Mandoline slicers became one of the standard cooking gadgets in American kitchens, since many celebrity chef used at their cooking show. It is a quick, neat, and low tech way of slicing vegetables. It also doesn’t take much space in the kitchen. Because it’s a simple device, cleaning is easy as well (You know food processors are big, hard to clean, and expensive.). I used the one in the picture for years, and the blade is as sharp as brand-new.
Just be extra careful when the vegetable is getting smaller. The blade is very sharp and can easily slice your fingertip off. Slow down when when the vegetables gets shorter, and throw away the last 1/2″ of the vegetables. Your fingers are worth much more than the tiny bits of vegetables.
Mandoline slicer can be found easily at kitchen appliance stores, Japanese specialty stores, or Chinese grocery stores. But for those who want to buy online, here are some links and suggestions;