Genius 9 Cup 8-Piece Slicer Shredder Food Prep System
My wife had a stroke 2/12 years ago and she has limited use of her left side. This product has helped her out so much in the kitchen. She now can safely prep food and make all her wonderful meals again. This is a great item!!!
The best thing - the blades are sharp. But - you have to press down hard on the handle feed the blade. The non-skid feet on the bowl do not keep it from sliding. The little feet that pull down for a free standing chopper - collapses at the slightest touch. Food collects between the press and blades and clogs the crank. I'm very disappointed and would be sending it back.
Hard To Use
While this system will probably shred most anything you put into it, you have to have exceptional strength to push down hard enough to shred or pieces of it will get stuck in it and not go through the shredder. You have to lift the "arm" and remove the blade to get those pieces out. Not very convenient to use.
Best thing EVER!!!
I bought it cause I was gonna make can pickles this season, And I hate to cut those cucumbers and this made it so easy. For once all my pickles where all the same size, it looked like a professional canning job!!! The best thing was, I was so excited on how it sliced I had to take it to my sisters and demonstrated to her. We spent the afternoon slicing everything we could find in her refrigerator......NOW SHE WANTS ONE!!!
best one I have ever tried. works exactly as soon on tv.
works as advertised
easy to use, excellent to grate chesse with, clean up a breeze
this grater is cheaply made. It is all cheap plastic with the exception of the disks and part of the handle. The bowl is so fragile I doubt it will last more than a few uses. The parts will out live the bowl and without the bowl it's useless.
Loved the slicer for about a month, then after using yesterday found out it was cracked on the top. Too bad it wasn't made with better, thicker plastic. It was great for awhile, now, not so much.
I purchased this Slicer and gave the other 3 I had away!! this slicer/Shredder is all you need and it works so easy! I love it. Here after I'll just go to QVC to begin with they have the best products.
Don't believe the one star reviews!
OMG, to think I was not going to order this due to the reviews I read who had given this a 1 or 2 star...I always read reviews. I panicked and just order without reading the reviews then I went to read them. I was about to cancel my order due to what I read by a few people who expressed how hard it was and how much pressure you need to use to work the shredder.....however I remembered I could send it back and I ordered one anyway!
Well, to start off I am very disabled and weak so those 1 and 2 stars made me question my purchase. I just used it last night I thought I feel like making egg salad...then it hit I just got this shredder so why don't I use it?
I was in complete shock it took me less than 30 seconds to shred 6 jumbo eggs!!!! I was so happy and the salad came out the best I ever made in over 30 years, I feel like a pro now. I am so happy I can't wait to do other things in it like waffle fries. I know the eggs are soft so maybe I need to try a harder vegetable to see if it takes a lot of pressure to use.
I did not even use the bowl last night it was too late and I was to lazy but it went smoothly, but it you will love it.
difficult to use
I have arthritis in my hands and thought this would be helpful to use.
It was not. Could not squeeze the handle together enough to close it. My cucumber was
not nice slices; but a chopped mess. The bowl did not stay put even though it had non
slip spots on the bottom. It would skid around the counter while I was trying to get a
grip on the handle and turn the crank with the other. Will box up and return.
I need something that will be easier on my handicap.
i use less pressure turning the spindle on this grater than when I use a regular grater. It doesn't irritate the carpal tunnel.
P.S. Wish the compartment where you place your food was larger though, I.e. to fit a large potato.