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User Rating (Amazon)
User Rating (Amazon)
Five Star Reviews:
February 18, 2017
I love this salad shooter. I really mostly use it to shred Cheddar cheese blocks. It works great. I had an older one that finally cracked so I bought this new one. I am very pleased with it. It is more powerful than the old one so it doesn't bogg down much at all. It is a little noisier than the old one, but I don't run it for very long...so I still give it 5 stars.
This thing is a BEAST!! :-)
June 20, 2016
I can't believe how well this works. I have a $300 Cuisinart food processor that I'd been using to process produce from our huge garden. It broke (again!) and I decided to take a chance on the Presto based on the great reviews. Wow, what a great machine. It actually shreds cleaner than the Cuisinart, no mush and glop like Cuisinart makes. It goes forever, cleans VERY easily, and extra parts are cheap and easy to order. I ordered the extra shredding blades from Presto, and then got another pusher assembly off eBay so I can trade off while one's in the dishwasher. During this time of year, I'm processing 30-50 lbs of zucchini at one time, twice or three times a week, mostly shredding it, and this machine just won't quit. And it's even faster if I'm slicing. I've also used it to shed a ton of cheese, and it does it beautifully, again much nicer than the Cuisinart and with less waste, and SO MUCH easier to clean. I love making salads to take for lunch, I can quickly slice and shred some veggies in the morning and just rinse the cones and set them out to dry. I absolutely love this thing!!
Hurry before they run out!
April 21, 2016
I bought mine in 2010 and it is used exclusively for chopping pecans and for that purpose there is nothing better. Yes, I know you can buy chopped pecans but what you are getting are essentially floor sweepings. If you bake and need chopped pecans you better chop them yourselves. I typically chop 10 lbs at a time and power is a requirement. In a few minutes I'm done and all the parts that get dirty go in the dishwasher. I find that the ripple cone is the best for nut chopping but mine is getting little cracks in the corners of the slicing insert. It still work well but I thought I would buy another cone. Go to Presto site and the ripple cone is no longer available but it is still included in the set sold here. I interpret this fact as it is available in the set but not as a part as an indication that it likely is no longer in production and they are just playing out the string. I could be wrong but when was the last time you saw a SaladShooter ad for this product that once was widely promoted? I see me buying what to me is essentially a $50 ripple cone but at $10 a year I'm still getting value for money. I soon will corner the market for never used slicing cones. I just can't bear throwing them out.
February 18, 2015
I was skeptical about this one. I was perfectly happy with my mandolin until I sliced the top of my pinky off. Obviously, I needed a new system, but a saladshooter? There are a lot of parts, but they all come off of the motor section and go right into the dishwasher (the motor section wipes clean and
fits in the space in the drawer left when I threw out my 2 mandolins). One twist to the right mounts the chute to the motor section. The slicer/shedder cone fits into the circular base of the chute and one twist to the right of the plastic ring secures the slicer/shredder cone to the chute (lining them up becomes second nature after the first couple of times). That's it. Fill the chute (or half-chute for smaller amounts) loosely, plug it in, and use the adjustable food guide to push the food through the slicer/shredder cone into a bowl. I've had this item for 2 weeks, and I've used it at least once a day for salads, soups, snacks, side dishes. I've sliced carrots, celery, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, cheddar and parmesan cheeses and nuts. It's as easy to disassemble as it is to assemble. Rinse and put all non-motor parts in the dishwasher, stack and zip-lock-bag them when they're clean. One of the other reviewers pointed out that celery can jam, and I found this to be true (it gets a little stringy, but it's useable). So, as daunting as this machine appears to be, I found it surprisingly quick and pilot-friendly. Not only would I recommend it to a friend, I bought one for my sister-in-law for her birthday.
Awesome, though stains easily
April 1, 2014
After grating off a chunk of my pinkie, I've had enough of my evil grater and started looking for a faster and safer solution to my shredded carrots addiction.
