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What Is A Mandoline Slicer?
The mandoline slicer is a cooking utensil that aids in the cutting of food items. The mandoline allows for uniform cuts every time and is adjustable for several different widths of cut.
It works by using two surfaces parallel to each other. One surface is fixed and also contains the blade. The other surface is adjustable allowing for the different widths and thicknesses of cuts.
It also allows a person to cut juliennes, waffle cuts, crinkle cuts, and even dice with different attachments. Depending on the brand and type of mandoline you buy will depend on how many different cuts or slices you can make.
They are usually made out of stainless steel or plastic and some are dishwasher safe and some are not, so be sure to pay attention to that when you are buying a mandoline slicer.
Most any type of food can be sliced with the mandolin. The most popular to be sliced is fruits and vegetables, but cheeses and other food items could be cut as well. When you are wanting to make a fancy presentation of sliced food items the mandolin slicer is the perfect solution.
How Does the Mandoline Slicer Work?
The mandoline slicer works by sliding food items across a blade instead of running a knife through the food. The food to be sliced is placed on top of the platform and a handle or safety device is placed on top of the food item as it is slid across the blades for safety. Then by holding the handle and pushing the food across the blade slicing it and letting it fall to the plate or cutting board placed below the mandoline slicer. Each slice is uniform and cut much easier than using a knife.
Some mandolin slicers will have a knob or other device that you can turn to get the desired width of cut you are wanting. They are usually adjustable to paper thin to very thick. Make sure you read the description when buying a slicer to see how thick of slices that particular mandoline offers, as all are a little different.
Watch the video below to see a mandoline in action.
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How To Clean The Mandoline Slicer.
Depending on the model you have cleaning can either be done by hand or in the dishwasher. Either way mandoline slicers should be cleaned immediately after use, so as to not let food dry on the blades and make it harder to clean.
Some models of the mandoline will allow for you to take the blades off and be cleaned by hand seperately. If cleaning by hand great care should be taken while cleaning the blades as not to cut yourself. It would be best to use a kitchen cleaning brush or some other cleaning tool. That way you can keep your hands clear of the blades.
Warm or hot water and dish washing liquid works best. Also, if you have been cutting meats it would be a good idea to use and anti-bacterial soap. If at all possible hand cleaning is the best, so as not to take the risk of dulling your blades in the long dishwasher cycle.
Once you have cleaned your mandoline slicer always dry the utensil. If it is stored wet you run the possibility of the blades rusting or dulling. Another good practice would be to wash the mandolin before its first use, in case anything chemicals were left from the manufacturing process.
Always refer to the manual for proper care and maintenance of your slicer. Some models encourage the use of oil on the blades after so many uses, but your particular slicer manual will tell you exactly what should be done. When choosing a mandolin slicer to buy whether it is dishwasher safe or not is an important feature to look for.
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If you are looking for a mandoline slicer then look no further. We have a huge selection of mandoline slicers and all at reasonable prices. This cooking tool comes in many different design varieties and are made out of either plastic or metal. The mandoline slicer is a tool used by both professionals and the busy working mom. If you are wanting to make uniform cuts, from paper thin to an inch in width, quickly and easily this is the tool for you. Why struggle cutting your food with knives when you can use this product with ease. Many of the mandoline slicers are diswasher safe. Once you start using the mandoline slicer you will wonder how you ever cooked without it. The ease of use and uniform cuts will make any dish look like a masterpiece.