Benriner BN-1 Japanese Handheld Mandolin Slicer with Three Interchangeable Stainless-Steel Blades-Ivory, Vegetable Fruit Cutter Peeler, Stainless Steel, Off-White

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Benriner BN-1 Japanese Handheld Mandolin Slicer with Three Interchangeable Stainless-Steel Blades-Ivory, Vegetable Fruit Cutter Peeler, Stainless Steel, Off-White

Benriner BN-1 Japanese Handheld Mandolin Slicer with Three Interchangeable Stainless-Steel Blades-Ivory, Vegetable Fruit Cutter Peeler, Stainless Steel, Off-White

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Find the full range of Benriner Mandolins and Slicers here complete with spare blades and accessories.

We did find that the julienne setting isn’t adjustable, so there is really the only option of making thin-cut, shoestring fries. This slicer from OXO has four thickness settings (plus a locked storage setting for safety), which can be quickly set with the turn of a dial on the side of the slicer. Since mandolines have very sharp blades, users must be careful to avoid catching their fingers while slicing up their fruits and veggies. The OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer stands steady on a leg that unfolds, but it’s not as sturdily built nor as wide as the other standing mandolines we tested.The blade of the mandoline does not sit completely flush with the plastic, creating ridges around the slicing area. Once inserted, the blades allow you to cut very skinny strips with ease; we particularly liked the julienne thickness, though there is one thinner and one wider option available as well. On the positive side, this is one of the few slicers with a blade that can be removed and sharpened, so it's possible to get it even sharper if you know your way around a whetstone, or are willing to take it to a good professional sharpener. The cutting surface is made of glassl which helps food move smoothly as you push it down through the blade. A fold-down stand allows this slicer to either be set on a cutting board (with the legs down) or perched over a bowl (with the legs up).

One model, ranked highly by both Cook's Illustrated and Wirecutter, failed our tests because its runway shifted during use (it is designed with a lock button that is supposed to prevent this, but minimal pressure on the runway overrode the lock). In a pinch or on a camping trip (trust us, a mini mandoline is easier than packing a cutting board), an adult can use it, too. Still, one of my former colleagues Niki, who has this slicer at home, told me she sometimes does have that problem with it, so while I didn't see signs of that as an issue during my slicing tests, it's something that can happen. In some instances, they enabled us to safely hold a small radish and shave it down to the tiniest nub.

While it probably isn't the best choice for beginners or those who are just starting out since it's a bit more advanced, the compact design is perfect for small storage areas or limited kitchen counter space. Unlike other mandoline slicers, which tend to have three or four settings of varying thickness, this model does not have presets, so we had full control over how thin or thick our slices were. Most home cooks will enjoy having the Prepworks by Progressive Adjust-a-Slice Mandoline in their arsenal for the occasional time when they need to slice evenly, perhaps to put out a pretty array of tomato slices for a buffet or slice onions for French onion soup. If an item is long and thin like a cucumber or a zucchini, cut it in half as you’ll get more leverage with a shorter item.

There are features to recommend—the guard on the V-Blade is similar in concept to the Zyliss and works even better—but the heft and number of bells and whistles, some that deliver and some that don’t, didn’t feel worth it. One common problem with vegetable slicers is uneven thickness of the slices, though the issue largely has to do with uneven pressure applied by the user during the stroke. Though the settings on the French mandoline tend to give you more options, she agrees that the best mandoline slicer for a home chef is the Japanese mandoline, like the Benriner Mandoline Slicer.You’ll find you can cut food just as thinly and quickly with a well-honed knife and some practice, to get very even results. When you have an urge to make a waffle fry or julienned carrot salad, the specialty blades can come to your aid.

It includes three different blades that can be swapped in for thick slicing, thin slicing, shredding and julienne cuts.Just be cautious when slicing as we found the hand guard isn't the most useful while testing; it's small with short prongs that don't hold food the most securely. But which is the best mandoline slicer for a beginner—or someone looking to take their slicing game from good to great?



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