Nifty $47 kitchen gadget: ‘No more tears when chopping onions’

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person chopping onion
No one enjoys chopping onions. Photo: Getty (Keiko Iwabuchi via Getty Images)

These days you can get a tool for just about any job in the kitchen whether that be peeling an apple, scooping out an avocado, coring a pineapple or slicing perfectly even pieces of banana.

While inexpensive, these fiddly contraptions often just end up clogging your top draws, but we’ve found an item that’s actually worth a place in your kitchen.

It’s this string pulled, five-second chopper from Tefal, on sale today for Prime Day for $47 rather than the usual $80.

It doesn’t look like much, but it’s the solution to those awful teary onion eyes.

You just chop your onion in half, chuck it into the chopper, and pull the string until you’re happy with the size of the pieces.

It’s just like a food processor but smaller, easier to clean and hand powered, so you don’t have to reach into the depths of your shelves to pull out a heavy food processor every time you need a little diced onion.

tefal 5 second chopper
Save your tears, this nifty little gadget is on sale today. Photo: Amazon Australia

And it doesn’t just chop onions, it’ll cut just about any veggie you toss in there, so it’s great for chucking hidden veggies into your kids’ Bolognese.

Loads of different brands, including Kmart, make similar products but this one caught our eye in the Prime Day sales for its positive reviews.


One person who bought it described it as the best thing since sliced bread, saying, “No more tears when chopping onions.”

“This chopper is just AMAZING!!!! Just throw anything in it, pull the string and it gives you evenly chopped stuff,” another shopper wrote.

Others said it was easy to clean and "is so much easier than setting up or cleaning a blender”.

More Prime Day kitchen deals

The Amazon Australia Prime Day sales are coming to an end today, but there are still a loads of good deals around.

Here are a few standouts for your kitchen:

Instant Pot Duo Nova Electric Multi-Use Pressure Cooker: $159 from $231

Instant Pot Duo Nova Electric Multi-Use Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Multi Cooker

Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL: $239 from $429

Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL
Philips Air Fryer

De'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Coffee Machine: $593 from $800

De'Longhi La Specialista Espresso Coffee Machine
De'Longhi Coffee Machine

Jamie Oliver by Tefal Induction Non-Stick 5 piece set: $295 from $800

Jamie Oliver by Tefal Induction Non-Stick 5 piece set
Jamie Oliver by Tefal 5 piece set

Cocobella Coconut Water, 6 pack of 1L: $13.50 from $24

Cocobella Coconut Water, 6 pack of 1L
Cocobella Coconut Water

Coca-Cola Original, Diet and No Sugar 36 can multipack: $19.98 from $35 

Coca-Cola multipack
Coca-Cola multipack

How to shop the Prime Day sales

You need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of any of the Prime Day deals, but there's a 30-day free trial period and you can cancel anytime.

Otherwise, a membership costs $7 a month or $59 a year, and gives you access to free expedited shipping on eligible items, as well as a login for Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video, and Amazon Music, Prime Gaming and Prime Reading.

Prime Day officially runs between June 21 and 22, however because of the time zone difference in Australia, we will still have access to the US Prime Day deals up until 5pm on June 23.

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