Review of the As Seen on TV Power Chopper

The power Chopper is yet another of those TV infomercial items that sound too good to be true. And some of what they claim is too good to be true, but others are just like they say.
The power chopper is another of those blender, chopper, grinder and juicer machines that you’ve probably seen on TV. It comes with the two different sizes of cup and the two bases, the blender and the juicer attachment for it, and the other pieces like the extra gaskets and the lids.

The Power Chopper has two bases for different uses. To grate, blend, mix, chop and such you use the chopping blade, and to grind coffee, chop nuts, whip and make peanut butter you use the whipping blade.

To use the chopper you put the ingredients into the cup your going to use. Then you put whatever blade you are going to use onto the cup, ensuring the gasket is in the base. The motor of the unit is in the base, which is turned on by three prongs on the cup.

You push the blade end of the cup into the base and the motor starts. You only have to push down to start it. To stop it you just let it spring up a little. If you want it to run without holding down on it you just turn it a little. Then to stop it you turn it the other way.

It is nice having basically three different sized cups for the chopper. If you want something small for say, chopping a half cup of nuts you only use the smaller cup. For the larger jobs you use the appropriate sized cup.

The two blades are nice because the one base for chopping just does not work for whipping cream. It takes too long and I think the cream heats up under the use of the wrong blade. The whipping blade works well for grinding coffee, you just have to use some caution.

If you want to grate cheese with this, it had better be a hard cheese. This things heats up and will melt any cheese that you don’t grind rather quickly. You would have to use real quick bursts for grating of something like cheese, and it would have to be a hard cheese to start off with.

I don’t buy cheese like this, it’s easy enough to just buy it already grated. If you do cheese in this, I would suggest getting a very hard cheese and going quickly.

As with most of what you blend, chop or grind with the Power Chopper, you should not use the machine for more than sixty seconds, if that. Things like coffee and nuts are pulverized rather quickly so thirty seconds is long enough.

When doing things in the Power Chopper for the first time go slowly and use short bursts till you figure out how long to chop, blend, or grind. Or you might find yourself with coffee that flows right through the filter on your coffee machine.

The smoothie making capabilities of the Power Chopper are one of it’s best features, I love making coffee smoothies.
You just take five or six ice cubes, a splash of milk and a few spoonfuls of cappuccino mix and blend until the ice cubes are all gone. With using it for smoothies the smaller the ice cubes, the better.

The larger cubes take longer to grind up and if you use ice chips it will take less time. The problem I have with making the smoothies is using to big an ice cube and then not grinding up enough. I use the short burst method, pushing down for a few seconds and then letting it up. Then do it again until I don’t hear the harsher grinding of the ice cubes.

Most of the time this works but sometimes you end up with a hunk or two of an ice cube left in the smoothie, my dogs love those. I have made other smoothies, use a couple of ice cubes, some frozen berries and some yogurt and your ready for a real treat. Or for some really good shakes you can use ice cream instead of ice cubes.

The chopper works very well but the blade heats up quickly, the instructions say not to use the machine for more than sixty seconds at a time and this is a good idea. For a lot of things sixty seconds of blending or whatever is plenty, you then check how the job is going and go some more if needed.

The juicer part of the whole thing works, uh well. The reason for the hesitation is I don’t like tomato juice, and that is what I made. I didn’t have much else around the house. I used tomatoes, celery and carrots and made a V8 or whatever, it tasted okay. The pulp left over cleaned out really well.

As a matter of fact that is one of the best things about the whole Power Chopper. When I use it I have been washing it off right away and it cleans up very easily. I rinse it out and swirl some soap inside the cup and then splash that on all the parts, it cleans up quite easily. I have been using it for a week now and it has been quite easy to use. The whole unit is smaller than a regular blender.

That is another thing that makes it nice. A regular blender is larger and is a little harder to pull out and set up. The Power Chopper can be in a drawer and you just pull out the parts you need. It only takes a minute to set up and your ready to go. The thing is easy to use and quick.

There are some things that are probably bad about it but I am not going to test that out. I am referring to the over heating thing they mention in the instructions. If you over heat it the rubber or whatever is around the blade that keeps the liquid from coming out will go bad and the blade will be useless.

I would recommend using the thing like I mentioned earlier, a quick thirty or sixty second blend and then check the contents. This way you will not over heat the blade part and you will not over grind anything.

I have been getting some of these as seen on TV items lately and putting them through their paces, and this one is one of the best according to following what they say on their commercial. The chopper works well for all kinds of grinding, blending, whipping, even making peanut butter.

