Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen Spiral Vegetable Slicer quickly transforms vegetables and firm fruits into incredibly thin strands that cook quickly and evenly. Simple to use, requires no batteries or electricity, saves valuable food preparation time! The Slicer’s suction base keeps it in place during use. Built-in prongs grip food securely for effortless slicing and keep hands away from harm. The 3 cutting blades change out easily and store away conveniently in the base. Create wide ribbons, 9-centimeters wide x 2.2-centimeters thick, round chip shapes and long, narrow spaghetti-like strands, known as shoestring or julienne cuts, similar to matchsticks. Perfect for quick healthy meals and eating healthy on a budget, from stir fry to casseroles, salads to soups and stews, low carb, paleo, gluten free, raw and vegetarian recipes, even healthy snacks. Quickly prepare shoestring potatoes or French fried onions, zucchini pasta and other vegetable noodles, apple and vegetable chips, carrot curls, daikon radish clouds, sliced cucumbers, turnips, beets, cabbage, and more. Set up is easy. Before first use, attach the blade holder to the Slicer base (hardware included) and wash all parts in warm soapy water. To use, set the Spiral Vegetable Slicer onto any smooth, nonporous surface and press down firmly to secure it in place during use. Insert desired cutting blade, with cutting edge facing the pronged wheel, and push down firmly. Prepare fruits and vegetables and trim both ends so they are flat. Place against the steel spindle and slide pronged wheel against the vegetable. Use the pusher to apply firm pressure and turn the crank handle to slice. When done, pull up on the release tabs to remove the Slicer from the work surface. The Spiral Vegetable Slicer is BPA-free and disassembles in seconds for easy cleaning. Hand wash all parts in warm, soapy water. Includes Spiral Vegetable Slicer, 3 stainless steel blades and complete instructions. Not affiliated with Joyce Chen Products.