Maybe it's just me, but I have a really hard time chopping herbs even with my nice, just sharpened, Wusthof kitchen knife. The thing cuts everything else with ease, but I struggle with herbs. So, I bought this herb chopper. It's fantastic. It's super easy to use, is dishwasher safe, and chops/minces fresh basil and thyme with total ease. I'm so glad I bought it. It's a kitchen must-have, unless you've somehow mastered the art of herb chopping with a regular kitchen knife. Found at William's Sonoma, $19.95.