Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Pro Mandoline V-4000, 7-Piece Set
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- 7-piece mandoline set with plastic frame, food safety holder, 3 blade inserts, rocket insert holder, and holder base
- Includes 7mm blade, 3mm blade, and thick/thin reversible slicing blade; slice different thicknesses, julienne, or shred
- Incredibly sharp surgical grade, German-made stainless steel blades
- Safety holder secures food with stainless steel prongs and helps keep your hand protected
- Protective storage caddy safely holds all components while not in use; rinse under running water after use
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|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 13.5 x 1.75 in||5.62 x 14.75 x 4 in||5.5 x 14.9 x 1.5 in||3.54 x 15.16 x 5.71 in||3.35 x 18.11 x 5.91 in||2.5 x 9.5 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 Pro Mandoline is made of durable ABS plastic with German surgical grade stainless steel blades. Three inserts cube, julienne, slice and shred. One of the inserts is a thick/thin insert for 3 precision thicknesses plus a “zero” safety position to completely cover the V-blade when not in use. The ambidextrous Food Safety Holder has a serrated edge to safely push food off slicer, requires very little pressure that can produce a variety of different cuts. Steel pins grip most sizes and shapes of produce to create even slices every time. An insert holder provides protective storage for extra inserts; acts as a drying. Easy to clean; rinse under hot or cold running water immediately after use.
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The mandoline is also very easy to care for -- just lock the blade into the safety setting, run under hot water, and set out to dry. It's lightweight and compact, and can be tucked easily into most kitchen drawers.
This model is an upgrade over the Plus, with a lockable safety setting for the blade, greater convenience in switching cut types, and greater cutting options in general, including more thicknesses. I'm not sure why folks are still getting the Plus, as the current price difference (around $10) seems marginal relative to the benefits of the Pro. Also, Amazon is running this Pro model, but not the Plus model, in its 4-for-3 promotion (as of the time of this review anyway), so if you plan on purchasing other similarly priced items, this actually comes out comparably priced to the Plus.
BTW, for those of you who prefer to research your products before buying, the Swissmar mandoline (Pro or Plus) is a top-rated model pretty consistently across sources, including some serious cooking/foodie web sites. It is also one of the wider handheld mandolines - the other top rated ones are measurably narrower, and therefore might not accommodate larger fruits and veggies (onions, tomatoes, etc.) without first cutting into smaller pieces.
If I had to nitpick, I could find a few things that are less than perfect. The mandoline and all the parts are made of pretty flimsy white plastic, and looks pretty cheap (it's no stainless steel wonder). Also, you can't switch out the main base blade, and I don't think there's an easy way to sharpen it. Finally, there are only several set thicknesses for each type of cut, unlike some other (but typically more pricey) models with continuous settings. But I view this as a great daily tool and my first introduction to mandolines, so these things aren't a deal-breaker for me. I can always upgrade later.
I am very happy with this purchase and am delighted it's eased me into the wonderful world of mandolines! Highly recommended.
Only two things you need to be aware of:
1.) when slicing, you on occasion need to lift the mandoline and clear out the already sliced items to another area. You will generally know when this is because things become more difficult to slice. This pretty normal, but should be said.
2.) You are getting a great deal - because of which, the unit is plastic. This does not affect the construction or performance, except that certain foods will (some times only temporarily) discolor the unit where the food slides across. This is the reason for 1 star deduction. Washing your unit immediately after slicing helps with this. Additionally, I found that running a regular white or gold potato through after a carrot or sweet potato helps remove the coloring sometimes better than soap. I don't understand it, but it seems to work for me.
You can wash all parts in the dishwasher, however I recommend washing the blade by hand to keep it sharper longer.
As a result of #2, I may upgrade to a stainless version whenever this one dulls, however you really cannot beat the price, especially if you will not use it often. Either way, I will be purchasing this brand and blade shape.
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