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Close up of the mandoline and a safety holder cutting potatoes

How to Use a Mandoline

Learn how to use a mandoline safely and easily for perfect slices of food every time! Mandoline slicers cut everything from vegetables and fruit to cheese. They are so handy!
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cutting fruit, cutting vegetables, how to use a mandoline, mandoline slicer
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Isabel Laessig


  • Mandoline slicer


  • 1 vegetable, fruit, or cheese of your choice


  • Secure food in the safety food holder.
    Using a mandoline to slice the potatoes with a safety holder
  • Grip the food in the holder over the blade and run it up and down to slice.
    Slicing the potatoes on a mandoline with a safety holder
  • Remove the inner container of the mandoline (if yours has one), and there you have it!
    Sliced potatoes in a white dish on a cutting board



  • If you do not already own a mandoline, find one that is as easy to use and as safe as possible. Ones with rubber feet that come with safety food holders are your best bet!
  • Even with a safety food holder, always pay attention when slicing with a mandoline.