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Precision Mandoline Slicer
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1799892
Thank you for choosing the Calphalon Precision Mandoline Slicer.
Now you can safely prepare perfectly sliced tomatoes, neatly
julienned carrots or intricate waffle cuts. Multiple safety features,
such as the handle-activated blade safety guard, protect against
accidental contact while still maintaining ease of use.
We know you are excited to begin using your mandoline.
This User Guide is designed to help you make the most of
your new slicer.
Be sure to carefully review this guide before using your mandoline
and keep it handy for future reference should you have any
questions about your mandoline's operation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Instructions .......................................................... page 1
Getting to Know Your Mandoline
Parts & Features ............................................................... page 3
Safety Features
Blade Safety Guard ......................................................... page 6
Safety Dial ...................................................................... page 6
Flexible Food Holder ....................................................... page 8
How to Use Your Mandoline
Before First Use ................................................................ page 10
Straight Cuts ................................................................... page 11
Julienne Cuts .................................................................. page 13
Crinkle or Waffle Cuts ...................................................... page 15
NOTE: If you have additional questions or concerns, or wish to
return product(s), please contact Calphalon Customer Service at
1-800-809-7267 or visit calphalon.com.
Please do not return
this product to the store.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The safety instructions appearing in this guide are not meant
to cover all possible situations that may occur. Caution must be
exercised when operating or cleaning the mandoline. Contact
Calphalon Customer Service with any issues or questions that
you may have.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words & Labels
Always read and obey the safety messages included in this
guide. Look for the following safety symbol, which will alert
you to potential hazards.
CAUTION
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury.
Cleaning & Care ............................................................ page 18
Storage ........................................................................... page 20
Frequently Asked Questions ......................................... page 22
Warranty ........................................................................ page 23
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MANDOLINE
When using the mandoline, basic safety precautions should
always be observed, including the following:
Parts & Features
1. Read all instructions in this guide before attempting to operate
the mandoline.
2. The blades in the Precision Mandoline Slicer are extremely
sharp. Use caution when operating, handling, or cleaning the
mandoline.
3. Never touch the blade when handling or cleaning a blade insert;
touch only the plastic side grips. Use a brush to clean the blades.
4. Always use the Flexible Food Holder when slicing foods;
never use only your hand.
5. Never place fingers inside the Flexible Food Holder when the
cap is removed.
Calphalon Precision Mandoline Slicer
1. Flexible Food Holder with Removable Cap – Allows secure grip on foods
& protects hands from blades. See page 8 for details.
2. Upper Stainless Steel Platform – Adjustable height; removable for easy cleaning
3. Platform Cover – Opens to reveal hidden blade storage; removable for easy cleaning
4. Leg – Folds for compact storage; slip-resistant.
5. Notches – Allows for secure positioning over a bowl; slip-resistant.
6. Handle – Comfort grip for secure hold.
7. Blade Safety Guard – Handle-activated to prevent accidental contact.
See page 6 for details.
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6. Do not attempt to slice foods using only the cap from the
Flexible Food Holder.
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7. Operate the mandoline on a sturdy, dry surface, or position over
a bowl using the slip-resistant notches.
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8. Recommended for adult use only. Close supervision is necessary
when used near children.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Parts & Features (cont.)
Parts & Features (cont.)
8. Thickness Dial – Adjustable for desired thickness: 1/16", 1/8", ¼" or 3/8".
11. Blade Storage Area – Hidden storage holds unused blade inserts.
9. Safety Dial – Four settings help ensure safe operation. See page 6 for details.
12. Upper Blade Holder – For Straight or Waffle inserts.
10. Stainless Steel V-Blade Inserts – V-shaped blades let you easily cut food with
less pressure, resulting in uniformly thin slices with clean, crisp edges.
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13. Lower Blade Holder – For 1/8" and 3/8" Julienne inserts.
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Thickness Dial
Safety Dial
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Straight – For straight cuts with minimal effort.
Ideal for making perfect slices, from 1/16" to 3/8"
thick. Use for tomato slices, vegetables for soups,
lettuce or cabbage, cheese slices and more.
Waffle – Slices foods into a decorative lattice or
crinkle pattern. Ideal for making waffle potatoes,
crinkle carrots or other vegetables.
/ " Julienne – Slices foods in thin, uniform
strips. Ideal for matchstick potatoes, steamed or
stir-fry vegetables and garnishes.
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/ " Julienne – Slices foods into thick, uniform
strips. Ideal for thick-cut potatoes, apple slices and
stir-fry vegetables.
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SAFETY FEATURES
Safety Dial (cont.)
Position 1: Store
Blade Safety Guard
The Blade Safety Guard helps protect fingers and hands
from accidental contact with the blade. When the Handle is
squeezed, the Blade Safety Guard is lowered, exposing the
blades so the mandoline is ready for use. When the Handle is
released, the Blade Safety Guard returns to its raised position.
• The Platform Cover and Handle are
locked and Blade Safety Guard is raised,
ensuring that blades cannot be exposed.
• In this position, the mandoline is locked
down for safe handling and storage and is
not operational.
