best 'cheap' mandoline slicer?

looking for a reasonably priced (willing to pay around $30-35) mandoline slicer to use for vegetables? I live alone and only cook in relatively small quantities, I'm wanting to use this for a faster, easier way to get thinly sliced veggies. thanks!

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The Amused Bouche
The Amused Bouche May 26, 2015

absolutely 100% a benriner! its the best twenty bucks youll ever spend and all that most professional kitchens use. buy one on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Benriner-Japanese-Mandolin-Vegetable-Slicer/dp/B000LCP6EW/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1432679514&sr=1-4

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PieceOfLayerCake May 27, 2015

I second this!

Emily Love
Emily Love May 27, 2015

thank you (and thank for including a link!) !

Greenstuff
Greenstuff May 27, 2015

I just came from the Ramen Shop in Oakland, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Best Restaurants and was counting the number of Benriners I saw. The same one I use at home. Affordable and versatile.

aargersi
aargersi May 26, 2015

i love my OXO!

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen May 27, 2015

will add my voice to the OXO, but I do use a "kevlar" glove because I'm a klutz with them

Susan W
Susan W May 26, 2015

I have this one and love it.
http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-V-Blade-Mandoline-Slicer/dp/B001THGPDO/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1432679794&sr=1-3&keywords=mandoline+slicer

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Pegeen
Pegeen May 26, 2015

I like my Kyocera
http://www.amazon.com/Kyocera-CSN-202-RD-Adjustable-Mandoline-Slicer/dp/B000HZBXOA/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1432680273&sr=1-1&keywords=kyocera+mandoline

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Chocolate Be
Chocolate Be May 27, 2015

Speaking as one who has cut off the tip of her thumb using a mandoline (Oxo, but entirely my fault, not Oxo's), might I also suggest that when you buy your mandoline, you also get a cut-reisistant glove or gloves? After the thumb incident, I never use a mandoline without those gloves on! The blades on mandolines are super sharp, require very careful handling. I know of what I speak...

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aargersi
aargersi May 27, 2015

Excellent point - I also left a snack sized chunk of finger on my mandoline the first time I used it (trying to be cool like the TV chefs - slicing bare handed with no guard - don't do that) if you order your mandoline from Amazon, throw a pait of kevlar gloves in your basket. Here is what I have:

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-V-Blade-Mandoline-Slicer/dp/B001THGPDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432727935&sr=8-1&keywords=oxo+mandoline

http://www.amazon.com/CUTShield-Classic-Kitchen-Resistant-Contact/dp/B003DZ02MU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1432727975&sr=8-3&keywords=kevlar+gloves

Emily Love
Emily Love May 27, 2015

haha thank you! (and thank you aargersi for the link). have been reading horror stories on amazon reviews as well...thinking a glove would be a good addition. :)

bigpan
bigpan May 27, 2015

I've used my benriner for about 30-40 years. That makes it about 2cents a week !

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