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Old 03-04-2008, 09:17 AM   #61
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Come one, come all! Who makes the Rolls-Royce of Mandolines?????

I want one!!


Haha!!

I like your post that started this thread. Where was this one all this time? Must have missed this one.

Anyway my mandoline is the Oxo. Excellent!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #62
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I bought the Bron professional yesterday, and I didn't even use it , I am returning it to the store. Hubby talked me out of having one. , tells me I don't need fancy slices.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:09 AM   #63
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Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you're returning yours, Lady. But it's not just about fancy slices but rather ease of slicing. I make some dishes that requires a lot of jullienne so the Bron will come in very handy and save me quite a bit of time.

Mine was delivered on Saturday afternoon and sad to say, I have not had a chance to use it yet. I did read through the (small) manual and played around with it to get familiar. At this rate, I won't be able to use it until Saturday. DH wants homemade hash browns for breakfast.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:19 AM   #64
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Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you're returning yours, Lady. But it's not just about fancy slices but rather ease of slicing. I make some dishes that requires a lot of jullienne so the Bron will come in very handy and save me quite a bit of time.

Mine was delivered on Saturday afternoon and sad to say, I have not had a chance to use it yet. I did read through the (small) manual and played around with it to get familiar. At this rate, I won't be able to use it until Saturday. DH wants homemade hash browns for breakfast.
well he says food processor slices just as well.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:23 AM   #65
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lol! Well, DH didn't quite understand why I needed a mandoline either. He said, "don't you already have things that can do that?" (meaning the grater and my food processor) I said yes, but I still want one. He just raised his hands and said, okay.

He knows me so well. He knows that once I get something in my head, it won't go away until I get it (or until I pester him until he gives in) hehe. I'm also a gadget freak.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:46 AM   #66
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dianabell,
As you and GB stated, with the mandoline you have more control over the type and thickness of the slices. I have a nice Kitchen Aid food processor, but I never use it. Between the mandoline, the grater and the hand blender I have no need for it.

LadyCook61,
Sorry to hear that, I use mine often specially for potatoes and jullienes.
If this conversation would happened a while ago, I would had traded you my FP for your mandoline.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:00 PM   #67
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wysiwg & GB,

Thanks for the info. I've been very interested in finding ways to be more efficient in the kitchen. I think I'll add this to my "must have list." Just like we need more than one skillet or knife or pot for different jobs, now I see why we need more than one way to chop chop!

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:00 PM   #68
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I have not used my food processor for grating, shredding, etc. in over 10 years. I just never liked the results, except for grating cheese. I've been doing all that by hand. So I have a feeling my new mandoline will become indispensable.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:25 PM   #69
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well he says food processor slices just as well.
But a food processor does not slice NEAR as thin as a mandoline - nor does it have the capabilities to do some of the other slices. That's what a mandoline is for - REALLY, REALLY thin slices, or really thick!!! A FP does NOT do the same thing
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #70
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But a food processor does not slice NEAR as thin as a mandoline - nor does it have the capabilities to do some of the other slices. That's what a mandoline is for - REALLY, REALLY thin slices, or really thick!!! A FP does NOT do the same thing
you know that and I know that.. but try explaining to a former truck driver who ate at truck stops.
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