Metal Mandoline Slicers -- for the Serious Chef, or the Kitchen Crazy

by Regi_B

In mandoline slicers, many choose plastic, but metal is a cut above the rest.

Yes, that pun just happened. Let us not dwell on it. Let us discuss metal mandoline slicers, instead. These are the slicers found in professional kitchens. A metal mandoline is also desirable if you want your slicer to be durable -- and who does not want something durable? (That baby, in that silly commercial, that doesn't like money? Probably her.)

Now, for those I have not lost, do enjoy this wizzle on metal mandoline slicers. You might find one you just "have to" have.

What Is a Metal Mandoline Slicer?

Mandoline slicers help us slice food without wasting food. You might say they are what a knife and cutting board wish they could be. You might also say I make silly analogies, assigning animate traits to inanimate thingies. You would be right about both. Nonetheless, metal mandoline slicers are the slicers of the gods!

Metal vs. Plastic

I think metal mandoline slicers are superior to plastic because:

  • Metal is easier to clean,
  • Metal is more durable,
  • They don't call it "heavy plastic music"! (now, that is a silly point, I admit).

What to Slice with Your New Metal Mandoline Slicer

In case you need some ideas about what to put through your mandoline, here you go:

  • Onions,
  • Apples,
  • Really, really cold butter,
  • Carrots,
  • Parsnips,
  • Styrofoam -- which is not tasty!
  • Bell peppers,
  • Garlic,
  • Not your fingers -- be careful!

Oh! The many dishes you might make with items you slice in a metal mandoline slicer. You could liven up everything from pot roast to ice cream. My mom used to make a beef stew with veggies she ran through a mandoline. (That dish was not her best, alas. Please don't tell on me!)

My favorite dish brought to life by the output of a metal mandoline slicer is a nice piece of broiled fish, garnished with onions, and lemons. Yummy!

Any of the metal "slicers a la mandoline" (forgive my goofiness, please) shown on this page would well do the job of helping you prepare delightful dishes for you and yours. If you make an awesome dish using vegetables or fruits from a metal mandoline slicer, please share it with me (and the world) in the comments on this page. I would love to learn of it. Thank you.

Updated: 10/24/2012, Regi_B
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