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Mandoline technique

BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
First, I have no financial interest in Börner of Germany, so I'm not benefitting for posting this, what is essentially a 20-minute commercial:

Now, I've used my mandoline a few times, never cut myself but watching this video showed me a few techniques that I was unaware of.  This guy is flying through vegetables and fruits in record time, and tricks like jamming the guard onto veggies while sitting on the counter, angling the produce to produce ovals, and slicing with a knife stuff that's on the guard, in order to cut perfect cubes, and "flicking" long veggies like celery, are tricks I was unaware of, and this video was worth watching to me.  May be making some vegetable soup this weekend!  
(I also just learned a Mac trick: if you want a foreign àccent above your letter as éxquisite as Börner, above, simply hold down the vowel key a second, and the áccent choices magically appear.  Magnifiquè!)  
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,830
    bookmarked.  Thanks @Botch
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,922
    I think my mandoline needs sharpening. Wow
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Great share.  Thanks.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,494

    I've been using that same Borner mandoline for a few years.  Thanks for posting the vid.
  • Oh, this guy is good!!
    Morro Bay, CA
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 363
    I would put that son of a **** to work with his vslicer and all.
    Mountain View, CA
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 505
    Thanks for posting - that's the greatest slicing since sliced bread!
    Memphis, TN 
  • 55Kevy55Kevy Posts: 117
    I've been debating for years about getting a mandoline and thought that I'd only use it for slicing. After watching this vid I'm ready to get one: chopping onions sold me.


    Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, CA
    XL BGE, Woo2, AR

  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,296
    I have that same borner. Its ridiculously sharp

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,721
    When I learned to julienne with mine It was a transcendental experience. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

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