The Best Chopping Gadgets
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Credit: Jens Mortensen
These 9 alternatives to knives are a cut above the rest (and we tested 204!).
Best for Pineapple
- Vacuvin Pineapple Slicer
- The serrated center tube on this corkscrew-like device cores the prickly fruit, while a blade on the outside removes the peel and cuts the juicy flesh into a gorgeous spiral.
- To buy: $15, surlatable.com.
Best for Corn
- Kuhn Rikon Original Corn Zipper
- The teeth on this stainless-steel tool slice just far enough into the cob, removing even large kernels easily and quickly.
- To buy: $16, kuhnrikon.com.
Best for Apples
- Calphalon Easy Grip Apple Divider
- Thanks to this gadget’s widely spaced handles, you don’t need a lot of muscle to push down and produce eight perfect slices.
- To buy: $10, cookware.com.
Best for Eggs
- Progressive 5-in-1 Egg Slicer
- Want sliced eggs for a Cobb salad? Chopped eggs for egg salad? With four cutting options, this utensil has you covered. (If only it could peel eggs, too.)
- To buy: $11, digitalkitchenstore.com.
Best for Chopping
- Chef’n VeggiChop
- Think of this as a handheld food processor. Load the bowl with an onion, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro, give the retractable cord a few pulls, and―voilà! Salsa.
- To buy: $30, macys.com.
Best for Making a Julienne
- The Pampered Chef Julienne Peeler
- This winner creates matchstick-size pieces with the precision of a seasoned line cook. Great for salads and stir-fries.
- To buy: $9.50, pamperedchef.com.
Best for Dicing
- Progressive Fruit and Vegetable Chopper
- The three removable grates on this gadget produce uniform cuts in seconds. Use it with zucchini, peppers, potatoes, and especially onions (bye-bye, tears).
- To buy: $38, amazon.com.
Best for Slicing
- Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer
- Regular, smooth cuts are essential to great gratins and casseroles. With this ergonomic tool, even the toughest-skinned vegetables easily fall to pieces.
- To buy: $20, amazon.com.
- De Buyer Mandoline
- This lightweight version of the chef’s essential folds flat for quick storage. Use it to make up to five kinds of cuts (including waffle rounds and French fries) with ease.
- To buy: $100, williams-sonoma.com.