I read all other reviews, near and far, good and bad. The price was right; at 1/4 the price of a commercial unit. This is not a commercial unit and clearly would be inappropriate in that environment. For home use, it is just the thing you want...if...you get a good one...apparently I did. No problems, right out of the box. There is a blade guard, used for shipping, which you must remove. The blade is extremely sharp and large and easily removed. Be careful...know your limitations; you can hurt yourself easily. Pros: Fired right up...good blade speed...pork roast sliced...beef roast sliced...ham sliced. Not noisy. No serrated blade(nice). Cons: Sliding carriage is not removable(without dis-assembly) which hinders clean-up. Sliding carriage range-of-motion(or lack thereof) prevents slicing of larger items(no whole tip roasts). Weird: The sliced product must fall and cascade down the back side of the chassis as there is no open area in which to place a plate or a deli sheet. So, it's not perfect. But I would highly recommend this home food slicer. If you should get a bad one, as some obviously have, just box it up send it back. The next one is bound to be better. If you can afford a commercial unit or you want to use a slicer on a daily basis(this one recommends 15 minute max continuous use) spring for the $$$. That way, you will have nothing to complain about. If I encounter any difficulties down the road, I'll up-date my review. But for now, I'm happy
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It appears and performs as a quality product should.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.