1) Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer
UPSIDE Inexpensive; compact; adjustable thickness; safety lock stores blade in base; nonslip handle and foot.
DOWNSIDE Large foods must be cut to fit; produces uneven slices; plastic body stains easily.
2) Kyocera Adjustable Slicer
UPSIDE Inexpensive; compact; adjustable thickness; stabilizing notched foot; dishwasher safe.
DOWNSIDE Large foods must be cut to fit; produces uneven slices; blade snags on dense foods like sweet potatoes.
3) Swiss mar V-Prep Mandoline Slicer
UPSIDE Snap-on container collects slices; nonslip pads; blades easily slide in and out; hand guard grips foods for swift slicing; dishwasher safe.
DOWNSIDE Awkward to use without the snap-on container; plastic body stains easily.
4) Super Benriner Mandoline
UPSIDE Compact; adjustable thickness; extra blades; dishwasher safe.
DOWNSIDE Must use two knobs to control thickness; no storage for extra blades; base tends to slide; plastic body stains easily.
5) Zyliss Easy Slice Mandoline Safety Rail-Guided Slicer
UPSIDE Attached storage caddy holds extra blades; safety lock and release button for switching blades; nonslip rubber feet; dishwasher safe.
DOWNSIDE Bulky blade caddy; blade snags on dense foods like sweet potatoes.
USE YOUR HANDHELD SLICER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in June 2008.