GET A MAGIC BULLET!
I experiment a lot in my kitchen with making new varieties of hot sauce all the time. I love the size and power packed into such great blender like the Magic Bullet. Amazon link for Magic Bullet.
I love the simplicity of this blender! I use it for making pepper powder out of dried peppers also.
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Mainstays Food Chopper
This is great for chopping and making thick sauces. I also use it to make a jalapeno relish. I love appliances that are super easy to use and clean. I use this to chop peppers and then ferment them for sauce at a later date. This is not an affiliate but you can get them at Walmart for about $10.00.
Ninja Express Chop
This does everything! Chops, puree’s and blends. Again, another super easy one button appliance. It’s a toss up between my Magic Bullet and Ninja. Get the 2-cup here from Amazon.com.