Following tons and tons of research, I bought the supremely ugly SaladShooter. It does what it is advertised to do, and does it beautifullly. I can shred 5 lb of carrots in minutes. MINUTES! Washing them and cutting off all the ends takes more time.
Just why does it have to be so very ugly? It also stains from certain veggies right away, in my case obviously carrots, so I wish it came in red or black instead of offwhite.
I uploaded pictures to show the uglyness of orange stains.
THIS IS THE ONE!!!
August 25, 2017
I've been searching for the perfect mandolin for years, but each one I purchased was lacking in design and/or quality. This adjustable mandolin slicer is absolutely perfect! It's so easy to use and clean plus is does everything you could ever want. The container into which the vegetables, fruits, and cheese fall comes with a lid for storage. The blades are easy to insert and remove. I'm so thrilled with this device that I'm finding all sorts of things that I can slice and grate. Price is reasonable and fair, and delivery was fast. I recommend this device highly. I promise you won't be sorry that you purchased it!
Great product and worth every cent.
December 29, 2016
Finally a slicer that works as described. The BEST slicer I ever have used is one my Grandfather made for my Mom. She still has it. It is made of wood and uses an old file blade made into a knife edge for use in the slicer.
This mandolin slicer is second only to Grandfathers homemade device. We are trying to eat more healthy meals and this slicer will make that a lot easier. Being able to slice various veggies and fruits for roasting with herbs and spices instead of frying, steaming, or boiling everything will go a long way to a big increase in easy to prepare veggie side dishes for us. This slicer was a huge help this past Christmas whilst preparing Scalloped Potatoes. Cut my prep time by half. I really like the slice thickness adjustment feature as well. It adds a little cool factor when your dishes have that professional look to them. I would buy this product again, and will if I ever break this one. (Not likely).
when finely grated and this mandolin makes it super easy! ) Children will be able to safely ...
September 5, 2016
Just bought this for my son when I visited and noticed he had no slicer. Ohmuhgosh, I am so jealous! My old mandolin has only one slicing blade and no container, unlike this beauty! So far, we have sliced, diced (the julienne blade dices an onion) and grated. (Pro-tip: if you have a granddaughter who swears she hates all veggies, just finely grate them and throw them into whatever! Zucchini and yellow squash and carrots are practically invisible in meatballs, soups, etc. when finely grated and this mandolin makes it super easy!)
Children will be able to safely help in the kitchen with this mandolin, as their fingers will not come near the blade, thanks to the . . . holder? The prongs hold the veggie and one simply slides the holder back and forth along the tracks and the veggie slices (or grated cheese; whatever) fall into the bin. No mess on the countertop.
The bin has a rubber edging along the bottom so it doesn't slide around while slicing, and the mandolin fits snugly on top of the bin. The extra handle eliminates the wrist fatigue one usually feels when using an old school grater.
I love this mandolin slicer so much I plan to buy one for my daughter and son-in-law when I return home . . . and if my inferior old mandolin happens to meet an untimely death, well, I'll buy one for myself, as well!
How did I live without this?
August 19, 2016
Of course, I didn't start really getting in to cooking until 4 years ago, and dehydrating just yesterday, but I seriously with I had had this when I first got into cooking! It slices perfectly, such a simple tool but it makes prepping for meals so much easier, and kind of fun! I like to slice to the beat of songs on my Playlist and such.
Sliced a few veggies and fruits yesterday when my dehydrator arrived. Just, beautiful!
A couple piece were uneven at first, but that's because I didn't have the technique down.
Once you get a flow there's no stopping you!
Highly recommend this because of its simplicity and ease of use as well as being useful for multiple types if recipes. Get it!
Nicely-made mandoline with excellent customer service.
January 21, 2016
This mandoline slicer is a very nice unit. It comes nicely packaged with all pieces and blades protected from damage during shipping. The entire unit is top-rack dishwasher safe which definitely makes for a safer and quicker cleaning experience. There are non-stick pads on the bottom of the slicer container which feel very secure, and they keep it from shifting around during slicing, adding to the safety.
Using the slicer: everything feels very secure when assembled. There are three options for the sizes of cut items: 1mm thick, 3mm thick, and 5mm thick. The adjustment knobs is easy to use and it feels secure when turning it to adjust the cut depth. The slicer itself produces even, consistent cuts.
A word about the excellent HomeNative customer service: when my gf accidentally broke off two of the retaining clips that keep the adjustable cut depth portion in place (this part is not intended to be removed anyways), I emailed HomeNative to ask about a replacement. Rather than have me send back my current unit for repair, the representative said that since they do not generally carry replacement parts, she would be happy to send me an entirely new replacement unit at no cost. This was a great, welcome surprise, and I can not say enough good things about HomeNative customer service for their commitment to customer satisfaction.
By the way, I was NOT provided any free or reduced-cost products in "exchange" for an honest, unbiased review (unlike many Amazon products these days, it seems). I simply felt that the excellent service and great product that I received from HomeNative warranted a truly honest, meaningful review.
Four Star Reviews:
Love it, but don't use it as much as ...
June 26, 2017
Love it, but don't use it as much as I thought I word. Only 2 of us. I will use it when I could for a larger group. Holiday especially.Works great.
Exactly what I expected
March 9, 2017
Works great, easy to use and clean. Is great for those times you don't want to lug out your food processor !
Makes easy work of grating, & slicing aside from clean-up and storage.
November 28, 2016
A little bulky but, plenty of power. We grind beets, carrots, radish, cauliflower, potato, and apples and it barely slows down. Makes life much easier for our elderly mother since grating by hand is pretty hard for her these days. Kind of bulky to find storage for all the attachments and unit.
Shooter makes for healthier eating
March 20, 2016
Works well overall and a time saver. Really noisy as others have stated. Until I became familiar with the shooter it was awkward to assemble. Shredder is great. Instead of cutting and shredding vegetables daily for a salad, I can do a lot of prep ahead of time enabling Me too have veggies over several days. One good benefit now I shred a different variety of vegetables into my salad than before because of time and/or laziness. One big con, I wished it had more metal parts don't like the plastic.
And ginger too!
February 9, 2015
Am happy that I purchased this product. I have used it 4 out of the last 5 days. Easy to clean, by hand - and really pretty easy to store. We are traveling the US in an RV so space is precious and no dishwasher but there are no complaints here for what work it does in the kitchen. I have used it to slice the ginger I had asked 'the community" about and it works great! Now I can have fresh slicesof ginger everyday for cooking and my tea! I have not tried to grate the ginger yet though but am sure that it will work well too. I did try a sausage link - slightly frozen, slices were thin, still round but a few were messy - no big deal. Have done zucchini, squash, celery, onions and my first potatoes (for au gratin). All worked great!Would recommend to others.
It works but heads-up
July 23, 2013
Hats off to the Amazon community for the customer feedback provided re: the Presto Professional SaladShooter (PPSS) ... your comments persuaded me to purchase this product.You were right!I've had my PPSS about a month now and find myself looking for opportunities to use more fresh vegetables in my cooking!For example, I love stir-fry but have only prepared it occasionally because of the amount of prep work involved. Thanks to PPSS, prep work is quick and easy ... so much so that I've made stir-fry three times in the last month.Overall, I'm pleased with this purchase. However, I do have two concerns/questions that I want to share with the Amazon community.1) Power Cord ProblemsI have had problems with getting the unit to power up.After troubleshooting, I discovered that root cause was the positioning of the electrical cord where it enters the base unit. It had been twisted during packaging.When I straightened it out, the unit powered up. Unfortunately, the cord seems permanently twisted so I have to untwist it every time I use the device.Upon further research, I discovered that more recent versions of the Presto Professional SaladShooter come with a replaceable electrical cord.Clearly I got an older unit. Here is the model and unit number:Model: 0297003Unit: 47125K2Have you experienced this issue?2) Replacement conesFor stir-fry (and the scalloped potatoes my 97 year old father loves), my go-to cone is "thick slice" (regular slice is too thin).I want to order more thick-slice cones but don't see them as an option via Amazon.Have you found a trusted vendor where I can purchase these?
