We feel confident in saying that we know our way around a knife and are completely comfortable with even the finest mince. Unfortunately, maybe we were feeling a little too comfortable while chopping parsley, because we nearly cut our finger off. Now we're singing a bit of a different tune and think we may need to expand our options.
We're thinking that we may not have cut ourselves if we were using an herb chopper. They're designed specifically for fast chopping and help to easily break down herbs. A lot safer than using a standard knife!
Herb Choppers can be found in just about any specialty food store, and we came across the Kuhn Rikon Her Chopper in Williams-Sonoma. We've seen a lot of choppers that don't have an extended handle and we appreciate that this one does. It embraces the rocking motion it takes to break down herbs and also gives the option of using two hands.
The Kuhn Rikon Herb Chopper's blade is made from sharp high-carbon-steel, the handle from Polypropylene. The chopper is dishwasher safe and won't set you back too much!