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Mandolin slicer recommendations?

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deathb4decaf Fri 08-Apr-16 13:29:49

Been having a look on Amazon at ones which come with a glove?! Is it worth getting one of those or just a bog standard one? I'm pretty confident in the kitchen but I don't have the time or the skills to slice that thinly with a knife. I had a mandolin slicer once with a plastic bit you stab into the veg, this was fiddly, wobbly... Ended up chucking it out. Anyone got a decent recommendation?

sandylion Fri 08-Apr-16 13:32:34

Get a fucking glove! I sliced my thumb on a mandolin and thought I might die.

deathb4decaf Fri 08-Apr-16 13:40:38

Oh god that's what I'm afraid of! Have you got a glove?

deathb4decaf Fri 08-Apr-16 13:46:51

Or maybe i'd be better off with a good processor with a slicing attachment...?

whois Sat 09-Apr-16 00:23:37

I really really like this one. Quick and simple to use, no assembly time like with the multi blade ones. Dishwasher safe.

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00D5R02QW/ref=mp_s_a_1_19?qid=1460157738&sr=8-19&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=mandolin&dpPl=1&dpID=41zixtPZgpL&ref=plSrch

If you search for mandolin on Amazon loads of the gloves come up.

whois Sat 09-Apr-16 00:24:56

I prefer it over the food processor as I can do long strips of carrot or courgette.

Pantah630 Sun 10-Apr-16 20:38:10

I have this one it's quick and easy but you do need to treat with respect. Their julienne one was shit though, took it back. I'd forgotten it came with a proddy thing, I don't use it, am just very, very careful when getting near the end. You have to look what you're doing as it goes through very quickly.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 10-Apr-16 20:43:42

You don't need a proper glove for one, just buy kevlar oven gloves too and use those.

OldBeanbagz Tue 12-Apr-16 11:22:11

Second getting a glove. Ours has a food holder which i forgot to use. Hence the chunk out of my finger and lots of blood. Those things really are sharp!

I have the Good Grips one.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Tue 12-Apr-16 18:26:38

Lethal things. An older friend sliced the top of his finger right off. Dh later put the wretched thing in the dustbin. Friend was put out, despite his finger - he just loves gadgets. - 'I paid forty quid for that!'
'Tough,' said dh.

ABetaDad1 Tue 12-Apr-16 18:29:46

I won't have a mandolin in my kitchen. Use a food processor.

I trained in professional kitchen environment for a short while and the chef who trained us told us the horrific accidents that happen with them. One man cut the side of his hand off with a huge flap of skin hanging from the mandolin, him screaming and blood everywhere.

Just get a food processor.

deathb4decaf Tue 12-Apr-16 18:57:21

shock I've bought one! I am going to use it very rarely so couldn't justify the space and cost of a processor. It's got one of those things with the prongs, but I may have to get a glove too now!

oldlaundbooth Wed 13-Apr-16 20:06:09

Use the side of this.

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