The 5 Best Nut Choppers

We love cooking at Home Kitchen Helpers, but sometimes the task at hand is just too much trouble to be worth it.  For example, chopping nuts! We reviewed the best nut choppers so you don’t have to.

Let’s face it, using a knife is dangerous and chopping nuts makes a huge mess when nuts start flying all over the kitchen.  And if you’re like me, you’ll be picking up pieces of nuts off the floor for weeks.

Nut choppers make the job easier. We’ve reviewed the five best nut choppers and have created a complete guide. Let’s take a look at what we found.

The 5 Best Nut Choppers

1. Prepworks by Progressive Nut Chopper

Whether you want to chop almonds, peanuts, pecans or walnuts, this nut chopper does them all.  This nut chopper tops off our best of list because of its removable non-skid base.   The non-skid base keeps it in place and  won’t slip or slide while you’re using it, therefore there won’t be any messes.

You don’t have to guess when creating the perfect toppings for your salads, desserts and smoothies because the base has clearly marked measurements.  You can dial in the perfect chop because the nut chopper features coarse to find grinding options.  Let’s take a closer look.

What We Liked:

– This nut chopper is the only tool that easily makes uniformly chopped nuts.

– Cleanup is just a quick rinse.

– Able to get the exact chop you want, very fine to larger chunks

– Can be washed in the dishwasher

– Helpful measuring lines, ensure the right amount for your recipe

– The non-skid rubber bottom makes sure it stays in place while being used

– Contains very few pieces so its easy to take apart to clean and put back together

What We Didn’t Like:

– Takes a bit longer to chop the nuts than we expected

– The coarse setting chops the nuts a little bit too fine

– The plastic base could be made a little stronger


Product Name: Prepworks by Progressive Nut Chopper

Product Dimensions: 5.63 x 4 x 7.88 inches

Item Weight:  6.9 ounces

Cooking from scratch and trying new recipes with family and friends is what cooking is all about.  When  you have the best tools for the job, you will find that cooking is even more enjoyable.

The Progressive Nut Chopper by Prepworks is an excellent choice for chopping nuts because of the non-skid rubber bottom. It holds it steady while being used.  The chopper has very little parts which is awesome when you need to take it apart to clean and makes it very easy to put it back together.

2. Vivaant Nut Chopper

Who doesn’t love a professional quality product they can use at home?  The Vivaant Nut Chopper is one of those kitchen tools – built to last  and built to be easy to use.

It was designed and constructed to the strictest standards and uses the highest quality BPA free material. You can relax and feel good that your food and health are safe from unwanted chemicals and toxins.

Chopping nuts is a small job which doesn’t require a large food processor.  This Vivaant Nut Chopper is the right size and quality to last for years.  This can be used for nuts and other vegetables.

What We Like:

– Very easy to take apart and is easy to put back together.

– Customer service is very responsive and quick to resolve any issues

– Excellent quality especially for the price

– Can be used with a cutting board for larger jobs

– Dishwasher safe, or can be rinsed under warm water

What We Don’t Like:

– Removing the blade to clean can be a problem to put back together

– Not your best option if you want to chop herbs like parsley, or cilantro

– You may experience some fine debris coming out, but it can be resolved by putting the chopper inside a bowl


Product Name: Vivaant Nut Chopper

Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 3.75 x 7 inches

Item Weight:  1.24 pounds

Cooking from scratch and trying new recipes with family and friends is what cooking is all about.  When you have the best tools for the job, you will find that cooking is even more enjoyable.

The Vivaant Nut Chopper is an excellent choice for chopping nuts because of the non-skid rubber bottom. It holds it steady while being used.  The chopper only has a few parts which is awesome when you need to take it apart to clean and makes it very easy to put it back together.

3. Mueller Ultra Heavy Duty Chopper

The Mueller Ultra Heavy Duty Chopper is great alternative to electric food choppers which can be really bulky, noisy, expensive and often times hard to clean. You just spin the machine a few times for course and a few more times for finer chops. It is really easy to use and requires no skill whatsoever.

This isn’t just a nut chopper, but an all in one food chopper. You can chop nuts, onions, cucumbers and more.  The Mueller Ultra Chopper comes apart for easy cleaning. Just rinse the clear bowl with water after use and drip dry. The Mueller Ultra chopper and all parts are made from BPA free food safe plastic.

What We Like:

– Very easy to assemble and take apart to clean

– Larger than other choppers, which is great for chopping large portions

– Has a cover for the blade to keep your hands and fingers safe

What We Don’t Like:

– While the product mentions Austria, it is actually made in China

– The suctions on the bottom don’t stick as well as other choppers


Product Name: Mueller Ultra Heavy Duty Chopper

Product Dimensions: 8.35 x 8.19 x 7.95 inches

Item Weight: 1.95 pounds


The Mueller Ultra Chef Food Chopper works for nuts and much, much more. The mechanics of the machine are so smooth and easy to use there is no skill involved.

You will definitely save you time and money when preparing recipes with nuts and other foods that require chopping.   The blade is sharp and you only need to spin it a few times to get great results you want.

