Mandolines: Ratings of Sources
Total of 14 Sources
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by Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine
Our AssessmentAt Cook's Illustrated magazine, editors test 10 mandolines, rating them on their straight, julienne and waffle cuts, as well as safety features, design and user friendliness. Editors say the winning model feels very safe and sturdy, and it made short work of all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Other models tended to feel unsteady or have inadequate guards, editors note.
Test Drive: Mandolines
by Maryellen Driscoll
Our AssessmentEditors at Fine Cooking magazine put 12 mandolines through their paces, rating them on ease of use, construction, performance and safety, as they slice through pounds of vegetables such as fennel, potatoes, tomatoes and onions. They slice potatoes as thinly and as thickly as possible. Their top choice is an expensive mandoline, the De Buyer La Mandoline V Professionnelle, but the Oxo Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer is named a best buy. We would give this article a higher rating if reviewer Maryellen Driscoll named the mandolines that didn't make the grade.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThe Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline is far and away the top-rated mandoline here, with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five in more than 300 reviews. The Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline Slicer is another highly rated mandoline. The Oxo Good Grips Mandoline Slicer is among the lowest-rated slicers here, with an average of rating of just 2.5 stars out of five in more than 80 reviews. Another poorly rated slicer is the MIU Composite Mandoline Slicer.
by Scott Liebfried
Our AssessmentReviewer Scott Liebfried, a professional chef, appears to base his picks for the best mandolines on personal use, but it's difficult to know for sure. Some of the mandolines are described in very general terms, and Liebfried doesn't identify the mandolines that don't make the grade. He also doesn't explain his testing criteria. His top pick is the Bron Super Pro Mandoline with Pusher, which can make virtually any type of cut without a change of blade; rather, you simply change the direction of the blade. He calls the Bron Super Pro Mandoline with Pusher the "ultimate professional kitchen tool." His choice for best value is the De Buyer La Mandoline V Professionnelle, which has five blades and a grooved surface.
Fruit and Vegetable Tools
by Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentAmong mandolines that garner more than 10 reviews here, the expensive Bron Super Pro Mandoline with Pusher is top-rated. The Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Pro and Oxo Hand-Held Mandoline are the runners-up. The Jaccard Mandoline with Safe Hands Food Holder is the lowest-rated mandoline here.
For Thin Veggies, At a Slender Price
by Denise Landis
Our AssessmentDenise Landis ventures to New York City's Chinatown to find "the cheapest of the cheap" mandolines and selects four models. She likes the Japanese-made Vegetable Cooking Ware, although it comes with a "useless" blade for peeling vegetables, as well as the Korean-made Mandolene Shred Knife, which only juliennes. The Benriner and the Mandolene Shred Knife are similar, and the Jumbo Benriner is "worth keeping on a kitchen hook" if you need to slice a lot of vegetables at a time. It's hard to tell which mandoline is her favorite.
Save Your Dollars
by Aida Mollenkamp and Regan Burns
Our AssessmentEditors at Chow.com list their top-10 inexpensive kitchen tools. This is not a comparative test, but Aida Mollenkamp and Regan Burns describe the Benriner slicer as "wallet-friendly, extra sharp, reliable, and compact."
Favorite Mandolines, Peelers and Graters
by Contributors to ChefsCatalog.com
Our AssessmentChefsCatalog.com, a cookware retailer, allows users to sort mandoline reviews by price, brand and rating, but you can't see at a glance how many reviews of a particular product have been posted. The De Buyer La Mandoline V Professionnelle is highly rated by more than 25 reviewers. The Oxo Good Grips Mandoline Slicer earns high ratings in about 15 reviews.
Cut It Out: Gadgets for Perfect Julienne and Curls
by Louisa Chu
Our AssessmentFood writer and chef Louisa Chu discusses one mandoline, one turning slicer and one cut-resistant glove. She calls the Super Benriner an "excellent, proven slicer," and she likes the 5-inch-wide blade. The Super Benriner lacks legs or a stand, however.
Best Products: Benriner Mandoline
by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
Our AssessmentEditor Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan offers a rave review of the Benriner mandoline. Unfortunately, the review is brief and focuses more on general uses for mandolines than on the Benriner's attributes.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentEpinions.com has recently changed its format, making it much harder to find customer reviews. It's impossible to sort by average customer rating, which substantially reduces the usefulness of this site. Most mandolines earn an average of three or four stars in a single review. Among those mandolines garnering 10 or more reviews, the Oxo Good Grips Mandoline Slicer and Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandolines are top-rated.
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Our AssessmentAmong mandolines that have accumulated more than 10 reviews, the MIU Stainless Steel Mandoline, MIU France Special Edition Professional Mandoline, and Stafford Ceramic Blade Mandoline Slicer are top-rated. The Oneida Mandoline Slicer and Cuisinart Mandoline Slicer are among the lowest-rated slicers here.
Our AssessmentOnly one mandoline has garnered a handful of reviews at Viewpoints.com, the Cuisinart Mandoline Deluxe Stainless Steel Slicer. Two owners call the Cuisinart disappointing. One says the cutting blade is dull and the hand guard is awkward. The reviewer does say this slicer works fairly well on thin-skinned, fairly soft foods, such as summer squash.
by Contributors to Chow.com
Our AssessmentContributors to this culinary forum name most of the usual suspects -- Oxo, Zyliss, Borner -- when asked to name the best mandoline. One owner who has both an Oxo and Borner V-Slicer says that the latter mandoline is the better choice.