Info: Easily Switch Between Slices or Julienne Spears
Have you heard about mandoline fruit or vegetable slicers but still find them a bit daunting? Are there only two things you'd really like to do with them: make nice, even round slices (perhaps of various thicknesses) of cucumbers or tomatoes, for example, or of potatoes for scalloped potatoes; or maybe make little julienne shaped spears of zucchini for a stir-fry or of carrots for a garnish? We've got just the thing. With Progressive International's patented design, there aren't several sets of blades you have to switch back and forth or a bunch of confusing settings, there's just two knobs to call into play, and it's really easy to operate and clean.
Dimensions: the top is about 9 inches long and 4-1/2 inches wide and a little over an inch deep, not including the 3-1/2 inch long handle -- about the size of the top of a Kleenex box.
- 3-1/2 inch wide slicing surface accommodates fairly large produce, like big potatoes.
- Sliding button in front of handle easily adjusts between thin, medium or thick thicknesses for slicing.
- Slide that button all the way down to lock blade for safe cleaning and storage.
- Angled blade provides more efficient food slicing.
- Non-skid base and ridges keep the slicer stable on cutting surface and enable use over a bowl.
Materials: ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene: a thermoplastic polymer), POM (Polyoxymethylene: a rigid thermoplastic), PP (polypropylene), Stainless Steel and TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers). Dishwasher safe.
First turn the green knob on the side to set whether to make narrow Julienne or regular round Slices (they're marked). Then slide the switch in front of the handle with your thumb to un/lock the blade and set it to one of three thickness levels. Then you just hold the handle with one hand; perch the unit over the edge of a bowl or pot (there are grooves on the end for that); set the food you want cut on top (which may need a bit of precutting on its bottom and top so it sits flat and stays gripped); then grab the clear plastic safety holder with the other hand, and push down on the food with it (it has lots of little knobs to grip into it) and slide it back and forth until it's all sliced.