Finally, a fast, easy, virtually mess-free way to enjoy a healthy salad every day. 60 Second Salad is designed to hold all of your ingredients. The unique slits take the hassle out of rinsing and straining and allow you to chop the ingredients all at once.
So I noticed in many of the reviews before I bought this that the complaint that was most common was that the salads it makes are too small. I’m 6’3″, 250 lbs, and I didn’t find this to be the case. Instead, I usually need to take a few minutes before coming back and finishing the rest.
However, let me note that I think those that are writing that the sales are too small are likely, in my opinion, improperly using it. From my viewpoint, anything that is already slicked or diced shouldn’t be added to the bowl for cutting, as that is quite redundant. Instead, add what you want to cut such as your leafy base, apples, bananas, bell peppers, meats, or other items that need cutting. Once everything is cut, you can add other things that don’t need cutting like sliced jalapeños, diced pineapple, corn, and the like.
Also, if you’ve not bought this yet, please be aware that the 60-second salad timeframe is only the timeframe for maybe throwing everything you’re cutting into the bowl and doing the cutting. You may have to pre-cut or peel items like bell peppers and oranges before throwing them in there for cutting unless you are willing to eat the pepper seeds and the orange peel.
The 60 Seconds Salad is Very Useful.
Making a salad just got easier. Nothing to it and does a good job. Although the description states 60-second salad. Using this does making a salad much faster, it will take a little more time than 60 seconds. But the confidence in cutting all the ingredients at one time does make it easier and faster.
Works good for making one to two serving, the cutting bowl isn’t that big to hold a half head of lettuce and a bunch of veggies. You have to use your head to how much you put in the cutting bowl, but it does work well for what it’s intended for. Or you can do your greens first, then the veggies, and putting all in a big bowl to serve more people.
I bought this on a whim after seeing the Kickstarter for a similar project. I was shocked to find that it works perfectly. I was even able to chop a store bought tomato precisely. I would most definitely recommend it and have already FB posted it for my friends and family.
Easy to Cut up Salad.
The 60 Second Salad cutter creates salads, mirepoix. and stew ingredients very easily. All the ingredients are contained in the Cutter unit and not spread all over the counter. A knife with a serrated blade probably works best. My only serrated blade is a bread knife. So, I use a “dimpled” chef’s knife.
After a little salad-making practice I’ve learned to put a bottom layer of lettuce or cabbage on the solid green base first. Then I add the “fixings” in my preferred order. I’ll add tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, bologna, poached chicken breasts, nuts, radishes, additional lettuce or cabbage, etc.
I keep the Cutter steady with my left hand on the top or the base and do the cutting with my right hand. When I cut the ingredients I’m also cutting the bottom layer. To chop, I simply rotate the top of the unit so my knife cuts the ingredients at a different angle. Cheese, zucchini, and potatoes don’t work well in the unit because they stick to the knife.
If you want to use them in the Cutter, make your cut and then pull the knife horizontally out of the unit. If the food moves with the knife, lift the lid and put the food back where you need it. To make potato salad I use the Cutter for everything except the potatoes.
The cutter not only keeps the ingredients in one place, but it is also very easy to clean. If you cut onions or garlic, wash the unit as soon as possible. The aroma stays with the unit. My only wish for the Cutter is that the base was more flat. If you work too fast, you’ll cut grooves into the base.