Kitchen gadgets are great at making useful things around the kitchen. The Farberware Mandoline Slicer Pro Speed has 3 blades that make is very useful. One of the greatest things is that it can be operated with just one hand. The 3 interchangeable blades allow for slicing and grating and also for creating julienne strips. When the vegetables or cheese are placed in the hopper, the plunger presses them down on the payload, creating the necessary force to allow users to squeeze the handle mechanism, creating the desired cut. Plus, a nice blade holder is included to house the blades when not in use. You can easily store the device as the food pusher/plunger detaches, minimizing space.