There are few kitchen tools that will improve the quality and appearance of your cooking as much as a mandoline. We use them for slicing vegetables paper-thin for delicate slaws, cutting onions uniformly for soups, stews or sauces and slicing vegetables into broad, even planks to tidily slice and dice by hand for most anything. If we’re making pizza, we shave rounds of cheese, mushrooms or thin coins of salami.
The budget-priced Benriner mandoline is a no-frills, sturdy version that does just what it needs to do. The replaceable blade is easily micro adjusted, the grippy rubber feet stay put and the safety handle works efficiently—not something most other models do. And without any nooks and crannies, it couldn’t be easier to clean. It’s also small enough to conveniently fit most any kitchen drawer to have close at hand.