Common Questions About Potato Slicers
How do french fry cutters work?
Most of our potato cutters are manually powered units that cut one potato at a time. They function by either pushing the potato down onto a fixed set of blades or pushing the blades onto the potato. The shape of the blades determines the shape of the cut potato or garnish pieces. Some models of potato cutter can be mounted to a countertop or other stable surface to prevent slipping. Cutters are designed to provide significant leverage, so you typically won't need excessive arm strength to get a potato through the blades.
Why do I need a machine to cut french fries?
While you might want to offer your guests authentic, hand-cut french fries, it is difficult to serve a full lunch rush that way. A commercial french fry cutting machine greatly decreases the time it takes to prepare a batch of potatoes by reducing the total number of cuts and the arm strength needed to slice them. In addition to making your chef's job less strenuous, the machine will produce uniform pieces that cook evenly and will ensure your customer gets a perfect french fry every time they order.
What else can I cut with these slicers?
Some of our cutters are listed as garnish cutters, but they all work the same way. Garnish cutters offer interchangeable blade assemblies so that you can adjust the end cut to meet whatever application you need. Thin slices of whatever garnish you choose give your dishes a distinct visual element that breaks up the ordinary flow of a meal.
What potato cutter shapes are available?
We offer a variety of potato cutting machines, but the four main shapes they produce are wedges, spirals, ribbons, and straight fries. Wedge cutters produce thicker pieces of potato that have a meaty feel, and ribbon- or spiral-cut potatoes have a distinct look that intrigues guests. Then there is the straight (or square) french fry cutter, which is the most common and most popular version. Some garnish cutters can make fine cuts that produce different, distinct looks. Consider what type of french fry, potato wedge, or garnish you'll be offering and choose the machine that meets your needs.