LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2015- Let’s face it great knife skills aren’t always prevalent in the home kitchen. And a kitchen knife cut can be painful.
Kyocera “6-Piece Easy Slice and Grate Set” makes slicing and grating easier for everyone, even those without amazing knife skills. Kyocera is known for its impeccable ceramic rust-resistant knife blades that they now incorporate into their slice and grate set.
This knife set includes two graters, a julienne slicer and a slicer with four settings, a guard/garnish maker, a tray to catch the finished products, a grater for cheese and a lid.
Slicers in general are a scary piece of equipment due to their extremely sharp nature and the angled cutting motion required to complete the slicing task. In fact, in and out of culinary school the worst injuries to hands are caused by slicers.
Not only are slicers unbelievably dangerous if they aren’t used properly, but they can also rust, have a million pieces, be too flimsy or too heavy-duty and, most important, be so difficult that getting the proper size cut of your vegetables is impossible.
The Slicer- apples, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and parsnips.
Julienne slicer- carrots
Grater- cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese
Garnish- carrot and parsnip
Slicer and julienne slicer are made with rust-resistant material and over the last nine months they have proven to retain sharpness and have not rusted in-spite of their frequent use.
The handles allow the slicers and grater to be used and taken anywhere without being forced to use the container that goes with it.
The four settings are easy to master. Other slicers require testing and do have slippage of size as you are using it due to pressure. We did not find this was the case.
The handle and guard can prevent slippage and injury.
We did not love the grater. It left the cheese in strange irregular shaped pieces and it was difficult to clean.
We also felt that the garnish maker/guard was clunky, and it was big because the garnish maker was attached.
In the nine months we have tested this product we never needed to use the garnish maker.
Overall Rating: 1/2 cup out of 1 cup. We did love both the slicer and the julienne slicer in this set. You can purchase the slicer alone for $19 from Kyocera, which is what we would recommend if you just need one great slicer, but for $59.95 you can get the entire set and despite our lack of love for the grater if you don’t have one and need one this will work for you.
On a whole Kyocera is one of our favorite companies for easy to use tools for the first time cook, and even though this isn’t our favorite product as a whole it’s still a great source for good quality kitchen tools in general.
Purchasing Info: kyoceraadvancedceramics.com.
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