Cooking at home can seem daunting, but can improve your health and save you money in the long run. In this series we will take a look at kitchen utensils and gadgets that can make cooking at home easier.

Today’s gadget is the mandoline slicer. Have you ever had a recipe that you needed to thinly or consistently slice vegetables for? This handy gadget makes it more convenient to slice produce consistently. You can select the thickness – thinner for onions and radishes and thicker for potatoes like sweet potatoes and baking potatoes. You can also slice firmer cheeses and fruits for various dishes as well. Make sure you use the food holder to avoid slicing your fingers and put the slice knob into the locked position for storage.