chop-chop: It seems it would be too much stress on this area. What do you think?


-Solar

"What man actually needs is not some tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him."
-Viktor Frankl

Philosophy­Girl221394395517.3072278 PostsRegistered 1/21/2007Central Florida
On 3/9/2014 Buck-i-Nana said:

I ordered it.

I've had the genius chopper (the bowl version) for a few years and have used it a great deal. The disadvantage for me of the genius chopper I have is that the presser part is hinged and comes down at an angle. I have arthritis in my hands and using that hinged style that comes down at an angle has become a problem. What I liked about this chop chop is the straight up and down chopping action. I can lay my hands on it in a fashion that won't hurt as much and I believe I'll get cleaner cuts. Guess I'll find out soon enough!

ETA - icezeus - I won't be leaving mine out on the counter, but I do like that this piece has a smaller footprint than the genius chopper I have and the piece locks down in the depressed position for more compact size to store.

Good to hear that you like the genius chopper! It definitely looks similar but I like the design of this one much better, too. I'm giving it a try too!

Buck-i-Nana1394400089.738930 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio
On 3/9/2014 Solar said:

I have "trigger finger" problems in my right hand -- even have had therapy for this.

I can easily strain the area between my thumb and next finger by the hand/thumb mound by the palm of my hand.

The force to chop-chop: It seems it would be too much stress on this area. What do you think?


-Solar

I don't have this item yet, obviously, but from watching the demos, I believe you could actually make loose fists and press down with the pinkie side of your hand. The straight up/down action along with the shape of the pusher is what made me decide to try it.

Enjoying my retirement 1 cup of coffee at a time.

NOT invisible anymore, so get over it! I'm not gonna disappear :)

Foodie 71394401697.983751 PostsRegistered 3/9/2006

I ordered it as well. Will it last forever? Likely not, but it's $40, not $300. I've been considering a new food processor that's $600 (Kitchen Aid Pro Line), primarily because it has a dicing blade - the only food processor to my knowledge that has one. If the Chop Chop works reasonably well for maybe a year, I won't be unhappy. For the cost of the Kitchen Aid Pro Line, I can purchase about 15 Chop Chops. No of course the Chop Chop doesn't do the same things the food processor will but it does some things the food processor doesn't do at all. Since I also have a Vitamix, it and the Chop Chop should help with many food prep tasks.

Of that type of kitchen tool (there are a number on the market), the Chop Chop appears to be one of the better ones. Those of us who are purchasing the Chop Chop, can post reviews later.

icezeus - as for the Chop Chop being "too big and bulky" and not wanting another "monstrosity" sitting on your countertops, it's 8 1/2"L x 6"W x 7"H. That doesn't seem big and bulky to me nor a "monstrosity" -- and I have very little counter space as I live in an apartment with the usual apartment-sized kitchen.

Mmsfoxxie1394403302.0576418 PostsRegistered 6/19/2010
As much as we want something to last forever, we're usually ready to replacement things after a year or two for an updated model. As much as I love my Vitamix, for instance, that I've had only about 3 years, I've felt like replacing it lately now that there is an updated one with a wider base (like the Blendec brand) that looks easier to get stuff out of. Soooo, as cheap as the Chop Chop looks, I bought it anyway for however long it lasts.

suzyQ31394403358.68327184 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 3/9/2014 Desertdi said:

Dozed off......and the "chop-chop" noise on the TV woke me up.......chunk of expensive plastic........no thanks.

Yes, it did bring back memories of the Veg-O-Matic.

I would definitely keep the box.

~ CHOICE ~



kjw1394403791.357450 PostsRegistered 10/21/2005Michigan

I got a similar one by kitchen master on Hsn for $25 and it works great.

Philosophy­Girl221394411778.92278 PostsRegistered 1/21/2007Central Florida

Thanks for the responses! I'm looking forward to trying this!

house cat1394413759.7476497 PostsRegistered 8/23/2012Southern California

I'd need a step stool in order to use it. That man is a foot and a half taller than me, which gives him some important leverage. I think it would be terrible for me. I'm odd, in that I like prepping with a knife.

>^..^< house cat

missy11394414682.57733630 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
OT: He's cute and so professional on air.

house cat1394414853.3876497 PostsRegistered 8/23/2012Southern California
On 3/9/2014 missyw1 said: OT: He's cute and so professional on air.

Well, yes. If he came with the product for $39.95 I would consider buying one.

>^..^< house cat

ilovedaisi­es1394415195.9533160 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010Turn left
On 3/9/2014 house cat said:
On 3/9/2014 missyw1 said: OT: He's cute and so professional on air.

Well, yes. If he came with the product for $39.95 I would consider buying one.

I love it! I'd take one too under those circumstances.

Tique1394415898.521162 PostsRegistered 8/3/2013

I made my decision to buy knowing that I am going to request the $12 refund for Traveler.

nantucket ­shore1394415966.545716 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007


Just reminds me of those demo's at State Fair.

...and don't forget they throw in that small paring knife for just listening to the demo....now watch your mailbox for one of those from the Q, they knew who watched {#emotions_dlg.scared}

sue981394418165.7933740 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007
I've watched the presentation a few times, and I'm tempted. It looks like over 50,000 have now been sold. Wow!

nantucket ­shore1394421095.685716 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007

Please be careful with it, just tonight I was watching and the insert blade just flew out of the unit, they both laughed but to think about it, it's not so funny that something so sharp can just come out of the unit.

okaywithea­sypay1394458671.417459 PostsRegistered 3/27/2011

I know this is after the sale, but as we all know bargains return at some point. I watched the presentations and the first thing I thought was Ron Popeil and Vegamatic ! Everything old is new again.
Of course after watching a few times I thought about buying it as it did look much more compact than many on the market, but they ran out of red and I did not get to the computer! :) So saved some $s until next time.

I would be interested if any one saw any of the hostesses using it? I did not. I wonder if it takes a lot of strength to use. Obviously Curtis Stone is in good shape and has the muscle & incentive to use it speedily. Also if anyone owns it have the blades stay sharp?

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

Foodie 71394470028.677751 PostsRegistered 3/9/2006
On 3/10/2014 okaywitheasypay said:

I would be interested if any one saw any of the hostesses using it? I did not. I wonder if it takes a lot of strength to use. Obviously Curtis Stone is in good shape and has the muscle & incentive to use it speedily. Also if anyone owns it have the blades stay sharp?

I did see one of the hostesses use it - can't remember which one as I watched portions of several demos. It seemed to be easy for her to use. I'm sure what one is chopping/slicing etc. makes a difference. Some veggies and fruits are simply easier to cut or chop than others.

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