April 30, 2017
I had no idea I would use it so much, but it DOES NOT come with the glove.
I have a Cuisinart, but this is easier to get out and clean for small to medium projects.
The prongs on the safety "hat" could use some improvement - sometimes they don't hold items
It performed well and sliced my zucchini beautifully. The only problem or complaint I have is ...
March 22, 2017
Finally used my mandolin this past weekend. It performed well and sliced my zucchini beautifully. The only problem or complaint I have is that there is enough of a space where the blade meets the plastic. There were slivers of zucchini stuck in that area. Being near the blade, it made removing the slivers challenging. Performance wise, this worked well. Clean up and getting the slivers out was the challenge.
Quality for the Price
October 30, 2016
This is great for making potato chips, which is what I bought it for. I don't really use it apart from that unless I'm making something in bulk since it's more cleanup than a handheld.
I did try to make French fries with the julienne slicer, does not work. The lid also doesn't stay secure on the base, so storing the product upright is not an option. Finding a place to store it at all was a bit of pain, but fortunately I have a big kitchen.
Overall the quality is what you pay for and this tool is great for what I needed to use it for.
Also, baked versus fried potato chips: definitely go with fried!
pretty deep cut
August 12, 2016
Make sure you use the safety hat ALL THE TIME!!!! I cut my thumb at the 1st time use bcuz I thought cumbers are too long to be held by the safety hat. The result is you dont know how fast it goes when slicing. So I hurt my finger, pretty deep cut...I guess long stuffs like carrot and cucumber should be cut into certain length to fit the safety hat.
Decent but difficult safety guard.
June 14, 2016
Blade is sharp and the product performs well. However take care with the way you use the safety guard when it comes to harder fruits or vegis. While slicing potatoes the guard got stuck on the side of the slicer, causing me to cut my thumb rather badly. Anyone who has ever used a mandolin knows that is an inherent risk to using the tool, so I do not mark the product down for it. However, I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the design the top guard uses. It has 3 prongs that press down into the item you are cutting, they are fairly spread out and they do little to secure anything that is long or fat.
Three Star Reviews:
The second one works good but one of the tools is just stamped out ...
September 23, 2017
The first one was dead on arrival and replaced without problem. ok can happen. The second one works good but one of the tools is just stamped out and not sharpened. Was nearly impossible to grind down potatoes. The other tools are good though. And its really loud. So ok but just not great.
Okay for large volume not for everyday use
December 28, 2016
I bought it to grate vegetables since I have a very productive home garden (bottle gourds, carrots)It is good for grating large volumes. Reduced a bulk of my load.But no I would not recommend purchasing this for routine use:1. Does not shoot as nicely as in pic. Unless you hold it at an angle. But for me personally I can't press hard and hold it slanting.2. Fitting of blade funnel needs to be done well (base and ring lock) which is a bit pain but sometimes mine keep falling off. It happened after use for sometime so Maybe it's my fixing problem.3. Material gets lodged between the funnel (chute funnel like opening) and blade funnel and then one needs to apply lot more force to push it through.4. Cleaning is a pain5. One of the blades broke while slicing carrorts.
Great product- while it works
November 30, 2015
I bought this at the end of January this year and loved it. Primarily used it for grating cauliflower for cauliflower rice. However, it died last week while shredding cheese. The motor stopped working and the damn thing went in the trash. It was a very useful small appliance for me, so I'm debating whether I will buy another one. Hopefully this was just a fluke, since other reviewers seem to have gotten good use out of theirs.
I have always loved these, but this is the first time I ...
May 15, 2015
I have always loved these, but this is the first time I have paid full price for one. I usually pick them up at my local thrift shop for pennies on the dollar. They wind up lasting me a couple years and I use them often. This time, I couldn't find one so I decided that if the older, used varieties have had a couple years life in them, the new and updated version should be great! I can't say that I am convinced that will be the case. Out of the box, it has a burning smell. I thought it would go away after a few uses but it isn't. It feels as though the motor is struggling and I have to baby it. My thrift store finds were stronger than this one. Basically, I am using this for carrots and other easy to shred, light jobs. Yeah, mostly carrots and radishes. Small cheese jobs perhaps.
