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After using a cheapo Feemster for years and making a mistake on buying an expensive French model

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Posted to Thread #19118 at 3:41 pm on Oct 8, 2010

mandoline that had a serious design flaw of the wing nut, or whatever it's called, blocking the flow of the sliced pieces causing them to break up, I got an OXO V-Blade slicer. I got it cheap by using a sale at Kohl's and a 30% off coupon, so it only cost about $20 and it's well worth that.

With the Feemster, I could slice very thick, 1/2" or more, pieces and the OXO doesn't slice any thicker than 1/4 inch, but I've learned to use a knife for thicker slices.

Cook's Illustrated recommends it (for what that's worth) and there are some reviews on Amazon. You might want to check them out, I see they aren't stellar.

I had to give up the Feemster after buying 2 newer models that are very poorly made and won't hold the blade position. The one I loved is probably 40 years old, dull and no way to sharpen the blade.


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