We do not all have large kitchens or the space to accommodate bulky kitchen gadgets or may not need a fully fledged food processor. This would also be well suited to a student or young person that does not need a full-scale kitchen. This is where the handy little device comes in.
Bearing the £263.99 Amazon price in mind I was not expecting too much and feared it might be a cheaply made plastic thing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Both the 1.2Ltr bowl and motor housing are made from brushed steel and look tough enough to last for years. The layered blades are steel too and are razor sharp. The bowl lid and switch housing are made of plastic but all seems strong enough for me. Also in the box is a rubber non-slip base onto which the bowl sits, and a large and easy to read but large unneeded User Guide. For those interested, I include a scan of the Guide at the end of my unboxing video.
Using the chopper could not be simpler. Fit the blade into the mounting inside the bowl and put the food into the bowl, slot the bottom of the motor housing unit into the groove in the lid and holding the unit in place press down on the big top button. A gentle push for slow speed and a firmer one to engage high speed. I found the 500w motor chopped upped the onions I used for testing in seconds. I see no reason why it should not be able to cope with all the culinary chopping and dicing needs of a single person or couple. For best results, I found it best to use the unit in ten-second bursts or in rapid pulses.
A great buy indeed.
The base does not lock in place