French Fry Slicer
Product DescriptionEasily make delicious French fries in your own kitchen with this jumbo-sized potato cutter from Progressive International, which is also ideal for carrots, zucchini and yams. It features two separate blades for thin or thick slicing (1/4- and 3/8-inch), and it cuts large whole potatoes in one motion. It also offers an extra-strong suction cup base to minimize slipping. The strong plastic and stainless steel frame will withstand years of slicing. The unit measures 4-1/4 by 12-1/4 by 5-1/4 inches. Blades and pusher plates are dishwasher safe; hand wash base frame.
- PERFECT FRENCH FRY CUTS: Manually Dices Halved & Quartered Potatoes Into Clean, Uniform Strips for Making French Fries NOT FOR USE WITH YAMS AND SWEET POTATOES
- 2 INTERCHANGEABLE BLADES: Includes 2 Sets of Heavy Duty Blades & Matching Pusher Block
- MULTIPURPOSE KITCHEN SLICER: Versatile Tool is Also Commercial-Grade Veggie Dicer; Use for Making Snack Portions of Carrot, Cucumber, Apple & More
- EASY-TO-USE OPERATION: Features Non Slip Grip Handle & Suction Base for securing to countertop
- DISHWASHER SAFE: The blades and pusher plates are dishwasher safe; HAND WASH BASE FRAME
Top ReviewsCuts perfect french fries
by DeeBee (5 out of 5 stars)
March 31, 2019
Bought this to simplify the process of making french fries in our air fryer. Received today & made delicious better-than-restaurant fries tonight. Cut a small amount from bottoms of unpeeled potatoes to make them flush against cutting grate & they pushed through easily - with the exception of one potato which was older (and drier) than the fresh ones I bought yesterday. The older potato did require a lot more force but the grate didn't bend. (Next time I encounter a resistant spud I will heat in microwave for a minute or two.) The nonskid bottom prevented any sliding on the cutting board. Cleaned up quickly with a quick rinse. Very pleased & look forward to using with onions and peppers. Gave 4 stars for "Durability" as I have only used once but it seems like it will be up to the jobs I bought it to do.
Good fries, hard to cut
by Jack (3 out of 5 stars)
December 5, 2017
It took me a while to decide to buy this product because reviews were all over the place. Before I start, let me add that I have only used this product for potatoes and therefore can not review it in regards to other vegetables. Size is exactly as expected. I had no problem fitting medium potatoes in it, but the larger ones may be a challenge. Please make sure you review size before purchasing. Thickness is also to my taste. The product come with two possible sizes to cut, and they are both pretty standard: one thicker, one thinner, both make prrfect fries. Why am I giving this product 3 starts then? My girlfriend is not a very strong person and have difficulty applying the strength necessary To chop Potatoes with this product. I sometimes have to cut the potatoes in te middle to cut them easterly. Note: if too mich strength is applied, product may break
Broke from first use
by Long time shopper (1 out of 5 stars)
March 19, 2019
The product in concept is a great ideas, but the square slots bent and broke from first use. see photos.
by Qi (5 out of 5 stars)
October 23, 2018
I get the perfect size fries cooked perfectly in my nice air fryer with a small squirt of olive oil, dash of rosemary, pink salt and pepper. ALL dipped in mayonnaise like the French do. It doesn't get any better than that!
by Ryan Zawadzki (3 out of 5 stars)
November 11, 2018
This could not cut a sweet potato. It got maybe an inch and a half into a halved sweet potatoe before the mechanism stopped descending despite an absurd amount of downward force. In attempting to dislodge the potato by finger was sliced. I would rather hand slice my potatoes.
Easy to use and efficient, all my grownup kids want one!-UPDATE
by Dave J (4 out of 5 stars)
December 12, 2011
UPDATE, 3 years of use (Today is December 10 2014) and part of it finally died. I was slicing a really dense potato in my large fry cutting blade and ruined two of the blades by forcing it. The small blade cutter still works great. I actually like the smaller fries so guess I'll hold off on ordering a new one even though as of today, they are about 5 bucks cheaper.
UPDATE 2 years of use: Only flaw so far is that after a ton of use, the plastic locking tab that holds the blade in place becomes weakened and could break. I just wedge a small piece of paper towel where the tab is to hold it in place and kept on whacking those 'taters! I still rate this inexpensive tool high for the average kitchen. NOTE: NOT, I repeat NOT, for dense sweet potatoes, carrots, Anything really dense, etc. If you want french fried sweet potatoes, or french fry dense anything, buy an expensive commercial quality french fry cutter.
