November 10, 2011

Great Gadget– Mandoline

I love to chop things.  Slicing and dicing is one of my favorite parts of cooking.  I love the process of prepping the food, it is a bit therapeutic for me.  That is one of the reasons that I never thought owning a mandoline was necessary.  Wrong!


A mandoline is a French cooking utensil, not to be confused with the musical mandolin, and comes in a variety of sizes. It is used mainly for uniformly slicing food items, most often vegetables. 

I purchased a hand-held mandoline a few weeks ago and am in love with it.  Mine is an inexpensive version, but does everything I need it to do.  It was around $18, but the professional versions can range upwards of $300.  No thank you.



My slicer extraordinaire was worth every penny and I have used countless times already (pickles, onions, carrots to name a few). It also comes with a hand guard so you don’t nick your fingers, good call.
This is also a great gift to consider this holiday season for any of those foodie friends you know that love to cook.  You can tell them the Grocery Lane Consumer Review gives it 5 stars!


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