|Item Weight||227 g|
|Product Dimensions||37.47 x 14.27 x 10.16 cm|
swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline, V-7000, Orange
- Adjust your thickness or cutting size without removing the insert
- Constructed from durable ABS plastic with German surgical grade stainless steel blades
- Use the slicing plan insert, 7mm or 3.5mm blade inserts to achieve up to 10 different cuts - julienne, slice, shred - even cube!
- Börner's patented safety setting provides worry-free storage that is both convenient and compact
- Made in Germany
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It all started in 1956 when Alfred Borner, a toolmaker by profession, started the business manufacturing an onion cutter. This cutter was made of wood with four razor-sharp blades bent in such a way to make cutting onions into cubes easy work. This one invention sparked many more, and product demand increased worldwide. Borner has become a well established company over the last 50 years, producing state of the art kitchen tools in Germany. They manufacture the finest quality vegetable slicers and mandolins on the market today and are leaders in design and technology. From the V-Slicer Plus to the new V-Power line, Borner products help add creativity to any gourmet meal. V-Power is the newest addition to the Borner family and is made of durable ABS plastic with German surgical grade stainless steel blades. Three inserts offer ten different cuts, the V-Power can cube, julienne, slice and shred. A patented push button adjustment allows you to change the size/thickness of the cut without removing the insert; the plane insert has a safety position to completely cover the V-blade when not in use. The ambidextrous Food Safety Holder has a serrated edge to safely push food off slicer, requires very little pressure and with a quick 90-degree rotation, can produce a variety of different cuts. Steel pins grip most sizes and shapes of produce to create even slices every time. An insert holder provides protective storage for extra inserts; acts as a drying stand and attaches to back of unit for compact storage. Easy to clean; rinse under hot or cold running water immediately after use
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Tried several types and not happy with them, including the safety aspects of the process of thinly slicing food with a very sharp blade. Ordered this one, and very glad to have found it. The video on this product was also immensely helpful for techniques (video not in english but good demo). So, hopefully, this will last, as it is getting used frequently in the kitchen these days.
I wander if they really tried it properly.
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Its main limitation is the maximum thickness of anything you want to cut up. With that limitation, however, you can achieve several thicknesses of slices and every where from a very fine to a fairly coarse dice. The coarse dice requires a different technique, but there are many demos on YouTube that will teach you how to achieve that result and many more uses for this mandoline.
I will admit, I haven't had much luck using it in the proper way for carrots, celery, or radishes. You need to stick them in the holder, and they wobble and fall out. I just can't get that to work. I have developed a different way for carrots and celery that works well, but it requires being extremely careful. I hold a stick or two on top of the mandoline and push it back and forth across the blade until I get close to the end. That works very well. You probably shouldn't try it without safety gloves, if at all, but it does work and gives that great uniformity that makes for more even cooking.
Ease of cleaning is an important consideration, and this one is designed to be cleaned easily. Maybe not as easy as it looks in those YouTubes, but easy. Mostly you need to rinse it off before food dries on it and check the "V" part of the blade to make sure nothing got stuck there as can happen with softer foods with skins. Compared with the nightmare of my first mandoline, that is a minor consideration.
I realized how happy I was with this mandoline when I started to grab it for single-use tasks, like slicing an onion to put on a veggie burger. Hope my review helps you decide where this equipment might be what you are looking for.
1. It's sharp.
2. It's easy to clean..
3. After cleaning, the blades shut tight enough that you need not worry about accidentally cutting yourself if its in a drawer completely uncovered.
1. The piece meant to push the victim into the blades isn't all that effective. I've found the best way to do it is to wear my no cut glove, throw some salt over my left shoulder, pray, and carefully push things into the blades.
2. There is rubberized grip strips on the ends meant to hold onto the edge of a pot, skillet, platter, etc, but the space between the V of where the blades meet and the end of the mandoline that is gripping whatever is supposed to catch your victim is so short, it all ends up beyond the vessel that the end of the vessel is gripping, dumping everything on the counter, the floor, etc.
2. The adjustability of the thickness of the slice is basically nonexistent.
I realize that there are 3 pros and 2 cons and, therefore, one would think that should equal 3 stars anyway, but those cons are such dealbreakers that it doesn't equate that way.
It slices, it juliennes, and it even dices. I find the cutting action real smooth and precise. Changing the thickness is as easy as pressing a button. Changing out plates may seem awkward at first, but if you lay the mandoline down flat and use two hands, changing the plates become easy as pie. There are enough safety features to where I don't feel like I'm going to slice my fingers off. Cleanup is fast and simple. Everything stores neatly together in a caddy that snaps onto the underside of the mandoline.
The unit is made out of plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. Overall, I'm super satisfied about this purchase.
The blade inserts pop out way too easily on their own. I mean with this device you are paying $60 for really sharp blades & not much else. It’s not built well, it’s not sturdy & after a few days of ownership, sweet potatoes get stuck halfway through the cut, rendering this machine fabulously unsafe.
I recently returned mine because when I went to use it for dicing it just shredded the vegetable so bad I just gave up. Wish I could replace my first mandoline which lasted 30 years. Never had this problem, I was going to deal with the uneven cutting if that was the only issue.
Another issue was that I couldn't get it to firmly stay in place: since you need smooth control as you slide those veggies up and down, it needs to stay in place. I had it jumping all around the cutting board--and trying to lay it across a bowl as someone suggested to me didn't work at all either.
I don't doubt that this is a good product if you've got the strength and knowledge of how to use it, but I just didn't and so had to reluctantly send it back.