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OT: Looking for a mandoline

BoomerTheWeimBoomerTheWeim Posts: 49
edited October 2013 in EggHead Forum
We're looking to buy a new mandoline.  Any suggestions on a good one?
Clayton, NC

Large BGE, Mini BGE, Two Weimaraners
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,653
    sorry, don't mean to scare you, just be very careful, how do I know?  :\">


    canuckland
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320

    This is what I have. Had it many years and works great. I have no fingerprints to prove it.

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    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,517
    I have 2 mandolins. The first one I bought was well built, had 4 different blades, and a really nice food gripper. Unfortunately the blades were not very sharp. The closest I can find to it currently is this. The hand guard - gripper is different and there are more blades.

    I also have a base level Benriner. The gripper - hand guard is almost useless. Cut my fingers the 1st 3 times I used it. The size of food it can handle is probably no more than 2/3 of what the other does. But the blades are scary sharp.

    The bigger one gathers dust, the Benriner gets almost all the use. I don't think either are excellent, but I go w. the Benriner for clean paper thin slices.


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  • bearcatbearcat Posts: 38
    Ouchy ouch!

    I was going to say buy a really good one with a good system for holding the veggies in place. I bought one that is good enough to have sharp blades but has a terrible pronged POS for holding stuff. I feel really dumb whenever I use it though I haven't done that much damage to my digits. When I finally went to by a nice one a cheap kitchenaid FP cost the same so......
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,653
    gdenby said:
    ... Unfortunately the blades were not very sharp...
    unfortunate? I beg to differ  :D
    canuckland
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,299

    +1 on the Bron.  My dad bought one while we were in Paris 25+ yrs ago.  He uses it all the time and it's still sharp.......bought me one when I got married.  I'm sure there's something better out there, but it's what I'm used to.

    http://www.amazon.com/Original-Stainless-Steel-Mandolin-Slicer/dp/B0001BMZ38

    I was thinking about getting one of the mini Kyocera ceramic blade ones for carrots, garlic, etc.  The Bron would still be the go to for potatoes, onions, etc.

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  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 187
    I've had the Borner V Slicer mandoline for 20 or so years.  Still works great.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)

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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,423
    I don't know how to play a Mandoline so I can't help.  :D

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • Veg-O-Matic
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  • Look at the bron, check eBay if you can
    Beaufort, SC
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,653
    edited October 2013
    shredded 10 lb of coleslaw by hand last week, took over an hour, beat waiting 4 hours at ER though :\">

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    canuckland
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,198
    The ex-GF got me a Borner:
    and it won a "shoot-out" by Cook's Illustrated.  It works fine and less than $35.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,198
    ^^^ I'm glad I didn't have a typo up there....

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  • Botch said:
    ^^^ I'm glad I didn't have a typo up there....

    The difference is you still have the Borner!
    ;)

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    Botch said:
    ^^^ I'm glad I didn't have a typo up there....

    The difference is you still have the Borner!
    ;)
    I used to have a Borner now it's just a Bron
    :\">

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,056
    Mine is a Bron, picked it up for under $100 at a going out of business sale a couple of years ago. Had no idea what I had until my foodie neighbour tried to take it off my hands. 18/10 SS cleans like a dream. Check out the Chef's Depot site regarding cut proof gloves if you get one of these puppies. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,965
    +1 on the glove. Amazon has some, and I think the ones used for shucking oysters would also work. last Thanksgiving, a guest was excited about using my mandoline slicer, and before I had a chance to warn her, she was asking for a band-aid. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 244
    +1 on the cut proof gloves and I'll add New Skin Liquid Bandage to the mix. Don't ask me how I know. Oh, and also, an ice cube covered with a paper towel applied until the bleeding stops. My mandoline now stays in a drawer. It's bloodthirsty.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,128
    might be old school but my feemsters probably 70 or 80 years old, bought a new one for camp a couple years ago for under ten bucks for slaw and au gratin. how can a hand slicer slicer cost 200 bucks
    https://www.lehmans.com/p-1414-feemsters-famous-vegetable-slicer.aspx
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  • I usually go by Cooks Illustrated testing, and I bought the Oxy mandoline which was top rated for use as well as safety--it has a large guard around the food holder--would be very hard to get cut as long as you use it.  It is about $50 according to test results, and got mine at bedbath with 20% off coupon.

    Highly Recommended
    image OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

    Razor-sharp V-blade made short work of a variety of fruits and vegetables, with a wide, sturdy gripper guard that felt exceptionally safe. Extra blades conveniently stored beneath the frame. Measurement-marked dial sets slice thickness.

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