Manual Rotary Vegetable Cutter Grater and Shredder Review

Manual Rotary Vegetable Cutter Grater and Shredder Review

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Takeaway: Smaller than expected, but quickly grates and slices thinly, easy to clean, good for slaw, chips, and cheese.

This tool is basically a manual food processor, like a salad shooter or rotary grater. I thought it would be bigger, but actually I'm glad it doesn't take up as much space in my cabinets. Note that none of the blades will "spiralize" to make long veggie noodles. You'll receive the base w/suction cup, food hopper, a crank handle, a food pusher, a slicing blade drum, a small shredding blade, and a large shredding blade. Assembly is straightforward and all the pieces lock into place. Even though the construction is plastic, the body feels sturdy and durable. There's a large suction cup on the bottom of the base so you can press it onto any flat smooth, surface like a granite counter top, and then twist the knob on the front to lock it down. Once locked it'll be almost impossible to move without disengaging the lock. To use it, you just have to add your vegetables to the hopper, apply some downward pressure, and turn the handle clockwise.

The hopper opening on top is only about 2.5" square so large potatoes and wide veggies have to be cut down sometimes. My garden zucchini are almost never small enough to fit so I have to shave them down. The slicer makes great thinly sliced chips, less than 1/16th of an inch which are great for frying or dehydrating. I've tried it with Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) and potatoes and the chips turned out great in the air fryer. The blade in the drum is sharp and slices quickly with just a couple turns; much more uniform and faster than I could do by hand. After a several turns though, my first use through, the green grip on the handle popped off because the white tab at the end fell out. I just had to pop that back in and it was fine. Even though being able to disassemble the handle is nice for cleaning, I ended up gluing it on. Changing the blades and disassembling the unit is fast too with the simple locking tabs. One thing to note is that the outlet is only 3-4" high, so you'll need a plate of short bowl on the other side to catch your food.

There's very minimal waste when you get to the last bit of slicing/grating, though you do have to reach inside the drum to scrape food out (it's safe, and not sharp inside the drum). The large grater works well for making slaw with cabbage, zucchini, and carrots. The cut slices are like 2" long shoestring fries and make great potato hash browns. The small grater drum didn't do great with veggies because it tended to pulverize and make them mushy. I found that it worked better for cheese like Parmesan and cheddar and for mashing aromatics like garlic and ginger. All the parts are easy to clean with just a rinse of water and light scrubbing, and overall I was happy with its speed and performance in slicing and grating vegetables. It could stand to be a bit bigger to accommodate a taller catch bowl or to fit larger pieces of produce, but if you're short on space to store it, it's a good size.

Buy it at Amazon: Manual Rotary Vegetable Cutter Grater and Shredder [Affiliate Link]

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