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Best Mandoline Available?

April_Kilfoyle's picture

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What is the best Madoline available, and who sells it?

April_Kilfoyle's picture

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What is the best madoline available and who sells it?

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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Matfer. Anything they make is just about the best on the market. I know the sell them at Sur La Table but they are probably not the cheapest.

Chiffonade_'s picture

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Mean, what about
i Bron??

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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second place.

akilfoyle's picture

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thanks for your help!

dixie_'s picture

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April, I have a Bron, love it, but also have a Borner, little portable plastic thing and reach for it every time. It also cost about 1/3 the price of the Bron.

Rebecca's picture

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dixie, what do you prefer in the Borner? Someday I'd like to get a mandoline...looking for a good one that I will not slice myself on.

Chiffonade_'s picture

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My
i Bron
was a freebie. My ex-Mother-In-Law (the drunk) gave it to me when she persisted in slicing off her fingernails. (I've since cleaned it thoroughly.)

dixie_'s picture

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Rebecca, sorry, but I only saw this message just now. The little Borner is easy to handle. The slicing part of it is "thick" or "thin" - no fine tuning, just reverse the v-insert for one or the other. It is very easy to clean under faucet and dishwasher safe also. It has two julienne blades, about 3/8"wide and 1/8". Mine came with several extra things, like waffle-cutter, shredder. The best thing I like is the safety holder. You can just stab whatever and slice right down to nothing. I don't like the safety-holder on the big mamma because things have to be cut to fit into it.

However, the little one won't julienne carrots and such lengthwise because you can't stab it. I have learned to love short julienned vegs.

I will say that if I am going to do a
b lot
of slicing, I usually bring out the larger one simply because it holds itself up, you don't have to prop it and it frees non-slicing hand to catch whatever you are slicing. I hope this hasn't confused you. It has me. BTW, mine was a birthday gift.