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I have a great food chopper but it's very big and very, very fast.  If I need to chop something like nuts I use  a big chopping knife and my plastic cutting board. Anyone have a better metho
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Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 6:18 AM EST
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I have a great food chopper but it's very big and very, very fast.  If I need to chop something like nuts I use  a big chopping knife and my plastic cutting board.
Anyone have a better method?  What works for you?

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 6:49 AM EST
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I have a small electric machine that takes some time since it is small, but it works well.

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 7:07 AM EST
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I use the knife method but would love one of those machines they use on food channel. Is the glass better than wood? How you doing Nancy?Smile

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 7:09 AM EST
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I use knife and wood cutting board. Is there a difference to using the glass one? I use that one for my chicken. Good morning Nancy, how are u?

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 7:55 AM EST
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I place the nuts that I am going to chop and put them in the chopper and then push the button.

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 8:40 AM EST
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Good morning (((Sharon))) ... I would imagine that a glass cutting board would be easier to clean than wood.
I use my plastic ones  with great faith.  I have so many!!  They are easy to clean, cheap and I don't worry about breaking.

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 8:56 AM EST
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I have a little chopper I got at WalMart. I love that thing!!  The other method that I use in a pinch is, double baggie with a rolling pin!

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 9:01 AM EST
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Glass cutting boards are very hard on your knife.
To chop nuts I use either a cutting board and a knife or a mini processor depending on how many nuts I have to chop and how fine.  When attempting to make my almond paste I used the mini processor.  (I got a large processor after that fiasco.)
I also have a grater that I use for cheese or nuts if I just need a small amount but only if they are to be finely grated as it does not chop.

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 9:29 AM EST
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I also have a little chopper it is great for nuts and onions takes so little time and is easy to clean

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 9:52 AM EST
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i use  knife and wooden cutting board for things like nuts & veggies

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 10:02 AM EST
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Pampered Chef chopper - works great - no mess!! Smile

Re: Chopping nuts and other things

posted at 1/10/2011 4:40 PM EST
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I use a knife and a butcher block cutting board,or if I need a coarser chop,I don't chop,you place the nuts in a freezer bag get all the air out and hit them with a meat tenderizer,the side not the points and it will crack the nuts more coarsely,no mess and if you have extra just throw the bag in the freezer,same goes for graham crackers but use a rolling pin and roll until the desired size of the crumbs are achived.I like the no clean up part the best.

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