Our French-fry cutter turns whole potatoes into perfectly cut fries in a matter of seconds. Simply fill with a potato, sweet potato, or other starchy vegetable and press down on the handle to force food through the stainless-steel blades for textbook...Read More
Our French-fry cutter turns whole potatoes into perfectly cut fries in a matter of seconds. Simply fill with a potato, sweet potato, or other starchy vegetable and press down on the handle to force food through the stainless-steel blades for textbook restaurant-quality fries. Suction base keeps cutter from sliding during use.
This has to be by far the worse product I have ever bought in recent years. The blades broke, twisted the first time I used it to produce sweet potato fries. I bought it because the description SPECIFICALLY stated it cut sweet potato fries. the unit was thrown out after its first use!!!
The operation is a cinch once you learn a simple lesson. You have to hold down the top of the insert that holds the blades at the same time that you press the arm down. If you don't the potato (sweet or white) can shift and bend the blade rather than passing easily through the blades. I bent one of the cross-blades and haven't been able to straighten. I have found I can continue to use it though I would love to get a new blade insert to clear the slate. I don't know if it is possible to get this replacement part. Two product suggestions: 1. Add a message on the box or embossed in the top of the blade insert that says "Press the blade insert as you press the level down." 2. Include a second blade insert, perhaps with a different cutting size to provide a backup and size choice as requested by another customer's comment.
I wish I read the sweet potato fry recipe on this website before using the French Fry Express. They should include the recipe in the box (boil the sweet potatoes, then cool and peel them before cutting). The box and paper inside simply states, "Use with a wide variety of vegetables." When I asked the store clerk if it can cut sweet potatoes, he said "yes," but I'm sure his only knowledge of the cutter was what was printed on the box. I bought it today, cut a sweet potato so it fit in the tool, and tried to cut it. One of the blades pulled out right away. I plan to return it tomorrow.