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Do you have these? Do you need them? Are there subs you use?

Mandoline

Spiralizer

I'd like a mandoline but a good one appears to be super pricey. The spiralizer would be kind of gimmicky, but I think we'd use it a lot for garnishes. The twisty orange slice is getting old.

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I have a spiralizer but rarely use it. I'd love to take a garnishing class, though and learn how to make all sorts of interesting garnishes with fruits and veggies and chocolate.

The mandolin gets used more for personal use than for the B&B and we love it.

 

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There are a lot of attachments for a kitchenaid mixer.  A little more money but you can use it for so many things and considering its a business write-off it might make sense for you.  No more sliced fingers, too.  Smiling

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OH, the Guilt! I have a spiralizer ... still in the box.

Never thought about having a mandolin in the kitchen. Could play tunes for guests I guess. wink

 

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I've used my spiralizer twice...................in two years.blush

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Spiralized potatoes for breakfast. All that crispy.

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Highlands John wrote:

I've used my spiralizer twice...................in two years.blush

Throw it in your suitcase. Come for a visit. I'll buy an electrical adapter. Eye-wink

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Morticia wrote:

Highlands John wrote:

I've used my spiralizer twice...................in two years.blush

Throw it in your suitcase. Come for a visit. I'll buy an electrical adapter. Eye-wink

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Highlands John wrote:

Morticia wrote:

Highlands John wrote:

I've used my spiralizer twice...................in two years.blush

Throw it in your suitcase. Come for a visit. I'll buy an electrical adapter. Eye-wink

laugh

 

Hey! What? No invite? MINE hasn't even been out of the box!  I feel so rejected ... broken heart

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seashanty wrote:

Highlands John wrote:

Morticia wrote:

Highlands John wrote:

I've used my spiralizer twice...................in two years.blush

Throw it in your suitcase. Come for a visit. I'll buy an electrical adapter. Eye-wink

laugh

 

Hey! What? No invite? MINE hasn't even been out of the box!  I feel so rejected ... broken heart

I knew that was going to come back to bite me! And you're a few thousand miles closer!

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In case you're still looking for reasons to buy a spiralizer: Spiralized Cinnamon Apples

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I have a Moulinex (Jeannette)   244.  Is this the same as a Mandoline that you are talking about?

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different. What you have is more of a food mill or processor.

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different. What you have is more of a food mill or processor.

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I have a mandoline that has never been used.  Happy to bring it when I drive north this spring if Gomez can wait that long.

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Innkeep wrote:

I have a mandoline that has never been used.  Happy to bring it when I drive north this spring if Gomez can wait that long.

Gomez doesn't know about it yet. Eye-wink I'll wait. If you decide not to come just let me know!

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I bought a mandolin about a year ago and love it. I don't use it much for breakfast, but do for our personal cooking. I think I bought it for about $50. It's a really good one. 

I see you can get it for $40 now

You don't really need a spiralizer if you have a mandolin. You can use one of the grater blades and just put the veggie lengthwise to achieve the same things.

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Interesting that what gets sold most with that is a cut resistant glove!

But glad to know it's good for both uses.

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Morticia wrote:

Interesting that what gets sold most with that is a cut resistant glove!

But glad to know it's good for both uses.

I've only cut myself once and it was when I was washing it. You must have great respect for a mandolin!

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Well I saw the description as surgical sharp so yeah, be careful! Maybe it's not the right tool for Gomez who generally looks like Les Nessman when he's done working with sharp implements.

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Love my mandoline but ouchy ouchy. Sliced off the tip of my baby finger last Monday slicing cabbage. Very stupid of me. I was talking to DH while I was doing it. Would not stop bleeding until I went to bed that night and it throbbed for two days. 

That being said, I love using it. Just two days prior, I sliced enough potatoes for a massive scalloped potato meal for 20 people. Took me less than ten minutes and the slices were all nice and thin. I don't cut myself often because normally I'm in the kitchen alone and not distracted. But when DH is in there with me, all my sense leaves my brains.

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2cat_lady wrote:

 But when DH is in there with me, all my sense leaves my brains.

That is so sweet!

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Morticia wrote:

Well I saw the description as surgical sharp so yeah, be careful! Maybe it's not the right tool for Gomez who generally looks like Les Nessman when he's done working with sharp implements.

The sharper the implement, the less likely he'll cut himself. Use the guard.

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I have both and use both. We bought the OXO mandolin and the Paderno spiralizer. I use the spiralizer to make potato pancakes sometimes. They come out extremely interesting and very crispy. The mandolin I use to slice things all the time thinly.

But I also don't do garnishes.

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I have both and have never used my spiral cutter appliance ever. You don't have to pay a fortune for a mandolins there are lots of less expensive slicers out there: check b b &beyond 

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smileyI bought this fantastic mandoline slicer and I really love it.

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