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Looking for the functionality of a food processor but don't have the space in your kitchen? A mini chopper might be the appliance for you.
One of the biggest benefits of this sleek model is its one-touch operation. To slice, dice and chop your ingredients, all that’s required is to firmly press the one-touch button on the power motor to the top of the mini chopper.
The base unit is large and comfortable to hold and press, and the button is easy to operate – you can whizz up large batches of ingredients, or use it for a lengthy amount of time, with ease. It’s also simple to affix and slot into space, meaning you’re not wasting any valuable time in the kitchen.
The 1-litre glass chopping bowl comes with a generous 500ml food capacity. While it doesn’t come with a spatula like some models we tested, it does come with a lid for storing ingredients once you have processed them.
The glass bowl is sizeable and dishwasher-friendly – ideal if you’re prepping food for a large group or family – but the large glass bowl does mean that it’s heavier than some models.
The glass bowl and blade are easy to clean, and handily the attachments can be placed in the dishwasher.
Its 200W motor was powerful and consistent – it evenly chopped a handful of onions in seconds, save for a couple of larger bits which needed to be mixed in again. It also whizzed parsley consistently, with just a couple of stalks remaining.
Its only shortfall was the breadcrumbs, which required mixing a couple of times between pulsing, and there were a few lumps leftover.
Overall, for its affordability, ease of use and effectiveness, it’s good value for money. We particularly rate its storage lid, meaning you can keep whatever you’ve created fresher for longer without transferring it to another bowl, meaning you save on washing-up in the long run, too.
Russell Hobbs Desire mini chopper specifications
Components: stainless steel blade, 1-litre glass bowl with 500ml capacity and accompanying lid
Dimensions: 18.80 x 16.10 x 23.80cm
Speed settings: one-speed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.