It's both a superb vegetable and fruit slicer and a julienne (strip) cutter, with a safety rail-guided sliding track system that yields a safe, easy and controlled back-and-forth motion over the V-shaped stainless steel blade. Experience quick and effortless slicing of vegetables and fruits at various thicknesses, from paper thin to 1/2" thick, for consistent, professional-looking hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, entrees, desserts and beverages.
Nothing beats a mandoline for cutting uniform slices and strips of fruits and vegetables--and this model places your safety first and foremost. The base has a built-in stainless-steel V-shaped blade with a safety button that locks in any of the six included blades, ensuring that they can never accidentally move out of place. The food holder has an ergonomically designed handle that allows the full range of slicing motion and provides a stable grip. The food holder safely slides up and down on the mandolines unique grooved rail, which keeps the motion controlled and on track. For thicker chunks of fruits or veggies, the holder can even be lifted and angled to one side while still gripping the track. Food stays secured with the food guide, which pushes food through the holder and grips it with its sharp teeth.
The mandoline comes with six different blades that perform a variety of slicing functions. A 1/8-inch julienne insert is ideal for grating shoestring potatoes or carrots while a wider 1/4-inch julienne blade makes strips of zucchini or beets for steaming. The four slicing inserts offer different sizes--1/32-inch, 1/16-inch, 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch--to accommodate the widths of the foods youre slicing but can all be adjusted to paper thin or chunky thicknesses. The 1/4-inch blade also serves as a safety insert to keep the blade from damage during storage. A storage caddy holds all blades and also acts as a drying rack after washing. The mandoline has non-skid feet to securely hold the base during slicing and an indent on the base so it can be used over a bowl. All parts are dishwasher-safe in the top rack and the entire product is covered by Zyliss under a 5-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde