I have tried to like the Ultimate Mandoline, I really have. But I don't! you have to find just the right size carrot, tomatoe, potatoe or cucumber to work the darn thing. I liked the old one, except when I sliced the heck out of my thumb on it twice. But at least I used it, now mine is still in the box unless someone asks to see it. Am I missing something here? Help me to like this product, I guess what I need is someone to give me a one on one lesson with the darn thing.