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Five Star Reviews:

This thing is super sharp
June 4, 2016
This slicer makes quick work of everything from cucumbers to potatoes. I used it to cut a 5 lb sack of potatoes into kettle chips in about 10 minutes. I also used it to slice a bunch of zucchini and oinions to put on the grill and it took me 1/10 of the time I usually spend slicing them with a knife. The thickness of the slices is so easy to adjust. You just twist the knob and you can go from paper thin to about 1/2" thick slices. Add on the slotted blade and you can make shoestring fries or pretty much whatever type of veggies you want to cut into strips. My daughter used it to cut zucchini into spaghetti sized strips and made a healthy spaghetti type dish, using the zucchini in place of pasta. One word of warning though, as I mentioned earlier, this thing is super sharp. It will not discriminate between your fingers and whatever you are cutting. This makes such fast work of slicing veggies, you will be tempted to just hold them in your hand as you run them back and forth at a lightning pace. If you prefer having all of your skin on your fingers to having some of it in your bowl of freshly sliced veggies, I'd use the included holder. Luckily, I was cutting 1mm thick chips and not steak fries when I learned this valuable lesson the hard way.
Great slicer!
August 10, 2015
I bought it slice/chop papaya for papaya salad but didn't turn out so well, so I started using it for other things. I love how thinly you can use this to slice stuff. I didn't have a spiralizer so I used it to thinly slice zucchini and then cut it into strips to make noodles. Amazing! I've also used it to slice ginger, and it is amazing how thin it can slice things. I will update my review as I use it more but so far, I'm happy with what it's been able to do. Please be careful as the blades can be very sharp. It's easy to clean (rinse under water after your done, and if you need to get some stuff out, the tip of a skewer does the trick) and really easy to change between blades. I'm not sure I'l be able to utilize it for all its functions, but for what it's been able to do so far, I would definitely recommend it.
April 22, 2014
Bought this after getting fed up with my "slice-o-matic".
This is 1000 times better.
All I've done so far is slice with the basic blade. But pulling the "french fry" blades up is easy as pie.
Easy to slice. Easy to clean. Easy to change the blades as well. With what you get for the price, this is totally worth it!

I only wish there was an easy way to store everything together compactly. Other than that it's awesome.

Side note: Highly recommend getting a pair of gloves to use with this.
Excellent! Wonderful! Great!
October 1, 2013
This is, by far, the best slicer/grater that I've ever used.

The blades are all super sharp and make slicing and grating extremely easy.

In fact, I read the reviews before I purchased this mandoline, and one of the reviewers had promptly cut his finger on it; when I read that review, I thought "Uh huh - got to be careful." Yep, got to be careful with it, because on my second use, I managed to cut my finger and didn't even feel it at first, the blade is so thin.

That thin blade slices tomatoes easily and cleanly, as long as I gently move the tomato back and forth across the blade as it goes through the cut. Only one other slicer I've had cut tomatoes so well, and that was a $120 large countertop slicer that is cumbersome to set up and time-consuming to clean.

Clean-up is very easy, and most of the time I just rinse each part after use and put it aside to drain until the next use - veggies that I've sliced and grated don't stick at all to the surface and wash away easily.

