I love the look and feel but the way the cutter is designed, you cannot cut completely through the cheese when pushing down. The curved edges get in the way.
I was given this as a Christmas gift after raving about having seen it on the site. At first I was excited to have been gifted such a nice item (not to mention not inexpensive). But after using it just once I was extremely disappointed. As stated in some of the other reviews, because the wire is not flush with the bottom of the apparatus, it does not slice all the way through on a normal cutting board. I wish I had read the reviews before raving about it because now my friend has spent good money on the gift which I will not be using and I am too embarrassed to tell her that the design really is quite flawed and the item just does not work. Maybe I can get someone to cut me a piece of wood that will fit perfectly between the bottom prongs so it will cut flush down to the surface. I suggest you ask the producers to redesign.
Like the rustic design
The cutting wire does not rest flush with the bottom of the device; thus, in order to cut all the way through cheese, you would need to use a cutting board that is narrower than the cutting wire is long.
Had been looking for months for a high quality cheese slicer, not attached to a board, for a friend who is a gadget maven. Yes, of course he is a guy. This product is exceptional looking - not starkly modern or traditonal - just cool. Seems to also be quite functional. A great gift for the cook who has everything or a novice. The only quibble is it might be a bit larger to accomodate larger cheeses, a larger size option would be welcome.
Looks like the picture and works well. I'm very pleased.
this product was a gift for a friend who had a similar one growing up. she saw this one last year but did not purchase it so when she saw it again this year and commented on how she would really love to have it, i jumped at the opportunity to get a gift that she would both use and cherish!
west orange, new jersey
I fell in love with the look of the product. As far as a cheese sliver I haven't had too much success.
I bought two of these - one as a gift and one for me. Great design. Will be lovely on the table.
It has a great look and feel. It appears to be built to last for a long time.