Review: Super Benriner Mandoline

Six Degrees of Separation

When we received the Super Benriner Mandoline our initial impression was that it was simply a larger version of the smaller (usually green) Benriner, a potentially valuable upgrade considering that the narrow cutting deck of the smaller Benriner can be a limitation. We found that, indeed, the wide cutting of this model was a valuable asset when slicing bulky produce like cabbage or large potatoes. Unfortunately, we found that the Super Benriner performed poorly in both our tomato and lemon tests, something we attributed to the shallower blade angle (about 50° vs. 44° for the smaller Benriner). We also did not care for the depth adjustment mechanism, which requires that two screws be dialed to exactly the same height.

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