I used to have a pampered chef chopper that I used to chop nuts. It did a good job but it had a very small base so only a small amount could be chopped at a time. I bought it at the time to support a fundraiser and it was a great "safe" gadget my kids could use in the kitchen when they were young and helping me cook. It broke years ago and I have never replaced it nor really missed it for that matter. I just use a chef's knife now and that works for me.