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How to Use a Mandoline Slicer

Mandoline slicers are great tools for making evenly thin slices of fruits and vegetables.


  • Step 1: Place the slicer perpendicularly Place the slicer perpendicular to you so that you’ll have better control over the food.
  • TIP: Mandoline blades are very sharp. Use a safety guard and take precautions when using and cleaning a mandoline slicer.
  • Step 2: Cut a potato Try the mandoline with a potato. Cut it in half to make a flat surface.
  • Step 3: Attach a potato half Attach the rounded end of one potato half to the hand pusher.
  • Step 4: Slide the potato Slide the flat side of the potato across the blades using even strokes and consistent pressure.
  • TIP: Adjust the thickness of each cut with the knob or lever on the side of the slicer.
  • Step 5: Slice the other half Use the same process for the other half of the potato, using the hand pusher to make even and consistent pressure strokes.
  • Step 6: Clean the slicer Clean the slicer immediately after use to prevent food from drying on the parts. Try it next with a variety of vegetables!
  • FACT: An early illustrated culinary book, published in 1570, shows a board with a cutting blade to cut vegetables into thin sticks.

You Will Need

  • A mandoline slicer
  • A potato

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