I must tell you about my veggie chopper my grandma gave me. I may hate the kitchen but spending time there is slightly less pleasant with a veggie chopper. It's a "Vidalia Chop Wizard" and is so easy to use.
I use it mostly with potatoes and onions but you can use it with pretty much anything firm enough to pass through the blades on the cutting tray.
You just peel your vegetables (or not), cut them up in smaller chunks, place them on the cutting tray and smash the lid down. There is a tray for dicing and a tray for chopping, which leaves your vegetables in larger pieces.
I love it!