The Slice-O-Matic is an appliance that is marketed as a quick, easy, and safe way to chop or slice fruits and vegetables while preparing meals. Read our Slice-O-Matic review from editors and readers.
About the Slice-O-Matic
Lauding a 30-point gear system that is supposed to easily cut through food, the Slice-O-Matic is a kitchen appliance that is advertised as a way to effortlessly reduce preparation time of meals. An easy glide handle which spontaneously retracts after pressing it is extolled with the exclamation that “It does the work for you.” Other features include conformable setting which alter the diameter of slices and a catch container which is supposed to keep your counter tops clean. The website claims that “Its so easy anyone can use it!”
How Much Does the Slice-O-Matic Cost?
Although the commercial claims the Slice-O-Matic is $19.99, a look at the asseenontv.com website reports current savings of 50% for a price of $9.95. The Slice-O-Matic comes with two blades, one of which is a julienne blade.
Shipping rates are determined by the price of orders. These are shipping rate for an order of $9.95 in the United States. Canadian, Alaskan, Hawaiian, and International shipping rates are more costly.
- Standard – $6.95
- 2-day express – $15.95 (through Federal Express)
- Overnight – $20.95 (through Federal Express)
There is a 30 day period in which items can be exchanged or refunded, but customers must pay for the return shipping.
Slice-O-Matic TV Commercial
Transcript of the television commercial above:
Tired of all that chopping and slicing? It’s such hard work and takes forever. Well, now there’s a faster, better way with Slice-O-Matic! It lets you slice, slice, slice your prep time in half! Watch! Just tap the easy glide handle and rock solid potatoes are sliced with ease! Great for scallop potatoes! Tap again and slice an entire onion in seconds! No odors, no tears! Adjust the dial and you’ve got uniform slices of fruits and vegetables, thick or thin! But it’s not just for slicing! Add the deluxe chopping blade and chop mountains of onions, carrots, and celery! Great for soups and stews! Add this julienne blade and prepare a tasty stir-fry in no time! Slice-O-Matic is as easy to use as a toaster! The magic?! As you tap down, a 30-point gear system propels the precision cutting blade directly through your food and retracts automatically making Slice-O-Matic do all the work for you! Perfect for those with arthritis or joint pain! It’s so fast and easy you can slice a whole bag of potato in minutes! Even with a blindfold on! Cutting the old way can be dangerous. With Slice-O-Matic, your hands never touch the blade! The handy catch container keeps your counter tops sparkling clean, and it’s all dish washer safe! Other kitchen slicers sell for double the price and they don’t even include the catch container, but order right now and you’ll pay just $19.99! Call now and find out about free shipping! If Slice-O-Matic ever gets dull or dim, even if it’s your fault, we’ll replace it! It’s the slice that good for life, but I’m still not done! Call or click right this minutes, and you’ll get a complete bonus second set!
In searching the internet for information on the Slice-O-Matic, I came upon a succession of news reports reviewing the product. These reviews (below) are not sorted, but they are simply the first 10 of this kind that I found. 8 of these 10 reviews include video demonstrations.
- WVEC – Norfolk, VA – A video of a nutritional chef trying out the Slice-O-Matic. Claims of confusing instructions, difficult operation, and that a sharp knife would be quicker and less messy.
- KFVS – Marion, IL – Video presentation with claims of repeated jamming, cheap design, and that a knife is much quicker.
- KLTV – Tyler, TX – Print review with claims that tomatoes and onions were too big to slice, it was messy, it wouldn’t stay in place, and that a knife would be quicker.
- KGAN – Cedar Rapids, IA – Video spectacle in which the Slice-O-Matic jams. The newscasters also seem to be confused with how to properly operate the Slice-O-Matic.
- WBRZ – Baton Rouge, LA – Video of a professional chef testing the Slice-O-Matic. It jams twice, takes him 10 minutes to switch the blades, and he is confused by the instructions. Verdict: a sharp knife works better.
- WXIA – Altanta, GA (No longer online) – Yet another video demonstration. As with the last video, it starts out well, but jams when they switch to the julienne blade.
- WHNT – Huntsville, AL – Video test in which the julienne blades fails to cut anything. The reporter concludes by saying a knife would have been much quicker and efficient.
- WSFA – Montgomery, AL – Print review with claims of continuous jams, and that potatoes, onions, apples, lemons, and peppers would not properly fit in the Slice-O-Matic. Conclusion: a knife would work better.
- Fox 4 – Kansas City, MO – A mother and daughter test the Slice-O-Matic along with a news reporter. Starts off well, but gradually deteriorates. They acknowledge that the Slice-O-Matic may be safer than a knife, but that a knife would be easier to use.
The consensus of reviews above for Slice-O-Matic is uniformly negative. A sharp kitchen knife is probably quicker, easier, and less messy to use for slicing and chopping fruits and vegetables.
Your Slice-O-Matic Reviews
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