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Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline 5 Piece Set
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- Set includes tough ABS plastic frame, food safety holder, 3 blade inserts, and storage caddy with locking clip
- Includes 7mm blade, 3.5mm blade, and thick/thin reversible slicing blade; slice different thicknesses, julienne, or shred
- Made in Germany, surgical-grade stainless-steel blades are incredibly sharp and snap in and out of base with 1 easy movement
- Ambidextrous Food Safety holder provides complete protection; prongs hold food while guard protects hands
- Protective storage caddy safely holds all components while not in use; easy to clean; rinse under running water after use
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Swissmar Börner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline
Börner of Germany, manufactures the finest quality vegetable slicers on the market today and are leading edge in design and technology. From the VPower, to the Wave Waffle Slicer and Veg' Art Prep Tool, Börner products help add creativity to any gourmet meal.
- Safety first and foremost, each V-Slicer set comes with a patented Safety Holder and a means of providing safe storage
- Three inserts for a variety of cuts – slicing (thick & thin), 7mm and 3.5mm blade inserts
- Tough ABS plastic for long lasting quality
- Swissmar Borner has a Protective storage which holds all components while not in use; easy to clean; rinse under running water after use
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|Item Dimensions||15 x 5.3 x 3.7 in||—||16 x 5 x 6.37 in||14.37 x 4.92 x 2.95 in||15.16 x 3.54 x 5.71 in||9.5 x 2.5 x 1 in|
It all started in 1956 when Alfred Börner, a toolmaker by profession, started the business manufacturing an onion cutter. This cutter was made of wood with four razor-sharp blades bent in such a way to make cutting onions into cubes easy work. This one invention sparked many more, and product demand increased worldwide. Börner has become a well established company over the last 50 years, producing state of the art kitchen tools in Germany. They manufacture the finest quality vegetable slicers and mandolins on the market today and are leaders in design and technology. From the V-Slicer Plus to the Combi-Chef and Veg' Art Prep Tool, Börner products help add creativity to any gourmet meal. For specific food preparation styles, the Design Line Series was created in the late 1990’s. Beginning with the Thin Julienne Slicer to the latest V-Wave Waffle Slicer, the addition of these various individual slicers makes creating a culinary masterpiece an easy and enjoyable task. You too can prepare foods like a professional, with safe and simple-to-use Börner products. The V-Slicer Plus Mandoline is made of durable ABS plastic with German surgical grade stainless steel blades. 7mm and 3.5mm blades will julienne or shred cuts; slicing insert will cut thick or thin slices. The ambidextrous Food Safety Holder has a serrated edge to safely push food off slicer, requires very little pressure. Steel pins grip most sizes and shapes of produce to create even slices every time. The caddy with safety clip offers easy storage. Easy to clean; rinse under hot or cold running water immediately after use.
An inexpensive alternative to a professional stainless-steel mandoline, this device makes it possible to quickly, uniformly, and safely slice and julienne vegetables and fruits. It also shreds cabbage and neatly dices potatoes, tomatoes, and onions. For safety, a holder firmly grips food with stainless-steel prongs so fingers are protected from the German surgical-steel blades, and the three inserts accompanying the device lock in position. The inserts act as a guide for slicing against the V-frame's knife that reverses to create slices either 1/4-inch or 1/16-inch thick and two julienne inserts for creating 1/8-inch or 3/8-inch strips. For storage, the V-frame, all three inserts, and the safety holder fit into a caddy that can stand upright on the counter, lie flat in a drawer, or hang on the wall. Made of rugged plastic, the device measures 15 inches long and 6 inches wide when assembled for storage. --Fred Brack
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I have the second one right now, fourteen years later.
I was a cook at home girl with a lot of veggies, but over the last few years I ramped that up.
I have cooked three full meals for four plus people every day for more than four years.
The V bottom is dull so I use the guide and cut carrots on the higher part of the V (towards the sides).
When I say carrots, I mean a pound at a time for dinner. This is the BEST and fastest veggy slicer I have ever used.
You could make sushi veggies on it! I LOVE this item. The only issue is that it never gets put away.
Salads, omelets, nachos, soup...
When people say this is sharp, they really mean it. The main blade and the two julienne inserts are EXTREMELY sharp. Don't even look at them wrong, because they will cut you. For a slicing device, that's a great thing, but make sure the pets (or kids) never touch it. I'm stating the obvious, but this would be a useful tool in prison. Just saying, one slap with this thing and ears and noses would be hitting the floor.
Where was I....oh yeah...
First time I used it, I put it through it's paces. I had 12 different vegetables ready to slice & dice. Carrots were first. I julienned them like a pro, but using the food holder left a quarter of each carrot chunk stuck on the main blade. Plus the carrot had stained the white plastic. No amount of soap and hot water got the stain out completely. At this, I was disappointed. I may have to use something stronger to take the pinkish/orange stain off. I'll revisit this issue later on.
Next, it was time to slice tomatoes, cucumber, daikon, onions, zucchini, bell peppers of various colors, in which it did an excellent job....and not a single drop of blood spilt.
I then shredded some lettuce and cabbage, with no real problems once I cut the veggies down to fit the width of the guide.
It took 6 days to eat the pounds of vegetables I had processed with this thing. It was quite a few healthy meals I enjoyed. A nice change from the normal carnivorous diet of mine. Perhaps there's something to that vegetarian diet that someone mentioned to me. A discussion for another day perhaps.
Lastly, on the seventh day, I made french fries to go with my much anticipated steak. I have to say that that was the fastest I've ever prepared homemade fries. Color me impressed (or something beige maybe).
Finding a good bowl (with a solid base) helps this whole process along. I've got 10" and 12" steel bowls which work great to catch the food. The small notches on the bottom end of the mandoline locked on the bowls perfectly. Anything smaller than 10" or larger than 12" probably wouldn't work.
Being left-handed, I still haven't found the perfect grip for the food holder yet. But I'm sure with time, I'll figure that out.
Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my purchase so far. Hopefully, as long as I keep using the food SAFETY holder, I'll keep all my fingers intact and attached.
Have a wonderful day, and happy slicing,
UPDATE (1/30/17): My mandoline is still going strong. Suprisingly, I still have all my fingers. Why is the 7-piece kit cheaper than the 5-piece? It makes no sense! I used a little diluted bleach to clean the stains, and it looks brand new again, although my black shirt that I was wearing does not. Bleach and black cloth makes brown. Who woulda thunk.
Review subject: Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline
2. If they are free and hitting each other they will become dull shortening the usefulness of the item.
My boyfriend and I both used it and have different opinions.
I think i was being a little reluctant when slicing the zucchini because i've never used a mandoline before, but it didn't feel very easy to use. It felt like there was a little bit of resistance
My boyfriend used a potato and said he had no problems, he said you just have to go fast; it's a sharp blade it will cut.
We are returning it though, the 5 piece set is probably the better one to get. Even though the bowl is nice to have, i think the caddy is a better form of storage overall.
Is the object you are slicing long (cucumber, zucchini, carrot?). Don't put the guard on until you're about halfway down the veggie/fruit. And for goodness sake, watch your fingers! No amount of kitchen gloves will save you. Also, every 6-8 swipes, pick up the mandoline and remove the fruit slices underneath. This is SO much easier than trying to prop the thing on a bowl, and allows you to be far less clumsy in your movements, which is crucial with such a sharp knife.
When you get down near the end of your fruit/veggie, start pressing the button on the top of the guard. This slowly releases the item you are cutting, so that you can utilize almost the entire thing. That button's there for a reason, guys!