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Old 12-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #11
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Sometimes, certain tools are custom made specifically for the chain of restaurants. Perhaps you should ask the next time you visit Subway.

Also, the tool needs to conform to the shape of the bowl to be effective.

How about something like this:
http://www.oxo.com/p-551-salad-chopper-with-bowl.aspx
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:39 PM   #12
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This is a multi blade mezzaluna

Mezzaluna Chopper-3 Blade-12 inch
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:51 PM   #13
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This is a multi blade mezzaluna

Mezzaluna Chopper-3 Blade-12 inch
That one isn't really practical price or size wise for the home cook. If I was still working food service on campus, heck yeah...
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:17 PM   #14
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I was at Subway yesterday, ordering something called a "Chopped Salad".

They take lettuce and spinach, a bit of finely cut cheese, and whatever vegetables you want. I decided on tomatoes, cuc slices, black olives, red onion, etc. - you know, the stuff they have there in front of you.

The man put this all into a s.s. bowl, then took this nifty tool to chop the vegetables up with.

It is about 8", curved with a few blades, and a handle. Like a much larger pastry blender, only more curved to match the slope of the bowl. It has a tough, well-made, commercial-tool type of appearance. All so very ergonomic!

And that is how I got my chopped salad, which I liked the texture of.

So, friends - what is this device called, and where might I find one - a commercial restaurant supply store, maybe?

Thanx!
I think what you are talking about is called a pastry cutter. Google it, and look at the picture. It has the curved blades with a nice stout handle. It not only works for cutting pastry into dishes, but works very well for chopping strawberries to make strawberry shortcake, or cutting up boiled eggs and potatoes for potato salad.
Any kitchen store and even WallyWorld should have them.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:42 PM   #15
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It's either an ulu or a mezzaluna. The ulu is an all purpose knife used by eskimos for everything. It is always one bladed and has only one handle.

A mezzaluna can have up to three blades and has two handles. It's either used to rock chop on a board, or in a bowl, most often dedicated.

I would venture that Subway uses is a mezzaluna, probably sized to fit their salad bowl,
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:23 PM   #16
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Sometimes, certain tools are custom made specifically for the chain of restaurants. Perhaps you should ask the next time you visit Subway.

Also, the tool needs to conform to the shape of the bowl to be effective.

How about something like this:
Salad Chopper with Bowl

Ding Ding Ding and Bingo RF
......that set looks perfect and affordable to me. I'm going to order it!! There's nothing better than a perfect chopped salad!

Wait...I found it at
Bed Bath & Beyond....to use my coupon!
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:57 PM   #17
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Yup, that Salad Chopper w/Bowl might do the trick for me, too!

Can't thank y'all enough for your input and helpful suggestions!
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:39 PM   #19
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I don't understand the question. "Why" what?
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:57 PM   #20
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Now, if I can only get a hold of that Smashburger tool for my outdoor flat top grill I'll be all set for my summer burger get-togethers....
Anyone know where I can get one? :)))
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