If you have been thinking of buying a mandoline, or want to learn the best way to use a Japanese mandoline, this article is perfect for you.
Save time while precisely cutting fruits and vegetables. With a Japanese mandoline, your prep work time can be greatly reduced. A mandoline consists of a stationary blade attached to a platform frame. Some mandolines have a guard for your hands, which we highly recommend for beginner home chefs.
For years, both Luna and I have used Benriner Japanese mandolines in professional kitchens. Working all day to chop fruits and vegetables is a difficult task. A sharp slicer can transform vegetables into thin slices. Some vegetables like radishes or turnips can not be eaten as well in whole form, and are delicate and flavorful when sliced thin onto a salad.
Japanese mandolins are also a relatively inexpensive investment. I personally have had my Benriner mandoline for almost 4 years now, and it remains sharp and clean.
There are many types of Japanese mandolins, but the best are made of a few solid pieces that are easily assembled and disassembled. You will not be happy if you have 8 pieces to assemble and wash after each use.
The bernier is a nice model for a good price. There is a solid plastic and blade, with 2 screws that allow for julienne attachments. Once learning how to use a Japanese mandoline, it will become one of your favorite tools to use in the kitchen.