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01-07-2010, 01:29 PM
Hi everyone. I am seriously researching mandolines and haven't yet figured out the difference between the "V-slicers" as opposed to the ones that slice straight across (that's how they look anyway). Would you rawbies familiar with these please educate me a bit about the pros and cons of each?
Thanks so much.
Hi Sue ~ The only mandoline I've ever had or used is the Fuller Brush's V-Slicer (http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.K5662.desc.Fuller-Kitchen-Solutions-VBlade-Mandoline-Slicing-Kit).
I think I read somewhere where one difference is the V shaped blades cut quicker vs. a straight blade.
I don't have anything to compare my V slicer to and for me it works great. The price was great too!
The only thing I would like is to be able to adjust the thickness to get a paper thin slice. I cannot do that with mine. But then to be honest, I haven't needed it yet - ha!. *Ü*
01-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Hi Deb Is that the same company that makes "brushes" and has been in business for eons? I have a veggie brush that came from them and it is the best veggie cleaning brush I've ever owned. So no wonder you like your mandoline. Seems a huge stretch - from brushes to mandolines? Maybe it's a different company.:D Anyway, thanks for sharing. One I am looking at pretty seriously is the Swissmar Borner V-slicer Plus and the other is the Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer. Yes I am pretty sure that things like tomatoes are supposed to slice more easily in the V slicers. I will keep reading. How does your garden grow these days?
Anyone else have advice for me? I have read all the info under the banana search on the site and am wondering if anyone can add something new? I am also reading what chefs say about these on a site called "chow.com", I think that's the name. Maybe it is "chowhound".:)
Whooh - I looked up the 2 you're looking at - the V slicer has 248 5 star ratings on Amazon! :D That is impressive ~
Yes, this one is by the Fuller Brush company of old ~ ~
I'm not sure by the pictures on Amazon, but the FB slicer on QVC (and elsewhere - I don't know that Fuller Brush is the only company who carries this, ya know?)is free standing. For me, I like that feature.
I've watched lots of YouTube videos where it appears people are struggling a bit with their mandolines or slicers that don't have this feature. They hold it with one hand and slice with the other, trying to keep it steady.
On the mandoline - it says you can adjust the thickness, that's the feature I'd like. It has good reviews too.
My garden now is all indoors for the winter. I'm enjoying sprouting and growing wheatgrass and sunflowers. I'm hoping to try out microgreens. *Ü*
01-08-2010, 10:56 AM
I haven't tried a v-slicer, but I do have one of the big free-standing (Pedrini) that I don't like very much. What I love is the Kyocera Adjustable Ceramic Slicer. It does 4 different thicknesses. It is the one I use all the time!
01-09-2010, 05:21 PM
thanks anniez. I'll have a look at it. Have been searching for a video demo of the Super Benriner all day. Can't find a single one that I can bring up on my computer.:(
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