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Brilliant design, super sharp and very easy to use. There are a number of negative reviews of this product including photos of injuries, all I can say is that there are two types of mandolin, one you can play with your fingers and one that you shouldn't let your fingers come into contact with! This tool, kitchen knives, axes and chain-saws can cause injuries if you are not careful. Tip - just hold the veg with your hand to start with, then when your fingers are getting close to the blade use the veg holder.
I loved this slicer at first; it cuts potatoes for dauphinoise swiftly and evenly. But having used only a dozen times or so, the blade is now blunt, so it feels like an expensive purchase, for not much usage.
I bought this mandoline to be able to make perfect even slices and unfortunately this product didn't do this. Every slice is on an angle (see picture) so on the thinnest setting it wasn't even possible to make a full round cut because of the wobbly thickness mechanism so I had to return it.
Thought long and hard about a mandolin slicer and looked at fancy ones with stands etc. This simple OXO one has been great. It does the basic task of slicing and works well on anything like a potato, carrots and celery that have a bit of firmness to them. It starts to struggle with softer things like tomatoes and mushroom but still works. As long as you don't expect it to do all of your kitchen slicing, it is a great utensil to have. I like the Dauphinoise potato dish and it's great for this. To work, it has to be surgically sharp so extreme care is needed when using it! Keep it away from kids! OXO provide a safety holder to secure the veg in question which I use when getting too close to the blade for comfort! It has three width settings and a closed safety setting but would benefit from a custom made container in which to store it away in so you could be confident that you didn't catch your fingers on it when getting it out of the drawer. A good purchase, which we use a lot.
Bought as a gift for my son who loves to cook. 'Please be careful as it is very sharp' said the Mother - 'No worries worrier!!' said the son. The same night I get a phone call - sliced off some of my finger!! He loves it and is NOW very careful!!!!