The whole thing fits into a drawer easier than a conventional blender and is nice to use with my favorite, the smoothie. This is one of those seen on TV items that is worth the cost of getting it at a store, not on the TV though.

I don’t remember what the price was on the TV, but it was cheaper from the store, It costs $35 at Walmart. No shipping charge or anything. It is on the internet at a variety of different places for $40 or so but it also has shipping at those sites so it’s about fifty if you order it online. I have not seen them at any other store that I have noticed but it is at Walmart.

I really do like the Power Chopper. It is nice to have a food processor to make smoothies. It is not designed or made for larger jobs, just smaller ones like individual servings or small parts of recipes like chopped nuts or thing like that. And it works great at these jobs, just using a little caution and practice with them.

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Emsom Magic Bullet Express Blender – Product Review

I was up on night watching a little television, and we all know what happens when you watch TV late at night. I think I’ve bought most of my house on the shopping network. My husband says that I’m addicted. But the truth is that they advertise some great products on the shopping network.
I bought the Emsom Magic bullet express blender for $50 and honestly I feel as if I got a great deal. Of course there were things I could live without when it came to the Emsom Magic bullet express blender but for the most part, it’s a pretty decent blender.

The Pros

What I liked about the Emsom Magic bullet express blender was of course the price but the other thing that I like about the Emsom Magic bullet express blender is how it operated. It functions like a top notch blender.

First of all this blender is compact in size which makes it easy to store in tight spaces. It doesn’t take up much room and it really looks great in my kitchen.

Another thing that I like about the Emsom Magic bullet express blender is that is does great blending my fruit juices. Even those this blender isn’t made to make huge batches of foods and drinks, it does well on one person beverages.

The Emsom Magic bullet express blender is easy to clean and doesn’t have hidden holes where food gets stuck in. I think it takes me about 5 minutes to rinse and dry, so cleaning is a plus.

I also like the fact that the Emsom Magic bullet express blender allows me to not only make quick drinks for myself but it helps me to make quick baby food for my son.

Now I didn’t think that the Emsom Magic bullet express blender was going to do well on frozen drinks, so I was a bit hesitant to use it for that purpose. But one of my friends came by and wanted a bloody mary so I made one. It actually did better than I thought it would with crushing the ice.


The only thing I didn’t like about the Emsom Magic bullet express blender was that I had to shake up a few pieces of food every once in a while because it would get stuck in between the blades.

Other than that I didn’t have much of a problem with the Emsom Magic bullet express blender. I worked decently and when it came to making drinks it made my life so much tastier.

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Appliance Review: Blendtec HP3A Blender

The Blendtec HP3A is an ultra-powerful blender. It will help you make a variety of foods such as juices, soups, sauces, and ice cream. You can find this top-notch blender for an average price of $400. Let’s take a look at some of the features offered by this small appliance.

One of the most important features of the HP3A is the powerful motor. It’s equipped with a 1500-watt motor. This is one of the most powerful motors you can find in a blender designed for household use. The heavy-duty blade is also quite wide, measuring almost four inches across.


The Blendtec HP3A comes with a half-gallon jar. With its square design, you can easily stack to save additional space. The lid fits on the jar quite well and is also easy to remove. The jar also provides for easy-to-read measurements.


This powerful blender comes with 25 pre-programmed cycles. To use a cycle, you just have to push the menu button and scroll through the different cycles until you find the one you need on the LED display. You’ll enjoy the fact that you don’t have to consult a manual just to find the cycle that you need.


The Blendtec HP3A is also equipped with four preset buttons on the left of the unit. Although these buttons are programmed with various cycles at the factory, you can program them with your favorite cycles yourself. All you have to do is select the appropriate cycle, then hold one of the preset buttons until you hear the beep. Then you can use your favorite cycle at the push of a button without having to scroll through the menu.


For short burst of blending speed, the HP3A offers a pulse button. You can also make manual adjustments to the speed. The unit allows you to make speed adjustments on a scale of 1 to 10, then have the blender shut off after a 50-second cycle.


One of the final benefits of the Blendtec HP3A is the ease of maintenance. Unlike with other blenders, you won’t have a lot of knobs, controls, or small spaces to clean out. You simply have to wash out the jar.

If you’re looking for a powerful blender, then you need the Blendtec HP3A. It comes with 25 pre-programmed cycles. You can even program the four buttons on the left with four of your most-used cycles. This blender is also very easy to maintain as you simply have to wash out the jar.

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