We have recently shifted over to eating a more vegetarian diet and let me tell you, if you go through a lot of vegetables this thing is an essential piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. It's easy and quick to use, and there are several safety features and guards in place to keep you safe because the blade is extremely sharp. You can adjust the level of thickness of the cuts and even the shapes. You can have solids cuts/slices, strips like french fries, and you can even cut it into waffle fries if you want to. Cleaning is quick and easy, the best thing to do is clean it right after use. We use this all the time and do not regret this purchase at all!
Wonderful product, and well made.
First of all safety: When used properly, with the vegetable holder/slid thing, you would have to make a special effort to cut yourself.
Versatility - very easy to change to the various modes of operation (thickness, straight of scallop cut, julienne blades. (Love the ability to make waffle cuts!)
Cleanup: fairly easy. Everything can be fully submerged and rinsed.
Storage: the prop handle folds flat, all cutting blades stay with (attached to) the unit.
Nit: The vegetable is attached to the cutting table with a slide that fits into two grooves. When I first used this device I had to get used to not pulling back too far, where the slide came out of the grooves.
we just got this slicer and it is great... I cut up sweat potatoes( cooked) for food dehydrator and also regular potatoes for chips. Both turned out wonderful. Also did apple slices, strawberries, mango's and a few other things. I super love the self storing blades and the extra waffle cutter blade that comes with it. Soooo glad I chose this one. The stainless steel is better than plastic. The unit is very sturdy and blades are very sharp( no accidents yet). The holder helps me from getting cuts while holding the fruit and veggies firm. I would solo recommend this to all my friends with out reservation. If you decide to get one get a good one like this one, you'll love the convenience and ease of blade switching and storage.
This mandolin slicer is wonderful! I have had several others over the years, and they did not compare in quality to this one. This mandolin slicer is heavier and more stable than the others. It is easy to use and change to different blades. There are multiple choices when slicing – 4 thicknesses, plus waffle, julienne, etc. Food slides nicely on the stainless steel deck and it is easy to clean. The handguard is better than anything I've seen before on a mandolin slicer; it is more substantial, and actually does protect your hand and fingers. All of the blades are part of the slicer, so you will never be searching around in your cabinet for the right blade. Well worth the money. A good value for the quality of this mandolin slicer.
Oh my goodness, if you are on the fence about this slicer just DO IT! BUY IT! It's absolutely amazing, makes slicing an absolute breeze, such a time saver! There have been recipes I don't make as often because it takes so long to chop all the vegetables for it but with this thing I'm done in a quarter of the time. It is also really easy to clean, just be smart and be careful. I was on the fence for a while because I didn't want 'just another kitchen gadget" but it is worth the storage space in your cupboards and definitely worth every penny.