Joseph Joseph® Handi-Grate Multi-Function Grater 3 "Good grater, bad description" Maria 01 December 2017 Lakeland's description leads you to believe that the guard can be used to protect your fingers when grating/slicing, but this is not so. The guard can only be used on the slicing side. The grating side is good for grating garlic but you need very nimble fingers and short nails. The shape, size and weight of the product are handy; however, I cannot think what else one might want to slice other than radishes. I am certain that if the description of the product was more accurate, people would not feel so disappointed and would have awarded this product a full 5 stars. A note from the team Thank you for placing your review. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with our description and your feedback has been passed along to our team so we can improve on this in the future.