Hit and Miss
February 23, 2015
Like others I use to own one of these years ago but smaller version. This is the Professional and the size is quite a bit bigger. I like all the attachments with this model, and I do think if you don't put the parts in the dishwasher, should last you for years. When you are grating a hard cheese, I notice the turning on this model doesn't seem as fast as my old one, but it works well. I do notice that after dropping in some squares of say cheddar cheese, it grates it just fine, but when you pull it a part to clean it, I notice it left some flat pieces of the cheese...basically a waste unless you pull those pieces out and reinsert it in the top. Same for some vegetables.I think if I was to recommend I would get the smaller size, go to Presto's website and order the attachments I want from there, they are only $4.99 each. Complaints...slow turning, very loud (surprised how loud it was, my old one was much quieter), too bulky, and leaves too much food in the barrel.
I did not get what I paid for.
November 21, 2014
After returning the first one (see below), I now have a replacement. Works fine so far. However I used it to cut up carrots tonight and parts of it are now very orange and the color is not washing off. I consider that a sign of cheap material.ORIGINAL REVIEW:Wow, fast delivery of a huge disappointment. I ordered the Professional model due to the great reviews and the FOUR slicing/shredding attachments. The box it came in says it is the Professional model and says four and the picture shows four. There are two. There is zero quality control with most manufacturers. Especially if the product says "Made in China".I wanted this to help with Thanksgiving dinner prep.
Not the best for grating portatoes
July 9, 2017
I got this to grate potatoes for hash browns. I like the size pieces it produces but it's a LOT of work. The grater is really short so one stroke makes really nice pieces, just too few of them If the grater blade were the full length of the unit, I'd give it 5 stars.
I do like the holder for protecting my hand. And the glove is a nive touch as well.
The slicer itself is great but there are a couple things that I absolutely ...
December 26, 2016
The slicer itself is great but there are a couple things that I absolutely do not like, which is why I rated it 3 stars. The container that holds the vegetables warped after putting in top rack of dishwasher the first time, so each time I use it I have to insert my fingernail in between the lid/slicer and the container to get it to fit right (and this isn't the easiest thing to do). The other thing I really do not like is the safe holder (not sure what it is called) does not have pointy spikes, it has blunt-ended spikes so they do not hold in the potatoes and keep slipping out. Very poor design.
However the blade is nice and sharp and easy to adjust the thickness of the slicer.
Materials did not last (pitted food container, dull blade), but HomeNative provided replacement
September 5, 2016
I purchased this item in September 2015 and paid full price, which was then $39.99. I liked it very much at first and used it for a variety of cooking tasks.
Within a few months, I discovered that the materials are not made to last, and I am very disappointed with my purchase.
After using the mandoline to grate lemon peel, the plastic food container base became badly pitted and pockmarked from the citrus in an ordinary lemon! (See photo.) Then, after using the vegetable slicing blade to make a few batches of sweet potato chips, the blade became so dull that it is no longer able to cleanly slice softer fruits and vegetables like fresh tomatoes.
As HomeNative claims to offer a "a FULL Refund or Replacement", I will contact them and update this post regarding their response.
After I wrote to HomeNative, they quickly sent me a complete replacement, free of charge. Based upon the Customer Service and the way in which they honored the warranty, I am upgrading my review from 2 stars to 3 stars. I hope that the replacement mandoline will not suffer the same shortcomings as the first.
It slices, but ...
June 4, 2016
Overall, the mandoline slicer does generally slice most of what you give it. The slicer's food container / storage base worked OK. The entire unit is approx 14 1/2" long when the handle/cutting deck is assembled on top. The actual handle portion of the deck top sticks out w/ no way to remove. This makes it difficult to store the item in a typical overhead kitchen cabinet unless turned sideways on the shelf. You definitely NEED the handle when trying to use the slicer, so it's a necessary trade off, I guess. Of course the blades were sharp (being brand new), but they were somewhat small. The smaller grater was almost too small / too fine (used for Parmesan?) The julienne blade allowed for slightly thicker or thinner cuts, but the again the general size was a bit smallish.
