This is the safest mandolin I have ever used. Easy to switch the blades, works well, easy to clean. Does a very nice job on the vegetables!
Some mandolin slicers are VERY DANGEROUS to use (almost lost a part of my thumb on one 5. years ago); however, this one is sooooo safe - that's the reason I chose it: safety with a mandolin slicer is PARAMOUNT! The reason I give it 4 stars in the cleaning area is because one must be mindful of the blades when cleaning. It is very easy to use, but if the vegetables are too big for the feeder port they must be halved with a knife before the mandolin can handle them. This unit is so safe that I would consider allowing our 14 year old to use it without my being there with him. this unit, to me, is well worth the money!
I eat lots of salads and this is a great prep tool! It takes a carrot or two to learn the settings of slice, julienne, and dice, but it cuts your work in half and makes uniform cuts.
The slicer folds easily and the interchangeable cutting blades are easy to switch out and flat and safe to store. I like the the slicing action is aimed down instead of across as with some mandolin style slicers. The chute in which the vegetables are placed is about 2.25 in diameter so this isnt a huge unit and maybe best for salad prep and not for huge main dishes for the family reunion. There is a hand shield on the chute to keep your fingers safe and happy. A brush with various configurations of bristles makes cleanup much easier and keeps fingers clear of sharp areas. The lidded small bin is a nice plus and the set is very thoughtfully designed. Hand wash only, not dish washer safe.