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Chess
06-10-2008, 08:59 AM
yeah, 15 years ago!! I bought one of these at an Ideal Homes type exhibition at least 15 years ago, and it honestly hasn't changed a jot. IW seem to be picking up more and more from the 'exhibition gimmick' side of the market - the Ped Egg, Brickie, paint system, etc etc are all things I've seen on Teleshopping hours, where the demos are clearly filmed at exhibitions. It's getting to the stage that 'tat' doesn't describe their stuff!

Mitzi
06-10-2008, 10:15 AM
yeah, 15 years ago!! I bought one of these at an Ideal Homes type exhibition at least 15 years ago, and it honestly hasn't changed a jot. IW seem to be picking up more and more from the 'exhibition gimmick' side of the market - the Ped Egg, Brickie, paint system, etc etc are all things I've seen on Teleshopping hours, where the demos are clearly filmed at exhibitions. It's getting to the stage that 'tat' doesn't describe their stuff!


What words would you use to describe IW 'stuff'?

Rentochops
06-10-2008, 12:08 PM
:32:this is the product that has maimed many of us!

Sammi
06-10-2008, 12:11 PM
yes indeed Rent - the one I bought a few years ago had a jerky movement. it has stayed in the drawer since my last abortive attempt to use it atleast 2 years ago!

gbsusie
06-10-2008, 01:13 PM
I was watching the demo last night and the guy who was doing it to do parsnip chips had so much trouble getting them with it being jerky and in the end he had to bang the V slicer on the counter top to actually get it moving :11: well that did it for me and deff not ordering one lol lol

Mommabear
06-10-2008, 01:40 PM
I'm always suspicious when they have to get a pro to demo it :22:

The patter these info people have is so repetative, same old corn-y jokes.... :24:

mimi
06-10-2008, 02:12 PM
I got it from Wilkinsons a few years back. You may have a finger guard but massive amounts of fruit and veg stay attached to the spikes and you cannot resisit poking them out and slicing these end bits using your hands. They're also flimsy and veg gets stuck in the grooves and blades.

I've also had a really nasty accident using one. The blade is so sharp you don't feel the first cut.....I remember standing in my ktchen wondering why the potatoes were turning red.

merryone
06-10-2008, 09:11 PM
These slicers are two a penny these days, and available literally everywhere, there's no need to pay 22 for one, and it looks like you have to buy separate blades for it for rosti etc. We've got one that's got quite a few interchangable blades, and it works ok, not had any accidents with it...and we definitely paid less than a tenner for it. "Only available on TV"...yeah right!

Rentochops
07-10-2008, 08:00 AM
I'm going to chuck mine out now!

Kathy
07-10-2008, 08:56 AM
It looks lethal. I wouldn't give it house room.

iggy
07-10-2008, 12:12 PM
i bought this many many years ago at the great yorkshire show.....used it a few times swearing as i went......it looked soooooooo easy to work & im no smuck when it comes to gadgets [ being a gadget queen according to HID :33: ].....i found i did most damage to myself when i STUDILY kept it in the knife drawer & often not quite watching what i was doing jabbed my fingers of the very sharp blades..:32:....it went in the bin when we packed up to move......i now have the one from qvc & thats brilliant....in fact i have 2.....1 for the lizards food & 1 for ours......so try theres out ............IMO

mediastar
07-10-2008, 03:41 PM
Mine lasted for the entire length of ONE attempt, having done catering at college and having used a professional mandoline, the blade on this thing may be sharp but it is soo flimsy that it simply doesn't do the job properly, hated it and binned it not long after. Buy a proper mandoline if you need one, this thing has lasted by dint of the sales at expos, when people can't take it back after!

maisie*daisy
07-10-2008, 04:01 PM
yes we got one from the Ideal Home exhibition about in 1990 and paid 9.99 then for the extra 1p got the extra cutter.It was even the same garish orange.I remember the year as we moved in 1991 and it went to the tip. We managed to have a nasty accident with it too

mimi
07-10-2008, 04:45 PM
I looked in Wilkinsons this morning and they had a V sliver for 5, looks the same thing. Ok, you don't get the extra bits with it but how many times do you want to make radish flowers?

gbsusie
07-10-2008, 05:04 PM
I looked in Wilkinsons this morning and they had a V sliver for 5, looks the same thing. Ok, you don't get the extra bits with it but how many times do you want to make radish flowers?


Or finger flowers if your not careful :eek: looked very dangerous the other night especially when the demonstrater was banging it on the counter top to get it to cut parsnip chips.

