How to Choose a Mandolin Slicer

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Slicing and dicing vegetables is quite a chore, especially if you want uniform pieces. A mandolin slicer eases the workload and lets you quickly produce a pile of vegetables all cut to the same thickness. A vegetable-slicing tool shouldn't be too difficult to select, but the range of features and prices makes the purchase more complicated. Consider the options and your needs when choosing a slicer. Before long, you'll be whipping up batches of homemade fries and vegetable soup in no time.

  • Set your target price range for a mandolin slicer. Basic slicers are relatively inexpensive but have fewer features. Professional-style models cost significantly more but also have many features for easier use.

  • Assess how often you'll use the slicer. If you plan to use it on a regular basis for lots of slicing, consider investing in a professional model.

  • Select the construction material for the body of the slicer. Common materials for the outside of the slicer include plastic and stainless steel.

  • Choose a blade material. The blades are usually ceramic or steel. Ceramic keeps its edge longer and doesn't rust.

  • Compare the number of thickness settings on different slicers. The more settings it has, the more versatile the slicer will be.

  • Consider the types of cuts the slicer makes. In addition to straight slices, some offer the option of a julienne or waffle cut.

  • Check the stand construction. Choose a mandolin with a sturdy stand that can hold up to extended slicing.

  • Look for a slicer with a finger guard to avoid slicing your fingers along with your vegetables. Food pushers are a common feature to protect fingers from the blades.

  • Consider the ease of cleaning. Not all mandolin slicers are dishwasher safe, meaning you may need to wash the components by hand after each use.

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