Gadget: Kwik Kut

Kwik KutMy grandmother always uses this crazy chopper to prepare strawberries, making quick work of the hulled berries whenever we need a bowl of chopped berries. My mom has one and uses it for egg salad. Yesterday I decided I needed one and nearly had a panic when I couldn't find it at the local cooking shops. Could something so simple be out of production now, made obsolete by fancier tools and food processors?

The woman at Sur La Table on Spring street had no idea what I was talking about when I described the device to her. I didn't know it was called a "Kwik Kut" until we located one on the shelves and I read its label. Almost not finding it made me realize how much I valued this little gadget, even though I'd never owned it until now.

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