This post was inspired by KarenAnn’s recent cookbook post…made me reminisce.
I bought this device this summer at a church white-elephant style sale, or that’s what they used to be called for .50 cents.
Now I guess it’s either a garage sale or a yard sale.
I really have NO idea what year it was made and a search on the internet resulted in absolutely no good clue.
My best guess would be the 40’s-50’s but I could be off decades and not know it.
I would be willing to bet however that it is not likely to be any newer than that date judging by it’s incredibly sturdy all STEEL & CAST ALUMINUM construction.
All the blades are solid stainless steel and luckily for me I met the person who had donated it and she assured me it had ABSOLUTELY never been used…even once!
It had belonged to her mother but she didn’t remember seeing her ever use it nor when she had gotten it.
The design is INCREDIBLY simple and functional with a one-hand only blade removal and replacement.
It came with the full compliment apparently of the 5 blades available at the time consisting of 2 shredders of different thicknesses, 2 different sizes of wavy or crinkle cuts and a smaller grater suitable for carrots, cheese or something similar.
Easy to clean and in fact the only thing not perfectly functional is the suction cup bottom that attaches to a smooth table or counter.
I’ll make a clamp or something like that but it is VERY sharp and VERY FAST and so far it simply will NOT clog under any condition..it just keeps spitting out the shredded material as fast as you can feed it in.
One TINY downside…in modern terms anyway is it’s COMPLETE lack of safety protection for you fingers.
It would be ABSURDLY easy to slice your finger/hand open and as it is so very sharp it would leave an impressive gash.
Caveat emptor…..use caution and it’s WAY faster than a food processor…has NO plastic to break….the oldest and most reliable of power sources ( you )…..and is absurdly easy to clean.
In fact the only ‘improvement’ I can think of is a support on the device that would safely store the other blades….but…no biggie.
B.T.W. It is made by Wear Ever