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Old 06-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #91
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Himself loves chips; me, not so much. Think I'll get him busy based on this comment below the recipe:

This recipe has to have 5 stars for keeping my husband entertained for a full hour!

Gotta get him to do more than sit in his chair and be a cat cushion.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #92
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Have you ever tried slicing Kiwi with your Oxo? I like making fruit tarts.


Sorry for all the questions but I want to make sure I buy the right mandolin that will perform best for all my recipes that I am bound to make using this gadget.
I'm looking for a one time purchase.
I like the fact you can get replacement blades for these.....
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #93
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Dawgluver, Addie or Josie

Have you ever tried slicing Kiwi with your Oxo? I like making fruit tarts.


Sorry for all the questions but I want to make sure I buy the right mandolin that will perform best for all my recipes that I am bound to make using this gadget.
I'm looking for a one time purchase.
I like the fact you can get replacement blades for these.....
What a pretty tart. I haven't tried slicing kiwi, I would think it would work fine. Use light pressure so you don't smush them, and probably a thicker cut, not paper thin.

If you can, get a cutproof glove made for using with mandolins. It works so much better than the guard. Don't use your bare fingers!
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #94
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What a pretty tart. I haven't tried slicing kiwi, I would think it would work fine. Use light pressure so you don't smush them, and probably a thicker cut, not paper thin.
Yes that was what I was thinking too. Makes sense
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If you can, get a cutproof glove made for using with mandolins. It works so much better than the guard. Don't use your bare fingers!
Yes I am definitely going to buy one of these gloves with my purchase.

After doing more research on these mandolines I found that the
Swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline, V-7000 on Amazon has an overall higher percent of positive reviews than the Oxo. An average of 4-1/2 stars from 126 reviews. The only downfall is you cannot get replacement blades for it. But out of the all the reviews where this was mentioned, everyone said they had their mandoline for over 10 years with lots of use and buying a new mandoline after that many years was worth it because is worked so well.
How I hate making decisions! You'd think I was buying a car
Berry season is coming soon us and I can't wait to make a Kiwi tart
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #95
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Foodie ,
I have never sliced a Kiwi With Mine I usually Peel it and tell
DH that It is Mine, mine, Mine. Sharing is highly overated.
Since it will slice a ripe tomato it should slice a Kiwi. It is cheap
enough that it is not to Painfull to have to replace. I find that the
straight cut is better for the harder things.and the V slicer works
better for soft things.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #96
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Dawgluver, Addie or Josie

Have you ever tried slicing Kiwi with your Oxo? I like making fruit tarts.


Sorry for all the questions but I want to make sure I buy the right mandolin that will perform best for all my recipes that I am bound to make using this gadget.
I'm looking for a one time purchase.
I like the fact you can get replacement blades for these.....
Pretty, pretty.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #97
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Pretty, pretty.
I have not sliced a kiwi, but have sliced a tomato paper thin. Also lemons to cook in a syrup. I slice the lemon thin enough to use as a decoration for lemon poppy seed bread, lemon cake, etc. For thick skins like kiwi, I use a serrated veggie peeler. Real easy to do.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #98
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I think you will be very happy with your choice! We look forward to hearing about your ventures, please make sure to post recipes and pics!
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #99
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I think I will order the
Borner V blade mandoline and protective glove today from Amazon.

I'll update once I have used it and tell you about the quality and whether it meets my expectations
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #100
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Come one, come all! Who makes the Rolls-Royce of Mandolines?????

I want one!!
I have a V-Slicer (made in Germany) which I like. Unlike my old traditional wooden mandoline the V Slicer has a gadget to hold the thing being sliced.
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