I had problems using the safety hat when trying to get it to grip onto any other than a relatively flat or softer piece of food. If you required any amount of shuffling force to make your cuts on a crisp item (such as carrots or apples), it was far better to just use your hand. I used a cutting glove for this and found my fingers were easily bumping into the blade edge (kudos for said glove!). I found my food was sliding off the side or end w/o being cut so I really had to limit myself on the size of the item attempting to be sliced. Tomatoes were an absolute failure for me, even with a zigzag motion when approaching the blade. I'll have to stick to a sharp kitchen knife for those, I guess.
The flat, general slicing blade worked fine for just about everything else I pushed its way. I went thru a head each of cabbage and lettuce by slicing the heads into smaller chunks first. The blade's thickness adjustment knob was easy enough to use, but not really easy to tell how much of a turn you needed. You will need to experiment a lot by running food thru and checking the bin.
It was a toss up for me if I would be better off with something different and keeping this for the relatively smaller slicing requirements. Then again, all of my slicing requirements are relatively smaller. ;-) I think with my limited dexterity and grip (onset of arthritis) it became more of a chore than I anticipated to hold the device still while zinging the food back and forth in front of the blade. The gripper areas on the outer edges on the bottom of the bin did help but you still needed to hold everything firmly. I'm still not certain if the smaller size is a help or a hindrance. If you spend some time with it and keep experimenting, eventually you may get the results you are seeking. Maybe. BTW, the Customer Support of HomeNative was awesome.
Slicer for the over-sized vegetable ONLY
September 15, 2015
I bought this to replace an old mandoline slicer of a different brand that had all the same features. It works just like you'd expect it to, but i do have 2 complaints.
* It can't go deep enough to make homestyle fries
* The handle you place on the vegetable is horrible at holding onto standard sized vegetables. It worked great for my big fat vegetables but if they were skinny or small at all...there was just no way to use the handguard/handle for slicing that vegetable making it so you have to use your hand, unprotected.
I was excited to receive this, but now i'm just disappointed.
Two Star Reviews:
Detachable part does not stay locked in motor unit.
July 22, 2017
Like the previous one I owned the removable part does not stay locked in the motor unit preventing the triggering of the security switch. Same problem I've seen forever. I thought they would have fixed it by now...
not durable enouph
August 31, 2016
It would be an awesome product if it worked. I purchased on May 19th 2016. Had to replace small slicing cone since (i use it the most). Now while slicing radish or cumber the whole thing falls apart while slicing. Have to hold it in locked position. For $50 they are charging for it, I woudl expect more durability. Also this product was placed ins service in May 19 2016 today is 8/31/2016 and I am writing this review because I am looking for this product replacement. I only use it to make a salad for lunch for work 4 times a week. This thing is not going to work with grating hard cheese. I am having hard time keeping it together to grate carrots and radish.
Underpowered and slow and noisy.
August 30, 2016
I was very excited to get a salad shooter to make the chore of preparing the salads easy and be able to make smaller qty butthis is not the one for me.First of all is underpowered and slow , unit is not able to shred the apple with the peel on. Second the thumper is awkward to use and and push , too many parts and this units requires that you press very hard to shred. I am a strong man and I found it hard to use , wife gave up on it on the first try.Last but not least unit is super noisy and hard to clean , lots of pieces and the flimsy retainer ring didn't inspire confidence that this unit will last long.
Loud and awkward.
July 27, 2016
It's noisy, awkward, and the plastic stains easily. A food processor or a mandoline would be a better option. We tried it and sent it right back. It shredded carrots, but we tried to slice cucumbers and it had a hard time with the very thin skin of a European cuke.
