Please click here to see the pictures of the descriptions below. I have been in search for the best apple peeler/slicer for a very long time. If I find them in the grocery store, I have a very hard time passing them by. You see, I am one of the biggest klutzes you’ll ever meet. So when I’m in the kitchen, I usually have a box of band aids on hand…especially when I’m peeling and slicing. No matter how hard I try, no matter how careful I am, I still manage to cut myself when I peel and cut most fruit and vegetables....memories of Saturday Night Live’s Julia Childs skit may come to mind but I’m not that bad… I’ve never lost consciousness. So maybe the next cutting invention will help me keep my fingers???....always in the back of my mind. My wonderful family gifted the KitchenAid Spiralizer to me for Christmas, and I was so excited I just sat and stared at it for at least half an hour imagining the beautifully tasty creations I could make. Then I read the manual and watched the KitchenAid videos at the website. It’s beautiful photography, but it doesn’t tell you the whole picture. First and foremost, something someone like me needs to be told time and again is: THESE BLADES ARE SHARP!!! WARNING !!!! These blades are SHARP!!!! You know when you’re using a knife and you cut yourself but you don’t bleed, and you think, well I didn’t cut too deep so it’s not that bad? Well let me tell you, it’s bad because 10 mins later when you washing your hands or doing just about anything else, you’re going to be wincing in pain because you have at least half a dozen cuts on each of your fingers that you didn’t think would add to much…because the initial cut feels like a pin prick. Sooooo HANDLE THESE BLADES WITH CARE!!!! …and each blade has two different blades, one to spiralizer and one to core. Any urge to clean off the food from any part of the blade with your fingers should be STOPPED!!! Use a knife or towel or squirt with water. Next: To load the peeler onto the large attachment handler(see link for pictures above), you have to pull down a metal tab, then to lock it into place release the metal tab. Unfortunately it’s really easy to bend it too far open where it won’t work again without either holding it in place yourself or taking it apart (pliers are needed to bend it back in place). It’s not extensively hard to fix, but it’s a pain to try and find the correct allen wrench that fits the screw. (FYI most allen wrench sets don’t come with one so tiny.) Thirdly: The spiral slice blade with the large core started to rust on the second day of use. I have contacted kitchenAid.com online chat and they said I will be getting a replacement part in 5 – 7 business days. GREAT support! Fourth: Remember that you must wipe down the attachment main body after every use, otherwise the blade carrier will get stuck and things will start to pop when you try to use them. Even if it doesn’t look dirty. I didn’t wipe it down once and after the popping, I washed it down with detergent, then I applied olive oil to the arm where the blade carrier is supposed to slide….works like new. RECIPES: I’ve already tried boiling spiralized zucchini for a noodle substitute, it was pretty, but as a noodle it needed something more than just salt. I’m going to need some time to go through the recipes they have at kitchenAid.com/quickstart, can’t wait to get to the Chinese food! IN CONCLUSION: My tween daughter loves eating the spiralized apple, and I love that I can do 5 apples in one sitting without much effort! She gives the spiralizer 5 out of 5 stars. My husband gives it 4 out of 5 stars for the boiled zucchini, and 5 out of 5 stars for the spiralizer. Maybe we will bake the zucchini next time…..with Parmesiani cheeeeeeese YUUUMMMM! It’s easy to use, just watch your fingers! The KitchenAid support is very helpful and speedy. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 because of the rust. Enjoy!!!! Love, Peace and JOY!!!