The Slice Is Right: The Best Mandolines for Prepping Veggies
Thomas J. Story
No matter how you cut it, versatile mandolines make quick work of spring produce
Small and Affordable
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. (Please note that Kyocera has temporarily suspended order fulfillment due to the covid-19 crisis. We hope to see them back up and running soon!)
The Updated Classic
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.
Best for Beginners
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.
Use the natural, circular shape of cucumbers, beets, or radishes as a crunchy salad base or for scooping up an herby dip.
Slice anything oblong like carrots, zucchini, or squash lengthwise. Ideal for adding to chilled ramen or grain bowls.
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.)