"This is an excellent product if you regularly prepare foods in quantity or for food preparation for canning, etc. It is easy to use and easy to clean and stores in a minimal space."
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Review 2 for OXO V Blade Mandoline
Date:March 30, 2010
slice quality not worth assembly and space needed
"Slices were not as consistent as I expected and I had to use my knife to clean up some of them. It is time consuming to put together and takes a fair amount of cupboard space. I use my knife instead. I only hold on to it in case I need it for slicing a large amount of food for a crowd. Otherwise, I would give this to church rummage sale."
Pros: easy to use and clean, very sharp, lots of cutting configurations
"For the price, this is a five star product! There are many different styles and cost levels for mandolines on the market. However, I have found this one to work great and is by far the least expensive model I have seen.
I use this mandoline for routine slicing of onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, squash and zuccini and I never have a problem. Clean up is easy as most of it can just go in the dishwasher. Even better is that for this model, you can buy replacement blades if your blades ever get dull ( and trust me, they are dangerously far from being dull)"
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Review 4 for OXO V Blade Mandoline
Date:January 27, 2010
Expensive gadget of limited value
Pros: nice design for what it is
Cons: difficult to get even slices & tedious to clean
"The compact design of this mandoline is the work of genius. The owner's manual is solely dedicated to instructions on how to assemble and disassemble it because it is so precisely fitted together. As to whether this gadget is really all that useful in the kitchen, however, is a different matter. Without complete mastery of the various elements of this mandoline, which would take quite a bit of time & effort, given the many types of items that could be sliced with it, I'm not sure all that assembling, cleaning and disassembling is worth the cost of having it occupy even a narrow bit of space in my kitchen. Operation of the food holder is awkward, the narrow range of thicknesses available for slicing is disappointing and the "crinkle cut" blade's ridges are too narrow and closely spaced (think Ruffles potato chip.) While the mandoline can be fun to try, for everyday slicing I know I'll avoid all those hassles and simply go back to using a knife. You have to use one, anyway, to slice up the end pieces of veggies the mandoline can't reach."