Touted "the one kitchen gadget that cooks at home have been waiting for" on the Today Show, OXO’s® User-Friendly Mandoline is the perfect tool for creating culinary sensations quickly and easily. Believe it, this Good Grips mandoline is a wonderful tool for anyone, you just have to remember to use it! It will make quick work of many of the mundane prep tasks we perform in our kitchens daily.
The OXO’s® User-Friendly Mandoline's straight and wavy blades can be set to any slice thickness and are ideal for making cucumber salad, potato chips, onion rings and citrus slices, and try making french fries, carrot sticks and garnishes with the thin and thick julienne blades.
Just turn the mandoline's soft dial to select your slice thickness or julienne setting. All blades are safely covered when not in use. A soft handle set lower than the body ensures a comfortable grip and keeps your hand out of the way, and wide, non-slip feet keep the Mandoline stable and secure on the countertop. The large food holder holds food securely, protects fingers and has a soft grip for added comfort. Storage is a snap: all blades store on board for added safety and convenience, the legs fold compactly, and the food holder snaps underneath.
OXO was founded in 1990 on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. It is important to note that Universal Design does not mean designing products fully usable by everybody, since there is no product that can truly fulfill the needs of all users. But when all users' needs are taken into consideration in the initial design process, the result is a product that can be used by the broadest spectrum of users. In the case of OXO, it means designing products for young and old, male and female, left- and right-handed and many with special needs.
For OXO, living by Universal Design principles gives an opportunity to see things from a different perspective. The goal of making products more usable forces OXO to first identify problems and inefficiencies of existing products (including our own), not only in terms of comfort, but performance as well. This gives them the foundation to meet their commitment of making only products that offer tangible improvements. Each year, OXO introduces more than 50 products. Many of these products take more than two years to develop. In fact, a few of the products never make it to the market because they fail to meet the OXO criteria.