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Very good cheese slicer,
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This review is from: Norpro 330 Heavy Duty Adjustable Cheese Slicer (Kitchen)
I know some buyers had bad reviews of this, but most of them were childish and un-realistic. I got mine today and I have to say I'm glad I spent $9 instead of $17 for the other brand of stainless steel one. This one is chrome plated pot metal and I'm sure it's just as sturdy as the SS one, although I'm a big fan of stainless steel. However, SS is designed for items that will get a lot of wear in usual conditions. A cheese slicer doesn't get a lot of wear for most people... it's used occasionally. This one isn't going to wear out just because it's not made of SS. The roller is aluminum and the adjustments that hold it in place are brass. The wire is stainless steel and the blocks on the end of the wires that hold it in place are brass. All high quality metal. Some reported the adjusting knobs were stripped or didn't hold. I find them to be of very high quality material, not stripped out, very good threads, and I suggest only hand-tighten. They have screwdriver slots in the ends, but I wouldn't tighten brass with a screwdriver as it is a soft material and might strip out. It comes with a spare cutting wire, although it would be easy to make your own. The adjustments work perfectly. The wire is offset so that it rests below the roller for a clean cut on a countertop (some people complained that some of the cheese slicer's rollers didn't allow the wire to go all the way to the countertop. This model is designed right and it does allow for that). Some people complained of the cheese sticking to the wire and/or roller. That all depends on the type of cheese you are cutting and you can alleviate that by spraying the roller with Pam. The wire still gathered cheese for me, but all my wires cutters do on extra sharp cheddar cheese.
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2015 9:27:19 AM PDT
harry krishna says:
um, it's pot metal. this is more of a comment about the comments, but your assessment is valid.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2015 7:54:30 AM PDT
B. Stasiak says:
And he said it was pot metal. So what's the issue?
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