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Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop

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Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop
 
4.4

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Calling all cooks- you need a Pampered Chef Mix 'n Chop!!!

I know what you are thinking.....another kitchen gadget???  I ended up finding this after scouring the Pampered Chef catalog for something unique to give to a "already owns...Read complete review

I know what you are thinking.....another kitchen gadget???  I ended up finding this after scouring the Pampered Chef catalog for something unique to give to a "already owns every gadget" type of person.  This mix 'n chop really shines when cooking up ground beef, turkey, or pork and effortlessly breaking the meat up into smaller pieces.  Those days of chopping with a spatula are over!  The meat cooks evenly & quickly because it is smaller & a more universal size.  It is a dream to use in lasagna- no more clumpy meat under your noodles!

It was the perfect gift....but I still wanted to try it for myself.  So, the next time I was at my friend's house I used it.  It was easy to use AND easy to clean.  Pampered Chef had done it again!

For me, it was worth the price for the Mix 'N Chop because it was a gift for a hard to buy person. Could you live without it? Of course, but everytime you are standing at the stove stabbing & making chopping motions to try to get your meat in nice little bite-sized pieces......you'll wish you had one!!!!!

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A so-so gadget

I bought the Pampered Chef mix 'n chop at the urging on my Pampered chef consultant.  She couldn't stop raving about it and said that she would never cook ground meat without it...Read complete review

I bought the Pampered Chef mix 'n chop at the urging on my Pampered chef consultant.  She couldn't stop raving about it and said that she would never cook ground meat without it again.  Since my husband is very picky about having his ground beef cooked up very finely, I thought I would give it a try.  After using it for a few months, I have to admit, I'm not OVERLY impressed and probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to anyone.  For starters, I didn't find that it got the meat as fine as using a spatula.  I did find that if I let it cook a little bit and then used it, it worked slightly better.  Another negative was that the meat seems to get stuck in the grooves a bit and you really have to work to knock it out.  It cleans alright; but I have noticed a couple of times that it still has food stuck to it when I get it out of the dishwasher.  I've used mine for four months now, and I've tried using it in various ways.  The best way, as I mentioned before, was to let the meat cook a bit first and then use it towards the end to get the meat fine.  Unfortunately, this was not the way it was explained to me by my consultant.

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4.0

Finely chop ground beef with ease while cooking

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

This is a great product with only one big flaw (more on that later). It is a wonderful tool for chopping ground beef really finely while cooking. It's my favorite way to chop meat for tacos. I think it takes a lot less effort and dexterity than using a wooden spoon. The nylon material used on this tool prevents it from scratching the pan, and the handle has a comfortable grip. I can twist and turn the blades with ease as I chop the meat while it cooks on the stovetop.

Now for the flaw: The raw meat often gets stuck in the crevices, forcing me to either 1) dig it out with my fingers or a utensil while cooking, or 2) leave it there and lose some of the meat in the process. And while this product can be washed in the dishwasher, mine will often come out with some of that trapped meat still in there. There are ways around this (scrape the meat off before washing, or just handwash the tool), so it isn't a big enough issue to make me stop using it. I like the finished product (finely ground, evenly-cooked beef) that I am willing to remove some meat with my fingers or a fork while it's cooking, and scrape it down before washing.

Ease of Cleaning
Those crevices with trapped meat are the only cleaning issue for me.

Durability
I use mine often and so far it has lasted several years.

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5.0

One of my favorite Pampered Chef products.

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

I absolutely love the Chef Mix 'N Chop. It does a fabulous job of breaking up meat when you are cooking it. It is particularly good a breaking up ground beef for tacos, sloppy joes, chili, etc. It is particularly useful if you buy your ground beef in the plastic rolls since the meat tends to stick together when it is cooked. It is well worth the price and is one of the handiest utensils I have.

Ease of Cleaning
The Mix 'N Cop is very easy to clean. I just rinse it off and put it in the dishwasher. It looks a good as the day I first go it.

Durability
It is made of heavy duty plastic and will last a long time. The blades show no damage from the heat of the skillet.

Design
The Mix'N Chop is easy to use. The blades do a great job of chopping the meat in the skillet. Since the blades are plastic the utensil can be used in nonstick skillets with no damage to the skillet. The handle is sturdy and comfortable to use. It stores easily in a kitchen drawer.

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5.0

Makes cooking easier.

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Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

I really like cooking, but I don't like all of the clean up time when it comes to washing dishes and other products. I try to use as many multi-use kitchen items as possible. This is where the Pampered Chef Min'N Chop comes in. I absolutely love using this for just about everything in the kitchen. I often make ground turkey for casseroles, tacos, etc. This is a go-to chopper whenever I make turkey or other ground meat. I use this to break up the meat while it is on the stove or in a dish in the microwave. It's much more convenient than trying to use two wooden spoons to break off the cooked or thawed meat. When I add other vegetables they are easy to mix into the meat mixture using the mix 'n chop. It's also heat resistant, so I don't worry about it melting when I use it on the stove like I would with a spatula.

I don't really have any problems with meat sticking to the blades, and it is really simple to wash. I typically just put it in the dishwasher-normally laying flat on the top shelf. I store it in the same drawer as my other spatulas, and I never had any problems with this breaking.

