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Old 02-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
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Protective Glove

I have recently purchased a v slicer and of course I have sliced my thumb. I know there is a guide, but it's difficult to use when you get to the end of the food. I've heard that there is a special glove to wear which will make it safe to use the slicer. Can you tell me where I can purchase such an item. I would really appreciate your help. :oops:

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Old 02-24-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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Sorry about your thumb :-(

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Stainless Steel Mesh Glove

Once you get the hang of using the guide it's really not that hard. Your slicing strokes just have to be shorter.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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Essie, i sliced the fingertips off three fingers about 3 weeks ago--probably should have got stiches, but i hate hospitals. it makes it difficult when i work on a keyboard all day and one hand is pretty much useless!
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:59 AM   #4
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I have heard good things about those chain mail gloves, especially for butchering but... by the time you spend the money on the glove, you could have bought a real french mandoline for half the price. Mandolines are to v slicers as Ferraris are to Yugos. And you won't need any protection to use it.
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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I do not advise using a French mandolie without hand protection. Even seasoned chefs have cut themselves terribly on them. I have one and learned the hard way to use the shield...you need fingertips to play guitar!
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Old 02-25-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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I do not advise using a French mandolie without hand protection.
Neither am I. I'm just saying you don't need $130 gloves. You just use the shield.
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:08 PM   #7
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Thanks all for you help. I will really try to learn to use the shield. Right now, it seems very awkward to me
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:20 PM   #8
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Like scott123 said - I would rather spend my money on a mandolin of excetional quality - using the shield that comes with it - than using a "V" slicer - I'm guessing but is it made of plastic? I have had both and I found that the plastic bends, thereby causing you to press even more firmly. The stainless mandolin doesn't give at all and has several blades and a very controlled thinness or thickness - the "V" slicer I had had set blade heights of which I had no control.

The big difference - other than the materials used - is also in the safety guide. Check out the Bron versus the "V" guides Bron - V Slicer

The Bron closes down ON the food you are slicing and has a "frame" around the food and your fingers not exposed to the blade at all, the V slicer requires you to actually press down on the food while holding the guide - hoping it doesn't slip, and you know the rest...
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Old 02-25-2004, 08:44 PM   #9
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Sorry Scott, I misunderstood what you were saying. I agree that $130 dollar gloves are a bit much. Now, are they any different than the fish cleaning gloves you caqn buy from sporting godds places for about 20 bucks?
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:26 PM   #10
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...i was going to suggest an oyster shucking glove or some other thick/multi layer heavy canvas...
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