Benriner mandoline - how to use, how to stay safe
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:40 AM
Problem one: I find the guard awkward and badly designed. The veggies slip, there is waste and I even cut myself once because of using the guard - it slip.
Problem two: I find it very hard to make nice julienne on the mandoline. I was doing the medium setting with few mm lately for the green papaya salad and it was very hard, even though I was holding papaya in my hand. I had to cut only the small surface of the vertical cut, cutting the long strips of the horizontal surface was impossible. I never used the largest setting for the julienne, imagine that would be difficult too.
For problem one, I was thinking of protective gloves. Any recommendations? Problem 2, I must be doing something wrong. Please help me figure it out.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:34 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:35 AM
I have the Super Benriner.. its a bit wider.
I wonder if placing a damp towel under your machine to help with some type of securing ground base, might help ,so you can get a good push going..That wider cuts need a solid continuous push.
Good luck..I like mine for what I use it for
Edited by Paul Bacino, 25 January 2013 - 05:41 AM.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:45 AM
I recently used the large julienne blade to make a green and yellow squash salad
Just go slow and practice with it. It's a good mandoline
If you're good with knife sharpening, the blade is easily removed for sharpening or stropping before use
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:55 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:14 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:41 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:33 AM
no matter how you cut it, that last bit is the bit that will give you trouble. use it for something else.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:59 PM
I just use my fingers to hold the food. I have trouble finding gloves that fit my hands well enough to do any fine work.
So, I also pay attention and stop before the last few slices. The last bits go under a knife if they are needed.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:46 PM
But... I got Kevlar gloves too, and the blade cut the tip neatly off one of the fingers, barely missing the tip of my brother's flesh.
I would not rely on gloves as any kind of primary protector. Use the guard, awkward though it is, and be careful.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:30 PM
Edited by gfweb, 25 January 2013 - 07:31 PM.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:26 PM
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