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No matter how you cut it, versatile mandolines make quick work of spring produce

Ellen Fort and Maya Wong  – March 16, 2020

Small and Affordable 

Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Adjustable Mandoline
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Kyocera’s simple, lightweight design is small enough to keep in your kitchen drawer without taking up a ton of space. It’s easy to clean with ceramic blades that the company promises will stay sharp 10 times longer than steel blades. 

Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Adjustable Mandoline, $25
   

The Updated Classic 

Super Benriner Mandoline
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This “super” version of the original iconic slicer from Japanese brand Benriner includes interchangeable stainless steel blades in three styles with adjustable thicknesses from 0.5mm to 8mm. 

Super Benriner Mandoline, $65
   

Best for Beginners 

OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline
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Ever slice your hand on a mandoline? You’re not alone. This tool stands out for its safety features, like a V-shaped blade for safe and even slicing, rubberized legs for stability, and a hand guard to securely hold food and protect fingers. 

OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline, $40
   

And… Cut! 

Cut Rounds 

Cut Rounds
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Use the natural, circular shape of cucumbers, beets, or radishes as a crunchy salad base or for scooping up an herby dip.

Slice Ribbons

Slice Ribbons
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Slice anything oblong like carrots, zucchini, or squash lengthwise. Ideal for adding to chilled ramen or grain bowls.

Make Matchsticks 

Make Matchsticks
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Ditch time-consuming knife cutting and julienne vegetables by shaving slices with a mandoline, stacking them, then slicing with a knife. (Depending on your model, your mandoline may come with a special blade that juliennes with one swipe.)