Kuhn Rikon has unveiled a food processor that can chop, dice, mix and puree without the use of any power.
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The Swiss Chop Chop looks similar to a small food processor but is actually powered by a pull chord.
According to the company, the texture of the ingredients is controlled by the number of pulls on the chord – coarse to medium is five to six pulls; medium to fine texture requires seven to 12 pulls; fine to very fine needs 13 to 20 pulls.
Sharp blades within the food processor chops fruits, vegetables and herbs while a booster arm ensures smaller items such as garlic cloves are chopped just as efficiently.
To ensure an even texture of the entire contents of the chopper, top and bottom scrapers constantly throw food back onto the blades.
Other features include a non-slip rubber base and a fitted lid, complete with adjustable air vents, to store processed ingredients (such as dips and pesto) in the bowl in the refrigerator. All parts of the Swiss Chop Chop are dishwasher safe (apart from the lid) for easy cleaning.
The Kuhn Rikon Swiss Chop Chop is available nationally from kitchenware shops for about $49.95.