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Old 06-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #81
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I am new to this forum so bear with me…..
Since this thread is older and there may be newer more updated information I am bringing it back.
I am looking for a mandolin slicer. I used to have an inexpensive one. I think I got it from Pampered Chef over 20 years ago. It served its purpose at the time but eventually the blade wore out and it didn’t work well anymore.
I know there are better quality ones out there so I am looking for some suggestions. I have read through some of the posts from this old thread and see a few people recommend the Bron Mandoline Slicer which is a higher end model but everything I have read about it so far are good reviews. I really want a mandolin that is capable of slicing paper thin.

My biggest concern with any of the models is the blade dulling and are replacement blades available for many of these models?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #82
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I am new to this forum so bear with me…..
Since this thread is older and there may be newer more updated information I am bringing it back.
I am looking for a mandolin slicer. I used to have an inexpensive one. I think I got it from Pampered Chef over 20 years ago. It served its purpose at the time but eventually the blade wore out and it didn’t work well anymore.
I know there are better quality ones out there so I am looking for some suggestions. I have read through some of the posts from this old thread and see a few people recommend the Bron Mandoline Slicer which is a higher end model but everything I have read about it so far are good reviews. I really want a mandolin that is capable of slicing paper thin.

My biggest concern with any of the models is the blade dulling and are replacement blades available for many of these models?
I have an Oxo from Amazon, replaceable blades, works great.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #83
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I have an Oxo from Amazon, replaceable blades, works great.
Do you know which model it is? I looked at a couple of OxO brands yesterday in a cooking store . One was the V-slicer style which was $39.99 and the other was a regular mandolin with 3 different blades for $69.99. I am primarily looking for one that is capable of slicing very thin slices for making beet chips and different types of gratins.
They really range in price from $30-all the way to commercial ones for $300.00 or more. I don't need one that expensive but I want to make sure it is better than the Pampered Chef one I ended up giving away to a local thrift store.
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Do you know which model it is? I looked at a couple of OxO brands yesterday in a cooking store . One was the V-slicer style which was $39.99 and the other was a regular mandolin with 3 different blades for $69.99. I am primarily looking for one that is capable of slicing very thin slices for making beet chips and different types of gratins.
They really range in price from $30-all the way to commercial ones for $300.00 or more. I don't need one that expensive but I want to make sure it is better than the Pampered Chef one I ended up giving away to a local thrift store.
Of course you'd ask! Mine has a twisty knob, brings up different blade types and heights. Am thinking it's the $69 one. It makes good microwave potato chips paper thin, and does everything else well.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #85
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It makes good microwave potato chips paper thin, and does everything else well.

Microwave chips? How do you do that???
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #86
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Here's one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/microwave-potato-chips/

You can use the glass turntable from your microwave rather than a plate. No need for parchment paper. They're really good, and now you reminded me what to do with all the fingerlings from Costco!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #87
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I have the Oxo V slicer. Love it. Never a problem. Resonably priced and blades are replacable. http://www.oxo.com/p-552-v-blade-mandoline-slicer.aspx
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #88
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Hi Foodie
Welcome to DC. I have both Mandoline's Straight and V slicer I like the V slicer
Best I can slice a tomato paper thin and Oxy Is a good brand.

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Here's one: Microwave Potato Chips Recipe - Allrecipes.com

You can use the glass turntable from your microwave rather than a plate. No need for parchment paper. They're really good, and now you reminded me what to do with all the fingerlings from Costco!

Thanks so much! I had no idea this could be done and I just love chips! Buying an actual bag of them is out of the question as I have no will power where chips are concerned. Once the bag is open, well... let's just say they never get stale or soggy at my house ;) Doing up just one potato seems pretty harmless however
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Thanks so much! I had no idea this could be done and I just love chips! Buying an actual bag of them is out of the question as I have no will power where chips are concerned. Once the bag is open, well... let's just say they never get stale or soggy at my house ;) Doing up just one potato seems pretty harmless however
Thanks for the reminder, Janet! I used to make these all the time, with the sprinkle seasonings from Kernal Seasons. And you can make one potato last forever.
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