Genius Speed Slicer Plus with Storage Container
Genius Speed Slicer Plus
I shopped around for a long time prior to this purchase and I have waited to comment about this product as not to slam anyone ..however this is the worst product I have ordered from any shopping program..It slides all over the place when you try to slice it also has waste you have to stop slicing when half the potato is still there and what is sliced is not sliced well..I think the plastic is the problem it needs to be a heavier product so you can slice with ease and a better holder to hold on to the item you are trying to slice it sticks and jerks around you look and your veggie or potato is flying up in the air..I should have sent it back but was not worth the shipping it would have cost..Really disappointed in QVC for carrying this product I am shocked if I am the only one that did not have a concern regarding it..Not sure if they still sell it or not but don't waste your money on this one..
Adjustment dial too hard to turn!
I've had my Smart Slicer for a while. I am now unable to turn the adjustment dial. Progressively got worse and now near impossible to use. Now looking for another better mandolin slicer. Sorry Chef Tony.
Handy in the kitchen but one flaw
I needed this slicer to do quick chopping jobs and it does the trick, however....on the Julian setting as I was dicing up my carrots the small blades started to retract on their own when I had the dial all the over and set for all 12 blades. I was cutting up about 3 pounds of carrots and the blades just kept pushing in on their own so then the carrots were cutting up as circles instead of Julian. I'm going to use it this weekend for sweet potatoes so I hope the slicing will be easier there. I also wasn't a big fan of the gripper with the blade in it so that you could hold your fruit or vegetable and keep slicing so you don't cut your fingers. It wouldn't slice all the way to the end. Overall nice product but could use a few tweaks.
Great Time Saver!
I love to cook but hate to prep & this makes prep work so easy! Blade adjustment is easy to do.The hopper is great for slicing mushrooms, garlic, brussel sprouts! Highly recommend this product!
Use Every Day - Improved Genius
I had the older style Genius slicer that I used for years but it didn't do the julienne. I used the older style every day and I'm using this every day but my salads are better because of the dicer where I'm adding ingredients that I might not have added in the past because I didn't want to take the time to hand mince or julienne it. This improved model also has to storage box which the slicer fits into perfectly so everything slices into the bin without anything going onto the counter. The hopper with the lid also protects the fingers and you can load it up with things like radishes and mushrooms without any fear of hurting yourself. Everything dices or juliennes perfectly. The only downside is that the older model was a set that included a mini slicer with the hopper slicer which I use for slicing garlic very thinly. I've kept that and still use it but it would be nice to include the smaller one in the new set so that everyone can take advantage of its features.
Like but careful- easy to cut fingers
This was given to me as a gift and I really like it. The only bad thing is if you are shredding a veggie too small for the protector, you have to be very careful. I have cut my fingers several times. Very, very sharp
High quality, great value
I went to my local brick and mortar store to purchase a mandolin -- for $70 I decided to keep looking! I found this Genius Speed Slicer on QVC and decided to give it a try -- I am so glad I did. The blade is very high quality as is the plastic bin. I love it is easily adjusted and with the handy grip, and handy hopper you don't need to worry about slicing your fingers! I also like the fact you have the choice of either slicing your items directly into the plastic bin (for later use if need be if you are prepping for a later meal), or use the metal stand and slice them onto another surface. Clean up is a breeze (be careful with the blade -- it's very sharp). I purchased the red and it's a nice bright red.
I asked to receive this as a gift for Christmas. I love it. It's a bit of a learning curve to get comfortable but it's great to have a few days of vegetables sliced all at once and the flavors get wonderful together in the storage bin. It makes it so much easier to have healthy things at the ready.
What a nifty gadget I had bought the salad making one first and so impressed that I bought this one and so far have made shoe string French fries that were uniformed, and I needed chopped onion for my meatballs and presto! It diced my onion finer that what I could do myself which is fantastic for small meatballs next I want the one that comes with the grater.
Only thing very very very SHARP! Make sure you use the gadgets that come with it . They are dish washer safe too.
Would buy it for anyone who likes to cook and that like to have a professional look as an end result
Great kitchen tool. I was disappointed that all the pieces don't fit into the container for storage.
Works Wonderfully! The only thing I would change is how it packs up. If it was a bigger container so everything could store inside of it it would help a lot. Right now its hard to find a good spot to store it in my kitchen where the parts arent falling behind everything else and getting lost where I have to dig for them.
Great slicer, needs better storage
I love using this slicer for large blocks of cheese. I had been using a cheese slicer but it was difficult when getting to the bottom of the slice. It was also a much slower process and you need STRENGTH to get thru a large block. The mandolin is very quick to slice thru and gives you even slices of whatever thickness you want. The cheese slicers only allow one or two widths. Making salads is extremely quick as well and I love that it comes with the press attachment and slide container to attach for the smaller pieces. I also love that you only have to dial the blade instead of having to replace loose blades to change sizes or cuts. Fantastic idea. My ONLY complaint is that the container is not large enough to contain all of the pieces for storage. I throw it all on top of my frig for that reason.