So, I pointed her in the direction of the T-Fal Fresh Express and installed the wavy edge cutter. After peeling the carrots she loaded them into the machine, pressed the red button and in seconds she had perfectly cut 'fairy food'.
That night also happened to be homemade pizza night. My son, the best pizza assistant ever, wanted to help. Of course he wanted to grate the cheese but I have an old triangular grater that inevitabley leads to grated fingers, blood and band-aids. Not this time.
I quickly switched out the wavy cut blade from T-Fal Fresh Express and loaded in the fine grating cutter. I cut a few pieces of cheese and showed him how to load them into the machine. He quickly got the hang of it and within seconds we had perfectly grated cheese.
As we loaded up the pizza we realised we didn't have enough cheese (I think a lot was eaten) so we grated some more. It literally took less than 10 seconds.
My daughter, feeling left out of the fun, asked to make our salad. Out came the grating blade and in popped the slicing blade. A carrot, some red onion and a piece of cucumber later, our salad was well on its way.
I was pleasantly surprised that there was very little food waste. My big food processor has too much space between the blade and the presser. I always end up with wasted bits of food. I would say that the T-Fal Fresh Express had almost no food waste at all.
I love its compact size. I have a very small kitchen and it fit on a tiny piece of counter I have between my wall and stove. I also love that all the pieces store on it so that you don't lose any of them. The cord retracts so that you don't have long cords on the counter, another plus. Most of all I love that everything goes in the dishwasher. I didn't rinse the attachments and they all came out perfectly clean.
It has cut my prep time for some meals significantly. The kids are begging to help. What more can I ask for from a kitchen appliance? I am already envisioning a beautiful layered salad at our upcoming Easter dinner and I know the kids will be more than happy to help me make it.
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