In a couple of the other write-ups, we talk about the fact that mandolines are sharp: really sharp. That’s a good thing and a bad thing (well, not really bad, just, you know, a little intimidating). As you slice or julienne on the mandoline, your tender hand gets ever-closer to the sharp blade, and I’ve never found a hand guard that isn’t awkward to use.
So, do you deprive yourself of the incredible convenience that a mandoline provides out of fear of the blade? I don’t think so! You just take really good, but easy precautions. For me, that means a hand protector that moves with my hand, rather than with the food--in other words, a cut-resistant glove.
- Level 5 cut resistant fibers
- One glove fits either hand
- Silicone non-slip grip
- Machine washable
- Never use with moving or serrated blades