I've used this almost every day since I bought it, and the blade is still as sharp as when I got it, and I still love it.
So Much Better
September 18, 2013
I had previously purchased a cheaper mandoline slicer with a well known brand name that turned out to be a piece of junk. I wanted a good one but didn't want to pay an arm and a leg so I took a chance on this one. This has turned out to be a very good chance...I am very happy with this slicer. It is very sturdy with several blade options. You can adjust the thickness of the slices, something you couldn't do with the cheaper one. It is easy to keep in place so you aren't worried about it slipping and causing injury. My favorite part is the holder you attach to what you are slicing. It has a floating pin system that moves as you slice so you are never having to lift your hand and it gets down to the last tiny slice...no waste. This thing slices an onion perfectly for onion rings or whatever and gets literally every last piece. It is super sharp so it takes just a few seconds to slice a large onion. Faster than even locating a knife! I haven't used all the blades since I really just wanted it for slicing but all the blades and components are well made, sturdy, very sharp and appear as easy to clean as the slicing blade. I highly recommend this product!
Great for Zoodles!
April 14, 2016
I am hoping on the "zoodles" bandwagon and was in search of an affordable spiralizer. I got one as a Christmas gift and it was much more complicated, it was larger, which took up more valuable kitchen space plus it had a hand crank. I couldn't wait to try this one out as soon as it came and it worked like a charm for zucchini and squash. I can't wait to try more veggies with it and be on my way to a healthier lifestyle.
Great for making zoodles.
April 4, 2016
This is great if all you want to make are zoodles. If you're thinking you can make noodles out of whatever you want, you're going to need to purchase something more heavy duty. Carrots sort of work, but you wont get long noodles like with zucchini. Yellow squash works really well, as I imagine cucumbers would (though I'm not sure why you would want cucumber noodles). Basically it needs to be the exact (or nearly exact) shape and firmness as zucchini. I tried butternut squash but unless the veggie you are trying to spiralize is exactly round, it isn't going to work. I still give it 5 stars because I bought it to buy zoodles and that's all I really need it for, and it does that very very well.
Opens a whole new cooking world
February 18, 2016
I love spaghetti squash but it's expensive when you consider how much you throw out. I was at a cooking demonstration when I saw them use fancy machine to make zucchini "pasta" and was impressed. The price, not so much. When I saw the Veggetti in the store, I immediately thought it would be a good alternative to that expensive machine and I was right.It's going to sound strange, but the Veggetti works like a pencil sharpener. You put your zucchini (or carrots, potatoes, etc) into the cone and twist. There are multiple blades that will create a pasta like shape as you twist your vegetable through. You will still waste part of the veggie as the core will come out the other side, but it's not much and you can still use this part of the vegetable. It just won't be in a pasta shape. I didn't have any problem twisting the zucchini but I imagine that something harder, like a carrot, might give more resistance. If you suffer from arthritis or other hand/wrist problems, this tool might be difficult to use.The most annoying thing about this gadget is cleaning it but I figured out a trick. IMMEDIATELY rinse to remove the small pieces of stuck vegetable while it's still moist. If you leave it in the sink and the veggies dry out, they will stick and be almost impossible to remove from the small spaces between the blades. I saw other reviewers mention using brushes designed for baby bottles so that might be another option for cleaning.I'll give you my favorite recipe (so far). I made zucchini bolognese. Basically, I put ground beef in a frying pan until brown and drained the fat off. Then I added tomato sauce, and the zucchini pasta (thin side of Veggetti). I only cooked it long enough to be warm. Came out GREAT. I use to use zucchini in my sauce, but I basically just used more zucchini and no pasta. It still gave me that grip on my sauce. Try it with your favorite pasta topping.
) Works like sharpening a pencil
September 22, 2015
I used my for the first time last night. We were halfway through dinner when my husband asked what kind of noodles they were. :) Works like sharpening a pencil. You have to either waste the last little bit or hand chop it up but it is worth every penny and worked like a charm. If you can filed the recipe for CREAMY SUNDRIED TOMATO + PARMESAN CHICKEN ZOODLES online, that is the picture I've included and it was delicious.
Perfect for zucchini pasta making!
July 13, 2015
Since I started my paleo lifestyle I'm always looking for things to spruce up my recipes. I tried zucchini pasta in the past but it always took my a long time to sit down and cut the zucchini into tiny slices so it is pasta shaped. But thankfully I saw life saving zucchini slicer on pinrest. The first I used this I was amazed at how easy it was to use.The zucchini looked exactly like pasta except it was green. The brush provided with this defiantly helps in cleaning it.My friends now want one so I'm probably going to purchase this again for them.
Yay, raw zucchini noodles!
March 6, 2015
I've only used it on zucchini, but it really worked great!!
NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
October 1, 2017
I have got the gloves for Florida because our house got hit by Irma and 7 of our windows were broken. I got them for me and my Fiance, both of the gloves were medium. The gloves were wonderful....no cuts for either of us....our A/C was out because of no power and it 95 degrees in the the house. I was sweating on all my body parts including my hands. The gloves were wonderful both but they were hard to get on but almost impossible to get off. I needed large and my Fiance needed small, my fault, but according to your letter you said if it was wrong size get back to you and you OK large and small gloves for us. We picked many many pieces of glass up.....about 50 pounds.....and honest to God there wan't a cut of each of us. We were beat working in 95 degrees and no fan, but no blood.....thankfully. You make great gloves but it hard to pick out the size of the gloves......could you send us a large and a small. Thank You
Great protection, Great company!
August 9, 2016
I make custom knives, and there are a few times in the process where you can get some kind of a cut. I ordered a pair of the NoCry cut resistant gloves, I ordered a large and they work as promised. However I have very wide knuckles and the large was hard to get into and fatigued my hands. I contacted the company, and the owner, promised to make me some extra large gloves. He did... He was very kind about it, and I received the new gloves yesterday. They are perfect for me. I couldn't help it, yesterday I took one of my very sharp knives and drew it across my palm. No cutting, no problem. I highly recommend these gloves for anyone who works around knives or sharp edged steel or tools. They clearly tell you not to use as protection with a table saw or bandsaw, and that is common sense. They give you the ability to work smarter and safer.
Good for knife usage
October 30, 2015
So let me get this straight, I ordered this pair and broke a glove on my brand new Mandolin (which is razor sharp)My intention was to use the gloves whenever I use my Mandolin, but after a 2nd usage I cut through the glove, luckily not hurting my finger.After seeing I cut through I had no intention to keep using the gloves as I felt not protected.I did not plan to leave any comment/feedback, but Raino from NoCry reached out to me to check in on how everything was.Let me tell you this ..., the people of NoCry really stand behind their product, Raino did admit that a Mandolin is most likely too sharp for the gloves and an exception, but for regular sharp knife usage it works just as advertised.Without me asking anything, Raino from NoCry immediately suggested to the gloves one more chance but use the gloves with any other sharp object except the Mandolin. He will ship me a new pair to try even though I told him I still have 1 glove and would just need 1 replacement if he really wanted to send me a new one.People who want to use the glove with a mandolin, do not buy these, you will need bulky, more expensive mesh gloves.For anything else these gloves are great and comfortable for daily usage.
My new favorite carving glove. Ambidextrous - great cut resistance, exceptional fit & flexibility, minimal bulk.
February 16, 2015
I waited several weeks before reviewing these, so I could see how well they hold up, compared to other carving gloves I've had (for edge tools, of course - never for power). It's been about six weeks, and by now, with most gloves, I'd have a hole (or several) in my index finger and thumb. I am a pretty serious wood carver, and I wear the glove on my left (holding) hand, so I give cut resistant gloves a lot of abuse. These seemed too good to be true, at between 1/4 and 1/2 the price (per glove) of any other decent carving gloves I've tried. By this time, I wondered if I would see the usual holes and excessive fraying. I did not. The fact that these are ambidextrous makes them twice as valuable to me, too, since I only need the left.They are so light and thin, with a completely snug, yet not constricting fit - I can even type with them. I worried they may not be as cut-resistant as they claimed - but they have proved to be as good or better than all the others at stopping very sharp edge tools. The knit is very tight, so I don't see skin like I do through others, so it even helps to minimize those unpreventable fine punctures, like with the point of a slipped skew. They will last longer than any other carving gloves I've tried to date, but another bonus from their lack of bulk is that I can wear a leather finger guard (and it's still less bulky than some), so they'll probably last several times as long as others have. Even the inevitable fraying is less than on others.I'll attach a couple pictures - you can see a little fraying just starting - but not bad, compared to others that would have very severe fraying and holes by now. Oh - and my usual glove size is women's 7.5.
They are cut "resistant" and DO a marvelous job
June 28, 2014
Update: The first pair wore out and we bought another. It's worth every penny!My wonderful wife frequently uses a mandolin in the kitchen. Sometimes, I believe she thinks she's on Top Chef or chopped. When she gets into julienning, I'm just waiting with car keys in hand to take her to the ER.So, as a proactive measure, I purchased these. They are quite comfortable. They stretch with excellent elasticity. She loves them and I feel more comfortable that she is wearing something that can protect her. She has used these gloves dozens of times. Not a single issue and she has washed them with the kitchen towels. No problem.For those who wrote that the glove got cut and you were disappointed. What if you weren't wearing the glove? It's cut "resistant".For about $10, it's a great safety tool for the kitchen.
NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves VS. a Sharp Knife
April 6, 2014
In this video I put my NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves to the ultimate test against a sharp carpet knife. It's the first time I test them so I hope my fingers will be still attached after the video ends.
Can't live without it!
July 9, 2017
Love this. My family can't live without it! Dices veggies to the perfect size for all kinds of dishes, and the slicer attachment is perfect for fajitias or any other sliced veggie dish. I love the cleaning claws that it comes with and it is dishwasher safe. We use it at least a couple of times every week. It is not indistructable but for us it is indispensible!
Love it!!
September 22, 2016
I did my research before purchasing this item. The last one I had (different brand) broke after several uses, so I wanted to make sure I got something durable. This item is very well made. It is a thick plastic and very durable. The handle can be removed and it has a locking mechanism for the attachments. It chops very well and is easy to clean. I am very satisfied and would recommend this item to others.
Best vegetable chopper to date
December 2, 2015
This has been tentatively on my wish list for some time, and I decided to finally purchase it and I love it. Now I finally have little even squares of onion, carrot, celery, peppers, potatoes, etc. in seconds. It's easy to clean. If you don't care about those little even squares, keep chopping on your own and feel fine about it. Crazy perfectionists will love it. Can't wait to make homemade alphabet soup.
Works great for me.
December 9, 2014
I use a lot of onions in my curries. So it usually take me a good 15-20 minutes of dicing the onions including lot of tears, which makes it the dreaded job to do before cooking. I don't mind the work but i do mind the tears. Now with lesser time on hand than before there were times I would search for recipes without onions. But then I cannot escape a lot of times and then onions do take up a big chunk of the prep time. So I researched for some and decided on this.Now for the actual product:Cons: It cannot cut anything big. I put half of each quarter of an onion at a time. For this size it requires less force and the chopper slices them easily. Anything big would require more force. I am yet to try anything other than onions(I mainly bought it for onions).It does not lessen the tears.Pros:Though it does not lessen the tears, it greatly reduces the duration I have to suffer. I can slice up 3-4 of any size onions within 2 minutes, making it my most favorite in kitchen. Despite not able to fit in bigger stuff, Its design is nice and sturdy. I saw many of these and went for this because I din't want the plastic handle to break.Other stuff to consider:Cleaning: Cleaning is easy for me as the comb they provide helps a lot. Then I soak the blades in soap water for 5-10 minutes and then wash them with water and they are ready for use the next day.Replacement: Not sure about this, but I believe they have no replacement parts, which I don't mind, if this one serves my purpose for an year, its well worth it for me.On the whole what I was looking for to cut my onions. the blades dice and slice the onions beautiful, unlike other products which mush them.
Works like a charm, and cleans easily. This is an A+ product across the board.
September 2, 2011
I'd been looking for a decent chopper and slicer for awhile. I was astounded by the commercial for the Slap Chop, and new I just HAD to have one. Long story short, it did NOT work, jamming on the first try with but a single baby carrot. This one works right every time. I do wish the chopping and slicing holes were a bit larger. As is, I sometimes have to cut things in half because the entire potato or what have you won't fit in the area. But that's super easy to compensate for. I eat a salad every day, and that his made my salads FAR easier to make, and more enjoyable, since I can easily add carrots or radishes or anything really. I'm really sick, and my hands shake, so being able to use this easily really won me over. And there are tools for cleaning the blades without having to worry about cutting your fingers. The entire set comes with 11 pieces, and it's a bargain. It's better to spend the little bit extra now, than to buy a cheaper one that breaks, which a LOT of them do. Once you start using this, you'll use it all the time. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Thanks so much for your time folks. Sincerely, R.A. McDowell
Great kitchen gadget!
April 27, 2011
SPECIFICATIONS: The two dice grid-blade options are 6mm x 6mm (1/4" x 1/4") and 9mm x 9mm (3/8" x 3/8") and the slicer cuts 6mm (1/4") wide halved slices. The total cutting area of the squircle-shaped blade insert is ~73mm x 73mm (2 7/8" x 2 7/8").SALSA AWESOMENESS: I make a lot of fresh salsa (pico style), and cook with a lot of fresh produce, but find the chop-chop-chopping to be tedious. With a little prep, such as trimming, peeling and quartering/halving, the Norpro makes quick work of pico ingredients, uniformly dicing raw (firm) tomatoes, onions, and peppers.IT CUTS: The unit also works well with raw potatoes (note, this isn't a french fry maker - smaller pieces are required), carrots, and is great with celery (whereas, my food processors fights with the strings and tends to create a mush). Chopping apple quarters down into slices and sticks is easy with the Norpro.IT WON'T CUT: The Norpro fails on skinless tomatoes (cooked or raw) and dried items (e.g. sun-dried tomatoes, dried peppers), and soft produce like heirloom tomatoes. They don't cut well, and make more of a mess than is worthwhile.CLEANING: The handle has a clever detach mechanism (as do the pusher piece and blades), so cleaning is straightforward. Debris can be trapped in the intersection of the blades, which is the hardest part to clean. UPDATE: after using this tool for longer, I've found the blade intersections to be challenging to clean. Some materials are easier to remove dry - others when wet; its a bit of trial-and-error.USAGE TIPS: If you're slicing apples, always place fruit skin up in the slicer; for something like a mushroom, I've found placing them in cap-up to be the least messy/wasteful (debris can accumulate in the pusher). In general, you want the most resilient part of what you're chopping facing the pusher and the softer part facing the blades. Also, if the hinge mechanism sticks, food-grade mineral oil can be used as a lubricant (don't use vegetable oil, as I initially did).6-MONTH UPDATE: The stainless blades started to rust after regular use. It's difficult to extract all the water from the seams after washing, but Norpro replaced them for free.2-YEAR UPDATE: After a few years of regular use, the most-used blades became dull, necessitating substantial force to slice and dice. Still, the plastic components show no wear (aside from UV yellowing). I made a request to NORPRO to sell the blade inserts separately, since they'll dull long before the other parts fails.3-YEAR UPDATE: The second set of blades have dulled, but the rest of the Chopper is holding up great; I can still use it, though I need to push harder now.REPLACEMENT BLADES: Norpro Customer Service sells replacement blade inserts - $8 for dice, $7 for slice (Shipping and handling included in the US). They also sell replacement pushers. The durability of tool, combined with the replaceable wear parts make this an easy 5/5 stars buy for me.

