A Start to Finish Guide to Buy Mandoline Slicer
Mandoline slicers are small but effective tools that can be used in any sized kitchen or food preparation facility. If you want to slice your vegetables effortlessly with a clean cut, a mandoline slicer will give you excellent results every time. Our extensive range of slicers, cutters and wedgers are useful in domestic and commercial kitchens. Instead of spending time cutting the ingredients by hand one piece at a time, our mandoline slicers offer precision cutting, a greater output and safer preparation.
Mandoline slicers are part of the light kitchen equipment range. Common features across our slicer range include high-grade stainless steel to ease the cutting procedure, variable lever adjustments to tailor the cut and a non-skid stand and safety guard for a safe operation. Our mandolines are versatile and constructed to perform various tasks in a busy environment. With various blades and configurations to suit your slicing requirements, the Chef’s Mandoline and the Classic Mandoline are designed to perform fast cuts without comprising on quality.
These are the features that make the best mandoline slicer available. To help you acquire your next mandoline slicer it is important that you make an informed decision. In this blog, we provide you with the ultimate buying guide. We discuss our top 5 tips on choosing a mandoline slicer, the benefits of a mandoline slicer, and an important buying checklist.
Top 5 Tips on Choosing a Mandoline Slicer
1. Sharp blades
Mandoline slicers are designed to slice fruit and vegetables without causing damage to the produce. Our Chef’s mandoline slicer and Classic mandoline slicer are fitted with sharp blades that have been designed to cut through many types of fruits and vegetables without jamming. This also helps ease the pressure on the hands during the slicing process.
2. Ease of use
Our mandoline slicers have been manufactured with useability and operability in mind. Slicing fruits and vegetables with a knife can be tiring on the hands. Our mandoline slicers reduces stress and strain on the hands because the produce holder device allows the user to effortlessly glide the produce over the blade for a consistent and fine slice. With the four-point non-slip stand, this ensures user safety during operation.
It is best to have a mandoline slicer that caters to all fruits and vegetables no matter the size and density. Our mandoline slicers work effectively with dense produce such as potatoes and apples and lighter produce such as tomatoes. This helps you save time trying to find the right mandoline slicer, because our slicers suit all produce.
4. Different cuts
Our mandoline slicers can slice, julienne, and match stick vegetables and fruits. This is ideal for various types of foods where different cuts are required. Whether you are cooking a salad or a vegetable slice, our mandoline slicer will help you prepare your meal without the extra effort.
5. Easy to clean
Mandoline slicers are a simple and effective piece of equipment. With only two parts to the device, a mandoline slicer can be easily cleaned after use so that it is ready when preparing the next dish. This helps to minimise downtime between cooks.
Benefits of Mandoline Slicer
1. Consistent slices
A mandoline slicer can be set to provide a consistent slice to your produce. With adjustable blades that can be set depending on the user’s requirements, this ensures each slice is tailored and consistent. Whether you are baking a cake or layering a savoury dish, consistent slices shows elegance, care and professionalism in your cook.
2. Fine slices
Slicing vegetables and fruits with a knife is hard, especially when you desire fine slices. A mandoline slicer improves occupational health and safety because the user’s hands are free from being injured by the knife’s blade.
3. Better productivity
A mandoline slicer can help you slice your vegetable or fruit produce quicker than using a knife. By placing the produce into the holder, you can quickly glide the produce up and down against the slicing plate to produce slices quickly without extra effort. This is ideal for busy questions where high volumes of food are required.
Buying Mandoline Slicer Checklist
1. Assess your needs
If you are planning to invest in a new mandoline slicer, or update your existing mandoline slicer, assess your needs and requirements. For example, how busy is your business? Are you slicing fruits and vegetables on a regular basis? How will the mandoline slicer complement your other kitchen and food preparation equipment? In addition, as your business develops and changes, it is important to reassess your needs so that you understand what is right for your organisation.
2. Do research
Food preparation equipment, like a mandoline slicer, is an investment. Before making the purchase, ensure that you have assessed your needs, your goals and your budget. Understanding your requirements is essential. You might also need to consult with your team or the person who will be using the mandoline slicer on a regular basis to understand their views and requirements. We stock many models, each serving a different purpose.
3. List Your Requirements
After you have assessed your needs, and have done some research, list your requirements. This will help you understand which product is best for your business when you review the available products. It might be worthwhile sharing your requirements with other stakeholders in the business to hear their thoughts and to check its accuracy.
4. Quality above cost
While cost tends to have a direct relationship with quality, a focus on cost alone should not be your only consideration. Many customers will opt for the cheaper product. Whilst all our products are high quality, different models do come at different prices. Each model has different features and will suit different customer requirements. It is important that you check the features of the product before considering the price. If you need help assessing your requirements, feel free to speak to us.
5. Compare your options
After you have comprehensively reviewed our product range, make a list. Look back at your requirements and compare your options. Make sure you ask us any questions to help you filter the list until you have reached a product that will enhance your business.
6. Check your budget
Prior to making the purchase, make sure you check your budget. At Brice Australia, we are proud to offer our customers reliable mandoline slicers at very competitive prices. With all products boasting high quality features, you will find the perfect mandoline slicer for your needs.
For almost 80 years, Brice Australia has delivered kitchen equipment, advice and service to businesses throughout Australia. We offer a huge selection of products within each equipment category to enhance productivity for chefs, butchers, cafes, bars and restaurants. In our mandoline slicer product range, you are sure to find the right one for your needs. Contact us today on 1300 664 880 or visit us in store.