The Food Chopper usually called the Buffalo Chopper,
uses revolving knives to cut things up. The degree of fineness is determined by the number of times the
ingredients go under the knife blades.PLEASE SCROLL DOWN PAGE FOR CATALOG ITEMS
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A piece of kitchen equipment used for finely
chopping raw or cooked products. the machine was
invented back in the early 1900s in Buffalo, N.Y.
By most accounts the chopper was manufactured
by an iron works company whose name is unknown.
Some people attempt to tie it to the Buffalo Machine
company, but a representative from that company
insists that is not true.
The original bright red piece of cast iron equipment
was never officially called a "Buffalo Chopper."
The name buffalo chopper actually has evolved
strictly from people in the food industry who use t
his equipment. Two avenues of thought probably
prompted the current name. As might be expected,
there are those that attribute the name to the usage
in cutting tough meat. Back in the early days
there was an abundance of buffalo and naturally
it was very tough.
Another version lends itself to the actual design
of the equipment. The piece of equipment, which
has changed little over the years, is actually
a round bowl that rotates, while a cutting blade
spins at a stationary spot to process the
food moving through it. This is covered by a lid,
for safety reasons and to keep the food in the bowl.
This lid has a hump to accommodate the spinning
blade and upon close scrutiny perhaps looks like
the head of a buffalo.
Whatever you choose to believe to be the origin
of the name -- whether its place of manufacture
in Buffalo, its buffalo-like appearance or its ability
to cut buffalo-tough meat, the official name used
by manufactures is either "Bowl Cutter" or