Birthday Mandoline

In gadget on 08/11/2009 at 11:32 am

To: Jeju

From: Jeju

Re: Happy Birthday to Me

The other half surprised me with an appliance I’ve been lusting after: a mandoline, plain and sturdy, that does the job right. You’d be shocked to discover how difficult it is to find a good one at a reasonable price. This one is available from Chinatown to Sur La Table (though at shockingly variable prices). Not only will I now commence my quest for the perfect potato chip thickness, the other half can now ease any slicing burden that might arise in the future. Not everyone enjoys Benihana cutlery acrobatics like I do. What should I slice first?

slap chop this!


  • High-quality stainless steel blades provide a clean and sharp cut to any vegetable.
  • Comes equipped with four different blades, giving you the ability to slice in many various ways.
  • Standard flat blade cuts perfect slices and adjusts for thickness.
  • Fine-toothed blade will help you create elegant vegetable garnishes for professional-looking meals.
  • Medium-toothed blade is excellent for quick and easy uniform stir-fry pieces that will cook up in a flash.
  • Coarse-toothed blade can make chunky and crisp cuts of vegetable or fruits.
  • Great for potatoes, onions, radishes, cucumbers, carrots, apples, peaches, etc.

nothing fancy

The happy trio of fine Japanese Benriner products:

the whole benriner family

  1. my fave gadget! gonna slice that shit right. email me your mailing address so I can send you a sample of my jerky.

  2. But where is the hand guard??? Be very careful! These things are super sharp, as you will see when you make potato chips. It’s easy to get into a groove and forget to concentrate while slicing.

  3. alex, i am typing this comment with my left and right big toes

  4. Heh, good one.

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