Just yesterday, I was reviewing lots of cut-resistant gloves to use with my new mandoline, because I really dislike the food holder that came with it. It doesn’t hold much of anything steadily, and it wastes a good 1/2″ of any vegetable. I used to have a pair of cut resistant gloves for fishing, but I don’t know where they are, and I would not be able to vouch for their cleanliness, anyway.
A couple of weeks ago, I shaved off a tiny piece of knuckle skin that is just about healed, but today I took a nice chunk of thumb skin off trying to slice carrots, even though I was trying to be careful. You have to use a little force and speed to cut through a carrot, and that’s where I wasn’t careful enough. Unfortunately, it’s also the finger I use to unlock my iPhone, so I had to add another fingerprint to use until I can get this bandage off. Even then, I might have to update this print.
I had a fancy French mandoline years ago, so long that I don’t remember the brand, but it languished in the cupboard so it made the rounds between my daughters, but I think they were afraid of it. I don’t know where it is now, but I have had the itch to use one again, so I bought something at a much more reasonable price, the OXO Chef’s Mandoline Slicer. It works pretty well, but probably better after I get those gloves.
Here’s a screenshot of the mandoline from their website (mine’s in the dishwasher) that gives a good view of the bulky food holder:
Well, I’m off to look at those gloves again and decide on one. In the meantime, I’ll just go back to the chef’s knife.