Kitchens must be optimized and the space used carefully. The space saving appliances are longed for and many more manufacturers are starting to understand the demand. But for chopping and grinding so far there have been some bulky models hard to use. But the new Cuisinart Elite 4-Cup Food Chopper/Grinder, (model number CH-4). This is a small and nice alternative to bulky choppers. It measr is a smaller alternative to its larger brethren. Measuring less than 10 inches tall, with a base of 7.5 inches by 5 inches, the mini machine does big work in a small space. The appliance chops and grinds and purees, and with a 4-cup capacity, is able to handle most prep tasks. Its nice touch-pad controls offer the choice between chop and grind, determining which way the dual-sided blade spins: sharp edge for chopping, dull edge for grinding.Â You can get it in either white or black from Amazon.com.