Harley Quinn
07-10-2008, 06:49 PM
Has anyone complained about this knife to the manufacturers, ideal World or anyone?
It sounds completely deadly!:11:
It would be the type of thing I'd look at buying, then me being very clumsy would find myself running to the hospital clutching severed fingers (thank God the hospital is two streets away from me!)

rosey
07-10-2008, 07:21 PM
I don't have one but on the qvc best and worst items bought list loads of people listed as the worst item ever - most having lost bits of their fingers!!!
Being a bit accident prone myself will not be investing in one.:11:

Mommabear
07-10-2008, 07:25 PM
It should be called the F - Slicer :cool:

Mrs Zed
07-10-2008, 10:24 PM
I've had one I bought from Woolies currently in the back of the cupboard....its survived a house move and various 'dos' without ever seeing the light of day...in view of the experiences of folk on here,I think its straight in the bin tomorrow:11: (Question to self: why on earth did I buy it?)

Mrs STV
08-10-2008, 08:24 PM
I was given a very similar item by my Mum, who had had it in the cupboard for a while but never used it. I tried it once and after having cut myself badly it went in the bin in a sealed box labelled dangerous.

Ballerina
08-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Yes I agree, not exactly innovative by today's standards. I bought mine about 12 years ago from a local kitchen shop. It was 6.99. I have used it a few times but to be honest, t is messy and not worth the bother, cleaning etc. Also, you are right about the fingers and food waste issues. I say don't get gadgets, get decent knives!:20:

Evie
09-10-2008, 08:21 PM
I am so grateful for all these comments because I have found myself tempted to buy this. I really don't want to buy something that will just take up much needed space in my kitchen, so thank you IW but I will give it a miss!

angiebabe1
09-10-2008, 09:03 PM
I bought one of these in blackpool about 15 years ago was too afraid to use it when I got home, I value my fingers too much thanks

icr24350
09-10-2008, 10:28 PM
Has to be the most dangerous thing ever produced for the kitchen, it ought to be sponsored by the NHS or elastoplast, as it must have given them some business in its' time. Far cheaper to buy a set of really good quality knives and a cleaver.

angiebabe1
04-03-2009, 11:44 AM
Just been watching ideal world, they were demoing the v slicer, this was the black one made in germany, is this the same one that this thread is all about, the guy made it look sooo easy.

Mrs James
04-03-2009, 11:51 AM
how many fingers did he have ? :rolleyes:

angiebabe1
04-03-2009, 11:57 AM
all of em believe it or not lol, the one I had years ago was either orange or white, just thought the black one might be better?

loujareth
04-03-2009, 12:19 PM
I had the same german v slicer many years ago and never had any accidents, made great slices etc but couldn't do parsnips, they are just too tough for this kind of slicer. It was going blunt so I replaced it with one from Asda a few months back, chucked my orange german 1 away. Well I wish I hadn't because the cheaper was was useless, utterly useless, I can see why so many people have cut their fingers on them. So I put it in the back of a cupboard not to use again, Then just after christmas I wanted to make healthy spag bol for the kids and thought, I'll juilenne a carrot in there. What a silly girl, I have two massive scars on my thumb knuckle and still have a numb sensation in the root of my nail bed. Blood everywhere and such bad pain, I'm sure it went down to the bone. Yes the cheap slicer went straight into the bin when I got back from A&E. I DO rate the proper v slicer but it has to be good quality, though I would never buy another as every time I think about my accident, I wince at the memory of the pain.

Apologies to other posters who may have heard me tell this event on another thread.

angiebabe1
04-03-2009, 12:23 PM
I'm wincing for you chick, I'll pass on the slicer then, thanks

Anna_Key
04-03-2009, 02:48 PM
When you hear these arty chefs going on about putting a little bit of themselves into the meal....after using the V Slicer, I did, literally :25:

saffron bun
04-03-2009, 06:22 PM
I remember buying something similar from QVC aeons ago - Steve Whately was the presenter! The chap demoing it made it look so easy, but in reality I had to push the veg with so much force to get it to slice I nearly took my fingers off! Went in the bin pronto:4:

Lottie
04-03-2009, 07:13 PM
time to write a review all you peeps who've got one!

http://www.idealworld.tv/The_V_slicer_140212.aspx

I think I bought a similar one for my ex husband years ago because he seemed incapable of chopping anything.

After reading what people have said, it's a pity he never tried to use it :16:

icr24350
04-03-2009, 09:00 PM
time to write a review all you peeps who've got one!

http://www.idealworld.tv/The_V_slicer_140212.aspx

I think I bought a similar one for my ex husband years ago because he seemed incapable of chopping anything.

After reading what people have said, it's a pity he never tried to use it :16:

Ooh nasty :32: I wouldn't give one to my worst enemy !

Julie
04-03-2009, 09:17 PM
The one I had years ago was either orange or white, just thought the black one might be better?

Yep, you won't be able to see the blood :31:

Lottie
05-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Ooh nasty :32: I wouldn't give one to my worst enemy !


After what he did, it's the least he deserves :31: