Wednesday, May 23, 2012

OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer Review and Giveaway

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner - I had a hair appt. after work today.  The winner is M!  Congratulations - I'll contact you by email.  There is another great giveaway coming up this week, so stick around!

I'm a member of the OXO Blogger Outreach Program and was super-excited when I was chosen to review the OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer.  I've wanted a mandoline for so long, but could never decide which one to buy.  I was even more excited when I opened the package and saw that in addition to the mandoline that they sent to me - they included another to give to one of my readers!

Sadly, I've been in the process of moving for the last few weeks so I haven't had a chance to use it as much as I've wanted, but one of the recipes that I was excited to try first was baked potato chips!  I can't really call it a recipe, because I just sliced up some potatoes on the thinnest setting, sprayed them with the oil mister and sprinkled them with a variety of seasonings.  When it comes to spices, I just grab and shake, so I don't really know exactly what I used. I spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees until they started to brown.  I flipped them over using a fork and cooked until the other side was browned.  They were excellent!  I've also used the mandoline slicer a few times to slice up peppers and I'm so excited to slice up turnips for turnip chips and au gratin once they are in season.





















The mandoline slicer has 3 levels of thickness, though the thickest isn't as thick as I'd prefer.  That's not a big deal because I can just use a knife it I want it that thick.  Thinner is so much hard with a knife.  Once I got the hang of using the food holder to protect myself from the blades, it was simple.  I'm prone to cutting myself with a knife as it is, so I'll definitely be using this with the food holder - those blades are SHARP!  The food holder also slides over the blades for storage, which is key for protection.  You can use the slicer angled on a plate or cutting board like I did below, or you can hook the foot over a bowl and slice into the bowl. 





















Like I mentioned, I haven't had an opportunity to use this with very many vegetables yet, but it worked great for potatoes and peppers!

If you'd like to enter to win an OXO Good Grips Hand Held Mandoline:
  • Leave me a comment telling me what you'd slice with it if you had one!

Additional entries:
Contest ends June 3, 2012 and the winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email.  Good luck!



16 comments:

  1. I'd slice a lot of Apples and Potatoes :-)

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  2. I'd make homemade Zuchinni noodles!

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  3. I have a microwave chip maker that I can't use because I just can't get the potatoes sliced thin enough. I would use it for potatoes and other veggies to turn into chips!

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  4. I would make yummy veggies for my family and i entertain alot so this product would help

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  5. I'd slice whatever my girlfriend instructs me to. And scour the internet for healthy foods. Maybe make art from an avocado.

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  6. I would use it to slice potatoes for my favorite Pioneer Woman recipe. I'm following on Pinterest and Twitter as well. Great giveaway!

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  7. I'm following you on twitter too. :)

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  8. I LOVE zucchini! I would make beer battered zucchini chips, sliced perfectly thin.

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  9. I am starting phase one of the 17 Day Diet next Monday. So, I am going to my local farmer's market this Saturday and buy as many varieties of vegetables I can. I will slice them for stir "fry," steamed, and raw. Sliced, diced, and ready to drop the pounds.

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  10. I would slice veggies for the grill.... and this fall/winter I'll use it to make scalloped potatoes!

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    1. I also follow on email, Pinterest, and Twitter now! :)

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    1. Sorry for the delay - I had a busy day...winner is announced above and contacted by email.

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  12. Hello,

    Indeed a good post, I know mandoline slicer is very important for our kitchen, it helps do various work like cutting in a very short time, I myself love it & that's why I have recently purchased one of the best Mandoline Slicers available, because i really the slicer to save my time and need it work for long time.

    By the way, Keep up the good work.

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