A great product!!!
July 22, 2012
This is such an imporved model over the original. It is much more user friendly. Before a child needed assistance fitting the slides into the slots. Now all they have to do is to turn the wheel. It's too bad that it is seems to be only available on line, as I can never find it in stores.
Pros:The wheel makes it easier for children to use independenly instead of a parent or older child having to constantly assist with the insertion of slide on the original model.
Cons:If you push down on the lever/handle too quickly, this causes the playdoh to apparently come out with to much pressure on the wheel, which can pop out of place. This causes a crack right in the center of the slot where the wheel is held in place. Once this crack appears, this loosens the tightness around the wheel and it keeps popping out of place and is no longer functional. I have had to throw away 5 so far, which is why I ordered so many. Also, it seems to have been taken off the market, as I can never find it.