Turns out that maybe I didn't need the first item because the second item can chop hardboiled eggs, which is what I bought it (the little Oxo) for...quick chopping eggs, (no slicing however), so I really didn't need the first item. But heck, sliced eggs might be useful somewhere...we usually like chunks of eggs in our green salads, so guess I can put some slices there. Where else? Any ideas?
The OXO makes ovals, circles, strips of diced hard boiled eggs. I made diced for egg salad. I probably will only use for sliced eggs. For egg salad, it's ok, however only if doing up a few eggs. Probably just as easy to do what I've always done: put whole eggs in bowl and dice up with a fork and maybe a knife, working together. SO, I'd say: save the ten bucks, I don't think this tool is all that useful.
However, I made diced eggs in the next appliance and it was great!
The Mueller (for ten or eleven bucks more than for the Oxo) worked GREAT for making tons of egg salad so easily it was ridiculous!
Story: Husband boiled up 9 eggs in Instant Pot. (He does this every few days so that we always have hard boiled eggs in fridge - for egg sands and for salads.) He does them always for 15 minutes on high, then instant release and place in cool tap water to cool off. Then store in Tupperware in refrigerator.
So, I came along with my new Mueller chopper, using the smaller of the two cubing blade snap ins. SO easily removed shells, washed, dried in paper towels, then placed, one-at-a-time in the Mueller and chopped. Job was actually TOOOO easy. And FAST! So easy that I chopped all nine of them up!
For kicks, rather than store some chopped in fridge for sandwiches the next day, I decided to do some tests on flavorings: I put chopped eggs in 3 or 4 different glass refrigerator bowls and put mayo, salt and pepper in each. Then I doctored each of them differently and had fun placing a teaspoon of each on a cube of toasted whole wheat bread and asked husband to taste test and assign a number. He gave all of them a 4. 4 out of 5. Yeah. All were ok. Nothing really stood out, except he did kind of like the one I put some sugar and apple cider vinegar in...more than the others. (Not terribly healthy, so forget that one, I say.) Well, anyway, it was fun trying to make some different combos of egg salad sands. I think, when all is said and done, just plain ole mayo, salt and pepper and maybe some mustard remains our fav. (Tried some with chipotle powder, turmeric, sweet curry, etc...and different fresh herbs.)
I LOVE THE MUELLER!! (I am very careful about those two blade sets that come with. I've read that they can really cut fingers well. I think all one has to do is NOT leave them in sudsy water and be careful to only touch the tools at the very thick, heavy-duty plastic EDGES...nowhere near the metal blades!) LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I can't wait to use it again.
Update: The Mueller Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper that I mentioned buying earlier (above) -- I still love it.
I was doctoring some canned bbq'd beans last night...plus making my baked Sunshine Surprise recipe (eggs, cheese, green chiles, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.) and used the Mueller's largest cutter (there are two) to chop onions, bell peppers, canned green chiles, jalapeno...and it WHIPPED RIGHT THROUGH THEM in SECONDS. It seemed rather thrilling to me... but it doesn't take much to thrill me lately. LOL
I wondered if the space it takes up (in my retirement village small house) would become an issue, but NOPE. It's usefulness and joy to use (haha-I'm so strange, I know) make it worth the storage space. (And the two cutting disks store inside it...so that's something, right?) Every now and then we just need something that we like A LOT...even if we only use it twice a year. I DON'T CARE. It's just DREAMY. I might even start looking for excuses to use it.