Of all the ways that we show people how much we care, cooking is right up there at the top! But, why does it involve so much work? While you could struggle with creating perfectly sliced produce, a handy gadget like the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer can make some of that work so much easier.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline 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 experience using it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this mandoline slicer is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen drawer.
The OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer isn’t your run of the mill plastic mandoline. This beefy slicer is a beautiful example of what form and function can look like. The mandoline is made from angled Japanese stainless steel, ensuring that it will last without worrying about rusting.
The curved body gives you plenty of space under the mandoline where your food can accumulate. Notable features of the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer include:
The mandoline features a stainless steel textured runway that will help your produce glide effortlessly to the cutting blade. There are five stainless steel blades (1 straight blade and two double sided serrated blades) that will allow you to create straight, crinkle, or waffle cuts. You also have the ability to make julienne strips or thin French fries.
There is a soft, easy to turn dial that will give you complete control of how thick you want your produce to be when slicing. The legs of the mandoline are flared so that you have extra stability while working.
When you’re finished using the tool, the legs can fold inside the body so that the unit doesn’t take up too much space when storing it. There is also a guide included that you can use to protect your fingers and palm from getting cut once the produce is too small.
When looking at what people had to say about the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer, we noticed that many customers were very pleased with their purchase. Customers were impressed by how easily and cleanly the blades are able to cut through hard produce like potatoes.
One customer admonished the blade was able to “cut through raw potatoes like butter.” People also appreciate how easy it is to change the blades when you want to create different cuts.
A few people commented that the mandoline was pretty pricy, but they feel that this is the last time they’d ever have to buy a mandoline. One even said they felt like they could run over the mandoline over with a truck! While we don’t recommend this, it is a testament to the construction and material quality of the mandoline and the blades.
On the other hand, there were some people who were not as impressed by the mandoline. The most common complaint customers had with this mandoline was that the platform where the blade met the deck wasn’t even.
This caused the food they tried to slice to not glide smoothly. Others commented that the straight blade that came with their unit wasn’t sharp and they needed to use the serrated blade to make cuts.
There were a couple people who commented that they needed to use a lot of elbow grease to make cuts. They went on to say that because they had to apply so much pressure, softer foods like tomatoes would get squished, instead of a clean slice. Another common issue people had was that this mandoline was large and it took up quite a bit of storage space.
Slicing produce can be time consuming and for some people, it’s one of the reasons why they dislike cooking so much. You can greatly reduce the amount of time you spend preparing ingredients by using a mandoline like the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer.
We like this mandoline because it is made from strong and durable stainless steel. It comes with multiple blades so you can create the cuts necessary to elevate your dish from just “okay” to perfection.
You can change the thickness of each cut by using the dial on the side so that your produce will cook evenly – there’s nothing worse than having mushy potatoes and hard potatoes in the same dish because the slices weren’t even.
We also like that this slicer comes with a guard that will protect your fingers and knuckles from the blade once the produce gets too small. Also, we appreciate that there is enough clearance under the mandoline for your food to fall so that you aren’t constantly moving food away. This will allow you to slice more food without stopping mid-prep.
If you’re looking for a top of the line mandoline that gives you options and is made from high quality materials, we believe the OXO Steel Chef’s Mandoline Slicer is worth every penny. Yes, it is going to be a little pricy, but because of the quality, you needn’t worry about buying another one for the rest of your life.