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Kitchen + Home Food Safety Holder for Any Mandolin Slicer or Grater

This handy Kitchen + Home food holder keeps fingers and knuckles away from sharp blades on slicers and graters. When gentle pressure with a thumb or finger is applied to the top button, prongs on the holder secure any size fruit or vegetable, or piece of hard cheese or meat, and allow the entire length of the food item to be sliced. The food holder works well with any mandolin slicer or any cheese grater products. Easily clean with warm water or top rack dishwasher safe. Measures 6″ x 5″ x 2″ in

Equipment Review: Best Mandolines (Slicing/Julienne) for Everyday Cooking & Our Testing Winner

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You don't have to be a restaurant chef to appreciate a good mandoline. These tools can thin-slice, julienne, and (in some cases) waffle-cut produce far faster than a skilled cook wielding a sharp knife can, and with utter precision. That uniformity is at least as valuable as the time savings—and not just for cosmetic reasons. When cuts are uneven, so is cooking.

We tested 9 kitchen mandolines to find the best one:
Swissmar Börner Original V-Slicer Plus Mandoline
Kyocera Adjustable Slicer with Handguard
Progressive Prepworks Julienne and Slicer
OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer
Norpro Mandoline Slicer/Grater with Guard
Zyliss 2-in-1 Handheld Slicer
Kuhn Rikon Thick & Thin Mandoline
Chef’n Pull’n Slice mandoline
Microplane Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade

But for a mandoline to be truly useful in a home kitchen, not just an appliance you break out for the occasional vegetable gratin or elegantly shingled fruit tart, it must be easy to set up, clean, and store. And given that you're working with sharp blades, it must also be as safe to use as it is efficient.

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