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This is by far the best Mandolins out there. It is handheld, super sharp and just superb. We even managed to break one already but were so impressed with it regardless that we went and got the OXO one but didn't like it as much so ended up getting another one of these Kyocera ones.
It is fast and very simple to use. I do find the hand protector thing a bit fiddly to use so don't use that bit so much...to the detriment of one of my fingers! But even with this as an issue, I still can't recommend it enough. In fact, going to be getting it for my Father in Law who has a wrist problem at the moment.
I have used this to chop stuff for salads, to blanch super thin onions, it is a wonder on fennel...it really makes you add more stuff to salads because it cuts the chopping times that it doesn't feel like such a chore to create lots of dishes. The adjustable width for chopping is fantastic too.
Received this and tried to slice a tomato - complete failure! Initial impression therefore was of a somewhat flimsy plastic device unsuitable for purpose. Then I read that it was not suitable for tomatoes and so I tried it on harder potatoes and cucumber where it provided excellent results! Now pleased with the product - blade is very sharp. Plastic is very flexible but it doesn't seem to matter.
This is the second mandolin of this make and model that I own. The first one broke at the handle after about 5 years of use and that's the only thing that was wrong with it the whole time. The blade is terrifically sharp and NEVER dulls. I like that it sits flat in a drawer and is compact enough (and requires no setup) that I never hesitate to use it.
The ceramic blade on the Kyocera slicer is fantastically sharp but the plastic holder/hand guard is slightly fiddly. This lead me to attempt slicing a potatoe holding it only with my fingers, not recommended! Great slicer but if you want to avoid bloodshed use the holder thingy. Delivery was a disappointment, estimated delivery 17th December, actual delivery 5th Jan.
I like this mandolin. The ceramic blade is sharp and it does a good job. The #4 thickness isn't super thick but it makes great things like cucumber and carrot slices. The blade guard is almost useless, so I highly recommend the purchase of Nuovoware Cut Resistant Gloves (or similar product). Without those gloves I would have lost a finger tip in the first 20 seconds of using this mandolin. It is super sharp.