The NICER Dicer Plus. Does It Really Play NICE?
The Nicer Dicer Plus In Australia – I recently watched the Nicer Dicer Plus advertised on Australian TV. On first appearance it seems to be great time saver in the kitchen, so I set about finding out if it actually works as advertised. I researched all the mommy forums I could find.
I was shocked by what I found.
Most people felt they wasted their money with their purchase. Others, defending the product, mentioned that the naysayers simply didn’t know how to correctly use the device. The purpose of the article is to give you enough information to make your own decision.
The Nicer Dicer Plus is an upgrade to a previous Nicer Dicer model which sold millions in Europe and the USA. The dicer is manufactured by Genius, a company based in Germany.
The device is made of plastic and stainless steel and consists of a 10 piece multi chopper. The primary benefits being speed of dicing fruit and vegetables, no mess, easy to clean, and economical use of kitchen cupboard space when stored.
Judging from the all genius nicer dicer plus videos on youtube it is especially popular in Mexico, France and Germany, and it’s picking up momentum in the Australian market.
In Australia you can’t buy the Nicer Dicer Plus from say Target or Big W but there are many other alternatives that are available.
Don’t forget to have your say of what you think of the Nicer Dicer Plus at the end of this review.
About Genius Products Germany – Genius GmbH
Genius ISO 9001 CertificationGenius Products was founded in 1995 and was originally called Euro Produkt Marketing and started trading as Genius GmbH after 2001. The company received ISO 9001 certification in 2010. Genius supplies a growing list of business partners in Europe, America, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Genius started broadcasting infomercials on German TV on June 2008 and this marketing model has since been adopted by it’s business partners elsewhere.
Customer Reviews And Complaints
I did some research of the forums for real customer reviews and complaints about the Nicer Dicer Plus.
By far the biggest complaint is that blades are not strong enough for harder vegetables such as potatoes and pumpkins. This would seem like false advertising when you see the TV commercial and how easy it looks. It’s as if they are not using any force at all and are simply opening and closing the lid to dice and chop. They obviously softened the vegetables by lightly boiling them first.
Another issue is that you still need to chop up the vegetables into small enough shapes anyway to fit into the small hole at the top of dicer. So what is the point, you might as well just continue using your knife and chopping board and slice the rest of the vegetable anyway? Saves washing up.
The blades are meant to be made of stainless steel but some customers have reported that they tarnish and bend over time. For the same price you could get robust food processor instead.
Despite the advertising. It’s still a pain to clean and dry each attachment that you use.
Some people have complained that the containers do not fit properly. Please leave a comment if you found this to be true?
How To Use The Nicer Dicer Plus
A lot of user complaints seem to stem from improper use of the nicer dicer plus. It seems that some people are not doing the copping motion correctly. It should be approached with a quick and fast action – like a karate chop. This is especially true for harder vegetables such as potatoes. Also harder vegetables such as potatoes should be slightly softened by boiling them first..
Nicer Dicer Plus In Australia
Unfortunately, in Australia the Nicer Dicer Plus is only available from the TV infomercial call in number or Amazon. But, there are alternatives dicers that you can purchase from other stores. They are just as good and a lot cheaper.
For a cheaper alternative in Australia check out Soldsmart Australia. The older dicers are less functional but a lot cheaper. On the USA Amazon, this is $50. A bit much for some plastic in my opinion.
Ohki Australia have a great range of electric food processors. But, bear in mind that electric food processors do involve more cleaning and hassle than manual dicers, but there is the benefit that you don’t have to soften the harder vegetables like potatoes first by steaming them.
Nicer Dicer Plus On Amazon
Nicer Dicer Plus is only available from Genius partners who only advertise by TV Infomercials. If you live in the US you can consider one of these alternative dicers from Amazon. Make sure you check out reviews by customers on Amazon before making a decision.
Is The Nicer Dicer Plus Any Good?
Have your say. The internet is full of fake reviews.
What are your experiences with the Genius Nicer Dicer plus?
Is it good or bad?
PLEASE, only comment if you have actually purchased the product.. Positive and Negative comments about the product are welcome. Help others by giving legitimate reviews.
Some cool reviews people have written into me…
I bought my Nicer Dicer from Target (Australia) for $49.90 about three months ago and have never regretted it. I love home made soup, and save probably an hour each time chopping and dicing vegetables. Yes, you do have to cut vegies etc to size to fit the cutting grid, but it still saves you an enourmous amount of time. It struggles with hard vegetables such as suede, and tends to mash ripe tomatos but everything else has been fine. I have had no problem whatsoever with carrots and potatoes and haven’t had to steam or pre-soften anything. Also immensely grateful that I don’t have to chop or slice onions by hand anymore!
I was lucky enough to be given one of these “incredible kitchen helpers” for my birthday, probably because I always rubbish informercial advertised products. One of the TV Commercials made it seem easy to cut ham into cubes – even on the TV ad, it seemed like it was struggling – I tried and it FAILED. Carrots straight out of the bag – had to cut them first into small pieces no bigger than 2 inches ling – and the “machine” did not like the carrots either. I tend to cut then cook rather than the otherway around. As for quartering applies – it was easier to use my sharp knife. The device ended up in the cupboard, and there it stayed..
I read the reviews and / but bought a Nicer Dicer online so it was only $30. Nothing is magic so you have to do some preparation of your fruit and veggies first but overall I really like this product. It is quick after the initial peeling etc and makes great fruit salad, Greek salad and coleslaw. I have found cheese difficult to chop although the Feta was ok and tomatoes must be firm. There is an art to the chopping movement and you can’t be too gentle but the product seems robust enough to handle that. It is relatively easy to clean. I think it is a good addition to the kitchen as long as you don’t expect it to do all the work for you. Of course the TV adds are going to make it look like magic – after all they are trying to sell it!
I have just been given a Nicer Dicer Plus as a gift and I think it is fantastic!. Yes the cutting area is small and you do have to portion vegetable pieces to fit but it still cuts down on the amount of time it takes to slice and dice food. I diced pumpkin without any dramas at all as well as zucchini, capsicum, eggplant and onion. Follow instructions and experiment a bit. It is an expensive unit but I am glad I have it. (I had planned to buy one at some stage but receiving one as a gift was an added bonus). I work in a high school in Food Technology and we are now going to purchase 3 for use by students.