Cutting/peeling fruits and vegetables
- Food needs to be cut to proper height before processing. If pieces are too tall, the food pushers will not fit down over them to push them into the cutting cones.
- Fruits and vegetables with thick skins, such as apples and cucumbers, should be peeled first for best results.
Fruit/vegetables turning into mush
- Fruits and vegetables high in water content (such as tomatoes, onion, and celery) will not process through the RVSA well because the cones are not as sharp or flat as the Food Processor.
- For these items, you may get a better result with a Food Processor, especially if you prefer very uniform slices.
- For some vegetables, such as cabbage, using a slicing cone may actually give you a better "shredded" result than a shredding cone. This is particularly helpful when making coleslaw.
- Experiment with different cones to obtain the desired results.
- Soft cheese, such as Mozzarella, should be very cold before slicing or shredding.
- Place soft cheese in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes before processing.
- Hard cheese, such as Cheddar, should be able to be pierced with a knife.
- Hard cheeses should be at room temperature for 10 – 15 minutes before processing.
- Romano and parmesan should not be processed with the RVSA.
Cone stuck on shaft
- During use, the cone can become very tight on the shaft of the RVSA.
- There is a square cutout on the front of the RVSA to assist in removal when this happens.
- Insert the square end of the shaft into the square cutout on the front of the RVSA housing.
- Wrap a towel around the cone and turn it counter clockwise to detach it from the shaft.