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Four Star Reviews:

Great little product
April 23, 2017
Great little product. Not industrial grade but treat it will care and it will last.

The one thing I don't like is the "grabber" which is used to told the item-to-be-sliced in place. It has 4 prongs that are meant to enter the item to hold it in place. However, many times with potatos (my primary use), the "grabber" came free leaving the potato flying free and my fingers (due to downward pressure) in risk of being sliced by the blade.
Kitchen Pro
November 19, 2015
This mandolin was a great gift for my husband. I think that it isn't the most amazing one on the market, but I love that it has so many attachments and different ways to slice and grate and prep food for your endless meals. I know that people are complaining about there not being some rubber handle or something but I don't think that has any effect on the tool itself. I am super happy with this purchase.

UPDATE 12/3:
I have now purchased this mandoline twice and I am so thrilled with it. This was a great gift for my mother and she is having so much fun making different recipes.
They Don't Lie: This Sh*t Is Sharp
May 27, 2015
I should have known better than to get a mandoline, but after watching one too many Top Chef and Master Chef episodes, I bought one anyone, lured by the idea of paper-thin, perfect, beautiful slices of all the vegetables I could get my hands on.

I was so excited when it arrived and read all the "WARNING: Extremely Sharp!" warnings on all the pieces.

"Yes, of course it's sharp! Duh! That's why I bought it."

Put it together and started upon my vision of uniformly sliced cucumber pieces...and within 6 slices, I had also sliced off the tip of my finger.

After waiting for the bleeding to stop for over an hour and then a visit to the ER, I packed all the pieces back into the box and have not touched it since. I now wince every time I watch the chefs and wannabes on TV use one so quickly.

5 stars for delivering on its promise of sharp cutting, minus 1 star for missing finger piece.
Does the job
January 16, 2014
First, I would like to say that Mandolines are not for the novice cook. Yes they are sharp and yes you could do some damage to your fingers. If they were not sharp they would not do the job. This isn't a reason to give a product 1 star.

I recently devolved an allergy to white potatoes and miss potato chips. My purchase was to make sweet potato chips and this mandoline does a whiz bang job with sweet potatoes( you know how tough they can be to cut with a knife). I nocked off a star because I did not like the pusher that came with it. I instead use one that came with one of my other mandolines that would not adjust down to slice thin enough for chips. Blades are not replaceable but are sharp enough to last for quite a while. I comes with enough attachments to warrant the price.

I bought a second one for my sister who is a novice cook. Along with the mandoline I bought a pair of cut resistant safety gloves for her to use when slicing. She has a dog that has food allergies and plans on making dehydrated sweet potatoes sliced like fries. For her she wants to make sweet potato chips and zucchini strips for veggie lasagna.
Handy to have.
September 6, 2012
Handy to have when you don't want to drag out the big food processor. I mainly purchased this to be able to slice potatoes thin enough for microwave potato chips, something my processor could not do.
UPDATE: Follow the reviews that tell you to use the guard, I read but did not follow when slicing squash. Being a long vegetable I thought I would be ok til about half way down and then use the guard, WRONG! Sliced a small chunk out of my pinky, ICK! There is somewhat of a learning curve if you have never used one. I had always used a processor or a knife. It is manual but still quicker than a knife and at my age you really don't care (and neither does anyone else) if you're right (or left) boob ends up a little perkier than the other one. ;)
Perfect for veggie noodles
April 11, 2017
I kept looking at the zucchini noodles in the store, but refuse to pay $6.99 a pound for them. I was doubtful when I bought this product, but have been pleased with it. I have been enjoying the zucchini noodles as a low calorie alternative to spaghetti. I found that bigger zucchini work better than the thinner ones. Now that I have the hang of doing the zucchini, I am going to try some other vegetables. The brushes provided with the spiralizer make it easy to clean. Maybe it's not as fast as the bigger products, but it's perfect for me.
but I've found that in general it's not as easy to use as another tool I have that is ...
July 20, 2016
I still use this for certain vegetables, but I've found that in general it's not as easy to use as another tool I have that is essentially just a peeler with lots of metal teeth. If the vegetable you want to spiralize is larger than the opening, it obviously won't work. I like to make zucchini noodles a lot, and i have to make sure the zucchini is a certain size in order to use this tool. I was so excited to see that it came with a cleaning brush, since that was the reason I wasn't thrilled with my other spiky peeler, but the brush is too soft to get in between the teeth and get food out. The best way to go is to immediately rinse and soak the sprializer after using to prevent anything from drying on. One major plus to this tool is that there is significantly less wasted zucchini than with a peeler. With my peeler I have to stop as soon as I get into the seeds, but this tool is much more efficient. Overall, I think this spiralizer is great for veggies that can be more difficult to spiralize, like carrots, but I think I'll stick to my simple peeler for zucchinis.
It's easy to create zoodles
June 22, 2016
I wasn't sure how I felt about zoodles, so before investing in a large spiralizer, I thought this minor investment would be worth trying. It's easy to create zoodles, although it's important that a medium sized zucchini is used. Once, I cut down a large zucchini to fit, but without the skin, I ended up with a watery mess. The end and part of the middle is often wasted as well (I just chop it up and add to the dish later.) Overall this is a nifty little gadget, but if I get more serious about spirlizing, I'll probably upgrade to a larger version so that I don't have to worry about the size of my produce and will waste less of it overall.
I wouldn't recommend it, but for small servings and someone who ...
June 4, 2016
You get what you pay for. If you're averse to hand turning/non-uniform zoodles, I wouldn't recommend it, but for small servings and someone who doesn't mind putting in a bit of effort (and it really doesn't take that long) it's a great little tool. They include a little brush that you can use to get some of the clinging bits out, which can take more effort sometimes than the actual turning of the zucchini. With how it's constructed, there are some weird cases where it won't get the right angle and you have to try re-angling, but overall, it was a good deal, and if you use it more that a couple of times, it'll be worth the money.
The larger noodles seemed a little more useful. It comes with a cap to push in ...
September 23, 2015
I'm not sure what amazement I was expecting from this veggie slicer, but it did not live up my expectations. Thus far I've only spiraled a cucumber. The small size "noodles" were barely shreds and cucumber water was squeezed everywhere. The larger noodles seemed a little more useful. It comes with a cap to push in your veggie so you don't spiralize your fingers. With the cuke, it just made mincemeat of the end instead of helping me turn the veggie to make more noodles. There is also a fairly big chunk of veggie at the end that doesn't become noodles. Of course you can chop that up and use it for something else, but it would be nice if your whole veggie could be turned into noodles instead of having hunks left over, especially since the reason you are probably using this in the first place is that you want a fancy presentation.
Great little gadget!
September 20, 2015
This is a very simple but effective gadget. Received on time as promised. I was skeptical when I held it as it is lightweight and doses not seem like much but it worked! I got delicious zucchini noodles. I chose the side for the thicker noodles and it worked great. The way you insert the zucchini at the top with the little holder didn't work as I thought it should but I found if I just held the zucchini and twisted it worked much better. the only thing I was surprised about is how much of the zucchini was not actually spiraled and I had leftover. I took that and froze it for another recipe for another day so for me it is not a problem. For two of us I used 3 medium zucchinis and that was just about perfect. I could not imagine using this for a large group. Definitely a keeper and I look forward to trying it on other vegetables.
I like the contact I have had from the seller
August 4, 2017
So far the gloves fit well and work well. They remind me to be more careful when using my knives. I bought them after a significant cut on my thumb when cutting carrots into strips. If they continue to perform well, I will most likely increase my rating to 5 stars. I just haven't had them long enough to make a "for sure" rating. They are definitely worth trying if you are looking for kitchen gloves. I like the contact I have had from the seller, very helpful and thoughtful.
Should've got these *before* chopping my thumb off
May 2, 2017
Bought these after slicing the end of my thumb clean off with a chef's knife in a moment of inattention. They do work, and importantly they don't really get in the way as much as you might think gloves would. Handling raw meat isn't fun: usually I'd just wash my hands and get back to prep, but that doesn't feel like it'd work here because of the texture. Good news is they're machine washable.Don't whatever you do be tempted to wear these when using power tools. They are for use when using knives. Wearing gloves around most power tools is an invitation for a horrific injury as the fabric sticks out, gets caught, and drags your hand right into the whirling machinery.
March 8, 2017
Nice quality gloves. They fit as expected and are comfortable. I really can't speak to their protective quality as luckily I haven't cut myself yet! I typically just reserve these gloves for when working with extremely slippery food items such as whole fish that require a little extra traction to process. Overall I think these were a nice investment and were a great deal. I would recommend these gloves.
a beautiful country in the heart of Northern Europe" asking for ...
April 24, 2016
I bought these gloves a month ago to make sauerkraut. As soon as they were delivered I was bombarded with emails from Raino, the founder of No Cry, which is located in "Estonia, a beautiful country in the heart of Northern Europe" asking for a favorable review. I promised Raino that as soon as I needed more sauerkraut I would review the gloves. So here goes. They are very comfortable and fit my medium-sized male hands well. I used them with a Borner V-Power mandoline, which has razor-sharp blades. I was careful. I only used one glove, on my right hand. I did not give the glove an intentional test by trying to see if the mandoline would slice through it. But I did not come close to getting a cut. I inspected the glove after use and found only one place where there could have been very slight damage to the glove. So my review would be that the gloves are of apparently very good quality, well made, and seem to perform as advertised. The gloves come as a pair, and they can be worn on either hand. Using a mandoline I only need to wear one glove, so it is handy to have a backup glove. My only reluctance in giving a 5 star review is that I cannot truthfully say how well the gloves prevent cuts because I did not intentionally try to cut them and did not have any mishaps that would have demonstrated how well the gloves stand up to misuse. Perhaps after a few more uses I would be able to give a more thorough review, but I promised Raino I would review the gloves as soon as I used them, so I did.
These gloves are a must if you own a mandolin.
February 14, 2016
I bought these to use in conjunction with the, Benriner Wide-Body Large Slicer. Most mandolins come with a “safety guard” but they are not very useful in my opinion, so you end up with your fingers coming very close to a razor sharp blade. That’s where these gloves come in. They are an extra layer of protection, just in case something goes wrong. Although I haven't tried cutting into these gloves (and don’t plan to), but I feel much better having them on.My one complaint with these gloves is that they soak up liquid. Since I’m working with food I end up having to wash them a lot. Each glove can be worn on either hand, so I use 1 glove at a time (on the hand that gets close to the blade) to minimize the wait time between washings.Overall I am very pleased with these gloves, they fit well and have held up well through many uses/washing'. It would be nice if they didn’t need to be washed so often, but thats just be my preference, and you might not feel the need to put them through the laundry after each use.
Too Small
January 6, 2015
My hands are on the small size for a guy . These gloves were even too small for me. I wish they would post palm measurement size on the product info so I could have steered clear. Too bad the large size isn't available.Note: My palm circumference is just over 7.5" inches (19 cm)UPDATE:NoCry contacted me, offered a refund, and informed me when the large size would be available. They even let me keep the gloves! I ordered the large size and they fit my hands fine. Added two stars for excellent customer support and better fitting gloves.
Very nice. Mi e lasted about 3 years with intermittent ...
June 1, 2017
Very nice. Mi e lasted about 3 years with intermittent use. The bottom receptical cracked. I liked it well enough to purchase another one.
Would have been nice if the inserts were sized so that changing the ...
January 26, 2017
If I hadn't gone through 4 of the vidalia chop wizards I wouldn't have tried this. This one seems sturdier. Would have been nice if the inserts were sized so that changing the top was not necessary. There are two odd hollow spots on the clear base that seem to serve no purpose but to collect dirtiness. Would prefer these were not there.
It works as expected and cuts everything perfectly. My ...
August 27, 2015
It works as expected and cuts everything perfectly. My only complaint is when you change the size of the chunks you have to change the top part that pushes the food thru as well. Its not difficult but when trying to cook and chop quickly it gets in the way.
Even better, chop up a few and a couple of ...
February 19, 2015
Have had my chopper for 6 months or so. Probably use it a couple of times a month. Even if you're just chopping an onion, it's worth getting it out. Even better, chop up a few and a couple of bell peppers; store them in the freezer and pull out as much as you need when you need it. Gave another to a soup/salad-making friend, and she's delighted.
Great slicer!
August 4, 2013
I bought the Norpro after having had three Vidalia Chop Wizards break on me - I finally decided that I was done replacing those every year! So far, I really like the Big Mouth Chopper. The pros: it feels very thick and sturdy, and less likely to break than the Vidalia Chop Wizard (time will tell), heavier duty plastic and sharper blades so it chops much easier than the Vidalia chop wizard. I love the larger storage container - it seems that I can chop a lot more before having to stop and empty. Another obvious bonus is the extra slicing blade, which is a really nice feature. Lastly, the different components come apart, so this is much easier to clean in the dishwasher - this is a big bonus in my opinion. The 2 Cons I have, and the reason for the 4 versus 5 stars, is that the surface area of the chopper is rather small, so you need to cut the veggies a little smaller than I am used to. I also noticed that when I used it to chop tomatoes, it smashed them more than diced them, and I never had this problem with the Vidalia Chop Wizard. It could have been an overly ripe tomato, but will need more time to say for sure. Overall though, am still really happy with this product!
Amazon is wrong! Beware!
December 3, 2012
My sister asked for a chopper for Christmas.I found this one and ordered TWO (one for me since I don't have one and have always wanted one and one for her)!One of the specifications we both wanted is that we wanted it to be 'dishwasher safe'. Amazon has it listed as 'Dishwasher Safe' so I ordered it. I just used it for the first time and I noticed that it did not say 'Dishwasher Safe' on the box or the instructions when I used it for the first time. Hhhhhmmmmm....Rather than putting it in the dishwasher to have it ruined, I went to the Norpro website to confirm that it was 'dishwasher safe' and it said on there "Handwashing Recommended."Grrrrrrrr......I don't really mind but now I have a disclaimer to add to my sister on Christmas morning when she opens it.So, needless to say, I'm kind of pissed....not at Norpro. But, at Amazon for misrepresenting it!I've only used it one and it cut my onion very well though! So hopefully the thing will last!

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Three Star Reviews:

Okay for the price point.
March 24, 2015
My daughter purchased one of these first and recommended it to me. I wanted to try microwave potato chips and needed a mandoline slicer. The price on this one has varied from $16 to $22 over the past couple of weeks and I was able to purchase at the lower price.

This comes from Norpro which is a reputable company I have purchased from before. There are a variety of blades but I have only used the regular blade which is very sharp and makes quick work of slicing potatoes. It also comes with a juicer attachment. It does unfold and stands securely.

I will say that I do not like the mechanism and the guard that holds the item to slice. It is very unstable and your vegetable (or fruit, cheese, etc) must attach to the four prongs inset in the guard. Most of the potatoes I have used did not fit properly as they were either too large or too small. For me, very few items have fit securely and I find myself using my hand instead. You have to be exceedlingly careful to to slice your fingers!

