Save time and energy with this viral vegetable chopper

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·3-min read
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We've found the gadget that'll save you hours when chopping vegetables. (Getty Images)

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It might not surprise you to read that average adult will spend three years of their lives cooking - and that's despite many considering that they're just making 'basic' meals.

In fact the results of the survey done earlier this year by rice brand, Tilda, broke it down even further and found that we Brits spend seven hours, 37 minutes making meals. Which works out as 17 days a year.

Clearly there's a huge niche - and need - for more time-saving kitchen gadgets. Hence TikTok's latest viral sensation: vegetable choppers.

With over 660k views, we loved watching Vick (the female half of the @vickandal TikTok account) and her genuine pleasure at how quickly, and neatly, her £4.99 Aldi vegetable chopper tackled a courgette. It was like watching vegetable ASMR.

With loads of comments from her followers saying that she'd inspired them to buy one too, it became clear that this simple, manual kitchen tool is a must-have gadget that will make short work of a time-consuming task. It'll make prepping salads, stir-fries - and basically any kind of vegetable dish - a breeze.

And we've rounded up some seriously useful, affordable vegetable choppers so that you too can enjoy more life outside the kitchen.

You're welcome.

5 of the best vegetable choppers

Kirkton House Vegetable Chopper | £4.99 from Aldi

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Promising professional standard chopping, this is a bestseller in its category on the Aldi website - so don't delay because there's a danger it'll be a sell-out. With anti-slip feet to keep it more secure, you simply wash it with detergent and water when you've finished.

OXO Good Grips Easy Pour Veg Chopper | £18 from John Lewis & Partners

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In one easy motion, this gadget will chop all sorts of veg and fruit. Then you simply pour out your neatly chopped produce out - you don't even need to remove the lid. It's dishwasher safe, too.

"Love this, made my food prepping super fast" says one five star review. While others say they love it for summer salads "so glad I bought this, it's such a time saver!"

4-in-1 Vegetable Chopper | £29.99 (Was £34.99) from Amazon

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This veg chopper is backed up by over 44,000 reviews with customers saying they would “thoroughly recommend”. It comes with a 1.2 litre collection tray and four interchangeable blades that can let you julienne, chop and slice vegetables.

9-in-1 Deluxe Vegetable Chopper | £37.99 (was £39.99) from Amazon

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There's very little this nine in one multi-tasker can't do, to be honest. It'll peel and chop all your veg including potatoes, it's a spiraliser, it'll separate your eggs (not to mention slice them when boiled) and can also act as a juicer, too. It's dishwasher friendly, comes with a space-saving blade organiser and a no-slip tray and is backed up by 17,000 reviews.

Lakeland Pro Chip & Dice Vegetable Chopper and Dicer | £29.99 from Lakeland

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This is a chipper, slicer and dicer. You simply choose the right blade and it'll give you the kind of chopped veg you want for whatever you're cooking. So whether you're using your veg in salads, or want to cook your own chips, or even dice your vegetables for soups or stews, this is the kit for you.

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