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What slicer to create long ribbons


Bojana
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I would like to make long, continuous ribbons of fruit and vegetables: apples, carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes etc. What is the best tool for the job? I was looking at Benriner Turning slicer but it seems it only creates a spiraling ribbon and I'd like a flat one. Any advice?

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Look for a Benriner mandoline, ebay, amazon, probably your local restaurant supply or gourmet kitchenware store.  

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thank you but perhaps i was not clear.i want really long ribbons, that go several turns around an apple for example. I have a mandoline but that is for flat pieces, it cannot follow a curve and produce the length i need

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I am not sure how the apple peeler/slicer idea would work with things like zucchini but they do certainly work with harder veg and fruit such as those you mentioned, Bojana. They create a spiral however and that may be hard to 'unwind' without breakage.

 

Here is a link to one like the one AlaMoi showed pictures of, for sale on Amazon.

 

Apple peeler

 

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12 hours ago, dcarch said:

Nothing proposed/linked so far will give you long ribbons.

 

You can practice using a regular sharp knife. It will give you what you want.

 

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I do it with a vegetable peeler but it is very intense, labour intensive and the ribbons break. Just had an idea to stea my husband's drill and try a drill and peeler combo, until I get a suitable machine :) Afraid my knife skills are not there to do it with a knife

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