OXO have an excellent reputation for gadgets. The OXO good grips mandoline slicer received mixed reviews. Although a number of those who brought the slicer, loved it, others do not believe it lives up the claims.
It is very hard to believe how reviews on an item can be so varied. Some say the blade is incredibly sharp others say it is dull. Some get excellent results others mediocre.
What I can tell you is that 85% of 47 customers recommend the OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer as being good value.
One thing I do know from personal experience, is that a mandoline saves you time and energy when it comes to cutting and slicing vegetables. You have a choice of straight or wavy blades that you can set to the thickness of your choice slicing cucumber, potato chips, onion rings, carrot sticks or any other vegetable or fruit slices that you wish to use as a garnish. And you can create either the thin or thick julienne blades to make vegetable strips and french fries with ease!
Whenever you want to change the hardened stainless steel blade you simply turn the dial on the side and select the thickness of the slice or julienne setting that you require. The blades that are not being used are safely covered so there is no likelihood of you cutting yourself. The runway part of the slicer is made from textured stainless steel so that the food slices won’t stick to the surface.
When the OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer was demonstrated on NBC’s Today Show it was said that this is “the one kitchen gadget that cooks at home have been waiting for”.
The body of the slicer is made from Santoprene which is a processed rubber so you are assured of a good grip even if you have wet hands.
The slicer has a soft handle that is set a little lower than the rest of the body so it keeps your hands out of the way of the sharp blades while giving you a comfortable grip. And the non-slip feet keep the unit secure and steady while you are using it.
Storing the unit is easy, simply fold the legs, the blades are stored on board and the food holder snaps underneath the main frame.
Features at a glance:
- The slicing blades are hardened stainless steel
- The runway is textured stainless steel which stops the food from sticking
- There is a choice of straight, crinkle cut and waffle cut slices
- There is a wide choice of thicknesses
- A soft, easy to turn dial for selecting slice thickness
- The unused side of the blade is hidden for safety
- All blades are easy to remove for cleaning
- Size: 4 1/2″tall x 16″wide x 4 1/2″deep (flat)