I purchased my progressive jumbo cutter a year ago. Since then, I've made french fries multiple times with guests and family visiting. Everyone that sees it is impressed and wants one, especially when they hear how inexpensive it is.
FIRST, THE VIDEO REVIEW of the person getting a potato stuck IS DOING IT WRONG. You don't slowly push the handle. it's just one quick motion - whack! My video shows very large baking potato's. Small potato's are even easier. Additionally, I used the shoestring cutter which adds more resistance than the larger fry cutting blade. So the larger fries are even easier to cut.
Having said that, here's what I think you need to know other than that I am a french fry nut:
1. Inexpensive so if it breaks, who cares? Mostly it's fun and a great way to get someone 'watching' you cook to help out!
2. It really works and it is easy to cut potato's (wife and daughter have no problems).
3. It comes with two size cutting blades, one for small diameter (close to shoestring) fries, one for normal cut fries. If you want fries quick, use the smaller cut fries, they cook in just a few minutes!
4. It's easy to take apart and clean.
5. It has a suction cup on the bottom to help with steadying it. It does work well but remember it's not intended to be like gorilla glue, 'cmon get real!
6. As of this writing, conservatively speaking, I would bet I've sliced at least THREE 10 pound bags of potato's in a year.
7. I've never found anything like this at Wal-Mart. Not sure why. You would think this would be a staple on their utensil isle. It's easy to order via Amazon and its quick.
8. It takes average pressure to cut potato's. If you are working with big dense potato's that require seemingly a lot of pressure, STOP see CON# 1. below to make it easy.
9. If you love 'skin on' seasoned fries and you buy this, watch out!... you're gonna be busy.
1. It has plastic parts so don't be overly aggressive on a large dense potato. One quick whack does the trick. If not, reduce the size of your potato.
***Really large potato's, like _baking sized_ potato's (in my video example) sometimes need to be trimmed a bit on the end to shorten and/or cut in half (long ways) because it may be too wide to fit in the cutter (what I did to potato #2). I'm talking HUGE potato's, not your every day mid-sized Russet. Average potato's work well.
2. If the potato is DENSE, no matter the size of potato, it helps slice off the very end of the potato so the natural juice acts as a lubricant which helps the potato glide easily through the cutter (if you'll notice, my 2nd potato was even faster). If you try to be the incredible hulk on this thing, you'll break it. It's definitely not meant for commercial kitchens but is perfect for the everyday kitchen.
I just ordered 3 more tonight as last minute gifts.
This thing is a winner!
by M Griswold (5 out of 5 stars)
November 23, 2014
I have used this thing at least a dozen times so far. One thing I do to make with all potatoes is throw them in the microwave for 45 seconds each prior to putting them in the cutter. It makes them easier to cut. Not doing this is probably not wise, as some potatoes are pretty tough.
I'm a big sweet potato guy, and I "nuke" them as well. One word of caution, do not nuke them more than a minute (1:30 tops),as they will be too mushy to cut. Again I usually nuke them for 45 to 60 seconds.
Anyway, I love this thing.
Says Jumbo but exactly the same as another fry cutter costing half as much.......shop around
by Brotherbud (1 out of 5 stars)
March 28, 2016
I already had one of these but the cutting blade had broken from use. This one says that it is a jumbo fry cutter so I thought I would pay the extra and get a larger unit that might last longer, but when I got it I found it was exactly the same unit that I had paid about half as much for when I bought my previous fry cutter. I was quite dissapointed that I had simply bought the same thing for twice the price.
Love it, completely recommend.
by K. Tarvin (4 out of 5 stars)
January 30, 2016
I've had this for a few weeks now and used it multiple times. First, watch the video reviews showing you how to use it. It *can* be moderately difficult to slice potatoes. But if you slice off the ends (so you have a flat surface to push/cut against) and make sure the potato is straight, then they cut with little effort and come out perfect every time.
The plastic used is sturdy. It doesn't feel flimsy at all. But there are other options out there (for more than twice the price) if you want a restaurant-quality, all-steel slicer. This works great for home use, cleans up easily, and cuts perfectly uniform fries each time.
