This is my first post here. My name is Dave and I live in Texas.
I'm looking for a machine for chopping parsley for tabouli, which is by far the most time consuming task my staff has to endure on a daily basis. A typical food processor is useless for this because I need the stems to be cut perpendicular to their length, and the spinning blade merely beats the stems around but does not chop them nicely. We do it by hand.
I've found gigantic, industrial, conveyer belt choppers on line, but I'm looking for something in a smaller, counter top version. We usually do about 40 bunches at a time, but the company is growing fast, as is production.
I've been told by a friend that a Pacojet would work great for this, but have been unable to find any testimony on line, and although Pacojet has many video demonstrations available, none of them have anything to do with chopping fresh herbs. It would be awesome to get a Pacojet. I'm sure I could come up with many convenient, time saving uses for it, even though I don't intend to make any ice-cream. Their rep/sales person with whom I'v been corresponding assures me that it will be great for parsley, but it costs $5,000! Our CFO has basically given me the go ahead to buy one, but if it doesn't actually take a significant chunk out of production time, I'm gonna feel like a dummy.
I'd appreciate any insight on bulk parsley prep, and/or Pacojets as they relate to prepping herbs and nut butters.