About T-fal Turbo Chopper

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff
Published on: Mar 12, 2019

The T-fal Turbo Chopper system uses a handle, a long cord, and a unique patented Swiss blade system to help make food prep fast and easy by chopping, mincing and pureeing in seconds.

The food chopper’s blades spin seven times with each pull, so the Chopper’s commercial advertises you simply pull once to chop your food in the crystal clear 3-cup container, twice to dice, and three times for fine.

When you’re finished, cleanup is easy with its dishwasher-safe design. Turbo Chopper also doesn’t require power and its compactness means you can store it in the corner of a cabinet or a drawer, or take it along with you camping, RVing, to work, or your dorm.

While Turbo Chopper might make chopping, mincing, and pureeing as easy as 1, 2, 3, is it really the breakthrough advertised by T-fal? What about overall value?

We’ll help you find some actionable answers, starting by taking a closer look at its functionality.

How Does the T-fal Turbo Chopper Work?

Although we didn’t encounter any diagrams or manufacturer documentation specifically for the Turbo Chopper during our research, these types of pull choppers are very popular and typically feature the same basic functionality.

First, an ergonomic plastic handle attaches to one end of the cord. This inserts into the lid through a small hole, and winds around a central, spring-loaded shaft. Underneath the cover, this shaft extends to the exterior and features a square or hexagonal insert.

Next, the chopper’s blades attach to a long rod that rests in the center of the container, and usually sit atop a mechanism that allows it to spin in place.

Once the lid is on top of the container, its insert fits over the top of the blade shaft and locks into place. This way, when you grab Turbo Chopper’s handle and pull on the cord, the blades rapidly spin seven times to chop. It’s this progressive chopping that allows you to pull again to mince or a third time to puree.

While this occurs, the non-slip rubber on the bottom of the crystal-clear base eliminates movement for greater security and control as you prep salads, salsa, toppings, and even homemade baby food.

T-fal Turbo Chopper OperationIn these screenshots taken from the device’s commercial, we can see that the T-fal Turbo Chopper works much the same as competitors by manually spinning a central shaft whose blades chop, mince, and puree fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, and other foods.

How Much Does the T-fal Turbo Chopper Cost?

One Turbo Chopper device is priced at $29.95 plus $5.95 shipping.

All orders come with a free bonus storage lid and puree blade, a 10-year warranty, and 30-day money back guarantee, less return shipping charges.

You can request are return by calling Will It Launch, LLC, at (913)312-0200 or sending an email to asotvservice@outlook.com.

T-fal Turbo Chopper vs. Competing Pull Choppers

Although Will It Launch, LLC, advertises that Turbo Chopper is a breakthrough in food prep technology, the reality is that there are dozens of devices competing for the same market segment. We’ve even written about several in the past, including Crank Chop, Roto Chop, and Zip Chopper.

And while they often come with different overall designs, similar to Turbo Chopper, these devices all feature pull operation, clear containers, compact designs that store just about anywhere, dishwasher-safe construction, and the ability to chop fruits, veggies, nuts, and meats.

While we didn’t test any models during our research to offer firsthand feedback, here are some additional top-rated options on Amazon at the time of our research:

Brand Price Capacity
T-fal Turbo Chopper $19.99 3 cups
Kuhn Rikon Swiss Pull Chop $24.95 2 cups
Chef’n VeggiChop $19.31 3 cups
Kuuk Mini Pull Chopper $12.99 2 cups
Brieftons Quick Pull Food Chopper $19.99 4 cups
Zyliss Easy-Pull Food Chopper $29.19 3 cups
T-fal Ingenio Hand-Powered Rapid Food Chopper $19.97 2 cups

How can you choose which of these will meet your needs? As we can see in the table above, given their close similarities, the best option for you might mainly come down to price, capacity, and design preferences.

For example, if your primary focus is maximizing capacity, we can see that the Brieftons model offers twice the space as those from Kuhn Rikon and Kuuk. But, from a price perspective, Kuuk is priced meaningfully lower (nearly half the cost) than the Kuhn Rikon.

Along these same lines, Zyliss comes with the highest price among close competitors on Amazon, followed by the Chef’n VeggiChop, T-fal Turbo Chopper, and T-fal Ingenio.

What if you’re focused on the number of design options? In this case, the Chef’n VeggiChop is available in green, black, and red colors, while the Zyliss Easy-Pull Food Chopper available in green and red. Comparatively, the remaining models only come in one design choice (often clear and green, or white and green).

Pulling all of these details together, should you go ahead a purchase the T-fal Turbo Chopper, or should you go with a third-party model?

Final Thoughts: Should You Buy the T-fal Turbo Chopper?

The HighYa team is passionate about researching popular products, asking essential questions, and helping you learn more.

However, our goal isn’t to tell you which products you should—or shouldn’t—buy but we can use everything we’ve discussed in this article to help you begin the purchasing process on the right foot.

For example, at $19.99, the Turbo Chop is competitively priced and offers middle-of-the-road container capacity. The company also stands behind it with a 30-day refund policy and 10-year warranty if you find that it doesn’t meet your needs.

Still, the Chef’n VeggiChop offers the same capacity as the Turbo Chop but at a price that’s a few cents lower. And if you’re looking to balance the lowest possible cost with the maximum amount of storage space, the Brieftons Quick Pull Food Chopper comes with the same price tag, but with a 25% larger container (4 cups vs. 3 cups).

Furthermore, if your primary goal is to pay the lowest price possible, the Kuuk model costs 35% less than either of these models and more than half as much than the Zyliss Easy-Pull Food Chopper.

Also, consider your physical limitations. If you suffer from hand pain or dexterity concerns, an electric food chopper—which might not cost much more than many of these models—could better meet your needs.

Regardless of which way you decide to go, the reality is that it will be unique to your specific needs and preferences.

Just remember that if you give Turbo Chopper try and find that it doesn’t match with your needs, you’ll have to pay to ship it back to Will It Launch, LLC, which could vary greatly depending on your proximity to New Jersey. As such, it’s not a completely risk-free transaction.

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