I just bought one for ME and one for my grown daughter who lives on the other coast. (Big spender me...they cost 10 bucks each.) The name of the thing is...who knows? A vegetable holder/slicer thingy? (Stainless steel holder, cutter, chopper.)
WHY? I was watching a video that Risa made (Risa who used to belong to all the Mastercook recipe groups that I did...and boy could that girl cook)...what an amazing kitchen she has, btw. hehe ANYWAY, here's the link to her video where she uses a similar product for help when cutting up HOT off the BBQ potatoes for her roasted vegetable potato salad...omg...it has me craving the stuff.
-- Risa's video --
When she gets inside, she uses her cutter/holder on the hot potatoes...and also check out her potato salad (looks so easy and SO good she had me wanting some so badly!)
In her video, Risa uses a tool put out by Pampered Chef...similar to the ones I ordered but I like the design of mine better...for one thing, it perfectly fits my hand and is designed for the hand to hold it firmly. The prongs on it seem long enough to go through even large onions easily. (That was one complaint for one of the other brands at Amazon.) Mine arrived today and I think it's so nice that I ordered another just now for my daughter.
I think I'll invite Risa to join us. What a cook! What a character! She makes my kitchen look so organized...but she sure is a better chef than I am...