As a home chef, chances are you don’t have professional-level knife skills, so when you are slicing and cutting produce, your cuts may not be uniform. This is perfectly fine, but when you want to elevate your dishes and ensure that everything is perfectly cooked, a device like the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline can help.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the mandoline slicer had to say about how this slicer worked for them.
hen, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this product is something you should consider purchasing to help with meal prep!
The Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline is made from a tough ABS plastic and utilizes surgical-grade stainless steel for the blades. These materials were chosen because they can outperform the competition. The mandoline has an ergonomic handle that will make the unit more comfortable to use, especially if you have a lot of slicing to do.
Notable features of the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline include:
What makes this mandoline unique is that it features a V-shaped blade. This blade shape proves to make slicing all types of food (even hard food like apples and potatoes) and breeze. You can quickly cut through your produce without using a lot of effort. There are two locking blade inserts that you can swap out for making julienne cuts, dicing, and chopping.
The mandoline comes with a storage container that keeps the device, the blades, and attachments all in one place. The beauty of this container is that you don’t have to keep it tucked away in the cabinet.
You can hang it on the wall, mount it on the cabinet door, or leave it sitting on your counter. When everything is packed in the container, it takes up very little space, as it measures 15” long and 6” wide.
When looking at what people had to say about the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline, we were impressed to see just how many people had great things to say about it. Customers commented on the versatility of the mandoline.
They were able to use the unit to prepare ingredients for a wide variety of dishes such as salads, soups, omelets, and French fries to name a few. People remarked that the blades are incredibly sharp and made short work of even the toughest vegetables.
People appreciated the storage container this mandoline comes with. They liked that you could keep everything for the mandoline all in one container, but it also didn’t take up a lot of space.
When they were finished using the mandoline, they liked how easy it was to clean and were very happy that it is dishwasher safe. Several customers commented that they have had a Borner slicer for more than a decade and it still works like it was brand new.
While the majority of customers had great things to say about this mandoline, there were a handful of people who had some serious complaints. People were most upset because this model, in the opinion, is very dangerous.
They don’t like that the blade on this mandoline is always exposed and to change the thickness of your cuts, you had to manually move the blades. Some commented that while it does include a storage container, the blades are not covered so you run the risk of cutting yourself when retrieving one of the other blades.
Other customers mentioned they were new to using a mandoline and they struggled learning how to use this one. Some said depending on what they were trying to slice, either the food sliced perfectly, or it ended up being squished and unusable. They went on to say they weren’t able to get uniform cuts, no matter how hard they tried.
A few people mentioned they wished the bowl rests weren’t so far down the mandoline. This meant they could only use a large bowl to contain the sliced food, when they actually wanted to use a small bowl (this is more of a user preference).
When looking for a great mandoline to make prepping vegetables a breeze, the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Plus Mandoline is a great option. This mandoline comes with a patented safety holder that you can use to protect your fingers while slicing.
It also has a way to store the mandoline and the blades when it isn’t being used. This safety storage container can be stored in the cabinet, affixed to the wall or you can even attach it to the cabinet door.
We like this particular mandoline because it comes with three very sharp blades that gives you a variety of cuts. With this mandoline, you can create thick or thin slices, shred lettuce or cabbage, julienne, and more.
The mandoline is designed for longevity. The ABS plastic is tough enough to be used every day, and the stainless steel blades retain their sharpness for years to come.
The best part is, this mandoline is dishwasher safe, so you never have to worry about accidentally cutting yourself while you are cleaning it. When you want an easy to use mandoline that is easy to clean, this product is for.