I have heared several talks about mandolin slicers that most often claims performance that were easy to use. Here are other people's opinion on the best mandolin slicers on the market today.
Shun Pro Mandolin. We found this unit smooth and almost effortless to operate, super sharp and safe. The blade on the unit is a single bevel blade made from VG-10 stainless steel and can be removed and resharpened on a whetstone. This is a big advantage since a dull blade causes a myriad of problems. It's has an adjustable deck which allows you to custom adjust the thickness of your slice. The downside of this slicer is price. At a whopping $380 this is by far the most expensive unit. It is also large which allows to slice an entire potato into fries without trimming it to size but this large size also makes it a storage issue with those that have smaller kitchens. We think this unit would be ideal for commercial kitchens and catering operations.
Paderno Stainless Pro-Series. This world cuisine professional mandolin is a versatile vegetable/fruit slicer. By combining and/or switching blades and by adjusting the thickness of each cut, it produces many cut sytles, including the waffle cut, which cannot be done with any other culinary tool. Designed for the professional chef our mandolin is super safe.
Folding feet are rubberized to prevent sliding. It easily slices vegetables and fruit and can also be used to cut cheese. 5 different stainless steel blades allow you to produce perfect slices -1 straight blade,1 serrated blade, 3 julienne blades,1 container for slices and 1 pusher. The ergonomic pusher secures the food and protects the fingers. All will create paper-thin slices, make perfect french fries or carrot sticks, and produce beautiful crinkle cuts. Previously $239 now at $199.
Weston Professional Stainless Vegetable Slicer. Slice all your fruits and vegetables quickly and easily with this stainless steel mandoline slicer. Use it for parmesan cheese as well as apples, onions, tomatoes and much more. Cuts fruits and vegetables from paper thin to 3/8 inch thick. This comes with 5 interchangeable blades that are 4” wide in a storage box. Slicer is very portable and folds for compact storage (16” long x 5” wide x 3-1/2” high) and is top-rack dishwasher safe. Quality stainless steel construction. 1 food pusher, 3 julienne blades – 3/16”,5/16” and 7/16”, 1 slicing blade and 1 waffle blade for a variety of cuts. Get it at $266 from original $320 price.
Overall, any of the inexpensive slicers are a good choice and is certainly the best value of those reviewed.