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Old 06-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #71
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My tricks for using it safely are not really tricks. Always use the hand guard when possible. This is not possible when doing things like carrots, but for something like potatoes it is a must. Never wear loose cloths, but that is true of cooking in general. Pay attention to what you are doing. Do not have other distractions around you.
Hmmm, I always use mine without the handguard while wearing my choir robes and watching TV while having my children play tag all around me in a nitroglycerin factory and I've never had a problem.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #72
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #73
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I like a mandolin, the cheaper ones are usually not put together very well and I avoid them. But like any other kitchen instrument, there is danger if you're not paying attention to what you're doing. I don't like to hold conversation while chopping veggies ... I go fairly quick and I like precision and perfect slices/dices, if I were to have my attention taken away while doing this, I stop cutting with a knife, why not the mandolin too?
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:57 PM   #74
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i certainly am not afraid of mine, it goes unused pretty often, though. i can use my French knife for most tasks.
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i certainly am not afraid of mine, it goes unused pretty often, though. i can use my French knife for most tasks.

I'm the same way, though I prefer a filet knife for really thin cuts.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #76
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I'm the same way, though I prefer a filet knife for really thin cuts.

i'll have to try that!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #77
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I have a couple of mandolins, and use them infrequently these days. For small jobs I have some excellent (Japanese) knives, and for large jobs, a Cuis'. I like very thin-cut radishes for salad, and I can put the 1mm slicing disc in the Cuis' and push a bunch of radishes down the narrow feed tube in about three seconds.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #78
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Hmmm, I always use mine without the handguard while wearing my choir robes and watching TV while having my children play tag all around me in a nitroglycerin factory and I've never had a problem.
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Coupla' double martinis would go well with that technique.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:21 PM   #79
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Coupla' double martinis would go well with that technique.

Totally forgot to mention the alcohol and water pipe use.
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Hmmm, I always use mine without the handguard while wearing my choir robes and watching TV while having my children play tag all around me in a nitroglycerin factory and I've never had a problem.
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Totally forgot to mention the alcohol and water pipe use.
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