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I need a small mandoline that isn't going to break in my knife bag


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I had a Kyocera mandoline. I liked it a lot. Notice the past-tense? It fell apart in my knife bag. Cracked in three places. I need something more sturdy.

Recommendations, please. I googled and googled but could not find a small stainless mandoline, preferably with a ceramic blade.

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I hope someone has suggestions because the same thing has happened with my kyocera adjustable ceramic slicer.

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I can be of assistance on the broken side only. Bought an 'Essentials Professional Mandolin', about $25, at Kitchen Stuff Plus, an Ontario kitchen, etc, store chain, and one of the Julienne cutting blades broke on first use. It still works as a mandolin. Metal and plastic.

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There's a Japanese version you can often find in Korean stores. I think the brand is Benriner. A flat bed mandolin, with a selection of blades that slap in. Ours is pretty durable, although after 20 years it's losing the fight with our housekeeper.

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There's a Japanese version you can often find in Korean stores. I think the brand is Benriner. A flat bed mandolin, with a selection of blades that slap in. Ours is pretty durable, although after 20 years it's losing the fight with our housekeeper.

I got one recently after seeing them used in a professional kitchen and like it, though the julienne blade got some bent tines the first time I was using it (on a sweet potato, which did require a lot of force compared to most things I've used with them).

Other than that, it's been great.

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The Benriner is an excellent and inexpensive mandoline<br /><br />I don't use it much but will tonight to make uniform slices of kohlrabi which I will the slice into matchsticks using my gyuto knife. The Julienne blades are fine but by doing it with a knife I can control the width to my liking

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The Benriner is an excellent and inexpensive mandoline<br /><br />I don't use it much but will tonight to make uniform slices of kohlrabi which I will the slice into matchsticks using my gyuto knife. The Julienne blades are fine but by doing it with a knife I can control the width to my liking

I've had a Benriner for maybe 15 yrs, I use it only occasionally because I prefer knives but I do use it for garnishes

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I have the larger of the two Benriner's

http://www.amazon.com/Benriner-BN3-Wide-Body-Large-Slicer/dp/B00032RZNK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1371408863&sr=8-3&keywords=Benriner

I love it. Ive had no problems with is for about 12 years. I have not used the Julienne blades. in fact when I got it it was about $25.

when it gets permanently borrowed, Id get it again.

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My advice on the Benriner:

Benriner blades + carburetor = bad

Huh? Did I miss something here?

Yah...who does food prep in their engine compartment? Except possibly the road-rally cooks who wrote "Manifold Destiny"? :-)

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