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After using a cheapo Feemster for years and making a mistake on buying an expensive French model
Joined: Dec 9, 2005
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.
Other messages in this thread:
- 19118. buying new mandoline...any raves? any slugs to avoid? [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 2:23pm on 10/08/10 (15)
- After using a cheapo Feemster for years and making a mistake on buying an expensive French model [LINK] - Curious1 - 3:41pm on 10/08/10
- I love my Zyliss. I use it all the time. (Hungarian Cucumber Salad!) Easy to clean and compact [NT] [LINK] - barb_b - 4:13pm on 10/08/10
- avoid using - whinecountry - 4:31pm on 10/08/10
- Owwwwww. and also LOL. [NT] - AngAk - 5:25pm on 10/08/10
- You're right WC. Except my fingernail still looks funny two years later. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 5:31pm on 10/08/10
- my fingernail is fine but where the finger grew back - whinecountry - 6:25pm on 10/08/10
- Yep, same thing happened to me. Buy one with a guard on it. [NT] - Traca - 6:28pm on 10/08/10
- I use mine all the time for the cuc salad; literally daily. BUT, always use the holder; WHile I - barb_b - 2:20pm on 10/09/10
- I've got the expensive French mandoline and a cheapo knockoff too - CathyZ from Kauai - 4:04pm on 10/09/10
- Same here. Though my less costly Super Benriner gets the most use. [NT] [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 6:40pm on 10/09/10
- I love how amazon says that "frequently buy together... A cut resistant glove! : ) " [NT] - barb_b - 2:18pm on 10/10/10
- LOL, yup, and it's good advice for newbies to the mandolin world. Though, if you're - Pat-NoCal - 3:39pm on 10/10/10
- I have the expensive French one... - judy-mass - 2:50am on 10/20/10
- I'll keep my fancy expensive French mandolin thank you. [NT] - orchid - 7:10pm on 10/09/10
- Thanks for all the info! [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 2:43am on 10/12/10