Benriner's Japanese 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! Built-in prongs grip food securely for effortless slicing and keep hands away from harm. The 3 cutting blades change out easily. Create wide ribbons, 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, soups, stews, low carb, paleo, gluten free, raw and vegetarian recipes, and 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, cucumbers, turnips, beets, cabbage, and more. Easy set up. Before first use, wash all parts in warm soapy water. To use, set Spiral Vegetable Slicer onto any smooth, nonporous surface. Insert desired cutting blade. Prepare fruits and vegetables and trim both ends so they are flat. Use the pusher to apply firm pressure and turn the crank handle to slice. When done, hand wash all parts in warm, soapy water. Includes 3 stainless steel blades and complete instructions. Made in Japan.