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Salad Chopper Dissapointment

cheflorraine

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I was so excited to order myself a Salad Chopper after everything I've read about it, but I found it so hard to push. I literally had to use both hands to chop through romaine lettuce, and after I was done, my hands were definitely sore. I also tried it on chicken, but again, it was a two-handed effort.
I am doing something wrong, or is there something wrong with my chopper??

Help!
 

urbnk8

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I'm guessing there's something wrong! It shouldn't be that tough! Maybe you should call HO and get a different one...
 

cmdtrgd

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You either have a defective one or the red tab is getting in the way. The tab that keeps the handles closed needs to be flat out, not flipped back up as if it were locked.
 

esavvymom

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I have to send mine back for a replacement too. I was talking to a cluster-mate, and mentioned that they "mush" more than cut...she said "That's not right, send them back." Apparently her first pair did that too, then she replaced them and they were great.

Definitely shouldn't be two-hand tough (unless you have arthritis or really weak hands of course).
 

chefsteph07

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I always have to use 2 hands, but I attribute that to the fact that my hands are about as big as my 6 yr old's....
I do explain that at shows as well. My hands aren't sore after using them though....
 

Jolie_Paradoxe

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It should not be a 2 handed job, so it's probably the latch or defective as stated above.

I have arthritis and I chop with them in an up position....my hands don't get tired that way. blades pointing down, fingers in the "loop" handle and thumb on the other...squeeze to chop...kind of like that spring machine they use for physical therapy. Not sure if it makes sense.
 

taterbug

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It should not be a 2 handed job, so it's probably the latch or defective as stated above.

I have arthritis and I chop with them in an up position....my hands don't get tired that way. blades pointing down, fingers in the "loop" handle and thumb on the other...squeeze to chop...kind of like that spring machine they use for physical therapy. Not sure if it makes sense.

Perfect explanation.....that is how I use them. I guess because I have only used them to cut chicken, which is always in the batter bowl or DCB.....the up position is the only way to do it.
 

cheflorraine

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Thanks for the suggestions - I tried it again today, and used that 'up' position, and it was working much, much better. I even chopped a cucumber with it, and it worked just fine. I'm definitely going to try salsa next and see how that goes...
 

Jolie_Paradoxe

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Yay! So glad...let me know when you do the salsa! =)
 

patty42240

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When I use mine, I hold them backwards so that the blades are closest to me and the scoop/guard is on the other side, grasp with my thumb on the trigger, point down and scoop towards me and chop. I love them!
 

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