The Joyce Chen 12" x 3.5" Benriner Asian Mandoline includes a flat blade and three stainless steel shredding blades in fine, medium and course. These choices allow you to quickly and easily produce perfect - and perfectly beautiful garnishes and sliced veggies! Professional chefs use this adjustable mandoline to julienne strips or for precision cutting of firm vegetables and fruits as noted in The New Cooks' Catalogue - the definitive guide to cooking equipment.
This Asian Mandoline Consists of a base that holds a razor-sharp straight blade set at an angle, a side knob to adjust the thickness of your slice; from super fine to 1/8", and a finger guard to hold your produce. Simply place the fruit or vegetable on the finger guard and slide it down the tray and over the blade; a perfect slice will fall beneath. Good cooks everywhere will tell you that the proper accessories can make the difference between a cooking success or disaster.
Joyce Chen's slogan "Eastern Cookware for the Western Kitchen," reflects her focus on providing high-quality, versatile tools and products that have Asian flair, but can be used in a western kitchen. Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. The restaurant flourished, and in 1973 a larger Cambridge restaurant was opened. Chen also began writing Chinese cookbooks and in the 1970s began hosting a cooking show on public television. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards¿ so she developed her own.
Today, Joyce Chen Products come from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you.
For fast slicing and fine juliennes (and easy cleaning), many professional chefs use this Japanese-made mandoline, consisting of a simple plastic tray that holds a razor-sharp straight blade set at an angle.
To adjust the thickness of your slice, from nearly transparent to 1/8", a knob moves the front of the tray up or down. Simply stick the fruit or vegetable on the finger guard and slide it down the tray and over the blade; a perfect slice falls below. The cutter comes with three julienning blades, which produce strips ranging from hair-thin to 1/4" wide.