For use once in a while this is fine as long as I am careful. For everyday use I would definitely purchase something in a higher price range with more safety features.
Good for the money
April 21, 2014
I'm glad I got the bargain version of a mandolin before plopping down big bucks for one. Just know that whatever you slice has to be pretty firm. Zucchini, potato, apple, carrots are fine...but don't try tomatoes, cheese (unless it is *really* hard), say, cooked meats.

Also, the vertical blades made me think that it could be used for dicing up onions...not so. Those blades are not very sharp. So while I can see how they would be good enough for making french fries (something I've yet to make), they don't work for dicing onions or, say, tomatoes.

So I must say there is nothing *wrong* with this product. It just did not meet my expectations. So perhaps my expectations were out of line...but I just don't want others to make the same mistake.
I haz a mad.....
February 2, 2014
I bought this for two reasons.....waffle fries and potato chips.
It did a great job slicing potatoes for the chips, but when it came to the waffle fries.....the serrations on the "wavy blade" or whatever they call it are way too shallow for me to make waffle fries. I just get ridges scratched into either side of a potato slice. Boo.....
Works great for the potato chips though, so at least it's not a total failure. Also used it for onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes, and I'm happy with all of the blades. All except the crinkle cut piece of ish that's so shallow I can't make my beloved waffle fries.
Somewhat disappointed...
August 14, 2013
The food pusher is REALLY awkward. The pins are recessed, so you have to lift the top up while trying to get it to stick into the food...I'm rarely successful. Got a pair of gloves instead, but still can't get the last piece through thin enough.

But, I'm pretty sure the pins are recessed to keep them from hitting the dull blades, & damaging them. They were sorta ok in the beginning, but became severely dulled in short order. I've never been able to cut anything that isn't very crisp {potatoes, carrots, etc.} The slightest mushiness in a potato, & you'll be there forever struggling with it.

The blades are clearly made out of VERY cheap metal. I had to have a friend use a stone to sharpen the straight blade b/c it won't fit in a conventional sharpener...forget about sharpening the others. The grating blades are ok, but not large enough to use on big jobs...like lots of cheese.

The unit itself is sturdy enough, & I like the recessed julienne blades. They seem to be slightly better quality than the main blade.

So, if you don't have anything less firm than a carrot to cut, don't mind struggling with dull blades & an awkward pusher, it's ok for first time buyers.
first impression - good
February 18, 2013
The plastic body is reinforced enough for a light duty kitchen tool, although the leg probably will break where the load is entirely on the hinge. The parts fit and lock well, but adjustment parts are light duty. The soft plastic threaded bolt and thin spring will not survive jammed or gummed up food. It has blades to make french fries but the slicer will not survive pushing potatoes through the blades, and the fries will be about 1/4 inches square or less - too small - IMO.
I bought it wanting a cheese grater, never used one before, but with a safety handle, since kids might want to try using it.
For the price, it is an acceptable gamble. I may just remove the french fry blade barrel and the adjusting bolt to make the cleaning even easier in the washer.
Overall works well
July 6, 2016
I opened this as soon as the package got here today to try it out for my lunch. It came in a little box with simple directions to follow on the outside. The spiralizer is easy to hold and has two different sizes you can use. You just flip it over to change sizes. I've never used a spiralizer so i was not sure what to expect. I tried a carrot and A zucchini. The carrot worked okay but I did not like the core getting stuck in the center of the spiralizer and I had to use a knife to push it through to the other side so as to not cut myself. But it spiralized the carrot ok. The zucchini worked awesomely. The core did not get Trapped in the center. It was easier and worked smoothly. There is steel handle to hold on to to protect your hands from getting spiralizer. Also when you near the end of the food you can push it rest of way with the cap that is provided. Just beware there is a sharp needle like piece to hold it in place and don't pierce yourself. It was a ok to wash. You are provided a small brush to assist which is needed. Overall it works good. This product was purchased at a discount for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Only works with certain foods
May 25, 2016
I was very excited to get this product - wanting a healthier option instead of pasta noodles for my family. The product came quickly and looked exactly like what was in the picture. The first thing we tried was carrots and were highly disappointed. The carrots were way too thin to use it properly and it didn't work. The carrot couldn't reach the area to cut it. The next thing we tried were sweet potatoes and it was terrible. The sweet potatoes were too big, then too lumpy to actually work. It also took a LOT of pressure to get more than an inch strand. We actually ended up using a cheese grater instead that seemed to work better than this. As a last attempt I tried a cucumber and that worked best.I think in order for this to work properly you need a softer, more evenly shaped vegetable like cucumber or zucchini. Things that were too big, too small, or oddly shaped were hard to use and didn't really work too well. I don't know if I would purchase again due to it not working for the things we really wanted it for.
Single purpose tool for a single veggie
October 2, 2015
I tried multiple veggies in this and found that it really only works with zucchini. If you use a zucchini, it cores itself and you only waste the last 3-4" of the zucchini. Don't bother using the handle attachment. It's basically going to just shred the end of your veggie without doing anything else. Not really sure about "coring" the zucchini - the middle of a zucchini is completely inoffensive and felt a little like a waste.Yellow squash or, god forbid, carrots as shown? It's a whole lot of work and some risk to your fingers for a lot of waste. Yellow squash, which really could benefit from a bit of coring, has too much core to fit through the itty bitty hole in the middle of this tool. Carrots are way too hard for this purpose and I gave up after having flashbacks to my last carrot mandolin accident.
Works well if you put in the effort.
September 14, 2015
I used this as soon as I got it and had zucchini spaghetti that night. It works well, but you have to use it just right. You have to put an even pressure on the vegetable while turning the unit...my hands got tired before I was finished with the whole zucchini. Also, you have to stop several times to cut off the cone that develops on the end as the spirals come out. This is because the seeds and the middle of the zucchini are not included in the strands and you have to cut it off several times in order to use the whole thing.For what this costs it is great and I will continue to use it, but, when I can afford a more expensive one (maybe around $35), I will try to buy one that stands alone and you can crank it.This works very well and is simple to use and is inexpensive. It does, however, take an effort on the part of the user.
Decent but not what I had in mind
September 2, 2015
I was very excited when this thing arrived, but then the troubles began. It is way too small, even tho I saw the pictures before ordering it, I didn't think it was going to be that small. Due to the size, it has been difficult for me to use it. It doesn't cut vegetables like butter, as other customers had written, it takes strong hands, and not only that, you have to be really careful if you don''t want to end up cutting yourself with the borders. The fist time that I used this spiralizer I cut my fingers three times with the plastic borders that are not properly shaped, then with the blades trying not to waste so much carrot. And that's the other thing, I end up wasting a lot of food using this thing. I tried to use the cap but it is a waste of time, it only squashes the veggies without been able to get more spirals out of it.I am going to keep it because if I don't mind wasting a third part of my veggies, and being super careful using this little thing, I can achieve some decent zoodles and veggies for my salads.
Good but not great !!
July 2, 2015
I received these today and used them during my dinner prep. They do work but, you can't use the whole veggie your preparing . About 1 1/2 to 2 " of whatever your using can't get shaved because you have no way to secure it after it gets close to the rim of the funnel chamber . I'm still keeping it because it was another little kitchen gadget that I can use right over the pot I'm using if I want. As long as you know this before you purchase this product. I'm going to see if I can figure out something to use to correct this little inconvenience.
November 9, 2017
Was disappointed in the disclaimer accompanying the gloves . It said they werent cut proof and since I take blood thinners thats why I purchased the gloves. I cant afford to get cut. Its too hard to stop the bleeding. Although I have yet to use them and I may never now that I may get a cut while using them, I guess I will keep them as its a hassle returning them.
I didn't think these gloves would cut through so easily either. Perhaps my mandolin slicer is just that ...
August 11, 2017
I bought these to use with a new mandolin slicer. The second time using them the mandolin slicer sliced clean through one of the fingers on this glove. Had I not been using the gloves, I would've serious injured my finger, so thank you gloves. I understand these gloves are cut resistant, not cut proof, however, I didn't think these gloves would cut through so easily either. Perhaps my mandolin slicer is just that sharp and these gloves performed well under the circumstances. I don't really know.
Delivers what is promised but with few compromises
June 5, 2017
So Its been 3 days using these gloves, the things I like is obviously the resistance it gives to cuts and bruises which i get while loading and unloading boxes from truck to shops also the fit was excellent my fingers are long and palm is wide the medium size goes smoothly . But few things that i don't like about this glove is that I lost grip due to the material used on gloves it feels like polyester and wool mix, and due to that I have to be extra careful when carrying heavy & fragile boxes.The other annoying thing is the threads from glove sticks to my keyring or any similar objects due to which i get long frills of thread everywhere on my gloves.Last it does not have capacitive touch rubber /silicon that will help me using the mobile while driving or cycling I have to stop pull my gloves out and then check the directions.
They don't fit properly
June 2, 2017
I measured my palm like the instructions said and ordered the med. size. I received that size but I can hardly get them on. I'm going to have to send them back and have them replaced with the large size
Protection for the Accident Prone...... Like Me
March 16, 2017
I like these very much. I do feel that they offer a very valuable layer of protection. 3 stars because the gloves snagged which left a hole on the very first use. Also, I do feel these run a little big. I normally buy a medium in women's gloves. For the medium, the fingers are too long. I definitely need the small.
... I got them I put them on it feel comfortable indeed but I use to cut vegetable with a ...
November 14, 2016
When I got them I put them on it feel comfortable indeed but I use to cut vegetable with a very sharp knife it protect my hand for a while but was cut with a hole in my finger tip it was worth a try my cutting skill is beginner so I need strongest protect I can find but the gloves didn't hold out long enough I still thanks you for your fine product I will still continue looking for the best out there .
it's pretty good, but has limitations, i don't use it for day-to-day
September 14, 2016
it works good, but i think the blades are getting dull pretty quickly. cleaning it is not very fun because pieces get stuck on the edges of the blades and the little combs don't fit in there. my sister tried it and she was afraid to hit it so hard, said it hurt her hand. not sure if she was just being annoying or if maybe some women wouldn't like that part. personally i think it's fun. all things considered, i only pull this out if i'm cooking something that requires dicing a lot of different vegetables (chili, stir fry, etc.) or if i'm making a salad for guests and want the onion/g pepper to perfectly diced. unfortunatley, during the day-to-day, i don't use it because i don't want to clean it. i should also mention that it's bothersome to store all the different parts.
Not sure if worth keeping...
August 12, 2015
I give it 3 stars because the cap or cover is hard to put on and take off before and after chopping. When you take the cap off after chopping, food spills all over the place because the cap is hard to take off. It has this third slicer/blade but doesn't have a pusher for it which doesn't make sense, how did they expect us to push the food down to be sliced, with our hands? I'm still thinking if it's worth keeping. Will update
... chopper that had a wide chopping area and was pretty heavy duty
January 11, 2015
I had a Vidalia chopper that had a wide chopping area and was pretty heavy duty. The hinge section broke so I purchased this one. The chopping blades are way smaller, it's a little more complicated to use, does not have the quality of the Vidalia chopper. Wouldn't recommend t as being the best choice but it works well enough as it is. Would not purchase another one.
Takes a bit to get it all put together
June 10, 2014
Not terrible, just a bit cumbersome. A lot of parts to store - some I am not sure I will ever use. On the plus side, all of it can go in the dishwasher. So far I have used it to chop onions and it did the job. I think I should have just sharpened a knife to make the onion chopping job easier and skipped the big mouth chopper Like I said, not terrible and I can see where it would be helpful - but I do think it is better for small chopping/slicing jobs. Too much effort for large jobs when a sharp knife can provide the same service.
Not for me.
September 12, 2013
I do not think it is the product that I am not happy with but the fact that I ordered it and knew that I most likely wouldn't use it. I found out that, for myself, it is much faster and easier to simply chop up my onion with a knife. By the time I get the chopper out and ready to use and cut the onion to fit it and chop it and then clean it up.......I'd have had the onion done by hand a good 8 minutes faster. For this type of product and someone who will use it......this one seems to be pretty good. The onions got stuck in the blade somewhat, however.
More than fair
March 5, 2013
This is a more than decent chopper. It is probably more solidly built than you might think. It is exceedingly sharp. As long as you don't try to shove half-frozen veggies and what not in here it works very nicely. I have nothing negative to say.You could probably do better with a stainless one but you will pay much more.Also and VERY IMPORTANT! I smashed some of the blades right out of one of the die cutters. Looking back on it it was clearly my fault. The strawberries I put in there were just too frozen and I leaned down on the handle until I broke it. I called the manufacturer and spoke to the nicest lady you'd ever want to meet. She was just awesome and sent me a replacement blade which I received in two days. No flack, no attitude.

