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    Vegetable slicer

    I'm looking for a high quality vegetable slicer for slicing, chopping and dicing vegetables for fresh meals and salads. Until now I haven't had a vegetable slicer. I was slicing veggies with a regular knife or making julienne ribbons with a julienne peeler. Do you have any suugestions for a good vegetable slicer?

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    I would be interested in reading the suggestions. Any of the veggies slicers I've tried have just been more trouble to use AND clean after use, that I'm back to a knife, a mandoline and a julienne peeler.
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    I finally splurged on a really sharp quality chef knife and use it continually. I do use a processor for coleslaw etc. HS, I find most tools are more pain to clean than a simple knife as well.
    Perhaps, Luna, you could mention what you have tried and found wanting so far in your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    I finally splurged on a really sharp quality chef knife and use it continually. I do use a processor for coleslaw etc. HS, I find most tools are more pain to clean than a simple knife as well.
    Perhaps, Luna, you could mention what you have tried and found wanting so far in your search.
    This. High quality knives kept sharpened are the best bet.

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    I sometimes use a grater. Each of the four sides cuts to a different size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    I finally splurged on a really sharp quality chef knife and use it continually. I do use a processor for coleslaw etc. HS, I find most tools are more pain to clean than a simple knife as well.
    Exactly this for me too. I don't bother with garlic presses or egg slicers or apple corers and I especially have no interest in those slicers they show on TV because they all look like you'll be cleaning it using up all the time it saved you slicing.
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    I have a friend who swears by her Salad Shooter which has interchangeable "blades". Just putting that out there for another option. Myself I'm just a knife and grater user, too.
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    Now that I have been sharpening knives for some time, I bought commercial grade knives, when I found them inexpensively. They work better then several peoples dull expensive knives.
    What some found that I know, is changing to a different style knife. Instead of chef's knife, try a Naguri or a Santoku.
    Another option would be an Asian style cleaver.

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    Personally I also stick with a few good knives that I have bought. We don't use the grater anymore. In fact since we moved in september I don't even know what cabinet we put it in, because we buy the shredded cheddar. We do still use the crank grater for sprinkle cheese on pasta but that's it. We own a mandolin but rarely use it. It just doesn't seem any more efficient than a good knife.

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    So, after searching and looking for suggesions, I've ordered a few weeks ago this metal vegetable slicer: https://my-kitchengadgets.com/produc...getable-slicer and until now I'm happy with that. It makes great julienne strips and it seems that it's made from high quality materials.

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