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Best Tool to Julienne Large Quantities of Vegetables

Breadcrumbs Apr 25, 2013 04:37 AM

Much as I love my chef's knife, it makes for a slow process when I need 8 cups or more of julienned vegetables.

Is there an electric device that will do this?

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    John Francis Apr 25, 2013 04:50 AM

    It's not electric, but a mandoline can do that job (among others) and once you get the hang of it, it's fast.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQDbpI...

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      JavaBean Apr 25, 2013 06:16 AM

      Haven't use one, but there are food proccessor blades for julienned cuts. The quickest, non powered option would likely be a mandolin...watch your fingers.

      Personally, I prefer a knife and will use one with a mostly flat edge...either an Asian veggie cleaver ( very fast, but imprecise) or a Japanese Usuba ( very precise, but slow).

      1. Chemicalkinetics Apr 25, 2013 06:43 AM

        Mandoline would be a good tool.

        If you want an electric device which does julienne (and many other task), then probably a Robot Coupe will do a great job:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Quq34khrgc

        http://youtu.be/BRjx6y9-kSA?t=31s

        http://youtu.be/ZOt7VoSFzcc?t=2m10s

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          ferret Apr 25, 2013 06:46 AM

          A food processor will do 8 cups in a flash, but you'd need to get one with a wider mouth, otherwise you'll end up with very short strips. The mandoline solution will beat the knife every time (2-3X faster, if not more, depending on your knife skills) and is a good compromise on cost and convenience.

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