How to use the Saladmaster Machine?
Using the Saladmaster® Machine
This precision engineered, superbly constructed kitchen utensil is a handy, simple-to-use machine allowing you to slice and grate all types of foods including vegetables, fruits, nuts, crackers, cheese, hard sausage, shrimp and various meats.
Easy to turn, this manually operated food cutter allows you to have complete control over the speed of the device and the size of the processed pieces of food. It features a heavily chrome plated base and hopper...guaranteed not to chip, peel or pit.
The five cutting cones are constructed of stainless steel for everlasting beauty and protection.
Under normal use, your Saladmaster® Machine should provide a lifetime of superb service.
Get started by following these simple steps:
•Before first use, thoroughly wash unit.
•Attach suction cups to feet, pushing cups up on feet as far as possible.
•Position base onto work surface and press down to establish suction cups firmly. Surface being used must be a non-porous type such as formica. To loosen suction cups from work surface, simply lift edges of suction cups with your finger. Do not forcibly pull suction cups loose.
•Place hopper onto the base. Slide food guide onto top of hopper. The food guide helps to position foods properly against the cone to ensure the best cutting results.
CAUTION:As with any precision cutting instrument, the edges of the cutting cones are very sharp. Use extreme care when handling.
•To attach cutting cones, place center hole in cone on center pin of clutch plate. Turn handle clockwise to engage disk lugs into six holes of cone. Check to make sure handle turns easily and cone is secure. To remove cone, reverse procedure.
•Place a bowl directly under the slicing cone to catch food.
•Feed foods with fingertips, anchoring thumb and little finger on the sides of the hopper. Do not feed with thumbs, palm of hand, or “baseball bat” grip. Push food through cone using constant pressure while turning the handle to activate the cutting mechanism. Always use fresh, crisp foods.
•Thoroughly clean after each use.
Food Guide Use and Care
The food guide is an improved product feature that enables precise cuts of fruits and vegetables.Features Include:
•Flap to guide food directly against cutting cone at the correct angle to ensure the best cutting results
•Easy attachment to the hopper of the food cutter
•Finger tab to easily lift guide f lap
•Easy to clean
•Dishwasher safe (top rack only)
Get started by following these simple steps:For best results, always select fresh, crisp fruits and vegetables for cutting.
•Before first use, thoroughly wash in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
•Make sure that there is no cutting cone attached to the food cutter.
•Attach food guide by aligning it to top edge of the hopper and sliding it securely into position. Food guide should snap into place and f it snuggly. (Figure A)
•Attach cutting cone of choice to the food cutter. (Figure B)
•To cut foods, raise the guide f lap by pressing the finger tab and place food into the hopper.(Figure C)
Use the guide flap to guide the food against the cutting cone. To ensure even cuts, apply constant, gentle pressure while turning the food cutter handle. (Figure D).
To vary the cut, you may place the food firmly against the back edge of the food guide, rather than placing it inside the hopper. Place the food upright for short cuts or at an angle for elongated cuts. To ensure even cuts, apply constant, gentle, downward pressure to the food while turning the food cutter handle. (Figure E)
•To remove the food guide, first remove the cutting cone from the food cutter. Next, gently lift the front edge of the guide frame and slide the food guide off of the hopper. Be sure to slide it parallel to the top edge of the hopper until it is completely removed. DO NOT twist or pull the food guide off of the food cutter.
•Thoroughly clean after each use.
Cleaning Before first use and after each subsequent use, thoroughly clean the unit with a damp, soapy cloth and rinse with warm water. To retain the mirror-like finish, dry with a soft cloth. Similar to any high quality cutlery, dishwasher use is not recommended as the harsh detergents can dull the cutting cones and the overall finish of the unit. To remove the hopper section for cleaning, hold the base securely and lift hopper section up and to the left. It should slide off of the base. It is not advisable to immerse the hopper portion of your Saladmaster® Machine in water. Clean as directed above.To clean food guide and suction cups simply wipe a damp, soapy cloth and rinse with warm water. Cutting cones are easily cleaned by holding them under warm running water immediately after use. Do not leave cutting cones in water or stack them together when wet. Leave them to drip-dry separately or dry them with a soft cloth.