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Mandolines: Does the KitchenAid V-Slicer Best the Behringer?

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Is the relatively new KitchenAid V-Slicer with it's V-shape design, an improvement to the Behringer mandoline?

 

From what I've read on these forums, many professional chefs and the cognoscenti like the Behringer for being a durable, easy to use, compact, easy to clean, and serviceable mandoline.   But most of what I read seemed to be before the advent of this V-blade slicer.

TheSweetHome.com gave it the nod in a well written review.    What I'm wondering, though,  is if this V-slicer has the chops to perform serious duty in a kitchen; or if it's just a light duty tool designed for the occasional cook.

 

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-mandoline/ 

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I can remove the Benriner blade and sharpen it on a whetstone. This one doesnt look removable. Regardless how they start out of the box, ALL blades dull over time, then what?
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I have used many mandolins...

 

the worst would be Matfer, I bought one once, and gave it away a week later, it was expensive poorly designed garbage.

 

the standard and only mandolin I buy is the Bron Coucke, it doesn't have removable cartridge blades (which can be lost), and ive never seen or heard of them needing to be sharpened.. ever!!! sure the slicing isn't as smooth as others with razored edge cutters but it knocks out product fast and safe (no need for safety chain mesh gloves) when you need bulk cutting done.

 

as for these V-blade types, they tend to be well suited for domestic use rather than commercial kitchens, but that's just me :)

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Originally Posted by MillionsKnives View Post

I can remove the Benriner blade and sharpen it on a whetstone. This one doesnt look removable. Regardless how they start out of the box, ALL blades dull over time, then what?

Your right, Millions.   I just checked that.
 

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Originally Posted by ChefShaneS View Post

as for these V-blade types, they tend to be well suited for domestic use rather than commercial kitchens, but that's just me :)

This Kitchen Aid mandoline can't be designed for serious use if the blade is not sharpenable.     I did some reading on amazon, and some people wrote they deal with the dullness until it gets too bad, and then they throw it out and buy another.    Phhhttt.    I'll order the Behringer. 

 

Thanks to both you guys for your good ideas in your feedback.

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