OXO Good Grips Chef's Mandoline Slicer 2.0
A good, sharp mandoline can slice food beautifully. Which is the best—and safest?
At its best, a mandoline allows you to slice fruit and vegetables much more precisely, consistently, and quickly than you could with a chef’s knife. Most models operate similarly.
OXO Good Grips Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0
WINNER - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This mandoline was the most user-friendly of the bunch; it’s a cinch to set up and use, thanks to a clearly marked, accurate dial that allows you to adjust slice thickness in both 1/16-inch and 1-millimeter increments. Rubber-coated kickstands and a relatively heavy weight keep this mandoline superstable on the counter. And its innovative spring-loaded food pusher did a great job of protecting our hands and advancing all foods through the slicer, though our arms got tired from maintaining pressure on the pusher during long jobs. While its blades are not quite as sharp as some, it was capable of making nice, even slices in a wide range of thicknesses on all but the most fibrous produce; it can also make crinkle and waffle cuts and two widths of julienne (though you can’t vary the julienne’s thickness). It’s not cheap, and it’s a bit bulky to store, but it’s otherwise a fantastic option
We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
EASE OF USE ★★★
KEY: GOOD ★★★ FAIR ★★ POOR ★
Removable: Slicer and crinkle/waffle blades
Thickness range: 0.5 to 9.5 mm in 1-mm increments
Item Number: ATKOXCMS
Item Weight: 3.4 pounds
How We Tested Mandolines
We wanted to know which mandolines were best, so we bought eight models, priced from about $24 to about $200, and put them to the test, using them to slice tomatoes, potatoes, fennel, beets, and eggplant and (where applicable) to julienne celeriac, carrots, and daikon.
- Sharp slicer blades
- Moderately wide platform to accommodate large and small foods
- Ability to slice in a wide range of thicknesses
- Rubber feet or kickstand for added stability
* OBJECTIVITY FIRST, LAST, AND ALWAYS.
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