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Old 01-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Best Mandoline Slicers & Julianne Cutters

Please let me hear from those who have used mandoline slicers for safety and variety of blades about the "best one to use". Thank you.

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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I really like my OXO Mandoline
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Oxo mandoline

Which model do you have? I had read where this make was not as safe for finger protection??
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Which model do you have? I had read where this make was not as safe for finger protection??
Howdy and welcome to DC.

I've had a couple of different mandoline slicers over the years. I end up cutting myself every time I touch one. Just curious, why do you need one? Is there a specific task that you are trying to accomplish?

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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I have a Bron....It's a great tool ~~~ All brands/styles of Mandolines must be respected and used with caution!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #6
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Wouldn't a Salad Shooter do?
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:01 AM   #8
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I have a Bron and never use the guard ( it's called a chariot ) . Don't think I ever cut myself but trimmed a fingernail once.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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Most pros actually use the Japanese Benriner which now comes in 2 sizes. I've had mine for 20 years and it is still as sharp as a samurai sword. The habd guard is simple but effective. Find them at Japanese grocery stores.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #10
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I have only ever used the stainless steel variety. Tried a plastic version once but it didn't keep up, I felt like I was going to break it (although to be fair it was not an expensive item, if you catch my drift...) I too have lost some fingernails and a few chunks of fingertip. Luckly I was using very thin settings :)

I vote the stainless steel varieties much more efficient, if a little scary. But if you aren't cooking in a restaurant kitchen, I would vote for one with a guard that fits over the food or fingers, and a variety of interchangeable blades. If you're going to spend the money, make it as multi purpose as possible, right?

I've seen one type where the blade lifts up when you run the food over it, then recedes to be flush with the body of the mandoline.

Sorry I have no brand names to offer up, I only know what I have experienced, and I believe they were all fairly generic models.
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