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Maybe you’ve never heard of it, but the ChopStir is one of the best inventions because it’s simple yet extremely helpful. It helps to chop foods — mainly ground meats — into smaller pieces right in the pan. Simply press down into the pan, twist and repeat.
If you’ve ever cooked ground meat, say for tacos, shepherd’s pie, bolognese sauce or Thai larb, it’s great for that. Rather than using a spatula or a turner to break up meat as it browns, you can continuously chop and stir at the same time. Hence, the name.
You can use it for other things as well, including turning hardboiled eggs into egg salad, juice concentrate into juice, potatoes into mashed potatoes — you get the point.
However, there are no sharp edges. The ChopStir is completely food-safe nylon, so it won’t scratch your pans or stain.
And people love this thing! More than 4,700 Amazon shoppers give it 5 out of 5 stars.
“I didn’t even know there was a kitchen tool like this and I stumbled upon it by accident on Amazon,” wrote one reviewer. “I absolutely had no hopes for this to actually work but it blew my mind just how easy and amazing this little thing is… Let me guarantee you, this works! It’s awesome!”
“Loved this so much that it was my yearly gadget gift to my nieces/nephew a few Christmases ago,” wrote another Amazon reviewer. “I just keep running into people who don’t have one and I can’t imagine being without it. Great for ground beef or sausage, but also works well when cooking with mushrooms. No need to chop them up before you start.”
The ChopStir retails for $9.99 on Amazon, and it comes in black, red or white (although, the price may vary by color). Get it, use it and just see how it makes life in the kitchen easier.
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