- What is Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max?
- What’s new in Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max
- Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max REVIEW
- Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max Pros and Cons
- Our Verdict
- Big – It is bigger in size than the original Vidalia Chop Wizard. It now fits 3 cups of ingredients.
- 3 Blades – The new Pro Max version comes with three inter-changeable blades to chop, slice and dice.
- Strong Hinges – The earlier Vidalia Chop Wizard reviews complained of the chopper breaking at the hinges, with the Pro Max model they claim to have fixed this issue.
- Calibrated Container – The Chop Wizard Pro Max doubles as a measuring cup too.
- Easy Pour Front – Features an opening to pur out the ingredients.
- Lid Cleaning Tool – It lets you remove all the food residue in the grid. Just pull out the lid cap and the residue just comes out, it sort of self cleans.
What is Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max?The marketers of Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max focus on the healthy snacks that you can make with the new Vidalia MAX Pro Chopper. You can make fresh healthy delicious and nutritious snacks like salads, salsa, stir-fry and more. But making healthy snacks takes a lot of chopping, slicing and dicing – here is where the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max comes into the picture.
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What’s new in the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max?
Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max REVIEW
Chopping Onions with Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAXVidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX is suited for slicing onions, it is best at slicing onions. The Pro Max model readily converts big onions into small diced cubes under a minute. One user mentions in his review that the trick is to “quarter” the onion before slicing it. If the onion is really big then you need to make 6 to 8 wedge cuts of the onion before putting it in the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max. The onion may not get through the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max completely if the skin is too thick, this makes you apply more pressure on the lid causing the hinges to break. You may have to remove the thicker layer of the onion before putting it on the grid. Another user mentions in his review that it is easier to slice when you place the onion on the center of the grid. We give Vidalia chop Wizard Pro Max 8 out of 10 for slicing onions.
PotatoesMany users mention in their reviews that it helps if you first boil the potatoes, otherwise is is tough to get the potatoes sliced with the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX. Also don’t put the whole potato in the Pro Max as shown in the TV ad. One user advises in his review to cut the potato with knife and then have it run through the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX. Sweet potatoes are especially challenging. we rate it 6 on the scale of 10 when it comes to slicing potatoes.
CarrotsCut the carrots in to thin slices lengthwise before putting them “sideways” in the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX. Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX earns 6 out of 10 for chopping carrots.
CucumbersOne Linda Davis recommend putting cucumbers skin-down on the larger grid to make them pass cleanly through the blades and also requires minimal cleanup. We give Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX 8 out of 10 for cubing cucumbers.
GarlicYou need to use the smallest grid for dicing garlic. Many users have complained in their reviews that Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX is not much suited for dicing garlic. They mention in the reviews that result is a “garlic puree” and the fibrous residue from the garlic gets stuck in the tiny squares of the blade and cleaning the blades after dicing garlic is messy. We give Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX 5 out of 10 for dicing garlic.
TomatoesReviewers point out that the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX is useful only if you have to chop a lot of things. If you have to chop a few tomatoes than it they advice to use the regular kitchen knife and board. Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX mushes tomatoes – most of the times what you get is a soup and not the clean cut pieces of tomatoes, shown in the ad. Like onions tomatoes too need to be cut in half before making it through Vidalia. One Ollie Saunders mentions in her review that tomatoes now a days are bigger in size and don’t fit on the grid cleanly, the middle part gets chopped much better because it receives the highest amount of pressure while the side part gets “squished” because there is not enough grid area underneath to chop it. The solution is to cut the tomatoes in half and make sure it fits the grid area cleanly. Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX gets 5 out of 10 for chopping tomatoes.
Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max Advantages
- Softer Veggies and Fruits – Works perfectly fine for softer fruits and veggies.
- Time Saver – Reviews have confirmed that Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max does save time.
- Cleaning – Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max is fairly easy to clean. One user suggests in his review that If you spray some PAM oil for easy clean up. You still need to remove the food residue on the blade lid with hand. The blade lid is a major improvement over the earlier Vidalia Chop Wizard PRO model. With the blade lid the chances of accidentally cutting your fingers is quite less.
- Sharper Blades – The Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max comes with three blade attachments that makes it easier to chop slice and dice.
- Lasts long if used correctly – The tact is to not to use it as shown on the tv (with whole fruits and veggies) but to cut the fruits and veggies in portion and then slide/dice them. One user mentions in her review to hold on the hinges to give it more support while doing hard veggies.
Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max Disadvantages
- Hinges – Though the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max claims to have stronger hinges it is where the chopper is likely to break.
- Hard Vegetables – Given the plastic material Vidalia Chop Wizard, it is not much useful in chopping hard fibrous veggies like sweet potatoes, potatoes and carrots etc.
- Not Helpful for Weak People – You still have to apply a lot of pressure to do thick vegetables. Reviews focus on the fact that elderly folks with neck/hip/knee pain or with arthritis face a huge challenge to cut the veggies with Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max.
- Noisy – Many users have complained in their reviews that Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max is noisy, though it is not much of an issue.
- Not Durable – Though the new MAX PRO model of the Vidalia Chop Wizard has strengthened hinges the overall plastic construction is same as the earlier model. It is not as sturdy as a Stainless Steel chopper – one user hints at in his review.
Our VerdictBased on the user reviews we confirm that Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max works and is a time saver. But it does not work the way they show it on the TV. You cannot put whole fruits and vegetables on the cutter and slice/chop them. You need to first cut them into a few pieces and then put them on the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max. We do recommend the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max. But Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max is not the only slicer, dicer, chopper of its kind out there in the market. There are several tried and tested options available, though they cost more than the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MAX. But they have good reviews and ratings and are more sturdy than the Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro Max. These alternatives are:
- Mueller Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper – $22 | 5000+ Reviews and 4.5 Rating
- Vegetable Chopper Mandoline Slicer Dicer – Onion Chopper – Vegetable Dicer Food Chopper Dicer Pro – Food Choppers and Dicers – Spiralizer Vegetable Cutter – Veggie Chopper Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer by FullStar – $27 | 800+ Reviews and 4.5 Rating
- Vegetable Chopper Mandoline Slicer with Glass Container – Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer Dicer – Onion Chopper Food Chopper WITH LARGE GLASS OVEN-SAFE CONTAINER – Veggie Chopper Vegetable Cutter by FullStar – $34 | 200 Reviews and 4.5 Ratings
- Super Julietti – New Vertical Spiralizer from Emson.