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So, I bought this little gizmo because it was cute, and hoped it actually worked. My box arrived, and I was hesitant to open it, thinking I had lost my mind and just needed to return it. But, alas, I forged forward on Saturday morning and used it to shred potatoes.
I figured if it could handle potatoes, it was good to go.
It surprised me with how simple it was to "put together" and even easier to use. The base suctions to your countertop, so you aren't fighting to hold it still, crank the handle and press down on the thingamajig ( technical term). The handle turned easily. The o my muscle was to use the thingamajig to press on the food to the grater. But a whole lot less muscle than is used to manually shred on a box shredder.
A whole LOT less muscle. This thing worked like a dream! In less time than it would have taken to shred one potato manually on a box shredder, I shred 5 with this nifty gizmo!!!! No joke.
Try it...you will love it.
Update...of course a month after warranty went out one of the plastic parts came off. It still worked.. until last week when it went toes up. So...2 months use is all I got. Very sad. I like this little gizmo.
I looked hard for a parmesan cheese grater. It is difficult to use. The vacuum suction does not hold. Good idea but not especially effective. My parmesan is imported and hard, wanted it grated easily. It worked hard at the grinding and it would be easier if the suction worked. I did grate the whole wedge so I have to give it credit of being able to grind though the cheese . The handle is hard to attach to the grinding wheel. I expect softer cheeses will go better. Because the suction does not hold I can't give it more rating. I will use it until I am too frustrated and start looking for something else. Directions would have helped.
Purchased in May. It is now July. The spring came out of the handle, so it will no longer stay connected. Pieces have come off of the main clear, plastic part that holds everything. I hesitated, since it was all plastic (except for the drums). I would not purchase again.
The vendor has contacted me. They asked for photos so they could make the product better and have sent me a new slicer. I'll see how this one works. I grate and slice a lot of vegetables for my dogs, so this will get a work out. I have updated to 3 starts for now, since the vendor was so responsive.
It does what it's supposed to do, however, as others have complained, the suction to keep it stable is a joke. I tried 10 different surfaces and none worked as it should. I probably will McGuiver it since I bought it for my wife and she likes it regardless of the bad suction cup. Item is strong and should last a long time. Easy to use as well.
It came pretty quick in the mail, works really easy, just had one issue that I should've taken a picture of but I didnt open it, my girlfriend opened it while I was in the shower.
When she opened it, there was carrots in the push down area to feed the wheel grater. Looked like it had been used and returned. By the time I came out, she had already washed it and was sitting in the sink. Other than that, I like the product.
It's cheap, you have to be careful when you use it because the handle flys off every time you try to shred the cheese and the shredder falls out. Then if you have too much cheese in there it has a cracking plastic sound.
The first time I used this item to grate Parmesan cheese it broke. I threw it in the garbage. Too many items are made with cheap plastic today. 3/21/19 I changed my rating to 3 stars because the seller reached out to me and offered a replacement at no charge. Good customer service from this company.