Great cutter for the money if you know a couple of helpful hints
by Amazon Customer (4 out of 5 stars)
September 9, 2019
This fry cutter works great IF: 1) Cut each end of the potato to make a flat surface for better cutting and straight pushing. Otherwise, the potato will slip sideways against the pusher and end up trying to push the potato through on a curve (making it extremely hard to cut if not impossible). 2) for sweet potatoes, microwave them for 2-3 minutes before trying to cut them ... it will make all the difference. I've microwaved regular potatoes for 1 minute and it seems to help soften the peel and may make it a bit easier to cut (I've only tried this once but couldn't tell if it made that much of a difference). 3) I don't peel my potatoes but I suspect peeling them would help as well. This cutter does take a bit of strength - but cutting a little off of both ends makes an amazing difference. Start slow with repeated pushes and once it gets going, it will shoot out the fries. Make sure you have a safe place for them to land and not shoot off the other side of the counter. The suction device works well if I wipe the counter and the bottom of the cutter with a damp sponge. It holds tight. I only make fries maybe once a week (a couple of potatoes) so this cutter works fine for me. It seems to be holding up well. It also fits nicely in the kitchen cabinet and doesn't take up a ton of space. I've only used the 1/4" blade but I would suspect the 3/8" size would cut even easier. I had some problems when I first tried it .... before I figured out that flattening both ends of the potato makes all the difference. sure beats cutting them by hand.
Great french fry cutter
by Kindle Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
August 2, 2018
This is the second one we have owned - the other one plain wore out due to extensive use (twice a week for over five years). We have found this potato cutter to make great french fries either in the regular size most people get at restaurants, as well as a lager fry size that is great for the true fry addict. Also noteworthy is this cutter can handle larger longer potatoes than the normal potato cutter.
Very Low Quality
by JB (1 out of 5 stars)
July 7, 2019
This product requires a rather significant amount of force to push through potatoes and sweet potatoes. My wife cannot even apply enough pressure to use this. I haven't touched this in months, and just pulled it out to cut some sweet potatoes. The entire mesh cutting piece basically busted apart when pressing the potato through.
In addition, the "Jumbo" size, as advertised, is not very accurate. It would not even fit an average sized potato or sweet potato, without cutting it in half.
I'd highly recommend looking elsewhere for a French Fry Press.
Works Great...but requires some strength!
by Mr. Howell (5 out of 5 stars)
December 24, 2012
I'm not a "gadget" person- but this is truly a handy thing to have if you want to make healthy home-made baked French fries. It's about the only way to ensure that you will have uniform fries which will cook evenly, so that you don't end up with some burnt and some under-cooked.
This sucker works just as advertised, and will handle large, uncut potatoes. Seems sturdy and simple and easy to clean.
One caveat: It does require quite a bit of force to get the potato started through the cutting blade. I'm a 190 lb. guy, and I was surprised at the effort it took. I don't see every housewife or senior citizen being able to do this. Using a smaller potato, or cutting them on the larger-size blade would likely be easier, if this is a problem for you. But as long as you're sufficiently strong to operate it, it works great, and is very quick to use and clean, Fries come out looking great- although even with the smaller of the blades, they're still a little larger than I'd like.
All-in-all, a well-designed product that does exactly what you'd expect.
The suction-base does a great job of holding the cutter in place on your counter. Do note, that you must also use a little force to pull the suction-cup actuator lever back into the position into which it will stay until you release it. (I tend to be gentle with things such as this, so as not to break them- but I learned that this product is not delicate, and was made to be used, and is well-built)
Note for making DELICIOUS healthy BAKED fries that come like fast-food fries: Cut you potato(es) and soak the fries in COLD water (with ice cubes) with a tablespoon or so of white vinegar added, for an hour before baking. This trick makes ALL the difference, so that you potatoes come out tasting like real french fries instead of baked potatoes. Use ever so little oil on the fries (or just coat the cookie sheet on which you bake them) and also coat them with some salt, pepper and paprika. Bake on 450 for about 15 minutes. Keep on eye on them....they go from cooked to burnt very quickly!
by Jeri Briley (1 out of 5 stars)
October 8, 2018
Bought this product in 2014 and love it. I use this item 2-3 times a year and on the 3/8 in cutting blade one of the metal pieces dropped off and now other blades keep bending and cutting into the back plastic piece. Cannot use anymore because of possible plastic pieces getting into food. Apparently there are no replacement parts I can buy.
Works well, as advertised
by M. Scott (5 out of 5 stars)
December 28, 2018
This isn't a commercial grade product, so be a bit cautious as you learn to use it, don't force something through, as it could bend the blades. If you get a potato stuck partially through, it is better to cut the potato with a knife releasing it than forcing it.
Once you get the hang of using it, you won't have any issues with potatoes getting stuck or needing to press too hard.
There are some good tips in the comments here, like cut bigger potatoes in half, making sure it stays straight by cutting off the tip of the potato, etc.
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