Are you having any issues with your Mezzaluna Cover? Don't feel bad! Maybe you're just here for a couple pointers - either way, we've got you covered. There's a completely normal fear involved with handling an unfamiliar blade - so make sure you take it slowly, and before you know it, it's already feeling like second nature.
The cover is slitted on either end, which may be a new concept for some, but it's the only way you get such a versatile cover! As you can tell from our Novak Method instructional photograph, it's surprisingly easy and simple for safely placing the cover over the entire foot-long edge of the mezzaluna!
Directions for taking the cover off (not pictured):
1. With the cover on, grip one handle of the mezzaluna with your non-dominant hand. It doesn’t matter which side of the mezzaluna you start on.
2. Notice the holes in the cover – there are ‘circles’ of steel that are exposed when the cover is on; with your dominant hand, place fingers (forefinger, middle finger and thumb) inside the circle of steel on the far end of the mezzaluna that is in closest proximity to the gripped handle.
3. With one hand firmly on the handle, pinch the steel with your dominant hand while slowly and carefully pulling the cover away from your body and thus away from the blade itself.
Please Note: Although you’re pinching the steel, the exerted force will be concentrated on the inside of the cover’s hole; the same direction that the cover needs to be taken off.
Please be careful with this process, especially when "breaking in" a new mezzaluna cover – they can be stiff because they’re brand new!
If any issues persist more than two weeks, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come up with a solution together, guaranteed. In the meantime, however, just come back to this page if you need a refresher! Videos to come! 🐝