I've tried this item with many different vegetables. Today it was cabbage. It just doesn't work. I've tried sharpening the blades myself but I don't think that's the issue. Makes a great doorstop though.
I have had this slicer for a couple years now and love it. I must admit i had a pampered chef mandolin but it was plastic and it finally broke and so i purchased this as its replacement. I wanted something that i knew would last. This slicer is heavy duty. It took some getting used to the adjustments. The adjustments are a little tricky and putting the different blades in take a little effort but once i figured it out it works great! I use it for sliced potatoes, zucchini and lots of other vegetables. I especially like to Julian carrots with it.
Used maybe 5 times, The screws for sizing would not hold cut height, one tightening screw came loose from base and the other lost it's compression on the other side so will not hold thickness. The ridges on the back side do not allow the product to continue cut past the blade properly, No parts available to repair. I do not recommend!
Besides being heavy and bulky, it does not provide clean even slices.
I really wanted this slicer to work, but unfortunately after several tries with various vegetables it wouldn't produce nice slices. Tomatoes became mush and cucumbers and potatoes became irregularly shaped messes. Maybe they just forgot to sharpen the blade ... I don't know - but it didn't work for me at all. It was sturdy so that was nice....