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Spend an hour and learn basic knife skills. This is the most useless thing ever.
Seriously. And you have to clean and store it. And I'm sure that the results are sub-par.
On the other hand, if you use Bisquick for making pancakes, this might be just up your alley.
But there are indeed vegetable-by-vegetable tricks that you need to know to use a knife. Onions are the easiest thing in the world to dice, without tears, when you know how to do it, taking advantage of the built-in concentric "cuts," but there is a little practice required.
FWIW, something like this could be helpful for those with disabilities. Although, maybe not this particular item.
My Mom has a sort of mini version of this for garlic. It is absolutely terrible - you have to use 3 times the amount of garlic because it all gets stuck inside, and then cleaning it is a pain in the ass.
Every time I go to her house, I try to teach her how to use a damn knife, but to no avail. Also bought her some lovely Japanese bamboo-handled sushi knives which she uses on glass chopping boards and then puts in the dishwasher for the handles to rot. Grrrrr.
Yes, knife skills are important, but this is all about speed and convenience. I absolutely hate cutting onions with a knife, perhaps my eyes are sensitive, but this can chop them up quickly and painlessly. It also makes a great salsa with just the right consistency. I use it for omelets, as well. If you have a lot of volume to chop, this is effortless.
The Cubico works great is easy to clean.
I believe that it makes great salsa, in the video it turned this tomatoes to chunky mush lol
But, what if I wanted actual diced tomatoes and not salsa?
Or, what if I wanted any of those other veggies they demonstrated in to still have the moisture left in them instead of flung around the walls of the container?
If you have a lot of volume and are making something that doesn't need to be consistent sizes and shapes, and won't hurt to have the moisture knocked out of it (salsa, sauce additives, etc), use a real food processor.
If you want to dice/cube/slice, and are a healthy adult, learn to use a good sharp knife like @Andrew_NY said. You'll get better results, with nicer looking food and moisture that stays in the veggies instead of pooling at the bottom of your plate.
This is a lot of cupboard/counter space for a one-trick-pony (salsa maker).
And there's no way that's easy to clean unless you have a dishwasher
Reading through post histories, kinda looks that way, doesn't it?
Doesn't MD usually have special user tags for company representatives who are here to offer official support and answers?
Is that the case @RonaldG?
He appears to be the owner of Gourmet Kitchenworks, LLC, a Springfield, Missouri, importer and retail distributor of German kitchenware products, including GEFU tools and gadgets, SKK aluminum cookware, and, from Holland, Bredemeijer teapots.
If that's the case, assuming they're the third party providing the units for MD, props to them on offering some decent discounts below the prices they're charging on their site.
Would just be nice to see if that guy is an official representative when he responds to questions, like we see in some other drops