Poll: Do You Own a Mandoline?

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Inexpensive mandolines are suddenly widely available. They're showing up in cookware shops and even in grocery stores. We're wondering if you have one yet.

On The Martha Stewart Show, Jamie Oliver recently recommended this Kyocera Mandoline (Sur La Table, $29.95) to make his Italian street salad.

These simple mandoline slicers create crunchy paper-thin slices of apple and fennel that will be the star of the winter salad bowl. While fancier mandolines, like the de Buyer V-Pro Mandoline, can do waffle and crinkle cuts and other tricks, they cost five times more. The attachments also take up space.

Do you have one? What do you think? Let us know in the poll below.

I can't mention mandolines without saying: Be careful! Always use the finger guard. Mandoline blades are razor sharp and should be used and stored with caution.