Ease of Cleaning
This is very easy to clean because I just put it in the dishwasher.

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3.0

Not so sure about this thing....

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from Arnold, MO

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

Ugghhh, what to say about this thing. I have it, use it and it works well for it's intended purpose (breaking up ground beef when browning it). It is especially helpful if you don't happen to like large chunks of meat in your food, which I do not, or if your meat is not 100% defrosted yet! it helps break it up easier.
My problem is, while thing is useful in its own right, it is also kind of gross. Raw meat has a tendency to get stuck in between the "slats" that separate & chop up the meat. So, I use it to break up the meat, but then can't use it once meat starts cooking because there is ALWAYS raw meat left on it. I also find it particularly gross when I have to clean the stuck on raw meat out of it before putting it in the dishwasher.
Maybe it's just me, but if this product is supposed to make coking more convenient or quicker, I do not think difficulty cleaning it should be a trade off.

Durability
I have had this for awhile but I don't use it enough to claim it's durable.

Design
Great idea, poor design. Raw meat gets stuck on this thing everytime you use it.....gross.

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5.0

Amazing and helpful for hamburger chopping

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

This is one of my favorite Pampered Chef tools. It makes browning hamburger easy, and you don't have big chunks. It does what it says, mixes and chops. Easy to use too! My kids liked to use it and my husband too. I use it for spaghetti sauces mostly and browning meat for taco meals. I am sure there are more interesting uses for this item but I haven't figured them all out yet.

Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning is easy in the dishwasher or in the sink right after you are done using it. Not hard at all.

Durability
I have found it to be very durable and strong. Comfortable to use and I like the material it's made from. It doesn't hurt your hand, or even your kids hands.

Design
I think the design is simple yet intuitive. Smart idea for a helpful and easy tool. Pampered Chef's products all seem durable and interesting in design. I would sure miss mine if I didn't have it to cook with. Fits in your hand well, easy to use for kids and adults.

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5.0

This is an amazing product with multiple uses.

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from USA

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

This is a great product! It is one of my favorites! I have not ever seen anything like it before. My favorite thing to use it for is to chop ground turkey into small bits for chilli and taco filling. I have not found anything better to get the chunks as small as this chopper does.

Ease of Cleaning
It is important to wash by hand as soon as it has been used. If you put in the dishwasher before the food is cleaned from it, the food will stick and harden to the chopper. The food will come off, it will just be more difficult to remove once it has hardened from being in the dishwasher. It is dishwasher safe.

Durability
This is a very durable product. No matter what I am chopping or smashing, it does a great job!

Design
I really like the handle on the chopper. It is easy to hand on to and push down for chopping and smashing. I have used it to mash potatoes, break sausage, ground turkey and ground beef, and have used it to smash black beans for a black bean dip!

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5.0

Handy

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Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

I love the mix and chop for browning ground meats. It makes it much easier to chop up the meat compared to a regular spoon or spatula. Provides for more even browning and more evenly sized pieces of food. The only drawback I find is that it's a bit hard to clean. The edges of the mix and chop seems to always have some food residue stuck on it. The price is good as I am sure this tool will last a long time. I have also used this tool when cooking large batches of food for a large crowd. It is very useful in this circumstance as it cuts right through the meat and allows for more even cooking and just generally makes it easier to cook a large batch of food.

Ease of Cleaning
The edges never seem to get clean without some major elbow grease.

Durability
I haven't had it for long, but it seems like a sturdy product.

Design
Great for mixing and chopping ground meats!

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5.0

Need to mash some beans, shred some chicken? Check this out!

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

I bought it to help with cooking up pounds of ground beef for the freezer. It does so much more!!

Ease of Cleaning
A dish brush cleans it well. Using a sponge of dishrag makes it a bit more difficult to reach into the "blades" of the tool

Durability
Pampered Chef stuff lasts. Buy with confidence

Design
The blades are beveled like a knife blade but still safe for your littles to use. It makes quick work of mashing beans or shredding chicken.

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5.0

Favorite kitchen tool

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I used to hate frying up ground meat but since I got this it is so much easier. It takes a few seconds to chop it up in the pan with this and then all I have to do is flip the meat and watch it cook. It can also mix up other things like avocados for guacamole.

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5.0

One of my favorite tools in the kitchen.

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from USA

Comments about Pampered Chef Mix 'N Chop:

I think this is one of the best tools for a kitchen. I use this daily. I used to hate having to brown ground beef but now it is so much easier. I took this with me on a recent camping trip and made a stock pot of ten pounds of browned ground beef without any problems. .
The way the blades are slightly sharp and curved breaks through the meat with out much force. It does it so much faster than a regular spatula, like I used to use.
You can use it for more than just browning meat. I have used it to make mashed potatoes also. It can be used for anything you need to mash or break apart into smaller chunks.
It is made of a hard plastic so it can be used on nonstick surfaces.

Ease of Cleaning
I think the only drawback to this product is cleaning it. If you don't have a dishwasher then trying to get in between all the slightly rounded blades is difficult. It is easy to miss small pieces of food. I recommend rinsing it off immediately after using it and soaking it before washing.

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