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Old 11-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #61
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I just got my mandolin in AND... the local grocer is having a BOGO on yellow onions starting tomorrow
I can't wait to hear how you like it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #62
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Here's another question for everyone who has a mandolin(e) and/or a V-slicer. How much work is it to wash the thing when you are done using it? Does it need to be taken apart?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #63
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I have the one Lardeffect recommended. The main unit and the guard are two separate pieces, and the blade pops out easily. It's easy to clean - just rinse and run over it with a soapy cloth or sponge, or it can go in the dishwasher. Just be careful handling the blades, because they really are sharp. It comes with a holder to keep the blades together and covered when not in use.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #64
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If I get to mine soon enough all I have to do is rinse it well with hot water. If I let it dry I have to take it apart.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #65
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It would depend on how sharp the strings are...
The sharps would work, the flats, not so much.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #66
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I have the one Lardeffect recommended. The main unit and the guard are two separate pieces, and the blade pops out easily. It's easy to clean - just rinse and run over it with a soapy cloth or sponge, or it can go in the dishwasher. Just be careful handling the blades, because they really are sharp. It comes with a holder to keep the blades together and covered when not in use.
Do you have the bowl? If not, how do you use it? It doesn't seem to have legs, so do you put it over something? (Amazon.ca doesn't seem to sell the bowl.)
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #67
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I use either a cutting board or a mixing bowl. The bottom of it has little rubber "feet," so you can hold it up over a cutting board; it also has little hooks so you can place it over a mixing bowl. I was watching a "Good Eats" Thanksgiving episode a while ago and Alton Brown was using one that looked just like it

I'm about to start my slow-cooker onions, so here's a pic:
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #68
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I use either a cutting board or a mixing bowl. The bottom of it has little rubber "feet," so you can hold it up over a cutting board; it also has little hooks so you can place it over a mixing bowl. I was watching a "Good Eats" Thanksgiving episode a while ago and Alton Brown was using one that looked just like it

I'm about to start my slow-cooker onions, so here's a pic:
Thanks for the info. I will probably get one, and a protective glove.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #69
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I just picked up the onions 30 minutes ago. They are really small, so we'll see... I had wanted to cut them in half so I don't have rings, but I'm not sure yet how easily they will fit in the holder being so small.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #70
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I just picked up the onions 30 minutes ago. They are really small, so we'll see... I had wanted to cut them in half so I don't have rings, but I'm not sure yet how easily they will fit in the holder being so small.
Good luck with the little onions and be careful not to cut yourself.
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