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Two Star Reviews:

Really not worth it
April 29, 2015
Really limited on shapes when shredding or slicing, the attachments are not fun to deal with, and it's really hard to clean out. The only thing this device would do better than average at would to be even slices or whatever very small item you want to make. Otherwise a knife and a hand grater is better and MUCH easier to clean.
Did I mention small? I mean in both ways. You'll get less of an area to grate on than a normal grater, plus having to chop it down to fit the little safety handle. Pain in the neck.
What I had hoped to do, was to use it for long zucchini slices-that was my error in judgement on what it could do. The rest...
I liked all the attachments
March 27, 2015
I liked all the attachments. I DON'T like the safety holder top of the handle. It looks as one piece, it is but yet it isn't. When you attach your fruit or vegetables I did make certain it was firmly attached from underneath but the part you have your hand over pops up then the fruit/veggies pops out from underneath. I know sounds confusing only example I can give is a very long time ago their was a plastic travel cup that folded many used to take medicine it was like an accordian you can pull it up to have a cup and close to collapse it while still as one piece this is similiar. Make certain you insert the 4 prongs into the large part of your firm fruit or veggie.
My only complaint is the handle, it needs to be modified as I solid piece.
You get what you pay for
March 1, 2015
I really liked it at first, problem is it didn't last and I am back in the market for a new mandoline. It is made of plastic and did not even last a year. The grating was ok because the size of grating area was very small. I eventually adjusted but.....
Slicing was another story. It was not a smooth motion at all. It was a struggle to get the blade trough the food. Even eggplant did not slice smoothly.
My problem is I want one that slices and grates but that is pretty hard to find in the expensive slant or V-blade models. Guess I'll just have to get a separate shredder.
So my recommendation. Spend more. You get what you pay for.
Please do not buy this mandoline if you want something that lasts.
doesn't exactly make your kitchen experience easier.
January 5, 2015
I'm not returning this item because I can use the upper body workout. It is a messy companion, with a shredder surface area that is severely lacking-- but since I'm only going to use it once every couple of weeks, I will keep it around until I can get something better for a decent price.
Made me appreciate a good knife and a better food processor.
September 6, 2014
I am sure that those who love this have figured out how to use this more effectively than I have. The directions are laughably poor.

The good: It is cheap and compact, the graters more or less work about as you'd expect; the slicer works with good grasp

