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Are mandoline slicers worth it?

Are mandoline slicers worth it?

Sure, a sharp knife will do the trick, but mandoline slicers guarantee uniformity. They can be used to prep spuds for scalloped potatoes, carrots for a quick garden salad or eggplant for parmesan or grilling. Good ones can slice tender tomatoes cleanly without bruising or tearing the skin.

What is mandolin cutting tool?

A mandoline is a tool that’s designed to give you very thin, even slices of vegetables and fruits. It consists of a stationary blade that attaches to a platform or other framework that lets you move the produce over it.

How thin can mandoline slices?

Produced by the company that created the original mandoline, this can make straight, wavy, and julienne cuts from paper-thin to 1/2-inch thick. There are additional blades available separately for making julienne cuts of different sizes.

Why is it called a mandoline slicer?

The mandoline got its name because the hand movement when using it is reminiscent of playing a mandolin. It is useful for preparing chopped salads, Russian salads, soups or crudités with marinade.

Is a mandolin hard to play?

Fortunately, the mandolin is not a difficult instrument to learn. It’s lightweight and compact so you can practice anywhere. It also has less strings than many other instruments, like the guitar, which makes reading tablature much easier.

How do you treat a mandolin cut?

How to treat a cut finger

  1. Clean the wound. Gently clean the cut by wiping away blood or dirt with little water and diluted antibacterial liquid soap.
  2. Treat with antibiotic ointment.
  3. Cover the wound.
  4. Elevate the finger.
  5. Apply pressure.

Can I slice meat on my mandolin?

It’s possible to use a Mandoline slicer (and any other slicing instrument) to slice cooked meat: after cooking, let the meat cool down and use a slicing instrument to cut it. However, you should always avoid cutting into bones with a Mandoline slicer or any other sort of blade that comes standard on this utensil.