Pros: Multiple thickness levels, from paper thin to thick ham slices, easy to use, easy cleanup.
Cons: none so far
My husband loves the way I cook his roast beef. When it comes out of the oven, he slices it and it looks like something from the gourmet food channels and tastes even better. His complaint, though, was that each time he wanted some of it, he had to carefully use the sharpest knife to get the thinnest, most even cut. Alas, the holidays were upon us and I decided to get him a slicer. I was looking for quality as well as a great price. I have used Overstock.com several times with great results so off I went to their website. They had one brand of slicer, the Krups Slice It 213-A. Price was the best as well, 39.95 and only 2.95 for shipping (that's all Overstock charges for shipping, no matter HOW big your order is!). So, Christmas morning my husband opens his slicer and is in love. A new toy, or meal maker as he calls it. We had roast beef for the holiday dinner and he had a grand time using his slicer to cut away at the beast. He loved the knob for changing levels of thickness and it comes apart easily for cleaning, though the blade is extremely sharp, as it should be. It stores away flat for the next time around. A great gift for the person who loves their roasts! We figured with grocery store roast beef slices going for $7.99 per pound, we bought a 4 lb roast for $6 and sliced it up and seasoned it to his taste and we saved a bundle.