Alligator Eddingtons Chopper : Cut up the onion by hand before using this

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My eyes sting like bejesus when i cut onions, not only do i cry, but my eyes hurt for about 20 minutes afterwards. Many’s the time the bf has come home to see me wearing swimming goggles while cutting onions. This is the most efficient way of dicing up onions. Even if you don’t cut them very often, the effort this saves you is awesome. Highly highly recommend – my parents saw mine and instantly bought one for themselves.

It’s all in the knack of using. Bought one of these several years ago after seeing it being used on tv – rapidly consigned it to the back of the cupboard as couldn’t get it to work. Recently retrieved it and thought would look on amazon to see what other people had written about it. Found out from reading other reviews that the best way to use it is not to try to press down on it but rather to apply a karate blow. Tried it again using this technique – lower top to rest on top of veg and apply swift karate type sidewards blow. This worked a treat, almost got right through the veg and one more swift blow worked a treat. Do remember to put the plastic cover on though as without it the veg flew halfway across the kitchen. I used it successfully on carrots and onions. The onions were small so probably would have to cut larger ones in half first. I was amazed at the difference from when i first tried it using the pressing method.

Eddingtons Alligator Chopper

  • High grade stainless steel blades
  • Collecting box reduces mess
  • Cleaning grid reduces clean-up time
  • Not just for onions!
  • Dishwasher safe

A kitchen gadget you will actually use. A fantastic gadget that actually does what it claims to. I used my first one so much i actually managed to break it and was lost until i got another. Brilliant for onions, but i also use it on an almost daily basis for carrots, potatoes, apples and anything else that needs dicing. Can do julienne strips but they turn out very thin so be warned. Also be warned not to try and cut too much at a time (particularly carrots) as it then becomes very hard to push down the cutter and you run the risk of damaging it (like this idiot did). Apart from that, i can’t rate this simple gadget too highly. Oh, and it all goes in the dishwasher too – what more could you want?.

Eddingtons Alligator Chopper : I bought this principally for the fine chopping of onions. As other reviewers have stated, make sure the onion is cut in half first and then it will cope with even (half) large onions. However, the key to effective use, and i cannot emphasise this enough, is very firm, positive, downwards force right to the bottom of the stroke. Don’t be worried about using so much force you break it. I am 6′ 3″ and strong: i place both hands, one on top of each other, onto the alligator and then, with all my weight, push down in one very firm fast stroke. You need to be brave the first couple of times you try it.If you falter or ease back on the pressure the alligator will get stuck mid-onion and there is no way to restart – you need to clean it out and start all over again.

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I love this chopper, it cuts vegetables into perfect tiny cubes ideal for an israeli salad. I cut the vegetables smaller than the green area, because i find that they move forward when you close the chopper. Once you’ve experienced a vegetable half in and half outside the chopping area, you won’t do it againi use quite a lot of force, slamming my hand down twice sharply. It does get quite a messy when chopping cucumbers, peppers, red onions and tomatoes in it as the juice runs off. Also the top lid sometimes unhooks during use. It’s best to wash it by hand, because the dishwasher dulls the blades.

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I love this chopper, it cuts vegetables into perfect tiny cubes ideal for an israeli salad. I cut the vegetables smaller than the green area, because i find that they move forward when you close the chopper. Once you’ve experienced a vegetable half in and half outside the chopping area, you won’t do it againi use quite a lot of force, slamming my hand down twice sharply. It does get quite a messy when chopping cucumbers, peppers, red onions and tomatoes in it as the juice runs off. Also the top lid sometimes unhooks during use. It’s best to wash it by hand, because the dishwasher dulls the blades.

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One of my favourite kitchen gadgets. I’m currently on my 3rd, they have lasted 3 years on average, being used most days to dice onions & occasionally fresh chillies. Always cut your peeled onions in half vertically & put cut side down on the base. I cut the chillies into chunks if they’re big, otherwise just cut the top off.

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One of my favourite kitchen gadgets. I’m currently on my 3rd, they have lasted 3 years on average, being used most days to dice onions & occasionally fresh chillies. Always cut your peeled onions in half vertically & put cut side down on the base. I cut the chillies into chunks if they’re big, otherwise just cut the top off.

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Great for childrens food chopping the vegis small so they don’t fish it out. However i wish they supplied extra plastic dividers as they can break after a lot of use and spare blade cutters would be good too.
Great for childrens food chopping the vegis small so they don’t fish it out. However i wish they supplied extra plastic dividers as they can break after a lot of use and spare blade cutters would be good too.

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But after a few uses seems like the blades become dull and you really have to. When i first bought the item saved me so much time cutting onions. But after a few uses seems like the blades become dull and you really have to smack down hard for it to chop the onions, painfull.

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But after a few uses seems like the blades become dull and you really have to. When i first bought the item saved me so much time cutting onions. But after a few uses seems like the blades become dull and you really have to smack down hard for it to chop the onions, painfull.
Cut pieces are still quite big for omelette or burgers. Cut pieces are still quite big for omelette or burgers etc. The small alligator is too small. There should be something in between.
Cut pieces are still quite big for omelette or burgers. Cut pieces are still quite big for omelette or burgers etc. The small alligator is too small. There should be something in between.

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Great product with sharp blades – be careful not to cut yourself. I love this product as we cut a lot of onions for indian currys. This makes the whole process so much faster and cuts to exactly the right size. Never want to be without my alligator.
Great product with sharp blades – be careful not to cut yourself. I love this product as we cut a lot of onions for indian currys. This makes the whole process so much faster and cuts to exactly the right size. Never want to be without my alligator.
This is the third alligator chopper we have bought. Does the job of finely chopping onions very well. Not strong enough to chop other vegetables such as carrots but have sometimes used it for mushrooms. The only problem is the plastic degrades whichbis why we have had three. They last a real able time and i have not found anything which does the job of chopping onions so well without turning them to mush.
This is the third alligator chopper we have bought. Does the job of finely chopping onions very well. Not strong enough to chop other vegetables such as carrots but have sometimes used it for mushrooms. The only problem is the plastic degrades whichbis why we have had three. They last a real able time and i have not found anything which does the job of chopping onions so well without turning them to mush.
Saw this being used by my daughter in law in california – brought home her recipes and had to buy this food chopper. It’s great – everything chopping into even little squares and very attractive salads as a result.
Saw this being used by my daughter in law in california – brought home her recipes and had to buy this food chopper. It’s great – everything chopping into even little squares and very attractive salads as a result.
I took a punt on this, and am very glad i did. It chops onions in seconds – exactly what it promises to do. Note that to dice an onion, you need to cut the onion lengthwise initially.
I took a punt on this, and am very glad i did. It chops onions in seconds – exactly what it promises to do. Note that to dice an onion, you need to cut the onion lengthwise initially.
Fantastic and great this latest one has plastic to catch chopped food. Great to get smaller chopped onion and uniform.
Fantastic and great this latest one has plastic to catch chopped food. Great to get smaller chopped onion and uniform.

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This makes that task soooo much easier. Brilliant tool that i wouldn’t be without.

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It’s been a year since i bought it now and still works great – can’t live without it 🙂 extremely easy to use and clean. Ideal for salads, potatoes and other vegetables.

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It’s been a year since i bought it now and still works great – can’t live without it 🙂 extremely easy to use and clean. Ideal for salads, potatoes and other vegetables.
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