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    Default mandoline slicer $4.99 at Aldis

    For those of you who dehydrate foods, Aldi's has a mandoline slicer for $4.99 this week. I got one yesterday and used it to slice potatoes for french fries and for slicing mushrooms. Today I'm going to try slicing lemons.

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    thanks for posting. i just saw it in my aldi ad and wondered if it would be worth buying. i just started dehydrating......yesterday i did 5 trays of mushrooms. thanks for the info!!

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    thanks I got one at a G.Sale only to discover the top pice was missing. My fault but still aggravating!!. $4.99 is a great deal.Have you tried it yet??

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    I've had mandoline slicers and they last for years. I think the blade never goes dull because its not hitting down on the counter like a knife. I use it more than my food processor

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    I just tried it with lemons. So far, I like this tool. It will save me a lot of time... I got 12 lemons really cheap at Aldis, so I've got some slicing to do.
    It has three separate inserts, one for french fries (makes really skinny ones), one for julienne (haven't tried this one yet), one for slices. You can reverse the slicing blade to make thick or thin slices. It is more like very thin and thin slices. I have never used a mandoline before, so I don't have any basis for comparison, but for $5, I think it will be well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    I've had mandoline slicers and they last for years. I think the blade never goes dull because its not hitting down on the counter like a knife. I use it more than my food processor
    That's good to know. I did wonder whether or not the blade would stay sharp.

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    I just bought one of these at Aldis this morning. I hope it works out for us. My friend brought one of these over a few weeks ago and we made potato chips. Hers however cost, almost 100.00 . Crazy I tell ya , crazy!!!

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    I sure wish we had an Aldi's here - sounds perfect to me!! Enjoy the benefits of mainland living ladies and gentlement!!

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    This sounds like a great find. I sure do miss Aldi. They need to come the west coast.

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    No Aldis for me neither waaaaaa....I'd love one.

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    That's a great deal and a must-have for dehydrating - especially if you dehydrate potato slices. Potatoes are notorious for drying unevenly due to hand-slicing, and you can have some slices that are thicker than other slices mold in storage because they weren't completely dehydrated. Even thickness of slices and even drying is key to preventing mold growth.

    If you want to entertain the kids with dehydrated apple slices, slice the apple on the mandoline from the stem-side down and you'll get a "star" in the middle of each slice where the seeds were. LESS waste slicing them this way because you don't toss out the core. If a seed sticks to a slice, it will usually drop out during the acid-water bath or during dehydrating, so don't stop to remove it.

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    I got the last one at my Aldis! I'm so excited to try it. My fiance is convinced I'm going to lose a finger on it or get lead poisoning because it's made in China.

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    i got lucky too and got one.....i used it this morning to slice up yellow squash for the dehydrator and wow talk about quick quick and easy. it is easy to get down to your fingers real quick so i had to be careful. love this!!! what a deal --- thank you rainey who was the op on this thank you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you so much for posting this . . . dh & I had debated buying it when we saw the ad, but it looks so much like the crappy one from Target we have that we were going to pass on it and wait to fork out the money for a pricey one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
    I got the last one at my Aldis! I'm so excited to try it. My fiance is convinced I'm going to lose a finger on it or get lead poisoning because it's made in China.
    I do a lot of cutting for dehydrating on a mandoline and make sure I use the vegetable-pusher - NOT my bare hand. I also wear a cut-resistant glove for added protection. Better safe than sorry....

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