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Kitchen Craft Plastic 7 in 1 Mandoline and Grater- boxed
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2009
I have wanted a mandolin slicer for years and seeing this reasonably priced one I asked my daughter to buy it for me as present. The plastic graters simply mangle the veg and the slicing blade sits at an angle so everything comes out thicker one side than the other, WHY?
And wafer thin? forget it. The thickness it cuts I can easily do by hand.
I am now looking for something I can replace it with, without my daughter noticing I have got rid of it.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2009
I do not very often feel the need to leave a review about a product but I am so dissapointed with this product that I had too. There are no fancy interesting shapes to be made in fact all I got was nothing more than pulp or mush. I tried with various fruit and veg but to no avale. the implement for attaching your fruit or veg to is holey indequate and pratically usless. By far the worst money I have spent in a very long time
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 26 September 2009
Just bought this item and realized that I have simply wasted my money !It just doesn't slice well at all (you will be better off using a knife !)and certainly cannot be used for grating cheese !!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2010
This Mandolin works well for me. My only complaint is that it cannot slice the entire vegetable due to the size of the 'pod' your veg attaches to (so you can slice). my potatoes and onions were only half sliced because of this. Saying that, this product is only £5, and slices the first half very well No bending blades, no other problems, it does all kinds of slices which is great, but just doesnt slice enough of the veg for me! If you dont mind getting a knife out for the last half/ third, its ok.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2014
Okay, listed as the number one Mandolin slicer for a reason. My parents got one of these over 20 years ago and my mum has worn it down well. I needed to replace it and I bought one that I thought was better with stainless steel and super sharp blades but that was not the best replacement. The new stainless unit I end up cutting myself on and finding it was harder to cut the veggies then it was with the 20-year-old mandolin slicer. So I'm glad for Amazon I ordered another one just like my mother old unit. The blade may not be sharp like the other one, but it's life is easier for some reason and one was super sharp razor blades. Plus this one far safer then the one with super sharp blades.
It was hard to believe when I got the new one and my 85 year old mother could cut the veggies on her 20-year-old unit safer and faster that I could on the new unit and on top of that I cut myself on the new unit due to the super sharp blades, and because it was harder to slice the veggies.
Funny as I was writing this review the postman knock on the door with this brand-new mandolin slicer! And it is almost exactly the same as it was over 20 years ago. About the only thing I find different is the handle to hold veggies in the one piece unit and the pin do not ride up and down depending on the size of the items being cut. The blades are the same as on the old one and they're not razor-sharp.
Photos attached showing the blades of the other unit in black, and the 20 yr old unit like this one in white. Don't be fooled by thinking the super sharp razor blades will cut better than the blades go and are at 45° angle as I did.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2009
Used it on a carrot to julienne, and the blades bent within the first 10 minutes
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2014
I wanted a mandolin slicer for thinly cutting potatoes and vegetables. This one works by using interchangeable platforms, as can be seen from the picture, inserting different ones for slicing, chipping and so on. The platforms are not securely held in place, and pop out almost every time something is pushed across the cutting blade, leaving the blade completely exposed to your moving hand. It did this suddenly while I was slicing for julienne potatoes. I now have a deep slice in my forefinger, which bled profusely, even though I used the vegetable holder. The design is seriously flawed, and this product should be removed from the market for safety reasons.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 13 December 2011
Personally, I advise anyone to avoid this product if they value their fingertips. The fixed blade is razor sharp, as you'd expect, but fully exposed. Dangerous if the "food holder" fails to secure the food item as it did with me when attempting (and failing) to grate some cheese. I resorted to my old box grater; highly effective and safe. When I cleaned the mandolin base, the fixed blade cut deep gouges into my washing-up sponge and sliced bristles off the washing-up brush as well.

I was so nervous of trying to use the thing again that I wrapped it well and consigned it to the dustbin - I didn't dare send it to a charity shop as I think it could seriously hurt someone.

In my opinion, because of the exposed fixed blade, this item is too dangerous to be on the market and should be removed. I think it's a health hazard.

Avoid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2015
Reasonably happy with this item. I bought for slicing fruit and veg to be dehydrated and am finding it very difficult to clean with veg fibres stuck in small spaces beside the blade. The cutting plate has a tendancy to pop off if you are slicing harder vegetables like sweet potato, turnip and squash as you have to use a little more pressure. I used it a fairly regularly when I first got it and found the blade started to dull after a couple of months which means the guide thingy you hold the item with is now tearing up my fruit and veg. as I have to use more force to slice. If you are looking for a mandoline to slice or shred things like apple, cucumber, pre-cooked potato, etc. or don't expect to be using it often I'd definitely recommend this one as it is a great price and very easy to use - still a bit tricky to clean but that's a minor annoyance. If you will regularly cut harder vegetables or will use it a lot I'd say pay more and get one which is a bit sturdier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2014
Buying decision based on very reasonable price. I had previously had to return another, more expensive mandoline which was didn't work well. This one works but, being brittle-seeming plastic, it will probably be short-lived. We shall see.

The slicing function works well and the chipping reasonably well. I'm unlikely to use the grating function and haven't bothered to find out how it works. If I want to grate, I shall use my old-fashioned steel grater

The problem with slicing is that only one thickness is available, too thick for making crisps or slicing cucumber etc. This could have been remedied with more thought. The problem with chipping is that decent thick chips can't be produced, so I may revert to my ancient chipper.

For the limited slicing operation alone, it is worth the price.
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