The Best Mandoline

The Best Mandoline

Our pick

Super Benriner

Super Benriner

The best mandoline

This classic mandoline found in restaurant kitchens all over the world has razor-sharp replaceable blades and a safe hand guard.

Buying Options

$60* from Amazon

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $43.

Benriner released an updated series of its best-selling mandolines in 2018, and its new Super Benriner model (No. 95, with a blade measuring 9.5 cm, or 3.7 inches, wide) addresses all the concerns we had about the older model while preserving its best features. The hand guard got a complete overhaul—it now grips vegetables more securely than the old version. The double-bevel blade can handle everything from soft tomatoes to tough lemons to tiny radishes to hard sweet potatoes. And the overall design is sturdy without being bulky.

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Budget pick

KitchenAid Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

KitchenAid Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

Small and affordable

This small handheld mandoline has a sharp V-blade and a safe hand guard, but its blade isn’t replaceable.

Buying Options

$17 from Amazon

KitchenAid’s Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer has a smart, simple design featuring an easily adjustable blade and an ultrasafe hand guard. We had trouble slicing potatoes and sweet potatoes lengthwise with it, though all V-blade slicers fail on extra-long vegetables because they don’t have enough runway to provide support for each slice. Additionally, the KitchenAid’s blade tends to dull over time, and it’s not replaceable. But the price means this tool is still great for occasional use.

Runner-up

Swissmar Börner VPower

Swissmar Börner VPower

A solid backup option

If you need different cutting options, such as julienne and dice cuts, we like the Börner VPower.

Buying Options

$54* from Amazon
$60 from Bed Bath & Beyond

*At the time of publishing, the price was $60.

The Swissmar Börner VPower is a solid option with a sharp, albeit unreplaceable, V-shaped blade that makes precise cuts, as well as a durable, handheld design. It’s larger, bulkier, and more expensive than the Benriner and KitchenAid slicers. It’s also unable to handle sweet potatoes lengthwise. On everything else, however, including tomatoes, onions, radishes, and carrots, the Swissmar aced our tests.

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Our pick

Super Benriner

Super Benriner

The best mandoline

This classic mandoline found in restaurant kitchens all over the world has razor-sharp replaceable blades and a safe hand guard.

Buying Options

$60* from Amazon

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $43.

Budget pick

KitchenAid Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

KitchenAid Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

Small and affordable

This small handheld mandoline has a sharp V-blade and a safe hand guard, but its blade isn’t replaceable.

Buying Options

$17 from Amazon

Runner-up

Swissmar Börner VPower

Swissmar Börner VPower

A solid backup option

If you need different cutting options, such as julienne and dice cuts, we like the Börner VPower.

Buying Options

$54* from Amazon
$60 from Bed Bath & Beyond

*At the time of publishing, the price was $60.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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