The fear is real.
I wasn’t even prepping but cleaning the damned thing and the safety plate was on. I am about to dry it off when I notice the cute streak of red on its side and I wonder wat the heck was that. Hey Yay! I cut my left thumb!
Scary part? I did not know I was cut. Even looking at it, I did not feel it.
The cut was not long but deep and bleeding a lot so I used some old QR WoundSeal I had, added gauze and tape and done.
New found respect for that thing.
8 thoughts on “You guys remember the post about the mandolin slicer?”
Well at least the blood sacrifice to the new widget was relatively small. Those things find a way.
Very sharp blades cleanly sever the nerves so the cut doesn’t start hurting until it starts healing. I learned that in middle school when I closed a brand new Swiss Army knife on my finger.
Mandolin must always draw blood before being sheathed.
BTDT! I love that thing, but it’s like having a pet tiger. Eventually there’s going to be blood… Now the last half inch at least of whatever I’m slicing gets done some other way or it just gets used as a big hunk. Not worth any more of my flesh and blood to get that last slice!
Keep you fingers, throw it out
If you don’t know you’ve been cut – the blade is sharp enough 😀
I’m a chef. Not a pretend one, but even got me a degree in chefery. I require[under pain of write up] anyone using or of these things to have a cut glove on at all times. They are on of the best tools in a kitchen, but hands down [pun intended]one of the most dangerous. Glad you didnt get seriously hurt!
Small town life story: I was suturing a lac some nice lady acquired from one of these. In conversation, she’s very liberal. Not screeching-harpy-grievance-factory-liberal, simply “Mr. Obama did good things, I have hopes for the 2020 election that Mr. Trump will return to civilian life” liberal.
So, I told her of your “Demon Mandolin Slicer” thread, and invited her to peruse it.
I suspect she might even read it, and smile.
Life Among The Normals.
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