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Old 05-29-2015, 06:44 AM   #11
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I have read that a cut resistant or kevlar glove is recommended for use with mandolines. How well are your hands protected with the Borner? C and M sells a glove for $15, which might be worthwhile.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:47 AM   #12
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We have a SS mandolin we purchased 20+ years ago. I don't recall the brand name (pretty sure it was French), but it came with several attachment blades for different cuts and was very expensive.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:38 AM   #13
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I have read that a cut resistant or kevlar glove is recommended for use with mandolines. How well are your hands protected with the Borner? C and M sells a glove for $15, which might be worthwhile.

If you use the food safety holder, it's perfectly safe. If you use your hand to hold the veggie while slicing, then a glove is a great idea.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #14
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If you use the food safety holder, it's perfectly safe. If you use your hand to hold the veggie while slicing, then a glove is a great idea.
I agree. We have the glove too. You can use it for other stuff, like holding vegis when you are chopping them with a chef's knife when you have started on the wine.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:18 PM   #15
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Recommended Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer?

I really like my kevlar glove too. I find it easier to use than the guard that came with my mandolines. You're not left with a big nub of uncut stuff.

I have a little white plastic mandy with interchangeable blades that I've had for eons, and a mostly stainless steel Oxo one that can perform all sorts of tricks.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:33 PM   #16
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I really like my kevlar glove too. I find it easier to use than the guard that came with my mandolines. You're not left with a big nub of uncut stuff.
I should get one, especially now that it's almost summer and I'm making cole slaw more often. I have a bad habit sometimes of very carefully pushing that nub across the blade with bare fingers
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #17
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I should get one, especially now that it's almost summer and I'm making cole slaw more often. I have a bad habit sometimes of very carefully pushing that nub across the blade with bare fingers

Heh. GotGarlic-flavored cole slaw!

I got mine from Amazon for about $12.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:45 PM   #18
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Whatever it takes to protect yourself! I once sliced off the side of my little finger complete with half the nail !!

Another thing to consider is how you store it. My cheap plastic one was an accident waiting to happen even when not in use, without a special holder. The link I left solves that issue.

Borner V6 Mandoline Slicer on Sale | cutleryandmore.com
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:17 PM   #19
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I really like my kevlar glove too. I find it easier to use than the guard that came with my mandolines. You're not left with a big nub of uncut stuff.
Sounds like a five (intact) fingers up endorsement for a kevlar glove
I have an old cheapie plastic mandoline that is rarely used, as it doesn't slice easily, and it seems to be entirely too easy to hurt myself. I keep thinking about getting something better that will be less likely to send me to the emergency room.
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I really like my kevlar glove too. I find it easier to use than the guard that came with my mandolines. You're not left with a big nub of uncut stuff.
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I use the pusher thingee and then I put the glove on for the little nubs of uncut stuff.

I don't use the pusher thingee for cabbage.
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