My recipe calls for lemons sliced on a mandolin. My mandolin works great on everything else but not lemons.. What brand mandolin will slice lemons?

  • Posted by: Louisa
  • January 28, 2013
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13 Comments

CHeeb January 28, 2013
try Norpro on Amazon for less than $25...sharp as you need and very affordable.
 
Louisa January 28, 2013
I will check this out also.
Thanks!
 
Big R. January 28, 2013
Get a cheap Japanese mandolin from an Asian store they were great
 
Louisa January 28, 2013
I'll check our markets here--I did once have a Benriner.
Thanks!
 
LHinton January 28, 2013
A very sharp blade in your Mandolin is key. If you've had your mandolin for 10 years, chances that your blades are dull is dead on. The blades for the Benriner Mandolin are extra sharp and stay that for for years. The best part about this mandolin is that the blades are re-placeable. The softer flesh Meyer Lemon is not the problem, it's your blade.
 
LHinton January 28, 2013
A very sharp blade in your Mandolin is key. If you've had your mandolin for 10 years, chances that your blades are dull is dead on. The blades for the Benriner Mandolin are extra sharp and stay that for for years. The best part about this mandolin is that the blades are re-placeable. The softer flesh Meyer Lemon is not the problem, it's your blade.
 
LHinton January 28, 2013
A very sharp blade in your Mandolin is key. If you've had your mandolin for 10 years, chances that your blades are dull is dead on. The blades for the Benriner Mandolin are extra sharp and stay that for for years. The best part about this mandolin is that the blades are re-placeable. The softer flesh Meyer Lemon is not the problem, it's your blade.
 
LHinton January 28, 2013
My Benriner Mandolin has worked beautifully for me. I've had it for YEARS!!!
 
ChefJune January 28, 2013
I don't know about the mandoline, but I thinly slice lemons successfully with the 1mm slicing blade on my Cuisinart.
 
Louisa January 28, 2013
Hadn't thought of using my cuisinart...
 
drbabs January 28, 2013
The blade on my mandoline dulled after about 8 years, and I ended up buying a new one. Can't remember the brand, and I haven't tried it on lemons. (Please post recipe!)
 
Louisa January 28, 2013
These are meyer lemons, and they do feel softer than regular lemons. I read to put them in the fridge to firm them up, and I did end up using a serrated steak knife, which worked pretty well. Lemon slice almond cookies--baking now. My mandolin is about10 yrs old--would the blade have dulled? Thanks!
 
Omeletta January 28, 2013
I think if your mandoline works great with everything else then your lemons probably have thicker skins than normal, which can happen. Do you think you can slice them thinly with a plain chef's knife? Or maybe the serrated-blade option on the mandoline would work better?
 
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