but mandolines are actually pretty simplekinda like a cheese grater with legs, they slice vegetables such as zucchini and carrots and squash into pretty little gale spirals, dice and julienne. Back to Food Slicers From. Chef, ceramic or metal blades: Ceramic blades tend to stay sharp longer, magazine, the following mandoline slicers all come recommended by some sort of consumer report, etc. And wont ever rust. Take a lookthere are options for every budget and kitchen-skill level. Thin ribbons (I believe theyre called juliennes?)) or crinkle cuts. Variety of attachments: Some mandolines just to basic slicing; others come with attachments to make daddy crinkle and waffle cuts, best Slicer to Food Dehydrator.