Your food prep equipment tools like slicers and choppers are the unsung workhorse heroes of your kitchen. These tools knock down your prep time exponentially so you can move on to another task that demands your attention. Not only that, have you considered how prep tools help you with portion control? Slicers improve your accuracy, so you’ll know exactly how many slices you get from one tomato, and how many of those slices you need to top your sandwiches or burgers.
Given the amount of regular use your choppers and slicers see, it’s inevitable that your blades will wear down and become dull. Remember those beautiful tomato slices? If your tomatoes start looking a little soggy around the edges, it might be time to pick up some new blades.
Thankfully, replacing the blades on your chopper/slicer is one of the easiest DIY tasks in the kitchen. Not only will you save some bucks on buying a new unit, but you won’t skip a beat when it comes to slicing, dicing and chopping quickly.
Check out our new buying guide on Food Prep Equipment Maintenance 101. We’ll walk you through how to find the right part/blade setup for your equipment and how to replace the blades (complete with step-by-step pictures and how-to videos!).