I was recently invited to review some products from The Oxo Good Grips range. I’ve used and purchased some of the kitchen utensils before, and really like the well-designed handles, which are both easy to grip and ergonomically comfortable to hold. I chose to review their mandolin slicer and an angled measuring jug.
Oxo Mandolin Slicer
One tool I’ve never used before is a mandolin slicer. I love the idea of slicing fruit and vegetables quickly and evenly but I’ve always been scared of the sharp blades, and the thought of slicing my fingers right along with the fruit and veg. Given how easy and safe I’ve found their other tools, I decided that if I was going to give a mandolin a chance, the Oxo Good Grips one would be a good one to try.
Larger than I expected, it’s a sturdy device; once the non-slip legs are folded into place it feels reassuringly robust, with no worrying wobbles. A handle at one side makes it easy to hold too, though actually, I found it didn’t have any tendency to move during operation anyway.
There are curvy and straight blades for slicing, and julienne blades for cutting sticks; the blades are easy to insert (and remove) and you can adjust how thick you would like your slices.
The food holder does a good job of holding fruit and vegetables securely and keeping your hands well away from the blades. To my delight, I found it really easy to use, not at all scary as I’d imagined, and quick to dismantle and wash too. (The blades need to be hand washed but the main body of the slicer, and the food holder are both dishwasher safe).
As it’s quite bulky, it will take up a fair bit of space in storage, even with the legs folded flat, but it’s definitely earned its place in our kitchen cupboard.
Oxo have updated their models since I reviewed this device. The Oxo Good Grips Chef’s 2.0 Mandolin is available from Amazon.
Oxo Angled Measuring Jug
The other item I chose was an angled measuring jug. Mine holds 1 litre but they are also available in smaller sizes from 1 cup to half a litre. The plastic jug has a comfortable, soft, non-slip handle and is dishwasher safe. But the clever bit is the angled measuring units. Usually I find myself setting a measuring jug onto the work surface and then bending down low to read the units on the side, as I carefully pour in the contents. The angled measurement units let me pour contents in whilst being able to easily read the volume from above. No more bending is definitely better for my back.
The Oxo Good Grips Angled Measuring Jug is available in 60 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml and 1 litre versions from Amazon.
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That dauphinoise looks stunning. Lovely idea to layer in the caramelised onions. I actually have a jar of onions I could make this with and even though it’s only 8:15am I want those potatoes now!
My favourite is Dauphinoise too but I sometimes ring the changes by using butternut squash, parsnips, celeriac, sweet potatoes or a mixture.
Would have to be a vegetable lasagne or mousaka!
There are lots of Russian salads where you need to have vegetables sliced thinly. 🙂
Tweeted as @maximka25 cheers!
My favourite has to be moussaka – delish ! :o)
Dauphinoise for me too, I cannot resist it! I always use a lot of garlic in mine, sometimes nutmeg, and often fresh flat leaf parsley, although I think I will try your idea with the onion now you have mentioned it, it sounds heavenly!
Layered fruit set in a Pimms jelly. Mmmmm Dauphinoise is such a comfort food, lots of root veggies bagged together. At christmas I made a potato dauphiniose but added leftover turhey and ham to the layers too.
I find a mandoline invaluable when making my family’s favourite Potato Boulangere or Dauphinoise
So many favourites already mentioned, however a mandolin is essential for coleslaw, those lovely thin slithers of cabbage, yum.
Mousakka is a favourite for me – love aubergine!
i follow and have tweeted as @ashlallan
My favourite dish using sliced apple is my mums recipe: Lillian’s Apple Cake!
My favourite is Hot Pot! I married a man from Lancashire and spent hours making him one thinking it would be a taste of home. Turned out he had never eaten one before!
My favourite dish is pineapple upside down pudding incorporating slices of pineapple.
have tweeted @maci234
I love a moussaka
zucchini (corguette) gratin
I like the sliced potatoes where you coat them in a crispy sort of batter stuff and bake them. I don’t know if they have a particular name though.
Its got to be potato dauphinoise naughty but nice.
Spaghetti Aglio e olio with lots and lots of wafer thin garlic! (not to be eaten on a work night!)
have tweeted @maxineflossy
Celeriac and Potato Bake
i would love one of these
I follow at @smith2cole and I love to make coleslaw I think it’s so much nicer made yourself
Apple crumble yummy 🙂
favourite is a nice apple pie
mushroom and corgette tagliteli
My favourite happens to be Dauphinoise. I make it quite often and also add sweated onions to a few of the layers.
HAve followed and tweeted @soosieboo
I love to slice apples and put them in puff pasty shaped as a pasty, then to finish I coat the cooked pasties in icing.
My favourite would be Dauphinoise potatoes.
My favourite is sliced leeks, shallow fried then covered in cream and black pepper.
Has to be traditional apple pie with sliced freshly-picked apples!
A perfect autumnal treat!
I would use it for potatoes to make hash browns
vegetable lasagne. followed and rt’d @vanessa_253
My favourite is Easy Caramelised Onion & Potato Dauphinoise Recipe, tried it and its gorgeous, thank you
A simple tomato and cucumber salad – sliced neatly and arranged in concentric rings, dressed with a light French dressing and sprinkled with chopped chives, this is always appreciated!
potato and cheese pie, with nice onions
It has to be Caramelised Onion & Potato Dauphinoise Recipe looks easy to make with Oxo Mandoline Slicer
I love to make veggie crisps for my little ones, they are healthy and tasty. Following on Twitter
my fave is the dauphinoise as I really like caramelised onion, great idea , thank you
Apple pie yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy
Tomato and Onion Salad
Moussaka too it’s lovely 🙂
Got to be apple pie
recently saw Jamie Oliver slice some raw beetroot, drizzle with balsamic and a few other bits of seasoning, and just eat them, looked so good…would love to give them a try
A good salad, you just can’t beat it. You can add anything to it to beef it up a bit.
