Vegan Kitchen Tools
Mandolines and Slicers
Although I have great slicing knives in all sorts of shapes and sizes, it's my mandoline slicers that give me the uniform fast slices for onions, garlic and other vegetables. Just like knives, you'll want to have assorted mandoline models to meet the slicing needs for any vegetable you might want sliced.
I think the Swissmar Borner Slicers and Graters are far superior in design and ease of clean-up, storage, and use. The V-Slicer has a compact storage and safety shield and the speciality graters and shredders fit together to provide a compact unit for minimal storage space.
Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Pro Mandoline
The Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Pro Mandoline is made of durable ABS plastic with German surgical grade stainless steel blades. Three very sharp inserts cube, julienne, slice and shred. One of the inserts is a thick/thin insert for 3 precision thicknesses plus a "zero" 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 that can produce a variety of different cuts. Steel pins grip most sizes and shapes of produce to create even slices every time and protects the user from cutting themselves.
HINT: Please DO NOT use this tool without the Safety Pusher!
Zucchini Match Sticks Created on the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer
An insert holder provides protective storage for extra inserts and acts as a drying receptical.
rinse the parts in hot soapy water, rinse and place the inserts back into the holder. Sometimes I use a small soft nail brush to help remove vegetable pieces that get lodged in the blades.
The V-Blade: Always reinsert the "zero" safety insert before storing. This is protect the blades sharpness and prevent accidental cuts when reaching for it in a drawer or cabinet.
BUY the Swissmar Borner V-Prep Mandoline V-5000, 7 Piece Set
Swissmar Borner Curly Grater/Slicer
With a double row of German-made stainless blades that cut in both directions, the Swissmar Borner Curly Grater/Slicer creates wonderful slices of apples, potatoes, zucchini, etc.
Finger grips and non-skid feet make this slicer easy to use over any bowl or saucepan. This is a great addition to the Swissmar Borner V-Slicer Mandoline.
Note: the Saftey Pusher does NOT come with the Swissmar Borner Curly Grater.
BUY the Swissmar Borner Curly Grater/Slicer
Swissmar Borner Julienne Vegetable Shredder/Grater/Slicer
Create thin matchstick carrots, beets, squashes, or cucumbers that you see at Japanese restaurants with the Swissmar Borner Julienne Vegetable Shredder! But make sure to use the vegetable guard from the V-Slicer with it to prevent scraping fingertips, fingernails or knuckles!!!
Look like a pro when using the Swissmar Borner Julienne Vegetable Shredder!
Note: the Saftey Pusher does NOT come with the Swissmar Borner Julienne Shredder.
BUY the Swissmar V-2053 Borner Power Line Thin Julienne Slicer
This is my mini-mandoline for slicing thin slices of garlic cloves. It's made by MIU France. It makes super fine slices of garlic cloves quick and easy.
Crafted of durable stainless steel, this mini-mandoline measures 8"x 2" and is dishwasher safe.
BUY the MIU Plastic and Stainless-Steel Garlic and Truffle Slicer
Kyocera Ceramic Mandoline Slicer with Hand Guard
The Kyocera Ceramic Slicer will create paper-thin slices of potato, celery, garlic and ginger perfectly. Designed by Kyocera, the leading manufacturers of professional knives, this 10.5"x 3.6" double ceramic cutting edge is second only to diamonds in sharpness and holds it’s edge 10 times longer than stainless.
A must-have plastic guard helps keep fingers safe when slicing the 1.5 mm slices.
- Double-edged straight slicer cuts in half the time
- Razor sharp single blade produces consistent, paper thin slices
- Lightweight and easy to use; rust-proof
- 4 different cut thicknesses: 0.5 mm, 1.3 mm, 2.0 mm and 3.0 mm
- Safe to use in dishwasher (But I clean and dry it everytime by hand.)
BUY the Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline Slicer, Black
Rosle Adjustable Slicer
My must-have kitchen tool is the Rosle Adjustable Slicer. The black wheels on the sides allow me to dial eleven adjustable thickness settings to create the perfect sliced vegetables. I have the Rosle Adjustable Slicer without the Storage Bin hanging on a hook between uses and for protection of the blade.
Clean up is a simple rinse under running water to keep this tool in pristine shape. The Rosle Adjustable Slicer measures 15.75"L x 4.75"W and is made from stainless steel.
A curved handle provides a comfortable grip. And I can slice items vertically or horizontally, allowing me to slice right into the bowl or pot I'm using.
Non-slip silicone feet keep slicer from moving when you're slicing food.
Made in Germany.
BUY the Rosle Adjustable Stainless Steel Slicer
Microplane Kitchen Cut-Protection Glove