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Old 04-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
You only need to cut yourself once on a mandoline and you will never want that to happen again. It's the most horrible feeling.
Haven't been and don't plan to. That's why I purchased and USE the glove. I certainly don't want to serve "julienne Katie."

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:32 PM   #32
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ladycook, that's a good idea for keeping the glove clean, I hadn't thought of that!

And I have had more than one customer in the ER for not using the food guard with their mandoline. It's a tough lesson and I catch myself every now and then. My newest one was redesigned and the blade won't even engage unless the guard is on the rail. I understand the safety aspect of it, but felt more efficient with my old one. I am sorta famous for not using the food guard when it comes to carrots and other small pieces.

I darn near lost all five fingers using the julienne blade once. Ouch!

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:37 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Rob Babcock View Post
No friggin' doubt! A mandolin has to be the most dangerous appliance in the kitchen, with the possible exception of the slicer. Every time you get bit by it it's always thru the thumbnail or fingernail right into the meat! The worst gashes I've ever got in the kitchen were on a mandoline.
do you have to be so graphic, RB???? And for someone who has been there and done that..........my internal muscles have contracted at the memories....

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