Borner V-Slicer Pro and Plus Comparison

Many readers have written us with questions on how these models compare: we have prepared this page to help making a decision between the two easier.

The Pro (left) and Plus versions of the Borner V-Slicer.

The hand guards of the two models are nearly identical in operation and appearance, aside from different colored plastic.

The beige plastic of the Plus (left) contrasted with the brighter white--and grey pusher--of the Pro.

The older Plus model shown with the main unit inserted into its storage sheath, or case (the julienne blades are stored in slots underneath: unfortunately they don’t slide in or out easily.

The Borner V-Slicer Plus inserted into its storage case. The two julienne trays slide into slots underneath, and clips on the top allow the hand guard to be attached.

The Pro version includes a cone-shaped case to hold the julienne trays, either in a drawer or upright on the counter top when the point is inserted into a cup-shaped stand. The main unit stores separately with the slicing tray set to lock.

Three cutting settings on the Pro make it a slightly more versatile slicer than the Plus.

The two depth options of the Plus shown in the foreground, contrasted to the three of the Pro.

In certain cases, such as slicing cabbage, the slightly thinner slices produced by the Pro (on the “1” setting) created a more attractive product than the thin setting on the Plus.

Strands of cabbage produced by the Pro (left) were slightly finer (and preferred) over those created by the Plus (right).

The side rails of the Pro version extend higher above the blades, meaning that more produce is left as waste when using the hand guard.

About 1/3 of a medium carrot which we were unable to process further with the Pro's hand guard.

The lower side rails of the Plus mean that the hand guard can glide along just above the blades, leaving significantly less waste.

Finally, a close up of diced red onion produced by the Pro. The Plus can dice only when the produce is pre-cut with a series of strokes that run at 90° to the direction of cutting (this can be done with the food held in the hand guard). We found that this was easy enough to do for the large dice, but it proved too difficult and time consuming to create the number of parallel cuts needed for an even small dice.