When looking for an easier way to make uniform slices in produce, you could spend a lot of time making cuts with a knife, but for those whose knife-work leaves much to be desired, a mandoline like the Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer may be exactly what you’re looking for.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the mandoline slicer had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this product is something you should consider purchasing to complete your kitchen utensil collection!
For more than 70 years, the name Benriner has been closely linked with creating uniformly sliced food quickly and easily. The Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer is no exception. This mandoline is made to be every chef’s go-to tool, be they in a professional kitchen, or at home.
This mandoline can make quick work of slicing hard vegetables like radishes or potatoes, but it won’t damage softer vegetables like tomatoes. Notable features of the Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer include:
The blades of this mandoline are made from hand-crafted Japanese stainless steel. It comes with four interchangeable blades (a straight edge, coarse tooth, medium tooth, and fine tooth) that will allow you to create a variety of slices such as: wide slices, thick cuts, narrow slices, and julienne.
You can adjust the thickness of these cuts very easily by adjusting the easy-to-turn dial located on the bottom of the mandoline. The body of this mandoline is made from BPA-free plastic and features a large open handle that makes it easier to hold while slicing.
The base of the mandoline features nonskid rubber so you never have to worry about the mandoline sliding while you work. You also have the option of hooking the mandoline directly to a bowl to collect the slices, thus making things a little easier while you work.
When looking at what people had to say about the Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer, the mass majority of reviewers had great things to say. Customers reported that the blades on the mandoline were incredibly sharp and they found that slicing produce was easy.
They liked that the mandoline came with 4 different blades which gave them options on how to cut their produce. People mentioned they were able to slice potatoes, carrots, zucchini, cabbage and much more with ease.
People also praised this mandoline for how easily they could affix the different blades, but also adjust the thickness of those vegetables. Customers who have upgraded from the older model said that they can see the difference with this unit.
They felt that the adjustment knob was much more secure and it held in place better after prolonged use. There were some professional chefs who purchased this mandoline and commented that they were able to use this mandoline for more than 60 minutes without any problems.
As much as we’d like to report that everyone who purchased this mandoline had great things to say, we have to report the criticisms this device has received. One of the major complaints we saw was in regards to the size of the mandoline.
More specifically, customers were confused by the dimensions. They went on to say that the dimensions described in the product description was different (smaller) than the actual dimensions of the mandoline.
A few people commented that the main blade was glued in place on their device. This wasn’t so bad, but they went on to say the blade was dull and there was no way to sharpen the blade. Others said that the mandoline doesn’t create uniform slices – it instead shreds everything. Other customers commented that the hand guard was completely worthless.
When the guard was attached, there wasn’t room under the guard for any food. One customer also commented that if you left the guard a little loose, your hand would hang over and there was a chance your hand would get cut if you weren’t careful.
Part of cooking requires that your ingredients are of a uniform size and thickness for proper cooking. You can cut your produce with a knife, but unless you are good with a knife, chances are your slices are not going to be uniform.
A mandoline like the Benriner Mandoline Super Slicer is going to give you those desired slices quickly and easily. There are four different blades included with this mandoline so that you can create all types of slices, be they potato chips, french fries, julienned carrots and anything in between.
Since these blades are razor sharp, the mandoline includes a hand guard that you can use to protect your fingers from coming in contact with the blade. The rubber base will help to keep the mandoline from sliding while you work, thus making it a little safer to use.
We particularly like this mandoline because it can be clipped on to the side of your pot or bowl. This removes the need to clean the counter and move the freshly cut produce.
For those who want expediency and efficiency, we think that this is a great option. It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for your family or if you are prepping food at a restaurant, this is a mandoline you’ll want in your chef’s bag.