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Old 12-26-2008, 03:43 PM   #41
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I have a true professional mandolin and a cheap plastic imitation. I use the plastic one for scalloped potatoes and I use the good one for making gaufrette (waffle potato chips) and ripple cut veggies. And that is about it. I have julienned veggies on both a few times, but find it easier to do it by hand than clean the mandolin(s) afterward.

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Old 12-26-2008, 04:24 PM   #42
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I have a Cuisinart as well as a cheap plastic one. I use them both quite a bit, and thanks to a healthy respect for the blade, have never had any accidents to speak of.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:20 PM   #43
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I used a mandolin once.

I bled all over the kitchen.
LOL! I did too! I use mine all the time. I have found that as long as I WATCH what I'm doing and don't allow myself to be distracted, I can do it without bleeding.

My kids & hubby know not to speak to me when I'm using the mandolin. It never fails...if I look up at the TV or something else, I slice off a piece of my thumb or middle finger. And it's not pretty...
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:31 PM   #44
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I use to have one on my wish list but GB explained why I do not anymore. I don't really think that I have much use for one. My cuisinart can do most of what I need.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:04 PM   #45
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After the bloody incident, I threw my mandolin away!
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:52 PM   #46
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I don't let anyone else use mine when they are helping me either. I'd rather they do something else and let me do that the way I know best and without cuts.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:26 PM   #47
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My Japanese Slicer

I use mine. It has a guard. Place on the item to be sliced and your hand or fingers do NOT get close to the blade.

I sliced potatoes today. Carotts yesterday. Onion today. YES mine is easy to wash. I would not be without it. Easy to use. Easy to clean.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:11 PM   #48
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I can't agree more!!!

Use some common sense & the hand guard & there's absolutely no reason to throw a mandoline away or be frightened of purchasing one.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:28 AM   #49
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Neeney - read the instructions, follow and USE THE Guard! Also, don't watch TV when you're trying to do anything with something sharp or hot. Learn to focus, and someday you, too, may be able to drive a dragster at 200 MPH! Doing that, you can only make a mistake once, after that there are no more chances. LOL
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:59 AM   #50
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Well, I never want another one!

My food processor is faster, easier, safer, and if my mind drifts -- no blood!
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