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The blades are sharp, so they do a decent job at cutting. Not sure how long it will take until the julienne blades will become blunt. The slicer blade can be sharpened, as it comes out. But since the blade is mounted in the mandolin with a screw, there are litlle spaces both on the front and back where the food goes in and are impossible to clean. One needs to use a tooth pick and a special brush to take the stuff out. I'm worried that professional kitchens won't even bother. Anyway, the time spent cleaning can easily be used for slicing with a knife. Terrible design!
Really disappointed with this. The removable blades are quite blunt, so only capable of cutting very soft uniform vegetables like courgette, and only when pushed through with considerable force. It's useless for onions despite the instructions showing this as working - you end up with a half-cut onion that breaks apart under the force required to push it though.
Do not NEVER use this slicer for carrots or potatoes.....the tooth are bent so I can't use it anymore. I bought this because I thought it would be stronger than others. The quality is just same as MADE IN CHINA $20 slicer.
Bought this as I was looking for a mandolin that could cut finer than the Borner mandolin I currently use. So that's the benchmark against which this product is being reviewed. And compared to the Borner, this is absolute pants. JUST. DON'T. BOTHER.
And here's why: - This is a hell of a lot more fiddly. You need to adjust the depth seperately with a couple of screws on either side of the blade. That gives you more flexibility if you want to go finer...in theory... - The guard/food gripper is pretty naff. You need to apply plent of pressure to keep the food on the mandolin. Its so bad that I don't bother with the gripper, using steel gloves. The borner on the other hand pierces the food so really keeps hold of the food until you've sliced it up good and proper. Which is obviously better. - Its pretty awkward to hold in place. Its designed such that you grip the handle, hold it at angle and slice away. Except that your applying loadsa pressure for the reason mentioned above, and... - This is my main gripe. I could live with the above if this wasn't so bad. The actual cutting action is abysmal. When you have a sharp knife, you go through most things with ease. With this, everything is a struggle. In fact, its so bad, that in some cases, instead of slicing potatoes, it will just pull the remainder of a half slice off the veg.
I bought the slicer based on the good reviews and I had a surprise to get a product that is not delivering what was intended to. The only blade that works well is the slicing blade. The comb blades are useless. The finger guard doesn't keep the vegetables in place to be shredded, the pins are too short and the vegetables are sliding out of it. Especially for root vegetables. I tried without the guard and it got dangerous for my fingers. I wasn't able to use the comb blades and I bought the slicer more for them. Product returned.
The blade is not sharp at all. I really have to push and wiggle to get anything to go through. Most things just squish. I had some success with firm mushrooms and cabbage but that's about all. I am unable to use the blade for julienne cuts or the larger one meant for cubing onions or making french fries. Nothing will go through them at all. I am very disappointed with my purchase because I carefully researched and read all the reviews before l bought this product. I'm hoping it wasn't a "knockoff".
Le produit permet de faire des rondelles/tranches certe, mais faire une julienne ou raper une carotte s'avère être très dangeureux du fait que les lames en peigne ne sont pas tranchantes et le garde main pas pratique et petit.