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Finding the Best Vegetable Slicer

written by: Aunindita•edited by: Jonathan Wylie•updated: 10/12/2010

Do you spend hours in the kitchen slicing the vegetables? Do you find food prep a laborious task? Then check out my list of the top 5 vegetable slicers.

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    If you are a chef, cook, kitchen assistant, or a cooking enthusiast you definitely want to know about the best vegetable slicer available. There are many slicers out there, but here are five of the best vegetable slicers on the market and some of their best features.

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    1. Prago 01-0006 Vegetable/Cabbage 4" Slicer

    pargo A great fruit, vegetable, and cheese slicer that can be set to cut out a range of thicknesses from paper thin slices and to thicker slices that are up to 3/8". The Prago 01-0006 Vegetable/Cabbage 4" Slicer is made of stainless steel and comes with a set of 5 interchangeable blades as well as a waffle blade that you can use for fancy cuts. It has a handy storage box which makes for compact storage and is top rack dishwasher compatible. You can get one for about $54 though Amazon.

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    2. Matfer 215000 Mandoline Vegetable Slicer

    Matfer This is a stainless steel slicer that has a handle which you use to hold it in position while slicing - allowing you a stable operation. It has a smooth plane and allows blade adjustments to suit your project. You will find this slicer very user friendly and adjusting between blades can be done very quickly. You should, however, note that the $92.90 you need to pay for it are does not include blades as these are sold separately. Nonetheless, it is a great addition to your kitchen.

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    3. Nemco Easy Vegetable Slicer II

    Nemco If you have a lot of slicing to do then Nemco Easy Vegetable Slicer II is the slicer that you need. It is a stainless steel slicer that comes with a mounting base and a thickness gauge. You can choose a thickness between a sixteenth of an inch to half an inch depending on the desired out come. It will give uniform slices and is very useful for moderately busy kitchens or when you need to cater for a large group. Mounting it on a countertop or table is easy and it is dismounted with equal ease. However, it does not come cheap and will retail for about $245.

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    4. Benriner Japanese Cooks Helper Vegetable Slicer BN7

    benriner With this slicer you can make amazing garnishes of different shapes and designs that will make the next meal you are serving a sight to behold. This slicer is used by many food artists. It is made from tough ABS and resin that is reinforced using nylon. It comes with three interchangeable blades that offer you a choice between fine, medium and coarse slices. It is a wonder tool that will cost you only $72 at most stores. Remember that you should hand wash this slicer and its components.

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    5. Univex VS2000 Vegetable Slicer/Shredder

    univex This is a high volume slicer designed for commercial catering purposes and is not a practical buy for home use. It is useful for all slicing and shredding tasks with a powerful one horsepower motor rotating at 700 revolutions per minute. This slicer is easily dismantled for cleaning and equally easy to put back together. It retails for about $1685 and is an investment you should consider if you own a restaurant kitchen, because many regard it as the best vegetable slicer money can buy.