This egg slicer is great for slicing and dicing eggs, whether for egg salad, green salad, or macaroni salad. We use it regularly, and it is far easier than slicing with a knife. Ease of Cleaning One of the major drawbacks of this egg slicer is the difficulty of cleaning it. The metal piece with the slicing wires can be removed from the plastic, which makes the metal easier to clean. But the plastic has many small slots and corners that egg can get wedged into, and it is extremely difficult to remove. Design The design of the plastic part is what makes cleaning so difficult. The other complaint I have is that the hollowed part in the plastic rest is designed to turn an egg in one direction for slicing. This works great if you want round slices for a green salad. But if you want diced egg for egg salad or pasta salad, you need to be able to turn it two directions. This could be improved by making a hollowed area for the egg in two directions.