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Heather's picture

Mandoline (post #55866)

Look at the thingy on this mandoline! Has anyone tried one of these? It is the Accompli, I found it at NapaStyle.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #55866, reply #1 of 21)

that's some thingie!


I just use a fork.


~RuthAnn
foom!


~RuthAnn

Heather's picture

(post #55866, reply #2 of 21)

It's the biggest thingie I've ever seen!
Have you ever caught the fork in the blades?

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #55866, reply #4 of 21)

no, I can usually feel it when the fork is getting close, and I stop - maybe once or twice i've hit the blade. I don't have a big mandoline, but I have one of the nifty adjustable ceramic ones I love. The holder that came with it is okay, but not good for little things like a clove of garlic - hence the fork.

~RuthAnn
foom!


~RuthAnn

paretsky's picture

(post #55866, reply #16 of 21)

I use a fork too. I stick it into whatever I'm slicing parallel to the blade of the mandoline, so it's very easy to keep track of where it is, rather than having to guess how far in the tines are.

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(post #55866, reply #17 of 21)

That's a tip, send it in.



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Fogbound1's picture

(post #55866, reply #19 of 21)

A fork!  Brilliant!  I'm going to try that in about 10 minutes.

paretsky's picture

(post #55866, reply #20 of 21)

Thanks. Ruth Ann said it first. I just "me too"-ed

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chaim's picture

(post #55866, reply #21 of 21)

Watch the fingers!!! I've gotten some really nasty (and quite rememberable) cuts with Mandolins      


Chaim


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beebuzzled's picture

(post #55866, reply #3 of 21)

That's a pretty expensive thingie. I recently bought a Benriner turning slicer that does the same thing for much, much less.


 


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soupereasy's picture

(post #55866, reply #5 of 21)

So what exactly does this thingy do?

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #55866, reply #6 of 21)

I'm guessing it's to prevent the cook from puttign too much of themselves into what they are preparing. ;)


why it's so enormous is beyond me. size doesn't ALWAYS matter.


After a little looking around, I think that might be the serpentin attachment for spiral cutting. but don't hold me to that!



~RuthAnn
foom!




Edited 11/6/2007 9:07 pm by KitchenWitch

~RuthAnn

Heather's picture

(post #55866, reply #7 of 21)

Thanks for looking around--I had no idea what it was. Serpentine makes sense because that handle looks made for turning.

soupereasy's picture

(post #55866, reply #8 of 21)

That would make sense.

KarenP's picture

(post #55866, reply #9 of 21)

It is the Accompli, I found it at NapaStyle.


AND, it doubles as a joy-stick for the Nintendo when you're not using it in the kitchen!  ;-) 

That is SOME safety guard.  I saw the Ming episode done with MC recently.  He not only said that mandolines scare him a little bit...which certainly fits, but that he is opening a new resturant. 

Heather's picture

(post #55866, reply #10 of 21)

Well I guess it is to be expected that his success would lead to another restaurant. Did he say where?

And yes--it does look like a joystick. LOL

KarenP's picture

(post #55866, reply #11 of 21)

Did he say where?


  He lives in St. Helena.  I'd guess somewhere between Calistoga and Napa...I wonder if he's part of that little group with Jan Biernbaum (sp), Pat Kuleto, Mark Franz.
   I met Mark Franz MIL.  She was telling me about the detail at Nick's Cove and that it is spectacular.  I'm willing to try it out! 

Heather's picture

(post #55866, reply #12 of 21)

Oops, I thought you meant Ming was opening a new restaurant. Too funny.
Are you going to try Nick's for the food or for the lodgings?

KarenP's picture

(post #55866, reply #13 of 21)

 I want to do both!  I'd like to stay there for a few days and unwind a little.  I've looked at the chairs in the pictures on the web site and they just scream, sit here and read your book..take a nap.  Only makes sense that you'd have to have a meal there since you're there anyway, don't you think? 
  I don't think that we'll get Ming out of Massachusetts, but wouldn't that be GREAT!


Edited 11/7/2007 1:35 am by KarenP

Heather's picture

(post #55866, reply #14 of 21)

I agree--those cabins look wonderful!

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(post #55866, reply #15 of 21)

I would love to get Ming to move to  NC. :-)

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Lee's picture

(post #55866, reply #18 of 21)

Wow.  That's an odd looking thingy.  It looks like it makes long strings.