Oh my goodness people, you can not believe how wonderful this product is!!!! It plows through a multitude of food densities with little effort! Here is what Pampered Chef has to say: Unique, beveled pinwheel blades efficiently chop and crumble foods for even cooking and seasoning. Its high-quality nylon design follows the curves of your cookware and won't scratch the surface.
I personally have used my Mix 'N Chop for at least 3 years now! I use it when browning meat for spaghetti, chili, Hamburger Helper-type meals, and oh so many other dishes. We receive a quarter of beef for Christmas every year and I rarely defrost my hamburger for these types of meals. I use another Pampered Chef product (the Large Micro Cooker) and this Mix 'N Chop and within 10 minutes I have fulled cooked and crumbled hamburg!
Let me share just a few ideas I have (or seen) the Mix 'N Chop used for:
Mashing fruit for jams
Mashing bananas for bread
Smooshing apples as they cook to make applesauce
Tomatoes for salsa or canning
Breaking up clumps of cold rice (GREAT for making fried rice)
Avocados for Guacamole
Making stars on top of cookies (Sugar Cookies, while cookie is hot dip the Mix 'N Chop in food coloring and then stamp. For Peanut butter, stamp the dough ball then bake!)
Hard boiled eggs for egg salad
Breaking ice (whether it is store bought or from your freezer)
Crumbling bread for stuffings
Breaking up clumps of hash browns
Frozen Fruit or Fruit Juice Concentrate
And I am sure there are many, many more things this wonderful tool can do! At $10.00, it is a must have for your own kitchen and makes a wonderful gift also!