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10 people found this helpful
on 12 June 2013
I bought the Mastrad after considering other, cheaper, crisp-makers, and I'm glad that I did.
The cheaper versions stack the crisp slices vertically, which sounds OK, but in practice isn't (reviews stated that you had to use alternate vertical slots, so half the unit was redundant).
The good thing about the Mastrad is that all the slices are laid flat and, importantly, your can fill the entire circular base with all the slices of potato. You have to remember that when you slice a potato you start with smaller discs until you get to the centre, with the Mastrad, you can fill all the spaces with the smaller discs of potato.
I'm using mine with a rather old, lower-powered Microwave, so it takes about 7 minutes for a full platter (about half a potatoes worth) to cook, but the crisps come out nice and crunchy, and as I don't bother to peel them, rather like Kettle Chips.
I experimented with Sweet Potatoes, that was a bit hit-and-miss, but I will try 'crisping' a few other vegetables.
I'm really pleased with my Mastrad, it makes what is a rather unhealthy snack, more healthy, which can't be bad.