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October 6, 2014
A great kitchen gadget

At one time mandolin slicers were only found in professional kitchens, but today many home cooks can find them in stores for under $20. These slicers are great for cutting a wide variety of foods. It’s worth owning one just for shredding cabbage alone, but you can also use these for many fruits and vegetables. Many mandolins also have attachments to cut things in julienne strips or other sizes. I recommend that every home cook have one, but please be very careful and be sure to always use the guard.