I rarely rate things with only three stars but I was kinda disappointed in this product and here is why. The carrot for me did not come out in thick enough layers and I pushed really hard against the blade to try to get a decent thick enough shaved carrot. My carrot curls if that's what you want to call them, came out in thin awkward pieces about two to three inches long and I tried hard, moving the fresh carrot this way and that, holding it against the blade more than in the center of the curler, etc. For sure your carrots do not come out as picture in the product advertisement on amazon. But to be fair, I was able to pick my pieces of carrot up and make some sort of a curled flower but it wasn't a wow end result that you might hope gives your dish a professional flair.