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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Even The Simple Things - Cheese Lovers Amazing Adjustable Slicer

The Freshly Cleaned Galley
    I love cheese. There are only a few things that keep me on my low-carb diet and cheese is in the top two. Normally, I just use a sharp knife to cut pieces (usually big ones!) off a block, but sometimes thinner is better. More surface area equals more flavor. Besides it will melt faster if it's thinner. Yes, I know, more cheese equals better! But several thin slices will equal a thicker slice AND melt better. The main issue I've had with wire cheese slicers is their non-adjustability. No, seriously, have you ever used a wire cheese slicer and not been able to get a uniform slice? Or it was too thick or too thin? I have. Well, this little gizmo is adjustable AND easy to use.

See The Little Thumb Wheel Adjuster?
Cheese lovers rejoice! OK, it's not that earth shattering a moment, but it does make me happy. I have been eating block cheese (Cheddar, Muenster, Colby, etc.) on my low-carb diet (NOT Atkins!) for over a year now and have lost almost 40 pounds for good. I feel better and my bad knee doesn't hurt any longer in the mornings. I guess less weight on it, day in and day out, helps. Well, cutting the block with a knife works fine, but trying to slice really thin pieces (like for a garnish or salad add-in) was tough. Especially if you want it uniform. The regular wire cheese slicers worked, but you have to be careful if you wanted an even slice. If you wanted uniform, multiple slices...even more careful. Too stressful for a simple task!

Such A Deal!
The slicer is built from mostly plastic, but uses a metal adjustment wheel and adjustment shaft. Obviously the wire is metal as well! There are a set of rollers on the thickness bar so the slicer slides easily along the cheese block. I got lucky. I found this beauty in a soon-to-be-defunct chain drug store at a deep discount. 75% off. The total? $1.12. But even at full price (or better, found online!) I would want one. Now I can easily, and uniformly, cut the cheese. All my friends will be so pleased! Hmmm...bet this would be great at shaving Parmesan for salad topping or with thin sliced salami or prosciutto. All in all, a great little gadget.  Give it a try... I know I'm getting hungry.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

6 comments:

  1. Can't quite read it in the photo - can you share the brand name, please?

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    1. Deborah,
      It was "Living Solutions" Not one I'd previously heard of.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. Haven't been able to find this brand available online except for Walgreen's, which is out of stock locally.

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    1. Anon,
      Try looking online for either "Good Cook Adjustable cheese slicer" and "Mainstays Adjustable cheese slicer"

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. Wow 40lbs,congrats Rich,do you mind sharing your diet plan?

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    1. Anon,
      Many years ago a friend turned me on to low carb "dieting" He was one of the biochemists that developed bio-diesel fuels. Smart guy. He talked about things like Ketosis and crash portions. Ultimately, he sent me a food analysis chart showing Foods with 0 to 100 carbs per serving. You stick to the lowest ones (essentially zero) Until your body gets into this ketosis thing and begins burning stored fat as fuel. Then you can slowly add them back in 1 at a time. It's tough, but works!

      Hope that helps a bit,

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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