Best Slicer Ever! Bar None!!
I have had one of these V Slicers for over 20 years so feel more than qualified to review it. It is exceptional, convenient, practical, light weight, easy to clean and although a have a kitchen FULL of ‘Bells and Whistles’ this is always my first go to. A must for all kitchens. It is extremely sharp so I never use it without the safety food holder, you WILL cut yourself if you don’t. If you haven’t got one, go and get one, you’ll love it!
'My Perfect Kitchen Assistant'
I have a Borner Slicer/Grater for more than 15 years and I cannot work in my kitchen without it - my perfect kitchen assistant. Even after all these years, the blades are still very sharp, easy to wash & clean, looks new and most of all, made in Germany and not a crappy anld cheap copy-cats. Note that you have to be careful when slicing/grating - ALWAYS use the food safety holder (common sense).
Purchased in November 2004.
Best ever money spent buying the Borner V Slicer
I have wanted the Borner V Slicer for years because I have numbness with 2 of my fingers little one and the next finger. I couldn't cut strait at all carrots onions tomatoes, I tried so hard to cut strait it took forever now its a joy to slice and dice. Very happy in the kitchen now and its quicker.
Easy to use, easy to clean
Several years ago I bought the basic V Slicer that cuts plain thick or thin slices plus two 'chip' blades that cut 3.5 or 7mm chips . I was so impressed I bought more of the range: 1.6 and 10mm 'chip' cutters, curl slicer and fine julienne blades, plus a waffle, noodle & curly cutter. All of them are easy to use, but the noodle and curly cutter are a bit fiddly. I also made sure I had the 'hand protector' or 'Mexican Hat' as some people call them. This is essential to stop your fingers and hands being sliced by the very sharp blades. As th...e protector is a small amount extra to buy, I suspect that many of those who say it's a dangerous piece of equipment, have failed to spend the extra $5 or $6 and are now paying the price! http://kitchenadventures.co.nz/product-catagories/borner-v-slicer/trendline-slicers/trend-v-slicer.htm
The Perfect hand slicer
Brilliant hand slicer for all types and sizes of cuts. Great for coleslaw, julienne pieces, making salads and general slicing and dicing. Easy to clean and easy to use. (there are good demonstrations on uTube). Excellent quality and not expensive for this German made beauty.
Really easy to use!
I found the borner slicer very easy to use compared to other cheaper brands (a couple of them I found here in Product Review). The blades are also very sharp which makes cutting vegetables really easy. Unlike the other cheaper slices that I've tried, this one doesn't mash whatever it is you're trying to cut. For me, it cuts smoothly and precisely.
I hate chopping carrots because it takes a lot of time and each slice has different thickness thanks to my limited skills.. since I bought this product it not only saves time but I actually enjoy chopping carrots :)
The manual comes in different language so I have a little bit of trouble figuring out how to use, though there is a very useful youtube video demonstrating its usage and its 20 mins long, I recommend viewing that video if you're in the same situation as me. Just search for Borner V-Slicer and its one of the first videos.
Cant live without you
I went to a restuarant show over 20 years ago and the demonstartion caught my eye and I had to have this gadget.its perfect for slicing , dicing and most of all i love my home made plantain chip which i am addicted to. It does the job everytime. its gotten old but the blades are still sharp as the first day. I have never seen this brand since the day I bought my first and none others can compare to this brand.Thank you
Just the best kitchen helper.
My current one is literally worn out after constant use over 35 years! Some years ago I replaced the mandolin head with one I found in an Op Shop and just kept going; but it now is wearing down to the metal studs on the slicing plate. Best gadget I've ever had although I know it has scared off more than a few friends over the years. Couldn't do without it. Bought a cheap Mandolin Aldi version last year, opened the box and returned it the next day. Gadgets like this need to be extremely easy to operate, clean and store - most don't come any...where near the original simple design. February 5th 2019 Update: Value adding is a pain The original V slicer was ONE product, ie , "Mexican" hat holder AND holder as one package. Now, apparently, items are sold separately: value adding, but its actually going backwards in customer service terms.
Best Ever slicer
I have just recently purchased a new Borner V slicer as I had the original orange one many years ago and absolutely loved it, I have tried some of the cheap copies and found them to be disaster's, I Would never recommend to anyone to buy anything other than the Borner V slicer it is the sharpest slicer and cuts cleanly every time, it is really amazing.
Cuts good - but i found it hard to use
As said - i just found it difficult to use - maybe because i have small wrists ( and have broken my right wrist years ago) and my co-ordination is not the best LOL
it is sharp, has several blades
carrots do stain it
packs away neatly -i don't use it anymore and it is packed away (somewhere)
i am going to try the 'new' Borner 4-in-1 Combi Chef - it looks a bit easier to use and more like the 'good' old graters - that i can use - but do occasionally grate my knuckles on - ouchy
Sharp, does what it says
Difficult for me to use
This is a very efficient and sharp grater/slicer. It produces good quality slices/pieces without extracting the juice of the vegetables at the same like the normal graters do. Although it is well-designed and safe if used properly, I'm not comfortable letting even the older kids help with the slicing/grating. I have not had a slicer that comes close to this in terms of sharpness.
A bit pricey
Couldn't cook without my V Slicer
Had it about 15 years, never missed a beat. Does what it is suppose and easily. Can't recommend highly enough. Beware the knock-offs they aren't in the same league even thought they look the same.
I really enjoy using my slicer and pull it out at least a few times a week.
Reliable, Performs well. Great quality.
Great product shame about the colour
Have owned a v slice since they first came out in the seventies. Back then they were orange not a pretty colour, but very practical colour.
Have just bought new white one and the carrot stains on it is awful. Have to use oil to clean it and afraid of getting to close to blades, because of the sharpness. Old one use to rinse and drip dry, none of this getting fingers close to blades to try and remove stains.
Otherwise fantastic product.
Energy efficient, just so quick to use
Best kitchen tool....ever!
I have owned this fantastic tool for over 20 yrs and it is now ready for the bin. So I just bought the new white model. It is without a doubt the handiest and most durable kitchen utensil I have ever owned. It really does take all the hard work out of all the slicing, chopping and dicing. It will slice the thickest or the thinnest tomatoes, onions or potatoes.Use it at just about every meal.
Makes food preparation alot easier. Good quality.
Questions & Answers
my daughter had given me white Borner V slicer.i wanted to get the borner bowl.my question is how do i know which of the series i have.would the borner bowl fits the orher series?please help.thanks
As I understand it, all Borner V-slicer accessories fit all models of the V-Slicer. Here is a link to the Borner site, with pictures and if you scroll down almost to the bottom of the page there is a place where you can ask questions, so if you're still not sure, ask and hopefully you will get a satisfactory reply.. My set of Borner slicers is years old, from the V1 version, I think, but I did buy 2 extra slicers from the later series and they fit my V-slicer. I hope this helps you.
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