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Your suggestion for the best mandoline under 50$

ekatlaterrible Dec 22, 2013 01:29 PM

I would like to get a mandoline because I just love thinly sliced, shredded, julienned salads...

I am looking around on amazon.ca, but am not sure how to select a great-quality model... That said, I am hesitating on a Japanese Benriner Slicer. What would you suggest? If I could get something from a brick and mortar store in Montreal for the same (or lower) price that would be even better.

Oh an it must have a thin julienne option as I can't wait to make a Russian 'Korean' carrot salad...

Thank you!!

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    thistle5 RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 22, 2013 01:32 PM

    I love my Benriner, it's probably 15 years old, & I use it weekly.

    1. c oliver RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 22, 2013 01:36 PM

      Here's the one I have. LOVE the ability to adjust thickness accurately.


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        Jay123 RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 27, 2013 08:46 AM

        I'm happy with the Progressive International HGT-11 Folding Mandoline Slicer from Amazon.ca which I had bought for $18. Unfortunately it's no longer available at that price.

        1. chefjeannine RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 27, 2013 09:23 AM

          I love my Benriner as well, purchased it at a store in Chinatown. Can't remember how much it was since I purchased it a few years ago, but I'm fairly confident it was less than $50.

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            Arktik RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 28, 2013 07:30 AM

            got mine at the Korean store on Sherbrooke West. You have to ask for it; they keep them behind the cash. I use it every other day or so...super handy and worth the $30 or whatever it costs.

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              williej RE: Arktik Dec 29, 2013 07:16 PM

              Do you mean the store opposite Akhavan that has Korean and Japanese foods?

            2. hala RE: ekatlaterrible Dec 29, 2013 02:51 PM

              Go for the Bernier. I also got mine from the Korean store on Sherbrooke, it was 27 dollars.

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                hala RE: hala Dec 29, 2013 08:42 PM

                Correction: I got it from Épicerie Coréenne & Japonaise (one block East of Adonis) on St Catherine.

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