Does it Work: Slice-o-matic - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Does it Work: Slice-o-matic

MARION, IL (KFVS) - With a press of the lever, Doris Ray cuts up a whole cucumber with the new Slice-o-matic. It's supposed to make this part of cooking go much faster. However, at just a few slices in, we run into a snag.

"Whoa!"

We've only sliced one cucumber, and it already needs dumped and the blade needs rinsed. In fact, to get this to work, we have to wipe it clean often.

"It's not very promising," commented Doris.

Next, we try the julienne blade. Not long thereafter, the slicer must be going dull because our cucumbers won't even fully come apart after slicing.

This is not slicing our prep time in half, like the makers claim. To compare, I take a knife and slice a potato while Doris continues slicing one herself with Slice-o-matic.

Keep in mind, she has a head start.

"I think you're going to win," she predicted.

I do! My knife glides right through, easily catching up to Doris and the Slice-o-matic.

"It jams a lot. I'm afraid it'd break quickly. It is not worth $20," she said.

It's clear: the Slice-o-matic isn't making the cut.

"I wouldn't waste my money on it."

It slices, but not as quickly as promised. It's a decent, but disappointing 'D' for the Slice-o-matic on this Does it Work test.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-05-16 10:55:56 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>
  • Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:01:19 GMT
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>
  • Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:13:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly