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Der Hobel an sich ist gut verarbeitet, liegt gut in der Hand und kann durch die Stellschrauben an der Seite seine Dicke variieren. Soweit so gut. Leider löst sich auch hier die Beschichtung der Rolle ab, sobald er im Geschirrspüler war.
Es ist mir einfach schleierhaft, warum hier nicht inzwischen mal ein Hersteller auf eine Lösung gekommen ist... als wären Geschirrspüler eine brandneue Erfindung...
Naja, er tut was er soll, nur hübsch ist er jetzt auch nicht mehr.
While this thing is very heavy duty in most aspects, the wire is not so heavy duty. At some point it simply breaks, and then the whole thing is useless. I have considered buying some stainless wire, but it's fairly annoying, and a bit difficult, to change the wire. The wire is much thicker than other slicers I have used. Perhaps almost twice as thick, or more, which made it hard to slice cheese, which in turns sorta defeats the purpose of a dedicated cheese slicer. Someday I'll probably break down and try a thinner wire, and I'll post back if/when I do.
When I was still using it before it broke again, it seemed like the wire was always going slack, which means all my cuts were inconsistent, AND the screws were starting to strip out after the 20th time adjusting the wire. Lastly, even though the wire is very close to the edge of this slicer, it leaves a bit of cheese that is uncut at the end of the cut. If cutting in the air, this problem goes away, but slicing is much more difficult, and care must still be taken to get a good clean cut.
This slicer has potential, but the thick wire, and finicky wire tensioners are problematic.
I had an old no name slicer similar to this and after many years of use the wire finally broke. It had a single screw roller adjustment to make thinner/thicker slices that worked very well. The roller on this Norpro version is adjusted with thumb screws at each end of the roller, which would be fine if the screws stayed tight with finger strength, but they don't. I haven't yet tried tightening them with a wide blade screwdriver but I don't think tools should be necessary for quick adjustments. The only other thing I've noticed as deficient is that when slicing thin slices of semi hard cheese, the slice clings to and literally wraps around the roller as you slice. The parts seem well made, just wish the functionality matched that of the cheap old one I had to give up on.
I wanted one of these wire-type cheese slicers because I'd had one years ago and it worked great (don't know what ever happened to it). Graters and the spatula-shaped cheese slicers haven't worked for me. This Norpro slicer is only okay... I'm passing it on to my nephew and getting myself the wire kind that comes with a marble or wood platform. I think having a platform will make slicing more stable and easy.
Immediately upon opening the package, I felt that the shape and weight were awkward: the handle is a bit too heavy and I don't like something about the shape (can't quite identify what). It works okay for slicing but just feels awkward, unstable, and there's a problem with the screws...
I hate the two side screws!: They loosen all the time, it's really hard to keep them adjusted evenly with each other, so the wire cuts at angle and I don't get even thicknesses of cheese. Those screws are big and clunky, and hard on the fingers. (Personally, I don't think I need the adjustability; since the screws add bulk and hassle, I'd be happier with a simpler, lighter, maybe non-adjustable design.) I'm not too fussy about the thickness of the slices, I just want to slice them fast and uniformly.
The product slices okay, it's just not nearly as good as my old one. The wire is tight, and it came with a replacement, both of which are nice.
Very sturdy handle and roller, but the wire isn't stretched tightly and doesn't cut evenly.
Note: I was able to fix this with a plier, wire cutter, and screw driver. (Unscrew one nut, slide it back on the wire to expose the end. Bend the end over again, just a tiny bit. Cut off original loop so end will fit back into the nut, leaving one bend in the wire to catch inside the nut. Use the plier to get the nut back into the handle. It pulls tighter when you replace the small screw.) Now I'm happy, but I'm still giving it an average rating because I don't think it should take a tool box to be able to cut cheese, and I need a screwdriver to adjust the slice width too.
This is a royal pain to get adjusted to your liking. You'll need a large flat-headed screwdriver to tighten the screws. They do give you a replacement wire in the packaging so be careful when removing the slicer or you'll lose the extra wire on the floor. No instructions came with it on 'how' to change it out...I guess we are just supposed to now how. The wire is off-set to the side, not like the grocery store types that center the cutting wire over the roller. This allows you to cut to the very bottom of a cheese block, or position the roller on top of the cheese before starting the cut. A lot less uneven slices.
I'm not in love with this Cheese Slicer. It's not well balanced, and it difficult to use. It's nice looking, is adjustable and comes with an additional slicing wire, but the handle is not long enough to make up for the heavy head. The quality is good, as is the workmanship. I have had cheaper cheese slicers that do a better job. I would not recommend.
When it's put together, this product works well. The problem is that the wire cutter is very difficult to replace and needs replacing often. I purchased this 18 months ago, and I already went through the 2 wires that it came with (meaning I have to now buy more, which are $3 each). So, there is definitely a lot of ongoing cost involved with this slicer. I am looking into getting a different one that doesn't break.
We ordered the first one and ended up breaking the wires in a very short period of time. Went to order the replacement wires and they were more than just ordering an entire new unit. The wire doesn't go all the way down the block of cheese so you end up with uneven cuts on the bottom.