When I'm making a grilled cheese sandwich, I want cheese slices thin enough to melt before the bread burns. When I'm snacking on slices of cheese with crackers, I need a more substantial slice. The Cuisipro Adjustable Cheese Slicer can handle both needs: its stainless steel blade can be adjusted to four different thickness ranging from paper thin to a quarter of an inch thick. Adjusting the slicer is a matter of turning the knob on the side. It uses a roller that keeps the slicer from sticking to a block of cheese, as well as fitting the blade closely to protect fingers in the drawer.
The Cuisipro Adjustable Cheese Slicer has an ergonomic handle constructed for continuous use, to the point that the manufacturer offers a 25-year warranty. The lightweight slicer--only about 4 ounces--is safe to run through the dishwasher, which I consider a necessity when you consider all the nooks and crannies a small piece of cheese can wind up in. The Cuisipro Adjustable Cheese Slicer is available for $14.95.