Karl Zysett, founder of Zyliss invented the first food chopper, the original Zick Zick chopper in the 1960's and Zyliss has been producing the essential time saving chopping gadget ever since. The Zyliss Zick-Zick 2 chopper is ideal for quickly and easily chopping small quantities of vegetables, chocolates, nuts and cheeses. This clever design from Zyliss means no more tears when chopping onions. Simply place the halved onion underneath the blades and push the plunger down a number of times to chop. Each time you press the plunger, sharp stainless-steel blades will rotate with each chop, for smooth and even chopping results. Once the prep is done, the lower body opens for easy blade cleaning – simply pop it in the dishwasher.