About Crank Chop
With Crank Chop, you can easily chop many different types of food to make homemade salsas, healthy salads, fruit medleys, and even desserts! All you have to do is:
- Add your favorite ingredients.
- Pull Crank Chop’s cord, which spins the blades and chops your food in seconds. Each pull causes its 3 blades to chop your food 24 times, so the more you spin the more it chops.
- Enjoy the results!
Not only is Crank Chop easy to use, but it also features tough, durable construction, a compact, space-saving design, and is easy to clean. Simply place the blades and clear plastic base in the top shelf of your dishwasher, and you’re good to go!
Are you getting a sense of déjà vu? If so, this is probably because you’ve read these claims in the past for nearly identical products. Is there anything that differentiates Crank Chop from these other options? Is it worth your hard-earned money?
You’ve got questions, and HighYa’s here to help you find some answers. First up? Crank Chop’s competition.
Swimming in a Sea of Pull Choppers
Try this: Type “pull chopper,” “pull string chopper,” or “hand chopper” into your favorite search engine. What do you see? Hundreds and hundreds of options, including some from other ASOTV manufacturers, like Roto Chop and Zip Chopper.
Sure, some of these might not work using a pull string (many do), instead using a hand crank or downward force, but they all operate in the same basic fashion: energy is manually transferred to a shaft, which spins several attached blades. As these blades spin they shop your food, so the more spins you apply the finer your food becomes.
Compared to these other options? There doesn’t appear to be anything especially unique about Crank Chop that would warrant its fairly high price (more about this next).
In fact, these types of choppers are so popular that you can forego shopping online, and instead pay a visit to your nearest big box retailer or home goods store. This not only allows you to see the chopper before committing to a purchase, but could save you a ton of money in S&H charges if you’re not satisfied.
Let’s talk more about this next.
Is Crank Chop’s Price Worth It?
Crank Chop is priced at $19.95 plus $6.95. You’ll also be required to purchase a “bonus” food topper for an additional $6.95 S&H, bringing your total to $33.85.
Important note: According to Crank Chop’s FAQ, you can also upgrade to a Deluxe version for an additional $10, as well as rush delivery for another $10. For this, you’ll receive:
The upgraded Crank Chop is made with Japanese blades that will last longer and are more durable. The warranty is upgraded from 10 years to 15 years. You will also receive an extra slicing blade to put into the Food Topper for slicing.
However, neither of these options were available when we attempted to check out.
All Crank Chop’s come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. What’s this mean? If you want to process a return, you’ll probably lose as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.
Nonetheless, if you’d still like to request a refund, you’ll need to call customer service at 844-826-2686.
Just who will you be calling, though?
The Company Behind Crank Chop
For what it’s worth though, based on 116 HighYa reader reviews, InVinceable had an average rating of just 1.5 stars (read: you’ll probably want to avoid). Why? Most complaints seemed to reference failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and high S&H charges. Granted, these are the same complaints you’ll find with most As Seen on TV products in general.
What about pull choppers from other manufacturers? Compared to ASOTV pull string choppers, most name brand models come with high marks from customers, who cite ease of use and good results as the most common compliments.
Will you experience the same with Crank Chop? With no customer feedback at the time of our research, it’s difficult to say. But regardless of how well it performs, is Crank Chop a solid value?
How Much Value Can You Expect from Crank Chop?
It all comes down to this: Even if Crank Chop performed flawlessly each and every time you used it, in our opinion, it’s difficult to justify the purchase. Why?
Even if you didn’t factor in Crank Chop’s high, non-refundable S&H charges, you’ll almost certainly be able to find nearly identical options from local retailers. This way, if you’re not satisfied with its performance, you can hop in your car and return or exchange it for another model that might be more to your liking.
And if you do factor in Crank Chop’s steep S&H fees, you’re now in a place where you’ll find small handheld electric choppers for about the same price!
Bottom line: Here at HighYa, we’re all about helping you get more bang-for-your buck. So when it comes to Crank Chop, we’d strongly recommend exploring all your options before handing over your money.