A mandolin slicer is a kitchen prep tool used for cutting vegetables and other foods. This tool lets professional and home chefs quickly slice and cut foods more quickly than with a knife, and its sharp blades make precision cuts.
Three main types of mandolin slicers exist. A basic flat board mandolin slicer makes just one type of cut, while a platform slicer comes with insertable plates with each one producing a different cut. An adjustable platform mandolin slicer offers the most functionality as the blades can be positioned to produce a variety of thicknesses. Cut possibilities include sticks, crinkle cuts and julienne slices.