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Old 06-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #101
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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.
I like my German made V slicer too. The holder thingy works really well. I bought a cut-resistant glove, but I almost never use it with the V slicer - I use the holder thingy.

My only complaint is that the julienne doesn't cut thicker French fry pieces.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #102
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This is the one I use. A very classic one made in France


Really like it but I am afraid to cut myself...
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #103
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This is the one I use. A very classic one made in France

Really like it but I am afraid to cut myself...
If it doesn't have a holder that you like using, get yourself a cut resistant glove.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #104
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Yes. I like my Kevlar glove from Amazon, it's like $12.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #105
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If it doesn't have a holder that you like using, get yourself a cut resistant glove.
I never thought about that. Good idea !
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Yes. I like my Kevlar glove from Amazon, it's like $12.
On my way to check it out ;)
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:05 AM   #107
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Borner V-Slicer. $40. Maybe a $200 - $300 mandoline would be better, but for that price, I'm not going to find out. Even with reduced dexterity and strength, I have no problem with the Borner.

USE THE SAFETY HOLDER. It is eminently easy to use - if I, who have trouble holding on to a knife, find it easy to use, trust me, it is easy to use.

I only wish I'd gotten one sooner - I've always been, shall we say, CAUTIOUS about mandolines. The Borner is really really safe, works very well for everything I need to do (including making very fine matchsticks of ginger, something that easily clogs up most shredders and graters). I've got most of the stand-alone graters and slicers as well (like the curly slicer), also extra inserts for the V-slicer itself.

I got the "classic" version, not the pro. The Pro/newer versions have higher sides and leave more waste.
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Borner V-Slicer. $40. Maybe a $200 - $300 mandoline would be better, but for that price, I'm not going to find out. Even with reduced dexterity and strength, I have no problem with the Borner.

USE THE SAFETY HOLDER. It is eminently easy to use - if I, who have trouble holding on to a knife, find it easy to use, trust me, it is easy to use.

I only wish I'd gotten one sooner - I've always been, shall we say, CAUTIOUS about mandolines. The Borner is really really safe, works very well for everything I need to do (including making very fine matchsticks of ginger, something that easily clogs up most shredders and graters). I've got most of the stand-alone graters and slicers as well (like the curly slicer), also extra inserts for the V-slicer itself.

I got the "classic" version, not the pro. The Pro/newer versions have higher sides and leave more waste.
I didn't know you could get extra inserts. Where did you get them? I can't find any on Amazon.ca.

I would use mine more often if it took less space in the dish drying rack.

BTW, nice to see you Kitchen Barbarian. It's been a while.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #109
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I have a Borner V-slicer. I re-assemble it after washing and let it dry in the plastic storage holder, standing upright.
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I have a Borner V-slicer. I re-assemble it after washing and let it dry in the plastic storage holder, standing upright.
Now there's a thought. I'll have to give that a try.
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