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KitchenAid mini chopper in black

KitchenAid cordless electric mini chopper

A mini chopper is great for smaller kitchens and budgets. Read our review of this model from KitchenAid.

Pros: cordless, efficient, powerful, compact
Cons: lid can be fiddly to fit

KitchenAid cordless electric mini chopper summary

One of the only cordless models we tested, the Kitchenaid chopper needs to be charged for up to two hours before it can be used cordless. It claims to be able to chop up to 40 onions in that time.

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It’s relatively lightweight, compact, and small enough to keep out on the countertop, or to stow away without taking up too much space. It’s also straightforward to use, offering one-touch operation via the power button on the top, and the speed controller dial on its side.

It also has the benefit of having a choice of two speed settings, and it can pulse, which means it can really get to work when making breadcrumbs, blitzing parsley stalks or taking on tougher ingredients such as meat and nuts.

Available from KitchenAid (£119)

How is the KitchenAid mini chopper to use?

Considering how compact and relatively lightweight this mini chopper is, it’s powerful and efficient. We found it to be a great mid-size model – large enough to make family-sized portions, but not too big that it takes up precious countertop real estate or cupboard space.

It was just as adept at chopping onions as it was blitzing parsley, breadcrumbs, and puréeing a salsa, and we appreciated the inclusion of an additional whisking tool which can help with making mayonnaise, sauces etc.

The size of the drizzle cap on the top of the lid lets it down a little. While this is handy for adding liquids, such as slowly pouring in olive oil for mayonnaise, it’s wide opening means it’s easy to accidentally add too much liquid at one go.

The lid can also be slightly fiddly to fit and remove, but once mastered, wasn’t a problem.

The fact it’s cordless definitely has benefits, the stow away capabilities of the cord means that it takes up less space, and the food chopper can be moved around the kitchen as per your demands. Plus, the bowl, lid, whisking accessory, drive adaptor and blade are all dishwasher-friendly (top rack only).

Verdict

Overall, it’s a top-notch model that can take on a variety of tasks in the kitchen, while being small and portable enough to leave out on the countertop.

Available from KitchenAid (£119)

KitchenAid cordless mini chopper specifications
Components: 830ml BPA free plastic bowl, power unit, instruction manual
Dimensions: 22.2cm x17.8cm x 14.3cm
Speed settings: 2 variable speeds, plus pulse function
Motor: 240W
Colours: red or matte black

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This review was last updated in December 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.