Take your home cooking to a whole new level with this Mandolin Multi Slicer. Your kitchen doesn’t have to go without before you lose half a day’s pay. A local kitchen outlet store sold me this mandolin over ten years ago. It has been one of my favorite gadgets to use in the kitchen since day one when I put this fruit and vegetable slicer to work.
Make quick work of your kitchen chores with this handy tool. Take out your slicer, dicer, grater, or julienne plate, put it in place, and you’re ready to go! No fuss, no muss – you can process anything from firm tomatoes too hard potatoes.
In my kitchen, accessories that are easy to grab and that work are essential! The price I paid for my mandolin has far outlasted its lifespan. I have used it repeatedly and it has always worked for me. I personally recommend this Mandolin Multi Slicer to anyone looking for an affordable way to slice cheese and vegetables in their home kitchens and as gifts for their favorite foodies!
Mandolins are manual cutting devices used for slicing fruits and vegetables quickly and uniformly. Each mandolin has its own features and design, and there are several available on the market today. Whether you’re a professional or a home cook, the mandolin can make your cooking easier and more attractive.
Different Styles of Mandolins
Adjustable Mandolins – Usually, these mandolins are one piece with a knob on the side that adjusts the thickness of food cuts from paper-thin to an inch thick.
Platform Insert Mandolins – I am showcasing this type of mandolin here. Easily insert and remove a platform (plate) to achieve different cuts and thicknesses.
Flat Board Mandolins – These products don’t allow you to adjust the thickness and are often specific to certain types of food cuts, such as crinkle and julienne.
My Mandolin Multi Slicer Specs
Slicer measures 12″ long and 4-3/8″ wide and it comes with 4 plates.
– 3/8″ julienne cutter
– 1/8″ julienne and 1mm slicer on reverse
– 2mm slicer and 3mm slicer on reverse
– Grater and zester on reverse
– Manufacturer – Progressive
- I admit that I do not use the safety holder. As an alternative, I get down to the ‘nubbins’ of the fruit or vegetable, toss the scraps in a freezer bag for soup, or feed them to our free-range chickens.
- A plastic body and platform inserts are featured on the multi-purpose mandolin on this page.
- On the mandolin and parts, the stainless cutting blades are extremely sharp. Use this kitchen tool with care and attention!
Pros and Cons of Mandolin Multi Slicer
- Fruit and vegetables are consistently cut uniformly by the 1, 2 and 3mm platforms. I have used mine for more than 10 years in my kitchen.
- Mandolins are easily cleaned, whether by hand or by placing them on the top shelf of your dishwasher.
- Even after years of use, the stainless steel blades on the mandolin and on the plates remain razor-sharp.
- Prepare avocados by slicing them into zucchini. For German potato salad or hash browns, grate potatoes. Cut jicama chunks into julienne slices. Serve tuna salad with sliced hardboiled eggs. Prepare your coleslaw by slicing the cabbage thinly. With the best-ever kitchen slicer, there are no limits to what you can create.
- The rubber feet on this mandolin prevent it from skidding around on the counter. In addition, the slicer’s size allows it to fit nicely over a bowl, so you can prepare your salad straight in the bowl, toss it, and you are done!
- It’s fun to experiment with the angles of the mandolin to get different slices of veggies and fruits.
- Featuring a sleek design, this slicer is lightweight and can easily be stored in a kitchen drawer.
- In particular, plastic platform inserts that are frequently used will discolor with time.
- The grater inserts for hard cheese do not work very well if the cheese is frozen for a few minutes before using it. Microplane or my food processor grating blade are my go-to tools for most grating tasks.
- Zester has never been my favorite platform. When peeling or zesting citrus, I recommend using a zester.
- Using a julienne cutter for an extended period of time can cause the blades to bend. Because the blades are extremely sharp, you can easily straighten them using a butter knife rather than your fingers.
- The new mandolin multi slicer makes it easy to make family favorites.
Cucumber and Onion Sour Cream Salad
It reminds me of Sunday dinners with my grandma when we had this cucumber and onion sour cream salad. Easy to pull off, crunchalicious results!
- 1 large English cucumber or 2-3 medium garden cucumbers
- Sea salt
- 1 small sweet onion; peeled
- ½ cup sour cream; we love Daisy brand
- 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1½ teaspoons sugar or 2 teaspoons honey
- Salt and pepper; to taste
- If you are using garden cucumbers; peel if skin is tough, cut lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
- With the 3mm mandolin multi slicer platform slice cucumbers into a small bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt, toss and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Slice onion with a 3mm platform, separate rings and set aside.
- In a medium size bowl add sour cream, apple cider vinegar, along with sugar or honey. Mix well. Rinse the sliced cucumbers under running water, pat dry with a towel and add to the sour cream mixture. Toss in the onion slices.
- Chill and serve as a side salad or my favorite, on top of wild basmati rice.
Cucumbers and onions should not be sliced too thin, or the salad will lose its crunch.