Abstract: An onion chopper includes a container having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls extending upwardly and terminating in a rim. A lid is attached to the container at a pivot location for movement between a closed position adjacent the rim and an open position pivoted away from the rim. A tray is removably supported atop the container, and defines a central opening positioned between a forward end and a rearward end. A spiralizer insert is removably attached to the tray within the central opening, the spiralizer insert having a central spindle and a blade extending radially outward from the central spindle.
Abstract: A peeler is formed with a tubular main body having a first open end, an opposing second open end, and a hollow interior extending from the first open end to the second open end. The tubular main body is formed from a first flexible material allowing the tubular main body to deform under pressure by a use. A pick is attached to the first open end and extends away from the second open end, the pick being formed from a second material, the second material being different from the first material and further being relatively more rigid than the first material.
Abstract: A pusher for use with a mandoline slicer includes a cap having an upper and a lower end, the cap defining an interior space. A lower plate is attached to a pillar, which is attached to a telescoping post. The pillar and telescoping post are telescopically moveable with respect to one another along the central axis and trained for movement by a guide within the cap. Stops are provided along the guide to restrict the length of travel of the telescoping post and pillar. A spring is connected to the cap and the lower plate to urge the lower plate away from the cap in a direction from the upper end toward the lower end.
Abstract: A grater includes a grater body having a first grater surface forming a first grater body sidewall, and a second grater surface forming a second grater body sidewall, each of the first and second grater surfaces having one or more grating features. A removable grating plane is selectively attachable to the grater body. An optional cover may surround the grater body.
Abstract: A manual food processor includes a container with a removeable lid. The container includes a plurality of container undulations spaced along an upper portion of the container to form a seat. The lid is removably attachable to the container to enclose the interior space, and includes a food processing tool carried on a drive shaft. The lid further has a plurality of lid undulations which are complementary to and engageable with the plurality of container undulations, preventing the lid from rotating with respect to the container, and allowing removal of the lid without rotation of the lid.
Abstract: A splatter screen includes a splatter screen frame and a mesh secured to the frame. A handle is mounted to the frame for pivotal movement so that it is positionable between a collapsed position for storage and an extended position for grasping. The handle includes a handle base, enabling the screen to rest upright on a countertop and to be supported by the handle base and the frame.
Abstract: A spiral slicer for producing spiral-cut fruits and vegetables, includes a main body supporting a shaft operated by a crank handle. Rotation of the crank handle selectively moves a pusher, which attaches to a fruit or vegetable toward a set of julienne blades and a main slicing blade. The fruit or vegetable is cut by the julienne blades and then by the main blade, with the sliced portion passing through a gap positioned between the julienne blades and the main blade.
Abstract: A cone-type spiral slicer includes a blade along the sidewall for cutting a vegetable into thin strips. The housing is formed in a first portion and a second portion that are separable from one another. A retractable set of julienne blades allows the user to selectively use the slicer for cutting either wide strips or narrow julienne strips.
Abstract: A wedger includes a housing and a plunger. The housing includes an interior blade assembly and handles extending laterally away from the housing. The plunger and housing cooperate to enable the plunger to push a food item through the blade assembly and the housing. The inclusion of the handles makes the wedger invertible, so that the housing may be pushed downward toward the plunger by grasping the handles.
Abstract: An herb keeper includes a container having a floor and upwardly extending sidewalls forming an interior space, the sidewalls terminating in an upper rim. A lid is removably attached to the upper rim and movable between a closed position which encloses the interior space, and an open position moved away from the upper rim. A basket is configured to fit within the container and rest on the interior floor of the container. A flexible strap includes a first end attached to the interior side of the lid and a second end attached to the basket. Movement of the lid away from the container causes the strap to pull the basket upward, providing easier access to the basket.
Abstract: A hand held spiralizer includes two housing portions pivotally joined to one another to allow the housing to open and close. A pair of handle portions cooperate to form a unified handle in the closed position. A main slicing blade extends along an interior sidewall for spiral cutting, while a set of julienne blades is mounted for selective pivotal movement for optional use.
Abstract: An onion chopper includes container, a blade tray, and pivoting lid. The blade tray is removably mounted on an upper rim of the container and includes a sweeper positioned at one end of the blade tray. The sweeper is dimensioned to fit within the sidewalls forming the container to be used to clear chopped food bits from the container after they are cut by the grid of blades.