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Mandolines

A good, sharp mandoline can slice food beautifully. Which is the best—and safest?

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At its best, a mandoline allows cooks to slice fruit and vegetables much more precisely, consistently, and quickly than they could with a chef’s knife. Most models operate similarly. You hold food in one hand and slide it down the mandoline’s platform and across a blade or blades, thereby slicing it; by adjusting the height of the platform, you can control how thickly the mandoline ...

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