Always an apple pie for me sooo delicious!, Also tweeted @novasilence
french onion soup
I make a mean butternut squash ravioli.
My fav are fruit salads.
Moussaka is our favourite!
potatoes au gratin
follow on twitter as tynapier1 and tweeted:https://twitter.com/TyNapier1/status/250589137260908544
Hotpot ( Lancashire or otherwise )
My favourite dish is rhubarb crumble….gorgeous
Good old fashioned Bananas in Custard is my favourite using sliced fruit yumm
Boulangere potatoes is my favourite. I do love dauphinois too but save it for a treat.
My fav is potato gratin
Japanse dishes with sliced cabbage or cucumber.
I love many of the things already mentioned , especialy potatoes boulangere, including the variations with layers of leek, celeriac, or parsnip
But the first thing I’d do with a mandoline would be to get a ridge cucumber, and make “proper” cucmber salad, thinly sliced, disgorged with salt, and dressed with dill
My favourite is also dauphinoise – my Dad does the best EVER and every time I visit home he makes it forme… he even makes it for Christmas dinner!
Sliced veg in a traditional hot pot is awesome!
That looks yummy!! A mandoline would help me make Leek and Tattie soup in a flash. Ideal for these colder days! 😉
My favourite is ratatouille.
It would take some of the hard work out of making my favourite dish, a celeriac gratin.
tweeted as @rikkab
you can’t beat a luscious creamy dauphinoise!
I’ve tweeted and followed @angiehoggett
Mousakka is a favourite
Apple Tart, this looks divine: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/11/simplest-apple-tart/
Following and tweeted @robynlclarke
bacon, cheese, leek and potato grating nice hot comfort food
My favourite is also Dauphinoise potatoes
Got to be the classic Dauphinoise.
A lovely vegetarian lasagne with courgette. Yum!
APPLE TART USING PINK LADY APPLES ON A PATE SUCRE BASE:) DELICIOUS
TWEETED AS TRUCKERMERCEDES
Has to be apple pie. Bramley apples, bit of sugar covered in sweet shortcrust pastry and shoved in the oven…
Add a bit of cream and it’s heaven.
My family favourite is plum crunble made with home grown plums. Delicious
moussaka every time but I also like making home made crisps
My favourite is Dauphinoise – I add smoked mackerel to it for an extra Omega 3 kick
Fish pie! Yummmmmmmyyyyy!
For me, one of two recipes: either sweet potato dauphinoise or Thai green papaya salad. Yum!!
dauphinoise potatoes and tarte tatin for desert
Mine has to be an apple cinnamon and sultana crumble!!
I have a microwave crisp maker that makes lovely low fat crisps out of very thinly sliced potatoes. The mandoline looks the perfect tool for slicing the potatoes thinly enough.
Apple and pear crumble
I do love Dauphinoise potatoes but a little naughty for the waistline, My favourite food of all time is Mousaka but made with courgettes rather than aubergines, my mum calls it stuffed courgettes which I have never understood because they are sliced lol
Has to be coleslaw made with a mandoline – my cousin has one and always makes a huge batch of homemade coleslaw and brings it to family barbeques. Everyone always comments on it! xoxo
Have tweeted @tinkertink2010 xoxo
moussaka – yummy
the Dauphinoise potatoes look amazing, i would layer some sweet potato in there too
Homemade coleslaw – white cabbage, red cabbage, lots of carrot and onion, mayo and mustard seeds. mmm. 🙂
Sliced vegetable bake 😀 Simple and yummy perfect for all including students lyk me !!
Easy Caramelised Onion & Potato Dauphinoise Recipe – Going to use this at christmas
I love pineapple upside down cake with pineapple slices!
Potato and vegetable bake yum x
cheese and sliced onions in milk , baked in the oven covered in potato dauphinoise delicious
My favourite recipe made with sliced vegetables is my beef and caramelised shallot hotpot- it’s got a big generous topping of thinly sliced potatoes on top of a bubbly rich beefy filling. You use loads of butter in between layers of the potato, so they go crispy in the oven, lovely!
Thick slice roasted vegetables in honey and rosemary
Dutch apple tart, mum used to make this every Friday when we were kids, used to look forward to the end of the week!
I love to make a pavlova and it looks lovely with sliced strawberries on it!
I love making crisps, potato and veggie, a mandoline would be rather good.
my favorites are definatly Dauphinoise but I only have them on special occasions
Home made coleslaw, mandolin would make that a lot easier!
Potato Dauphinoise – scrummy 🙂
I love a vegetarian lasagne, and gratin dauphinoise! 🙂
SWEET POTATO CHIPS!
apple pie 🙂
Hi, I could never find on your blog where you announce winners of the comps. I keep coming back to the same page, and can’t see anything. Did a search without any success
Hi Galina I usually just do a round up now and then.
The winners for this competition were contacted directly, but I’ll edit to add their names to the bottom of the post.