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Red Copper 60 Second Salad Review: Does it Work?

Red Copper 60 Second Salad Review: Does it Work?
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Red Copper 60 Second Salad is a convenient bowl that can be used to quickly prepare salads. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Red Copper 60 Second Salad review.

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About Red Copper 60 Second Salad

Red Copper 60 Second Salad is a salad maker that features a straining bowl with knife slits in it and a lid that is also a cutting board. The official website is redcoppersalad.com, with a registration date of June 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in July 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Helps with chopping lettuce
  • Generate consistent cuts with the Slide-N-Slot design
  • Bowl is also a strainer
  • Lid doubles as a cutting board
  • Simple to clean (dishwasher safe)

Cost

Red Copper 60 Second Salad costs $14.99 + $6.99 shipping for a total of $21.98. There is an optional double offer that costs $21.98 + $6.99 shipping for a total of $28.97. Each unit comes with a recipe guide and a Forever Sharp Knife. At the time of this writing, Red Copper 60 Second Salad is not available in stores.

Red Copper 60 Second Salad Review

When I first saw the commercial for Red Copper 60 Second Salad, I knew it looked familiar – for several reasons. First, I own quite a few “Red Copper” brand items that I’ve reviewed on my YouTube channel. Second, I wrote about a Kickstarter product last year called 60 Second Salad that looked an awful lot like this product. The last I heard about 60 Second Salad is that it became an item in the BulbHead catalog, the same company that markets Red Copper items. Thus, BulbHead appears to be marketing both 60 Second Salad and Red Copper 60 Second Salad simultaneously. Perhaps they are trying to figure out which one resonates best with consumers. My guess is that the Red Copper brand and Cathy Mitchell as the spokesperson will make this one win over the original 60 Second Salad.

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Red Copper 60 Second Salad is a kitchen device that allows you to rinse and chop all of the ingredients for a salad at the same time. It includes a plastic bowl with slits that function as a colander while rinsing, and also as a guide while chopping. You simply place all of your ingredients in the bowl and run under water to rinse. Next, you’ll secure the top, flip the device over, and lay it flat so that the bowl is face down.

Once in place, you merely use the slits as guides in order to cut through all of the ingredients. Once you’ve cut through all of the slits, you can then turn the top halfway and cut again in order to cross-cut all of the contents. You could also just shake up the contents and cut everything again.

How effective Red Copper 60 Second Salad works will no doubt be influenced by the ingredients inside and the knife you use. Assuming you use a high quality knife, Red Copper 60 Second Salad should do an adequate job of allowing you to rinse and chop everything using the same container. The plastic material may not be of the highest quality, but it should nevertheless be an effective way to chop up everything in once place. With thin materials like spinach, you may not effectively cut everything the first time around.

The space between slits may not be ideal for all types of food, such as carrots, which I would want to cut much thinner than this device allows. Other types of food, such as olives or cherry tomatoes, may move around during the cutting process and not get sliced at all.

If your expectations aren’t too high (it’s a just piece of plastic with slits), this may actually do a decent job of living up to the television hype. Although Red Copper 60 Second Salad sports a rather basic design, I think it will probably work as advertised if you use a high quality knife.

Alternatives

In the year between the arrival of 60 Second Salad and Red Copper 60 Second Salad, a slew of similar products have appeared online and in stores. Take a look at the high number of competing products, some as cheap as $7.

While the design of the 60 Second Salad is somewhat unique, there have been a number of other salad choppers available for years. One popular As Seen on TV salad prep unit is the Vidalia Chop Wizard, which works differently, but also allows you to prepare a salad in short order. You may also consider something like the Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper, which also provides essentially the same results.

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