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The cutter is great...the onion, not so much!
on August 26, 2012
This onion cutter makes a beautifully cut onion. However, there are several things you have to be careful of. Once the onion is cut, the blade is very difficult to reverse out of the onion. You will need an extra person in the kitchen with you to achieve this step. I attempted it by myself for the first onion and couldn't do it so I flipped it over to push it out. I sliced my finger pretty badly on the blade and I barely touched the blade. They do warn you in several places, on the box, on the insert, and in the manual that the blades are extremely sharp....Heed their warning. I also purchased several different brands of coating mix as the first one I tried failed miserably. I had the same result with the other brands too. I then looked for a recipe to make my own coating and the result was the same. I have attempted four onions and so far none have been successful. I can't deny that the product itself is excellent for cutting the onion but if you are looking forward to a county-fair-style bloomin' onion....save yourself the time, aggravation and money. I wasted over 30 dollars worth of ingredients in my attempts. I will never again complain about the $7 that they charge at the fairs for a bloomin' onion.