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    **Tinkerbell**
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:44 pm
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    I found it at QVC instead of just on Ebay (where it ranges from $30-$130), but the more reviews I read the more I think it's just another waste of money like the Progressive brand was. If you have to dirty the knife and cutting board to make everything small enough to fit into the chopper, then you might as well just finish the job with them instead of creating more dishes. Oh, and several comments that some veggies need to be parboiled to soften first.
    Forget that. To me it's just not worth it. I can actually chop pretty quickly and I don't mind chopping as much as I do doing the dishes. icon_lol.gif

    BUT.... I found that QVC carries it in several color options! You're not stuck with the green (although I like it alright), but this purple would totally match my violet kitchen! icon_biggrin.gif

    Nicer Dicer Plus at QVC
    Lori Mama
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:52 pm
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    Tink,
    I've given up on these types of gadgets. Since I posted this subject, I've tried 2 similar items and had to send them both back. Too much prepping, as you mentioned. I'll just keep practicing my knife skills. I can always count on my chef's knife. icon_wink.gif icon_biggrin.gif
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:49 am
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    I hear ya, Lor!
    Sorry you haven't had any luck though. It's really discouraging when we keep trying these things. I know it's because we're somehow wired to think that the one we don't try is going to be the one that really works, so we HAVE to try them! Am I right? icon_confused.gif Or is it just my Gadget OCD talking? icon_lol.gif
    Jacqueline in KY
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:42 am
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    I have the nicer dicer plus from QVC and I love it. I use it most every day, my old one that was bought at Walmart but was an as seen on TV thing was just so hard to clean, it is now in the top of my cabinet but this plus model from QVC is almost always in my dish drainer.

    I had the white one at one time and gave it away, it was too hard to clean and the blades were too wide.
    Bonnie G #2
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:54 pm
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    I think my issue with chopping is that i'm so bad at it, that's why I'm always looking for something to do it for me. However; I want one that will cut potatoes into fries, will this one do that do you think, WITHOUT parboiling anything?
    **Tinkerbell**
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 pm
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    I think my issue with chopping is that i'm so bad at it, that's why I'm always looking for something to do it for me. However; I want one that will cut potatoes into fries, will this one do that do you think, WITHOUT parboiling anything?


    It's not cheap, at $99, but if you're wanting a french fry cutter, I wouldn't waste any time on the plastic veggie choppers. Buy a cutter made for potatoes.
    This one has the best reviews and since it is very similar to my apple peeler/corer/slicer, it's the one I would buy for myself.

    http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/25871-restaurant-french-fry-cutter.aspx#BVRRWidgetID
    Bonnie G #2
    Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:36 pm
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    That looks like just what I'm looking for, I just can not cut fries even for anything, like you said - that's a big price for the few times a year I break down and make fries. Will have to think on this one for awhile.
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:29 pm
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    That looks like just what I'm looking for, I just can not cut fries even for anything, like you said - that's a big price for the few times a year I break down and make fries. Will have to think on this one for awhile.


    I think that would be one of those gadgets, like my Pampered Chef apple peeler/corer/slicer, that I splurged on 20 years ago, and only use it 1-2 times a year... but every time I do use it, I congratulate myself on buying it.
    It makes apple pie filling in no time flat, and the best part is my kids love to crank the handle and watch the magic happen. icon_smile.gif

    Doing them by hand the apples or potatoes would wear me out. Apple pie isn't a chore anymore. I think that's what a good french fry cutter would do for me too.
    Bonnie G #2
    Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:42 am
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    You know I've bought TWO of those apple corers over the years (thought maybe the first was defective) but have never been able to get it to work so gave up. I know after two, that it must be me that's having the problem but just could not get it figured out. I think one major issue is it wouldn't fit on my counter it was to wide for the screw on part. But even at that, all I did do my apples was tear them up. icon_redface.gif
    **Tinkerbell**
    Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:35 pm
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    You know I've bought TWO of those apple corers over the years (thought maybe the first was defective) but have never been able to get it to work so gave up. I know after two, that it must be me that's having the problem but just could not get it figured out. I think one major issue is it wouldn't fit on my counter it was to wide for the screw on part. But even at that, all I did do my apples was tear them up. icon_redface.gif


    If you still have either one of the, and I know if you do, it's not on the island with you, but one day when you're back home you should pull it out and read through my photo demo.
    I posted photos and detailed instructions for making the necessary blade adjustments to make the peeler/corer/slicer work properly.
    It was definitely never covered in the manual, but after so many years of practice with it, I was able to figure out what each of the blades did and how to adjust them. The thread helped at least a couple people that weren't having any luck with their gadgets previously.

    You can check it out here: Holiday Apples ~ Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer Photo Demo
    Jacqueline in KY
    Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:54 pm
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    Bonnie, if the Nicer dicer cuts potatoes you would not be able to use the bottom part you would have to cut them into a bowl orther wise, I THINK, they would shorten into too small of pieces, may be not. I have cut many potatoes in mine though, but I have a french fry cutter, much cheaper than one posted. I'll look around and see if I can find it on line. It works great for fries. I also know from experience that this one works well, but you do have to hold it over a bowl. http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/25848-pragotrade-french-fry-cutter-blade.aspx

    Let me find the one a friend of mine bought me for Christmas on here. I know I have seen it on line.

    Edited to add:

    This is kind of like mine, May even be mine, bcause it has interchangable blades, but mine cost a whole lot more than this one but that was at least 7 years ago.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Progressive-International-Vegetable-Cutter/16637044?srccode=cii_13736960&cpncode=33-115361049-2&adid=1500000000000036337720&veh=cse

    Unless you eat a lot of FFs I would go for the big one that takes up so much room. I keep mine on the top shelf of my corner cabinet since I can't reach them without a foot stool, but then I don't fix them even once a year now.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:04 am
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    Bonnie, this was something I would have never bought myself. I love gadgets and could beat you all in the gadget contests, I do believe. Although, I rarely use it, if it broke I would replace it. I don't know the brand of mine but I really do like it.

    Now on to the corckpots, I wish I had bought a Ninja instead of what I bought,, but since them is only one of me I don't need anything big.
    Bonnie G #2
    Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:19 am
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    I'll check out that demo Tink; maybe it'll give me some idea WHY I can't work it; afraid I've probably gotten rid of the thing though and would have to get another.

    Jac - that's just what I was looking for and a price I could live with. Think it's in my next order plan thanks so much for findin it for me
    **Tinkerbell**
    Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:02 pm
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    Thanks Jacqueline! It's so helpful to have someone with personal experience with a particular gadgie. Not having a FF cutter, I didn't know which brand or style would be the best, so I just had to read reviews and guess based on which one I'd go for myself.
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