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Old 01-05-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
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World's Best Mandoline...

Come one, come all! Who makes the Rolls-Royce of Mandolines?????

I want one!!

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Old 01-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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Mine is a Cuisinart.....it does the job.

If price is an issue, a V-slicer is much cheaper, but will do a similar job.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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I have the Zyliss....would NOT reccomend it. Let us know how you make out.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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Uncle Bob,
If price is no issue for you, get a Bron Coucke.
I've used it, it is the best and only mandoline you will ever need. de Buyer also makes a great product, but Bron Coucke is simpler, easier to use and except for the handle, entirely made out of SS.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
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The du Buyer V slicer Mandoline is top line. Chefs catalog carries it.

Microplane V slicer is simpler and very good but only slices, doesn't do julienne etc.

Oxo makes a reasonable one for about $60. (blade could be sharper imo)

Oxo food mill is great tho.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:19 PM   #6
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Uncle Bob,
If price is no issue for you, get a Bron Coucke.
I've used it, it is the best and only mandoline you will ever need. de Buyer also makes a great product, but Bron Coucke is simpler, easier to use and except for the handle, entirely made out of SS.
I like the looks of this one (so far)...but I'm still open to suggestions, comments, etc.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
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I wish I had a Benriner. Japanese made, and only around $30... every chef I know who has one says it's easier to use than the more expensive Mandolines, and definitely affordable.

I have one that sits on the shelf.... it doesn't have a blade that slices as fine as my Cuisinart 2mm slicing blade... I got so accustomed to using the Cuisinart that I still do, even tho I have the Mandoline now.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:08 PM   #8
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I wish I had a Benriner. Japanese made, and only around $30... every chef I know who has one says it's easier to use than the more expensive Mandolines, and definitely affordable.

I have one that sits on the shelf.... it doesn't have a blade that slices as fine as my Cuisinart 2mm slicing blade... I got so accustomed to using the Cuisinart that I still do, even tho I have the Mandoline now.
Even their super-duper model can be on my front porch in the $50ish range!
While the Bron Coucke on my front porch is in the $135ish range! Wow! I've got some thinking to do..... HELP!!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:16 PM   #9
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I wish I had a Benriner. Japanese made, and only around $30... every chef I know who has one says it's easier to use than the more expensive Mandolines, and definitely affordable.
Wow, good tip, June - thanks!

I'm just about ready for a new one, too!

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Old 01-06-2008, 01:30 AM   #10
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I have the Joyce Chen model. It's so so. It does an okay job but I rarely use it. I don't think it could withstand frequent use. Wouldn't particularly recommend it.
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