This mandoline performs excellently. It quickly sliced potatoes with little effort. I must admit that I was initially suspicious, given that it is constructed of plastic but has a lovely stainless steel blade. To modify the thickness of the slices, as well as for dicing, julienne, or flat sliced products, read the directions thoroughly. The cutting blade is effectively protected from the hands and fingers. Overall, a fantastic product.
With a regular mandolin, accidents are prone to happen. This one, on the other hand, is SAFE. There will be no more slashing fingers! And it makes julienne and french fries. This is something I really enjoy. Everything is so well-designed that it all fits together wonderfully. Finally, a mandolin that can be used securely.
This slicer was purchased to replace a broken French fry cutter. I used it right out of the package to cut some cucumbers. It was very simple and quick! This is far superior to my mandolin slicer, which has three settings: thin, paper thin, and see-through thin. The range of settings is fantastic. I've done cucumbers, potatoes, onions, carrots, and cheese so far. Larger potatoes and onions must be cut in half, but this isn't a problem for me. Soft cheese, such as cheddar, did not work as well as I had planned. Cleaning is a little difficult. Food particles have a habit of becoming entangled in the blades. Turning each of the knobs while the machine is submerged in water typically helps.
Excellent product. Much safer than a standard mandolin. I enjoy the dial for adjusting the thickness of the slices. My preparation time when cooking just reduced to half or more! Would purchase again as gifts!
I purchased because my mother had a mandolin injury years ago trying to cut sweet potatoes. If you’ve tried to cut sweet potatoes you know that they are super hard. This thing is so easy to use if you the directions about using the dials. Takes a little force to start it off but then everything goes smoothly. My 86 yr old mother can use it easily without any injuries. We don’t have to waste money on frozen french fries any longer. Highly recommend!