Only works with some veggies like Cauliflower, Potato etc
January 10, 2016
Only works with some veggies like Cauliflower, Potato etc...it did not work when I tried shredding onions or green pepper into thin long slices because if the onion or green pepper falls parallel to the surface of the blade (long slicer) it did not work and made a very loud screeching sound enough to wake everybody in the building.
I like it but don't love it. Just gotta work with it
December 30, 2015
I like it but not that much. if got a lot of qualities yes but you really can't cut that easily. I thought it would take less mechanical effort but i have to push on the carrots, cucumbers or onions. Mostly its for decorations or something but for day to day cooking, its not worth it. the slices are too thin, the whole inside gets dirty and stuffed. An its harder to clean (the metal parts are quite sharp.) I can't cut veggies like onions, potatoes or pepper (capsicum) or cabbages. It showed it in that box but i can't do it. its no possible ways.
Good slicer, but not my tool of preference
March 11, 2017
I am a paraplegic with balance issues so food preparation is sometimes difficult for me. I can cut vegetables with knife and cutting board, it just takes a lot longer. I was hoping this device was something I could keep on the kitchen counter, chop vegetables as I go while cooking. Alas it was not. I have to switch blades for what I'm cutting and still use a knife and cutting board on large vegetables so they fit. Then I just have more dishes to clean.
I gave it two stars however, because the product itself does work as described, it's just not the tool for me. I would have returned it, but since it is a quality slicer, I kept trying to work with it past the 30-day return window.
Blade Flew Off
February 6, 2017
I originally ordered this slicer in July 2015. It lasted less than 2 months before the blade on the vegetable slicing attachment came loose while I was slicing a potato. It didn't come completely off, just came loose on one side causing the blade to curve up to a vertical slant while I was slicing. Thankfully I was paying attention and didn't slice into my hand. I contacted the company and they sent a replacement quickly. The second one lasted almost a year before the slicing blade flew off of it too, this time while slicing sweet potatoes. It never sliced any potato easily and eventually the blade came loose from the plastic plate it was attached to. It was hit or miss with other veggies. Sometimes it sliced them easily and other times it was a bit of a chore. Also there never was any consistency in the thickness of slices and the holder would not securely hold whatever I tried to slice. I really want to like it but with the risk of a blade flying off every time I use it I just can't.
I do have to give the company props for customer service though. Melissa responded quickly after the first one broke and sent me this replacement. I did not contact them after the second one broke since this seems to be a design flaw that no replacement is going to fix.
Very efficient and effective in slicing. The guard, ...
July 1, 2016
Very efficient and effective in slicing. The guard, however, does not hold the food tight and have to keep adjusting. Due to this flaw, it is dangerous. First use, with slipped guard cost me a chunk of my thumb. Could not be stitched, wound too wide and deep. Three weeks later, still having thumb treated. Sturdier guard to hold food would increase safety. Be cautious when using. Price paid, 19.99 which is about right for quality. The original price of 79.99 is laughable.
Overall, it sucks.
April 19, 2016
Somehow I thought there was a lid so this doubled as a container in the fridge, but it does not. The grip thing sucks, so buy some gloves if you like it enough. I bought it primarily because I thought I could make fries and the wife could do her grating, but it makes fries about as wide as a shoelace at the widest setting, and the grip thing tears through the food and slips out. Overall, it sucks.
save yourself the trouble
March 23, 2016
I used the shredding attatchment and it worked ok. but the julien attachment did not work well. I kept having to push down on the top half of the device to get the blades to work on the attachment. not fun. So I ended up returning. I just got BLACK+DECKER FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor, Black. it was 2 dollars more and less aggravation. I also got [[ASIN:B013RXBDGG Sagler Stainless steel Mixing Bowls Set of 5 with 3 kind of graters High quality mixing bowls with lids] I used the grater attatchment to shred some cheese into a bowl. but dont waste your time with this thing
One Star Reviews:
Not a Good Product
August 8, 2017
Did not work. Would not shred any vegetables.
Incomplete package, missing a major component.