The Bad: the safety holder is horrible and undermines any potential this machine might otherwise have. Does not hold things. Very unintuitive and the instructions (again) are horrible. Definitely speaks for the recommendation of getting gloves to use this with. Hard to clean. The blades for fries are very difficult to turn up and down. Only works for a very small band of sizes and requires a kind of force that as often as not ended up with the bit of produce flying away from the blade angrily. As I say, I've got some major technique to learn, but am wondering why I'd want to spend time perfecting my Norpro slicing brilliance, when I'm good enough with a knife and have a set of great kitchen alternatives.
Don't Buy This One
May 15, 2017
Very difficult to use. A pain in the butt. It will shred, but I almost cut my finger.
I have a big spiralizer that I use for my zucchini but the carrots are not fat enough to use it on it so I thought this would be
August 24, 2016
It doesn't work with carrots which is why I bought it. I have a big spiralizer that I use for my zucchini but the carrots are not fat enough to use it on it so I thought this would be great for carrots but that was not the case. The blade is not sharp enough so the carrots brake before they can get through the blade. I was very disappointed. It might work with other vegetables, I don't know because I only tried it with carrots. It was a waste of money.
Ok as long as you only want to use it on zucchini
May 17, 2016
Worked great on zucchini but was hard to use on parsnips and carrots - be prepared for a workout. I also cut myself on it accidentally so be careful. Even with the bit that is meant to help you spiralize the shorter bits of vegetables it's still really hard to do and you waste a lot. Sometimes stuff gets stuck in the thing and it's hard to get out without hurting yourself. Honestly after eating the "spaghetti" that I got out of it I don't think it was worth all the cuts and aches from using this thing.
Nice concept....BUT
March 15, 2016
Okay...I used this little tool 3 times before I decided that it wasn't for me. PROS: it spiralized the zuchinni well up to a point, it is small, easy to cleanCONS; it wastes the entire center of the vegetable that you are attempting to spiral cut...of course you can chop this part upIf the squash, sweet potato, etc. is too fat...it cannot be used with this deviceIf one has any problems with their grip, carpal tunnel or arthritis in their hand or wrist...it will be impossible for them to use this...I don't and my hand was cramping after 2 squashOnce the squash got down to a certain point, the cap that is supposed to aid in getting the entire veggie into the device doesn't have enough gripping power to do much good, and then I found that I was in fear of cutting my knuckles on the blades if I tried to get more of the squash into itAll in all, I was disappointed in this and was surprised that it got so many great reviews. I bought a more expensive one that has a handle and can take any sized veggie in it and really love it.
Slice this right off your list!
February 10, 2016
In concept, this is a fantastic item. In reality, it's a dud. The device clogs up easily, is difficult to clean and while it did eventually produce the veggies in the way we wanted, it definitely was much more hassle than it was worth. I'd look into a different type of mandolin for creating veggie spaghetti as opposed to buying this one.
Would be 5 stars if it worked properly
August 6, 2015
I loved this spiralizer the first few times I used it. I liked the compact size, and it was very easy to operate. The piece that was supposed to hold the end of the veggies didn't work, it wouldn't grip well enough and spun like a stripped screw. In one review I had read the suggestion of using a fork instead, which worked much better. After only having the spiralizer for two weeks, maybe 6 uses, it stopped cutting properly. The blades at the top of the cone have separated from the plastic, so now some pieces are only scored with a line instead of being cut all the way apart. Very disappointing.
woodworkers beware
October 23, 2017
bought these to use as cut protection while woodworking, honestly have no idea how cut resistant they are but they're horrible to try and use while woodworking. If using on a smooth piece of wood, you cant keep hold of what you're cutting, it's like trying to hold on to a slimy catfish bare-handed. And if using on a rough piece of wood, the gloves snag constantly. I would never recommend these to anyone as woodworking gloves.
Buy a size bigger than expected
September 30, 2017
These worked great at first (I got them in small), but after using them they needed to be washed, and they have since shrunk considerably. I complained and was sent a free pair, in medium, by the company. Great customer service! They work amazingly when cutting difficult things like mangoes and butternut squash, which I always think I'll cut myself doing. I recommend getting them larger than you think you need.
Definitely not for wood carving
August 11, 2017
I finally got around to trying these when I was doing some hand carving on a vase. I'm not sure what their target audience is but it is definitely not carving. The first slip of the gouge went right through the glove and my skin! Looking at the cut fabric, it did not appear to be anything more than just cotton thread so I am not sure where the protection is supposed to come from. Guess I will have to spring for some chain mail gloves.
and they seemed to work okay but it is a disappointment that they had such a flaw
April 2, 2017
A loose thread present before initial use caused the glove to unravel at the fingertip...right where the protection is needed. I used them, carefully, and they seemed to work okay but it is a disappointment that they had such a flaw.
size runs small
February 21, 2017
I have small hands but the mediums are just very small, I wished I knew they ran small so as I would have ordered size large instead of medium size. Dangerous for me.
Sliced right through.
September 13, 2016
Upon receiving these gloves, I put a carrot inside one of the finger slots and lightly pressed my knife onto it and it completely sliced through.After reaching out to the company and receiving my refund for these, all I got regarding an explanation was "if the knife is sharp enough, of course it will cut through" .... I am a professional chef, and my main question is WHO USES DULL KNIVES ON A DAILY BASIS? Of course my knives are sharp. I mean, really? What a joke...The fact that I got my refund is the only reason this has 2 stars.
Wanted to love it
January 14, 2017
Love how it chops and the container everything drops into, however, the white plastic grid/cubes that press down on whatever you're chopping are NOT durable and after ONLY a few uses has chipped off and into the container along with my veggies. They should not be selling a product that doesn't hold up
I'm very disappointed with this product
February 25, 2016
I'm very disappointed with this product. One of the parts broke the first time I used it. Also, the chopping area is so small that you have to cut your onion or potato slice into quarters in order for it to fit. By the time you do that, plus the time it takes to clean all the parts, it's quicker and easier to just chop the old-fashioned way.
not real sturdy
December 21, 2015
I put it through 2 days of veggie prep and was dicing potatoes and pushed the steel blades out of the plastic housing, so not real sturdy. I think it would work fine with cucumbers and zucchini, onions but not much else. returned.
and really liked it. However
March 1, 2015
I bought this chopper less than a year ago, and really liked it. However, after moderate use ( maybe a couple of times a month), first one of the blades on the larger grid broke, then a blade on the smaller grid bent, cutting into the plastic pusher. After less than a year, I am left with a totally useless chopper. Norpro does not offer replacement parts. Be warned, this product is not very heavy duty and is going to break at some point while you are preparing food. If you do buy it do so with the understanding that it is not made to last. I will not buy another one.
Watch out for Metel Blades to pop out!!
March 4, 2014
I was experienced with a competetors product. It lasted about 10 months. This product seemed well constructed and reviews were positive. Ordered and received and used it about 6-10 times. Was well constructed (to the eyes). Worked just like the reviews said Some complaints on the food cutting area being too small and I agree. On the last time I used it I noticed a slice of metal in the food. I looked it over and determined it had to of come from the chopper. I was correct. While chopping onions (and they were sliced thin enough) a metal blade had popped out of the chopper and was in the collection container below!! This is a serious problem to be addressed by the company. I have my return address label printed and will mail pronto. They need to see this.
Nicely made, but poor design
December 12, 2013
I have had several similar choppers over the years. Comparatively, the Norpro seems to be very well made and ruggedly constructed. The major limitation is that the size of the chopping area is so small that it really limits its functionality. I mainly use a chopper because I have a large volume of onions or other vegetables to chop. The chopping area is so small on the Norpro that even a medium onion needs to be cut up several times to fit. This basically negates any benefit using the Norpro.

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One Star Reviews:

Be very careful if you purchase this product!
June 7, 2015
This Mandoline earned me a trip to the ER with partial amputation of pinkie on my second time to use it. It is made of plastic and moves around a lot as very light which is what happened to me. It has a guard with prongs which I was not using because it is very hard to get denser veggies and potatoes on the very small and cheap metal prongs. That was a concern when comparing mandolins but the steel one was too expensive although now with cost of ER visit I could have gotten it and probably still had my whole pinkie and nail. I have ordered cut proof gloves now to use while operating this and recommend you purchase a pair and wear them during operation of this kitchen appliance as is very sharp and guard does not work very well for some items. I just wanted to warn potential purchasers of what not to do and encourage extra hand protection while using this very sharp object!
Don't waste your money
April 6, 2015
This is truly a piece of crap.

It's amazing how you can take a simple concept of a mandolin, and ruin it.

The first thing you do, is give a blade that ISN'T sharp. Yeah, maybe it will slice a potato, or an apple, but don't try anything hard like a carrot.
Then you take the blades to make fries, and they don't stay upright when you pass them, so you end up with a flat cut rather than fries. It's insane how these blade don't lock in place.
Add to this useless grating attachments.

I'm not a negative person, I usually write very positive reviews, but this piece of junk brought out the best in me.

UPDATE: Tremendous credit to Amazon, for accepting the return of this item!!
Returned it
January 13, 2015
I'm having a hard time getting used to this. I have never owned a mandoline before. Trying to fit things into the guard is a pain, and I have had better results just not using the guard. Of course, that is not safe. I have tried tomatoes and they turned to mush. I did carrots and they did ok, but sometimes the slices got stuck in the blade. I'm still not really sure about this product.

