The Pampered Chef food processer was a little spendy at $49, but SO WORTH the money. I love that the blades come out and you are left with a bowl - and liquids can't slide down the hole of a traditional electric food processor, or you have to spatuala everything around that tall holed blade knob.
Just pump the handle up and down and it rotates the blades and finish when you get the desired chop length. I did notice that one or two of the cabbage leaves weren't processed, I just took them out and put them in the next batch (or I ate them because I love raw cabbage!)
This was probably about 20-30 seconds of processing - and into my soup it went!
I totally recommend this device if you can work it into your budget! Now i don't have to get my big electric food processor out of small amounts of processing that I need sometimes!