As a person who frequently accidentally cuts herself in the kitchen, (I dropped a rubber-handled knife one time while washing dishes. It bounced off the counter and stuck in my wrist.), I say get as many safety features as you can and then go ahead and use your knife because who wants special equipment for every single thing you do in the kitchen? You can learn to slice thin but you will have to take some blood with it. And perhaps some stitches. If the mandolin can’t protect you, then just slice slowly and carefully with a knife.
Also I’d recommend that you not try to lose 15 pounds in six months. Just try to lose five pounds this month and see what happens from there. Eat lots of veggies…add them to everything. Good luck!]]>
Thanks for the recipe!]]>
I seem to recall that Alton once demonstrated a mandolin wearing one of those oyster shucking chain mail gloves instead of the hand guard. I always thought that was a great idea…I see that although they go for $12 on some web sites, you can easily spend more one one than on the mandolin!]]>