4.  OXO Good Grips Chopper

This small OXO Good Grips Chopper chops with precision because of its wave like patterned blades that rotate evenly each time. The non-slip knob make chopping very easy and safe.

The OXO Good Grips nut chopper comes with its on scooping spoon that can be used to quickly remove ingredients.  It also has a lid that can be snapped on for quick storage.

The clean up is easy and the parts are dishwasher safe. Let’s take a look at what we like and don’t like about the OXO Good Grip Nut Chopper.

What We Liked:

– Can be used for items other than nuts such as garlic, carrots and onions

– It is very easy to take apart and all the parts can be put in the dishwasher

– The locking lid is great for storage but also helps with reducing vibrations and sounds while actually chopping nuts

What We Don’t Like:

– If you use this for vegetables, you have to chop them pretty small before putting them into the cup

– It takes a bit longer to chop than other choppers reviewed

– It isn’t able to chop stems so if you want to chop herbs this might not be your best choice


Product Name: OXO Good Grips Chopper

Product Dimensions: 13 x 4 x 7 inches

Item Weight: 13.7 ounces


The OXO Good Grips Chopper will quickly and safely chop nuts, fruits, and vegetables. The OXO Good Grips Chopper works with your favorite cutting board or with the included measuring cup.

After you’ve finished chopping, the ingredients are easily removed with the included spoon, or you can save the ingredients for later using the snap lid.  Clean up is quick and easy since the blade is removable and parts are dishwasher safe.

5.RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Vintage Inspired Nut Grinder

If you want not only a nut chopper but something that adds character and charm to your kitchen this is your nut chopper.  The RSVP Endurance Nut Grinder looks vintage inspired and chops hard and soft nuts.

The RSVP Endurance Nut Grinder features a stainless steel blade and manual hand crank.  The pieces are chopped inside a 1 1/4 cup clear plastic jar.  As a result, the nuts are chopped perfectly. This nut grinder is very easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.

What We Like:

– The nuts are chopped in uniform sizes, which is always helpful when baking

– Virtually mess free, no messes on the floor to clean up after use

– The size of the machine makes it really easy to hold onto while using

What We Don’t Like:

– Doesn’t come with a lid which would be nice to keep the nuts fresh

– The machine works best when you hold on to the lid while using it

– The top of the machine can be a little stubborn when trying to remove


Product Name: RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Vintage Inspired Nut Grinder

Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 7 inches

Item Weight: 13 ounces

Summary If you love vintage style and plan to keep your nut grinder on display this is the nut chopper for you.  It has style but also sensibility since it is dishwasher safe.

It is easy to clean and very easy to use.  The hand crank grinder works with both soft and hard nuts.  This is a quality product that works well offered at a competitive prices.

The 2 Types of Nut Choppers

There are two types of nut choppers available: manual and electric.


Manual food choppers are powered by a person rather than electricity. They tend to be more affordable than electric models and don’t require plugging in. Basic models often use a hand-slap design that requires the user to press, or slap, on a top mechanism to force the spring blades down.

Other manual models use turning mechanisms, lever press, or a pull-cord similar to a lawnmower. The most basic models are simply a serrated metal ring with a handle attached. Choose the chopper that is most comfortable for you ergonomically.

Electric: Electric nut choppers work like food processors. However, they are much smaller in size and more specialized in their functionality. By using electricity, nut choppers spin a central blade to chop —all you have to do is load the chopper with nuts and push a button.

Most electric choppers are more expensive than manual choppers, with their price ranging depending on the model and brand.

What Is A Nut Chopper?

Nut Choppers chop nuts! If you’re making a dish that requires lots of chopped nuts, a nut chopper can save a lot of time, leaving you with more free time to relax and enjoying your delicious meals.  Some nut choppers are also great for slicing up hard-to-chop ingredients like herbs, and cooked meat.

3 Benefits of Using a Nut Chopper

Whether electric or manual, a nut chopper can cut your food preparation time in half and help you get to the most enjoyable part – eating!

No mess

Quick – time saver

Uniform pieces

4 Things to Look For In a Nut Chopper

Is it easy to clean?

Choppers tend to be easiest to clean right after use, and most are at least partly dishwasher safe. Make sure the unit is completely dry before putting away to resist any rust.  It’s important to read the manual for your specific food chopper and follow the guidelines for maintenance.

Is it easy to use?

When it comes to purchasing nut choppers, it is important that you do some research first before making the purchase. There is no point buying a high-tech gadget with a lot of bells and whistles if you aren’t going to use them. The truth is that the simplest, most budget-friendly devices will sometimes do the job better.

Does it chop the nuts you want to eat most?

Does the price fit your budget?

Do You Really Need a Nut Chopper?

Right now, you may be thinking: do I need a kitchen gadget just for chopping nuts?  Think of it this way; if you ground or chop nuts more than once a year, and are using recipes that require chopped nuts, then buying a great nut chopper is going to be a great investment for you.


In conclusion, if you want to make  your life easier, you should invest in a nut chopper. They create uniform pieces, reduce messiness in your kitchen and bring a profession touch to your food.

Nut choppers are inexpensive and will make your life a lot easier.   Let us know in the comments which nut chopper you chose.