How to Clean a Food Chopper

Food choppers are manual food processors that cut food into chunks or fine pieces.

Nuts are one of many foods that quickly can be cut with a food chopper.Nuts are one of many foods that quickly can be cut with a food chopper.
Food is placed under the "S" blade of the chopper and the device is pressed at the top, making the blade descend on the food. For fine pieces, the blade is pushed repeatedly. For larger chunks, the blade is pressed only a few times. This kitchen appliance makes chopping food quick and simple. It easily can be cleaned in a dishwasher or by handwashing.

There are various styles of food choppers. Dismantle yours by sliding off the bottom plate and spreading the panel, unscrewing the top and taking out the chopper blade or however it easily comes apart.

Rinse off any large food particles under running water. If food is stuck on, use a dish brush to remove it.

Wash the part by hand in a sink of warm, soapy water or place the food chopper parts on the top shelf of the dishwasher. It needs to be on the top shelf because it has plastic parts.

Run the dishwasher through its regular cycle.

Things You Will Need

  • Hot water
  • Dish brush
  • Dishwasher

Tip

  • If you can't wash your food chopper right after use, rinse it quickly to remove food residue. Dried food is much harder to clean.

Warning

  • Be careful when handling the sharp blade.

About the Author

Shara JJ Cooper graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2000, and has worked professionally ever since. She has a passion for community journalism, but likes to mix it up by writing for a variety of publications. Cooper is the owner/editor of the Boundary Sentinel, a web-based newspaper.