April 14, 2017
The product is missing a major part. Without this part the product cannot be use. I am missing the round seal/lock that locks the cutting cylinders in the shooter. This is not my first salad shooter, although it is larger.
I used it to make salads. It somehow took ...
November 17, 2016
I used it to make salads. It somehow took longer than chopping the veggies myself. And not to mention the veggies the Presto chopped looked less presentable/less appetizing.
Not worth the money or time in my opinion.
September 27, 2015
It is so difficult to get lined up properly in order to activate the on switch that it is just faster to cut the carrots by hand. Wasted the money. Don't have enough time to fiddle with it. Works for one chopping load, then when I cleaned it out, the alignment for the switch was off and I never did get it back in place to work again. Would be a great product if it had a better alignment system to activate the switch.
December 22, 2013
I was doing a project that needed a lot of grated vegetables. I was looking for an alternative to a food processor but before I chose this I read all of the reviews. Most of the reviews here are positive and addressed all of the issues that I thought were important, so based on this I chose to give this a try. I was totally disappointed with its performance. It was easy to assemble, but the minute I inserted my vegetables it started to go downhill. I was chopping cabbage so I cut it into little pieces and inserted a little at a time. Nothing came out. I continued to insert more and more, but the more I inserted the more it became clogged. I scraped out the chopped cabbage to find chunks that were stuck to the blade. I disassembled it to find the food stuck to the blade on both sides, it was a mess to cleanup with no headway in my project. I took 30 minutes to grate one half of a cabbage and 1 red pepper. I didn't attempt anything else. I had enough at this point and chose to clean it to ship back. When cleaning I noticed the little bit of red pepper that I had tried had gotten juiced instead of chopped or grated and the machine was stained everywhere. Not sure why others liked this so much, but if you have a project your doing and are considering this I would look into a food processor instead. Shipped back with uttter disgust and disappointment.
December 11, 2011
I bought it in November for Thanksgiving, and it was amazing. I was so impressed that it allowed me to make some salad in 3 minutes so I recommended it to many of my friends. However, last night I wanted to make some cucumber salad and that was only the second time I used this salad shooter, but the power switch didn't work, maybe it got stuck or something. I liked it so much I thought I shouldn't give up so easily, well, this morning I tried it again, and went through the instructions book and still couldn't figure out why it doesn't work anymore. I'm so sad that I have to return it, :( it still looks brand new, but just doesn't work.
Just used it today
July 13, 2017
Just used it today for the first time it can't cut peperoni main reason I bought this because I like fresh toppings on my pizza I'm very disappointed
January 19, 2017
1. The grater is so small as to be useless.
2. The finger protector won't sit securely on food, like potatoes and tomatoes.
3. The slicer isn't sharp enough to slice a tomato cleanly all the way across. That last bit is a bear. It slices human skin quite nicely, however.
Live is short
April 6, 2016
I had to come back and rewrite my review. This product did start out working well then it fell apart within a few months. The seller did replace it. The replacement never did perform well. I have thrown both units out. Not a happy customer.
Not for coleslaw.
August 21, 2015
This item is terrible for making thin sliced coleslaw.
This worked pretty well for one month although
August 2, 2015
This worked pretty well for one month although, as another reviewer noted, the width of slices increased with use. The reason I give this product a one star rating is because the plastic prongs holding the non-interchangeable portion of the deck snapped after one month; I now have to hold it down as I slice produce, which is unwieldy. I am disappointed with the low quality and will be contacting the company for a refund.
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Number of Parts
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Slice or shred vegetables, fruits, and cheese for delicious salads, soups, tacos, pizzas, desserts, and much more
Inlcudes four interchangeable cones for making regular slices, thick slices, ripple cuts, and shreds-plus a handy funnel guide
Chops nuts, grates chocolate, even makes bread and cracker crumbs; Just point and shoot right where you want
Easy cleanup; Base wipes clean, everything else is dishwasher safe
Makes regular slices for salads, thick slices for apple pie, shreds potatoes for hashbrowns and cheese for pizza
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