FAQ – DE BUYER MANDOLINES

What is the use of a mandoline?

A mandoline is a cutting utensil that is essential to kitchens:

  • Mandolines enable the quick slicing or cutting of a small or large amount of fruits or vegetables into Julienne or diamonds.
  • Easy and safe to use, thanks to the pusher that equip all De Buyer mandoline models.
  • Mandoline blades enable precise and neat cuts.
Can I cut myself with a mandoline?

Mandoline blades are extremely sharp. To guarantee safe usage, it is necessary to use the pusher provided with each mandoline. Jam the fruit our vegetable that is being cut between the pusher and the mandoline. Then, slice or cut into pieces safely.

What is the difference between V-blades and straight blades?

A V-blade is perfect for cutting fruits or vegetables, as well as products with a soft flesh and a thick or hard skin (i.e. tomatoes, kiwi, etc). The blade penetrates the fruit or the vegetable without crushing it, while preserving its flesh composition and allows for fine and neat slices. A straight blade has the same use as a kitchen knife. It is ideal to cut firm fruits or vegetables, but it is not suitable for tomato cuts and slices.

What is the difference between plastic mandolines and mandolines made of stainless steel?

Stainless steel mandolines are designed for professional use. Stainless steel is a solid material that resists perfectly to frequent and intensive use. It is also very easy to clean and enables perfect hygienic conditions. Plastic mandolines are thought to be used by the general public. Extremely simple to use, they are also easy to clean and to handle since plastic is a light material.