OXO Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer

I’ve always wanted one of those fancy stainless steel professional mandolines. Possibly owning one of those would make me a better chef? I guess not. But it would make tedious slicing jobs easier, as I stand miserably hunched over the kitchen counter trying my best to make perfectly even apple slices for a tart. Well, no more! I just bought this hand-held slicer from OXO and I think it’s solved my thinly sliced cucumber problem, and for only 15 bucks. With 3 thickness settings, this kitchen tool is not only affordable, but gets the job done fast and perfectly. I can now tackle Laura Calder’s Shaved Vegetable Salad fearlessly. I’ve seen mandolines for as much as $300. I think my $15 purchase was quite a find. Look how nicely it sliced this cucumber…

Truth be told, I’m a bit of a klutz. The first to trip on a crack in the sidewalk, walk into a wall, bang my knee on the coffee table, and cut myself with this damn mandoline! It’s very sharp. You’ve been warned. You can find this at your local housewares store. I purchased mine at Bed Bath & Beyond.


4 Comments to “OXO Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer”

  1. dear nancy, i love this blog. i love all the info. and the food that i have made is great, keep up the good work. i am turning everyone i know on to this sight. i love you, suzi

    • Hi Suzi! Thank you and thank you for telling your friends! I’m so excited to hear that you are cooking recipes from the blog! And that you enjoy the info too. The blog has been feeding my cooking obsession perfectly : )
      I miss and love you!

  2. I bought a cheapo one of these (not OXO). It slices spuds for my dauphanoise potatoes but not completely evenly. It also slices my fingers with remarkable ease. I need to spend the money. Cheaper (and safer) in the long run.

    • I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this OXO one worked. Very sharp though… which I guess is what we want anyway. I like that it has 3 thickness levels too. This mandoline definitely fulfilled my needs and eliminated my drooling over those beautiful stainless steel pro mandolines. I put it in the dishwasher (top rack) and it was fine. Another perk.

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