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Shortly before I finished up using it to slice up some potatoes (which didn't seem to hold a consistent thickness), I was stupid and tried to clear a jam by pushing the potato through the blade with my thumb. I didn't expect the blade to be so sharp... My advice: never use without the gloves that are included. If you don't follow this first piece of advice, keep pressure on the cut and the base of the finger to cut off the blood supply if you can. Avoid ibuprofen for the pain as it thins the blood and can worsen the bleeding.
I use this product often to slice tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. Very sharp and easy to set the thickness. The thickness cam and julienne blades are easily removed for cleaning. The thickness adjustment only ratchets in one direction, so be careful to not rotate it with the safety guard in place or the julienne blades will jam. Ask me how I know. Still the best mandolin slicer I ever saw. Glad I purchased this product. I highly recommend it.
When showing family members how to use and clean this slicer, I was not able to reassemble the dial barrel. It came apart very easily but could not put it back together. need better instructions on disassemble/reassemble the dialing barrel. Never got to use this item. Sorry, but I'm returning this shredder/slicer.
Dear I see nothing inappropriate with the review I wrote. You are right, I did not use it, But, fact remains, if it comes apart, there should not be any trouble putting it back together. I adjusted my rating to 4 stars, IF I could have been able to reassemble it, I could have easily given it a 5 star.
I really like this mandoline! It is very adjustable and extremely sharp but I don't feel unsafe using it. The food pusher has very sharp spikes and it grips the food really well. I bought it to make microwave potato chips and it really did a great job.
I like having the gloves for items that might hard to control with just the guide.