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1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't waste your money on this!, 15 Oct. 2013
Having done a lot of research to find the product I needed, and having taken on board what many reviewers said, I paid £70 for this, including postage from Japan, and I am totally disappointed with it. A previous reviewer wrote that it can be used with a power drill and that that showed how strong it is. This is nonsense - there was no suggestion either on the box or in the contents of the box I received that you could do this - not that I wanted to, but that reviewer's words made me think that it must be a really well-made piece of equipment. It looks onscreen as though it is made of metal, but it is in fact, apart from the metal turning handle and the blades, mostly made of a softer, plastic-like material. It does not handle tougher vegetables, like celeriac at all, and the prongs of the dark green plastic part that holds the vegetable to be processed buckles if the vegetable is tough. I decided not to bother trying to return this to Japan - too much hassle and additional cost - but I have returned to using my old-fashioned mandolin - with much greater appreciation of it - and when I can stomach being ripped off by this thing, I will donate it to a charity shop. Don't waste your money...Oh, by the way, the seller in Japan must be aware that customers will be disappointed, as a sweetener, in the form of a tiny bar of white KitKat was included with the item - that about says it all...