About Big Boss Slice-A-Roo
Big Boss Slice-A-Roo is a hand-cranked kitchen appliance they say will slice, shred, or curl fruits and vegetables in seconds. It comes in 3 colors with 3 types of blades, and they claim it’s fun, easy to use, and your whole family will love it.
BIg Boss Slice-A-Roo is brought to you by Emson Inc, a NYC-based company that says it has been family-owned-and-operated for 65 years. They issue products under a variety of names, including Big Boss, XHose, PetZoom, and The Sharper Image. They are not accredited by the BBB but they have received an A+ rating, due to a prompt response to their relatively few complaints.
How Big Boss Slice-A-Roo Works
Big Boss Slice-A-Roo looks like it might be a component to the old board game Mouse Trap: it has a hand-crank and guillotine-shaped blade area which sits on a long, flat base and comes in white, red, or lime green. There is a suction cup under each foot.
To use Slice-A-Roo, they say to gently press it on the countertop – the suction cups will grip the surface, preventing slipping. Choose from one of three blades (slicer, curler, or shredder) and insert into the allotted slot. Place the fruit or veggie of choice in the open area between the hand crank and the blade and slide the crank until it butts against the end.
Then, turn the handle and they say in seconds your food will spill out the blade in the manner you chose. They claim with the slicer, you can slice such items as apples for snacks or pies and create chips from potatoes; the shredder can cut up cabbage and carrots for cole slaw; and with the curler, you can make curly fries with potatoes, or pasta-shaped zucchini or sweet potato.
They claim zucchini “pasta” has less calories than regular pasta (20 calories vs. 220) and that sweet potato “fettucini” is delicious and packed with nutrients. They exclaim kids will love them and never know they are eating a vegetable.
They brag that unlike other slicing or chopping methods which can be a hassle or downright dangerous, Big Boss Slice-A-Roo is safe, easy, and will turn any meal time into “fun time”.
Big Boss Slice-A-Roo includes:
- Big Boss Slice-A-Roo (green, red, or white)
- 3 blades with integrated storage
- Perfect Slicer
- Additional Big Boss Slicer “free” (extra P & H)
Big Boss Slice-A-Roo Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
They say Big Boss Slice-A-Roo is $29.95 plus $7.95 P & H for a total of $37.90 (they add a Perfect Slicer to your order free.) In addition, if you would like a second Slice-A-Roo, pay an additional $7.95 P & H. (Note: when you click “process order” you are also signing an arbitration agreement, presumably preventing you from suing them if you lop off a finger.) You can also insure your shipment against loss or theft for an additional $3.99.
Bottom Line: Is Big Boss Slice-A-Roo a Scam?
The vegetable slicer is one of the oldest infomercial products on the block. This seems like a reasonably clever twist (or “curl”) but we feel it’s pretty expensive for a plastic device you turn by hand. But if you are looking for fun in the kitchen and have some money to burn, you might as well give it a crank.
4 out 5 people found this review helpful
I tried making zucchini noodles. They just came out in curls. It wouldn't actually cut them into separate noodles. I tried it with a carrot and it wouldn't work with it either.
It seemed like it might make ok spirals with the basic blade, but not noodles.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend