This is some thing that was recommend to me and I can't say thank you enough for it. This year we grew way to many peppers and even after freezing and giving away a bunch had a lot left over. Someone told me to let them dry out or use a dehydrator and dry them then crush them, store them away and use them for cooking. Just sprinkle over food to add a bold flavor. So I used a chopper and my chopper does suck but it still did the job. Great idea for when you have to make a quick dinner, no worries about chopping any peppers.