Updated review on Jan.16, 2015. I have decided to return this item. After trying it several more times,I found it just takes too much force to cut through anything. The blades apparently aren't sharp enough. I tried to make french fries and in the first place, you cannot use the guard with anything that size. In the second place, it took a LOT of force to get it to cut through the potato, and it would get stuck halfway causing me to back up and try it again. The bottom line is that using that much force WILL result in an injury at some point. I'm going back to using a good sharp knife to slice things.
Take My Slicer PLEASE
July 22, 2014
Wow, I had high hopes for finally slicing cukes or shredding cabbage for slaw. Not possible with this very poorly designed product. The safety holder has for small pins that are supposed to hold the item you want to slice. It is not possible to hold a vegetable in those tiny prongs and drag it across the angled blade. The "Shredder Blade" is laughably small sized holes that my cabbage just skimmed over. The cucumbers where mush and fell to the counter top as the slicer does not fit onto a bowl while you try slicing. I can't imagine trying to pull/push a potato or carrot across the "Wavy Blade", it takes so much force to operate. Again, an awful product, but it arrived timely and well packaged from the seller.
Gonna stick to using a knife!
July 11, 2014
Just use a knife folks. This product is not what I expected. The only blade that seems to work as described is the slicing blade. The grating blade turned my cole slaw into mush and made grating cheddar nearly impossible. Cheese stuck in the blades and a lot of force was needed. I will stick to my box grater for cheese. The "guard" is difficult to use as well. Pieces need to be cut fairly small in order to be held and passed through blades. Im going to keep it because hubby laughed at me when I took it from the box. Im going to pretend it works just because of that! And the slicer is ok.
I've tried several of these (different brands) and they are all pretty much a waste of time
June 24, 2016
Doesn't work as described. Wastes most of vegetable. Takes an inordinate amount of time to do even a couple carrots. I've tried several of these (different brands) and they are all pretty much a waste of time. This one, though, is particularly worthless!
Returned after I used it. Probably would work with ...
December 8, 2015
Returned after I used it. Probably would work with a zucchini of the right size or a perfectly straight carrot. Takes a lot of energy to spiral slice a carrot. I bought the add on for my Kitchen Aid Mixer instead.
Worthless and dangerous tool
October 28, 2015
My first "spiralizer" was a bomb! It was exhausting trying to twist and twist and twist the carrots and zucchinni. When half the vegetable is still whole, you have to either try to use the little cap piece to hold on to it, or hold with your hand. Top cap doesn't go down into the tube, so 1/3 of your vegetable will be wasted. Don't use your hand to push it down like I did, or you'll scrape and cut your hand like I did! I guess you get what you pay for.I'm amazed that there are so many good reviews. There are hand-held peelers with a blade for julienne that will do almost the same thing, just not as long as a spiralizer; and they are a lot safer to use. In my case, I decided I wanted a real spiralizer for making vegetable pasta, so ordered the Palermo Spiralizer; and got the Precision Kitchenware peeler/julienne tool for small, quick jobs like garnishes.
This doesn't work very well at all; leaves way too much of the veggie uncut
October 11, 2015
Not happy with this product. It cut a zucchini so-so, leaving way too much veggie uncut, and didn't work on other veggies I tried it on. It's messy to clean, even with the brush, and the finger protecting lid tends to just spin on the veggie and make a big mess of chunks falling off. Even when it does work, you are left with a "sharpened" veggie stub once it gets to the position that pushing it any further would damage fingers. Annoyingly cheap and not useful at all.
Returning it!
June 11, 2015
I purchased this because of the many positive reviews, but I wasn't impressed. My first attempt at using it was with carrots and it didn't go well. My carrots were smaller than pictured, and it took lots of work to get just a few shreds of carrots done. The carrot broke several times, and I ended up cutting my knuckle just as someone else mentioned. I would guess that zucchini would work much better because of its size, but since carrots are displayed in the picture, they should work just as well. I will be returning this and purchasing a better model..
RE: Does NOT Do the JOB.
June 8, 2015
This is not for any kind of noodle making. this equipment does a very sketchy ( at best) job of shaving off the outre layer from your vegetable. To my surprise and dismay, I found myself now with a long piece of carrot the - diameter size of the hole through which I pushed my carrot - in hand after the pass. The resultant shreds -- and they are merely that seemed more like what one gets from a grater run along the length rather than a noodle ... the blade is ok .. good for garnishing something but not for a salad. And what does one do with the stick of carrot remaining?
Not safe for cutting
November 6, 2017
I do not believe that “cut resistant” is an accurate description for these gloves. They are like cotton/polyester winter gloves. They did not provide me with any sense of protection to use with my mandolin. Returning immediately and I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Not for Barbed wire or razor wire work!
November 6, 2017
They did not work with razor wire installation or barbed wire.
Not better than common cotton
September 24, 2017
Not cut resistant at all. Not better than common cotton gloves
BAD QUALITY with use with mandolin slicer
May 21, 2017
These gloves are not good quality at all...Bought these gloves for use with a mandolin slicer and the glove fingertip has ripped..
I bought it and didn't use for a while. ...
November 15, 2016
  I bought it and didn't use for a while.Then one day I decide to use it but I thought: let me test it first, here is what I got in the video,I actually want to sue them... but I didn't get hurt anyway...(for some reason Amazon video upload is broken, so here is the youtube link: [...]
Cut through the glove on our very first test
December 28, 2014
We weren't sure of how much to trust these, so immediately upon receiving them we stuck a carrot in one of the fingers and just ran it down our mandolin. That was the end of that as you can see in the picture. This wasn't a particularly forceful pass across the blade, just a first try. We really wanted these to work!
Don't buy. Doesn't work as described.
January 24, 2017
Researched many choppers, ordered this one, it stinks! Faster just to do it by hand. Veggies, no matter how small you cut them before putting them in this slicer, even peel them, they stick and have to be poked out with a knife. I'm going to return it if I can because I refuse to go through all that work.
broke after a dozen uses
December 19, 2016
I have used it maybe a dozen times and the handle snapped off, rendering it useless. I liked the chopping sizes, but the chopping area needs to be bigger, like the Chop Wizard.I liked this but there is no way to operate since the handle is incorporated into the hinge. I would love to get some feedback from Norpro because finding a customer service connection has also proven difficult :(
April 29, 2014
The clear plastic base warped the first time I washed it. Now the while top does not fit on it. Its difficult to use because of this. I suspect it would work much better otherwise. But, why make it out of plastic that isnt dishwasher safe?
April 28, 2014
This device is next to worthless and was assigned to the trash not long after purchase. To light weight and cheaply made to be of any value.
Very dissipointed
December 5, 2013
Pieces don't interlock together well, it cuts poorly. I had the Vidilia Chop wizard once, and loved it. This just isn't near the same.
Broke after about two months
September 25, 2013
This product worked superbly, then the "hinge" broke completely, rendering the chopper useless. I've used it about two months and would not recommend this item to anyone. Save your money.

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6.3 oz
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196.8 in
108.3 in
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Compact mandoline slicer for slicing, grating, shredding, and juicing

5 stainless steel blades for a good variety of slicing and shredding options

Safety holder doubles as a citrus juicer

Legs fold for easy storage; concave notches on legs help keep grater firmly on any container

Hand wash Recommended; includes instruction booklet

Recommended by Dr Oz and named the BEST NEW PRODUCT by the Gourmet Retailer Magazine crafted with an AWARD-WINNING DESIGN

FEATURES - The Kitchen Active Slicer is molded using HIGH QUALITY ABS plastic for a lightweight feel, fitted with TOP-QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL Japanese blades for the sharpest and quickest slice of pasta. It fits in your hand, so it's easy to store. It's dishwasher safe for an easy clean. The plastic is BPA-FREE. And once the veggie you're spiral-slicing gets small enough, use the provided cap to MINIMIZE WASTAGE. In short - it's everything you could ask from a vegetable peeler.

IT'S ALSO A GREAT GIFT! Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, this Spiral Slicer is the perfect gift for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. From busy moms to college students to culinary artists, this product is a definite must-have for anyone who wants to get more veggies into their diet - in a quick and easy way.

YOUR SATISFACTION is our priority! Your Kitchen Active Spiralizer also comes with a COMPLEMENTARY small CLEANING BRUSH to access hard-to-reach areas! Premium Zucchini Spaghetti Maker - ADD TO CART Now! You'll LOVE IT!

Durability with the highest level of cut resistant material available on the market - 4 times stronger than leather

Superior grip with a snug fit for small and large hands - prepare food or work on jobs requiring precision with complete dexterity

Lightweight and comfortable protection without the bulk - awarded with the highest, EN388 level 5 cut resistance

Ideal for cutting, working with mandoline slicers, knives, cutters, graters and peelers in the kitchen, woodworking, carving, carpentry, oyster shucking, and so much more...

100% food safe and machine washable - keeping your gloves clean is easy

6 cup/1.5L

3 Interchangeable cutting grids, slices, or 2 different dices sizes, 6mm or 9 mm

Dishwasher safe

Stainless steel blades

Storing lid included

Set of two top chips maker trays by mastrad

Made of premium silicone, crisp vegetables and fruits crisp up without use of fats or oils

Interlocking trays allow the use of multiple trays at once to cook more than one serving at a time

A healthier alternative to store-bought chips and crisps

Dishwasher safe

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