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Old 05-28-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Recommended Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer?

I've grown weary of our white plastic OXO V-blade mandoline. Don't get me wrong; it works okay, but between the discoloration/staining and obvious wear to the main platform that food slides across, I'd rather have something more robust. Seems like Bron and De Buyer have some decent looking traditional models, and I'm curious as to how others like them.

I can't say I'd prefer a V-blade design over the straight or angled blades, and for what it's worth I don't really use a mandoline for cutting tomatoes very often; my chef knives are sufficient for that function.

Any recommendations for a stainless steel mandoline would be most welcome.

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Old 05-28-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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This is what we have, and we couldn't be happier. It's really high quality for an affordable price......

Borner V6 Mandoline Slicer on Sale | cutleryandmore.com
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:43 PM   #3
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This is what we have, and we couldn't be happier. It's really high quality for an affordable price......

Borner V6 Mandoline Slicer on Sale | cutleryandmore.com

I have that one too, except it's white plastic and has a box it sits on to collect the cut veggies. Works for me.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have that one too, except it's white plastic and has a box it sits on to collect the cut veggies. Works for me.
Yep, we have that handy dandy box with ours also Andy. I guess they don't include that anymore. Yours is stainless with white plastic plates instead of black?
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This is what we have, and we couldn't be happier. It's really high quality for an affordable price......

Borner V6 Mandoline Slicer on Sale | cutleryandmore.com
Kayelle, the plastic "Borner V-Power V7000" gets a lot of rave reviews, so perhaps its stainless brother V6 is the way to go for me.
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Yep, we have that handy dandy box with ours also Andy. I guess they don't include that anymore. Yours is stainless with white plastic plates instead of black?
On mine, the three cutting plates, the cutting platform and the safety handle are white plastic. The plastic box bottom is grey, the lid is clear.
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How are the V-Blades to sharpen as opposed to a straight blade?

I guess it isn't much more then reversing the set up.

A Mandoline is on my wish list so any advice on V-blade vs. Straight blade is welcome.
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Kayelle, the plastic "Borner V-Power V7000" gets a lot of rave reviews, so perhaps its stainless brother V6 is the way to go for me.
I don't think you'd be sorry with that choice CN. I completely agree and understand why you want to step up, as I was of the same mind. The old inexpensive one did the job but this just feels like quality.
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How are the V-Blades to sharpen as opposed to a straight blade?

I guess it isn't much more then reversing the set up.

A Mandoline is on my wish list so any advice on V-blade vs. Straight blade is welcome.
Why would you think it would ever need sharpening? The blade doesn't get the abuse a knife gets and in all the years I've used one, it's never gone dull on me. They are a wonderful kitchen tool to be sure.
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I have a Borner and I'm very happy with it. The only thing that I find disappointing is the size of the largest "julienne". It makes sticks that are a bit small for French fries. I would love to have an extra plate for that.

It is easy enough to use that Stirling, who used to like using a machine for slicing cabbage for rødkål (Danish red cabbage) prefers it to the machine.
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