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Old 11-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #31
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I'll let you know. I took one for the team and ordered that one Lard posted
The food pusher has teeth in it amd are attached to a spring inside that hump. And it slides up into the that hump depending on how big your food is. For a potato, the metal teeth go in just so far and is stopped by the sides of the guard sides. It is the food that decides how far up into the hump that the teeth will go. Certainly not meant for slicing strawberries.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #32
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I'll let you know. I took one for the team and ordered that one Lard posted
Cool. When did they say you will get it? I'm dying to read your review.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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I have my little kevlar glove for those pieces that the guard won't let the mandoline slice.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #34
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Cool. When did they say you will get it? I'm dying to read your review.
Nov 19-26, but I typically get their stuff much more quickly.
Then it's onion slicing time

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #35
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Do I want a mandolin and if so, what am I looking for? If I decide to get one, I want a good quality one, not something like this useless thing a friend gave me:



I almost never use my food processor. It's usually easier to chop or slice it by hand, and then it's much less clean up. E.g., I recently made a batch of rødkål (Danish red cabbage) and I couldn't be bothered to pull out a machine to shred the whole cabbage. It went quickly with a chef's knife.

But the thread about "instant onion soup" and all of those sliced onions has me thinking mandolin. I can slice quickly, but my thin slices aren't very uniform.
I bought a Kitchen Aide mandolin, it had attachments and a hand guard etc. It wasn't real expensive but for a plastic appliance, I thought it was pricey. Turned out to be very hard to use, clumsy and difficult to change the slicing blades. The food guard wouldn't stay on the food and a the plastic arm broke. Tried it once without the food guard - it bit me = twice. No stitches, but deep enough to bleed for a while. Last time I needed to slice veggies, I used my box grater - worked better and no cut fingers. I'm looking for a good mandolin as slicing is hard on my arthritic hands. If you find one, let us know.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #36
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For little quickie jobs we use the Kyocera hand-held ceramic blade mandolin. We had the non-adjustable one for 5+ years and it still sells for around $20. We finally replaced it, because the blade seemed to be getting dull, within the past year with the adjustable one that's a little bit more expensive. Either one is great for small jobs like slicing paper thin onions or cucumbers for salads without having to mess with the large mandolin. They also serve very well as truffle slicers on the rare occasions we have one!

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #37
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Williams and sonoma have this really nice dicing mandolin. I want it so bad as its slices and dices but my husband won't let me have one.....something about me being accident prone in the kitchen.
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Williams and sonoma have this really nice dicing mandolin. I want it so bad as its slices and dices but my husband won't let me have one.....something about me being accident prone in the kitchen.
There are two kinds of accident prone: There is the dropping and breaking things accident prone; And there is the cutting yourself accident prone... I take it you are the cutting yourself accident prone
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There are two kinds of accident prone: There is the dropping and breaking things accident prone; And there is the cutting yourself accident prone... I take it you are the cutting yourself accident prone
My husband would say both! Haha
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #40
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ahhh... the dreaded third kind...
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