Progressive International has been making kitchen tools for over 40 years. They’ve got a substantial line of products for cooking, baking, food storage, cleaning, and more. All kinds of cooks appreciate their thoughtful, attractive designs and practicality. Our featured product is one of nearly two dozen of this brand’s slicing and chopping tools, so home cooks are bound to find the right one for their needs and budget.
We selected the PL8 Mandoline because it offers an excellent combination of style, durability, safety, and functionality. The all-in-one design with an easy-to-use blade adjustment knob means that you don’t have to change out the blades to switch from one type of slicing to another. There are 4 different settings: 2 different julienne, as well as slicing and waffle cutting. Sharp blades give excellent results when cutting just about any veggie. If you do a lot of vegetable prep, this mandoline could make things a lot easier for you. The only real downside is that the all-in-one design can make cleaning kind of a chore. But for the great results and safety advantages, this is still an excellent choice.
Features of the PL8 include:
Select this mandoline if you are a home cook but would like a pro-quality slicer to simplify prep.
PrepNaturals, formerly HomeNative, is an online retailer of kitchen products, gadgets, and food prep items. Their goal is to make home cooking affordable so that more people can cook from scratch with decent equipment.
Our featured product is a versatile but inexpensive mandoline that has multiple functions. It cuts and slices to different thicknesses. It also has thick and fine grating functions, as well as julienne slicing. It is a good option for home cooks who want to make quick work of food preparation without spending a ton of money.
The HomeNative Adjustable Mandoline Slicer also comes with the full HomeNative warranty, which provides a full refund or replacement if you’re not satisfied.
The people at De Buyer believe that home cooks deserve professional-quality tools. To that end, they design and manufacture kitchen products that are made with the best materials and that offer the best performance.
The La Mandoline Ultra 2.0 is a high-end choice for those who are willing to spend a bit more for top-notch performance. It’s very simple to set up and has sharp, durable blades that make quick work of kinds of fruits and veggies. And this slicer is great for all kinds of cuts, some of which you won’t get from most other mandolines. Cuts include cubes, lozenges, slices, crinkle cuts, julienne cuts, and waffle cuts. Cutting thicknesses range from super thin to one centimeter in width.
The La Mandoline has some impressive features, including:
We recommend this slicer if it fits your budget and your needs. If you do a lot of home cooking, this mandoline could make your life a lot easier.
OXO makes a wide range of convenient home products at reasonable prices. The brand is built around the philosophy of Universal Design, which is all about making items convenient and usable for the widest possible population. And, to remind themselves of their mission, the people at OXO collect lost single gloves as a reminder of the diverse hands their products have to fit.
The OXO Good Grips V-blade Mandoline Slicer is a high-performing mandoline with convenient features at a great price. It has 4 thickness settings – 1.5mm, 3mm, 4.5mm, and 6mm. And, in addition to adjustable thickness, you get straight and wavy blades, as well as two different types of julienne blades. With the different blade types, you can get straight cuts, crinkle cuts, fine julienne cuts, and french fry cuts. The mainly plastic construction keeps the price low and makes the unit fairly easy to clean. However, the onboard storage for the extra blades means that the whole thing, including all the blades, have to be washed after each use. To avoid this hassle, some users choose to store the blades separately rather than using the internal storage.
Features of the Good Grips V-blade Mandoline include:
We recommend this mandoline for cost-conscious buyers who want great performance for their dollar.
Benrier cutting and slicing tools are designed for convenience, efficiency and affordability. Home cooks like their items for their consistency and quality of construction, and even some professionals use them. For the price, these are great quality devices, and the company’s single-minded focus on cutters and slicers means that they are devoted to refining a specific range of products.
We chose to feature the Japanese Mandoline because it offers excellent durability and some great features for frequent users. The blades are sharp and durable, and are good for cutting just about any fruit or vegetable. There are 4 different blades – standard flat, fine-toothed, medium-toothed, and coarse-toothed – which allow for different kinds of cuts.
This mandoline is available with or without a collection tray, as well as in wide. Significant features of all these include:
Users report excellent performance. The only real downside? The blades are sharp and the safety guard isn’t the perfect solution. We recommend wearing cut-proof gloves.
There are several appliances and tools that can make your life in the kitchen a whole lot easier. We are talking about tools such as an over the counter microwave to heat things up quickly, a large stockpot to make a large batch of piping chilli, spiral slicer if you’d like to spriralize your foods, and a mandoline slicer to chop all your fruits and veggies quickly and efficiently.
Mandoline slicers are becoming increasingly popular in both home and commercial kitchens and for several good reasons. What other food cutting tool can you think of that can help you create elegant garnishes and uniform slices of vegetables for salads, potato sticks for French fries and even specialty waffle-cut chips (gaufrettes)? The ability to make cuts with superior consistent thickness and impressive thinness is important to please your audience at home and guests at a restaurant paying top dollar for the perfect palate. The way you cut vegetables and fruits affect their quality. Consistent thickness also results in even cooking, a trait that is highly important when cooking a bath of potato chips or else you will have some undercooked and others crispy.
You can get mandoline slicers in a plethora of designs, materials and accessories, which is why the prices will tend to vary. Some even offer the ability to adjust the thickness, and others come with a few blades to create perfectly shaped French fries and waffles from one single device, saving you some serious cash on having to buy them separately. Further, the materials used in the construction of a mandoline slicer can also spike up the price, and as an example, a food slicer with a stainless-steel slicing deck will in most cases cost a few bucks more than one with a plastic textured runaway.
Since you will be dealing with extremely sharp blades, it is best to totally avoid cheap mandoline slicers, because they will probably have a ton of loose parts, making it tedious to swap them. Some may be fitted with poorly designed safety guards that make it difficult to slice and wont offers premium protection for your fingers. To give you a rough idea of price tags you can expect to see on the shopping trail, these appliances range between $20 and $100+ for one that will allow you to cut and cook like a pro.
Mandoline are undoubtedly one of the most helpful tools in the kitchen, if you buy the right one. Although not necessary, it is a good idea (innovative idea) to determine the types of cuts you’re going to want to make such as crinkle cuts, thin cuts, waffle cuts, etc in order to ease your buying decision.
That said, here are a few factors to consider when exploring the best mandoline slicer options in the market:
Style is one of the biggest elements that sets one mandoline slicer apart from another, and the three common choices are: platform insert mandolins, platform mandoline and flat board mandoline.
Further, they can be crafted of several varied materials including stainless steel, wood, ceramic and even plastic. Lower priced models are generally made from plastic, which is easy to clean, but stainless-steel models can, in most cases, handle a bigger workload and withstand a fair bit of use. If you’re going to be using the mandoline slicer on a flat surface, buying one with non-skid base pays off considering that it holds the device securely in place when working on it.
Further, some all in one designs come with an onsite adjustable blade for different thickness settings, whereas others come with a few blades to create diverse types of cuts.
Mandoline slicers can prove to be hazardous, because you’re dealing with fast, sometimes guillotine style, moving blades. Most slicers are fitted with a food holder that functions like a handle and grips on to the food, so you can slide your veggies down the ramp without having to test how sharp the blades on your fingers.
When it comes to maintenance, some manufacturers claim that their models are dishwasher safe, but what they are mostly referring to is the body of the slicer and not the blades because they generally tend to dull when exposed to chemicals in the detergent. Speaking of blades, it is important to note that they cannot be interchanged between different mandoline slicer models, so you should determine the type of cuts you’re after to get one that will serve you well.