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Tuesday 1 July 2008

Mandolins - Tools of the Devil!

Just a quick post about the pure evil that is my JML "Super" Slicer.

I decided to make homemade coleslaw (to use up the cabbage that was starting to look really disgusting in my fridge) and so I dug out the mandolin. I have only used it a couple of times and now I remember why.....

.....It sucks. SUCKS! Super slicer my arse.

The chipper gives you the skinniest potatoes you've ever seen and the regular slicer is just almost impossible to get anything through.

Using the guard makes it really difficult to manouvre and if you don't use it, this demonic machine chops off the end of your thumb. Ok not quite but it took a pretty freakin big chunk out and also half my finger nail.

From now on it is relegated to the cupboard of woe (that is the dark part of the cupboard I can't reach without getting on my knees and practically getting in the cupboard) and shall henceforth be referred to as lucifer.

Behold, lucifer's work.... Can you see how many freaking layers of skin it took off!!


  1. Ouch! And this is why I have never used my mandolin.. I won one in a foodie contest, and whilst trying to take the manual off it (some plonker had sellotaped it to the mandolin itself!) it gave me a nice deep cut on my finger that still makes me shudder! He was swore at, glared at viciously, before before banished to the cupboard! Maybe one day I'll give him a second chance... Maybe.

    1. HAHAHA, I had totally forgotten about this! That mandolin has long since been binned! :)


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