Position 2: Blade Guard On
Recommended for most mandoline users.
• In this position, the Blade Safety Guard
will remain raised until the Handle is
squeezed.
When the Handle is squeezed, the Blade
Safety Guard automatically lowers and
you can begin slicing. You must continue to
squeeze the handle while slicing in order to
keep the Blade Safety Guard in its lowered
position.
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Blade Safety Guard On
Blade Safety Guard Off
The Blade Safety Guard is only engaged when the Safety
Dial is set to Position 1: Store or Position 2: Blade Guard On.
The Blade Safety Guard is NOT engaged when the Safety
Dial is set to Position 3: Blade Guard Off or Position 4: Blade
Change. See below for more information.
Safety Dial
A unique and valuable feature, the Safety Dial has four modes
that offer protection when operating or storing the mandoline
or changing out blades.
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The Platform Cover is locked.
In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
Position 3: Blade Guard Off
Recommended for experienced users only.
• In this position, the Blade Safety Guard
is deactivated and remains in its lowered
position, exposing the blades.
• The Handle and Platform Cover are both
locked.
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Safety Dial (cont.)
Flexible Food Holder (cont.)
Position 4: Blade Change
• In this position, the Platform Cover is
unlocked to provide access to the blade
storage area.
The Blade Safety Guard is deactivated
and remains in its lowered position,
exposing the blades.
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The cap can be removed to
safely accommodate longer
items, such as carrots or
cucumbers, while side indents
have small spikes to securely
hold longer items for end-toend slicing.
The Handle is locked.
• The mandoline is not operational in this
position.
Once blades are changed, securely close
the Platform Cover so it can re-lock as you
turn the Safety Dial to an operational or
storage mode.
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CAUTION
The flexible food holder has
alignment guides on the base, for
straight, consistent cuts.
Never touch the blade when handling or cleaning a blade insert;
touch only the plastic side grips. Use a brush to clean the blades.
Flexible Food Holder
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Designed to fit all kinds
of food, the Flexible Food
Holder allows you to securely
grip food while protecting
your fingers and hands from
the blade. Small spikes inside
the Holder provide additional
grip and control. The unique,
accordion-style design can be
compressed as food size is
reduced during the cutting process, allowing you to cut more of
each piece and reduce food waste.
CAUTION
Never place fingers inside the Flexible Food Holder when the cap
is removed.
CAUTION
Do not use only the cap from the Flexible Food Holder when
slicing foods.
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HOW TO USE YOUR MANDOLINE
Straight Cuts
Only the Straight blade is needed. If your
Straight blade is already in the Upper Blade
Holder, skip to Step 5.
Before the first use
1. Carefully remove the mandoline and accessory parts from the
packaging. Remove any stickers or temporary labels affixed to
the mandoline.
Step 1
Turn the Safety Dial to Position 4:
Blade Change.
2. Hand wash the mandoline and accessory parts in warm, sudsy
water. Use a brush to clean the blades. Dry thoroughly.
CAUTION
Blades are extremely sharp. Please use caution when
unpacking, assembling and operating the mandoline.
In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
Step 2
CAUTION
Open the Platform Cover and remove
the Straight blade. Insert the Straight
blade into the Upper Blade Holder.
Securely close the Platform Cover.
Never touch the blade when handling or cleaning a blade
insert; touch only the plastic side grips. Use a brush to clean
the blades.
Step 3
Using Your Mandoline
Turn the Safety Dial to your choice of
Postion 2: Blade Guard On or Position
3: Blade Guard Off.
1. Place the mandoline on a clean, dry, sturdy surface or position
over a bowl using the slip-resistant notches.
2. Determine which cutting technique you plan to use.
Step 4
Turn the Thickness Dial to desired
setting.
Remove to
clean
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Straight Cuts (cont.)
/8" or 3/8" Julienne cuts
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Step 5
Grasp food to be sliced using the
Flexible Food Holder.
Both the Straight blade and either the 1/8" or 3/8"
Julienne blades are needed. If your blades are
already in place, skip to Step 5.
Step 1
Turn the Safety Dial to Position 4: Blade
Change.
Step 6
Using your other hand, grasp and/
or compress the Handle (required if
the Safety Dial is set to Position 2:
Blade Guard On) to securely hold the
mandoline in place.
Step 7
Exerting gentle, even pressure, slide food back and forth
across the blade surface.
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In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
Step 2
Open the Platform Cover and remove
the Straight blade and either the 1/8"
or 3/8" Julienne blade. Insert either
the 1/8" or 3/8" Julienne blade into the
Lower Blade Holder first. Then insert
the Straight blade into the Upper Blade
Holder second. Securely close the
Platform Cover.
Step 3
Turn the Safety Dial to your choice of
Postion 2: Blade Guard On or Position
3: Blade Guard Off.
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Crinkle and Waffle Cuts
/8" or 3/8" Julienne cuts (cont.)
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Step 4
Only the Waffle blade is needed.
If your Waffle blade is already in the
Upper Blade Holder, skip to Step 5.
Turn the Thickness Dial to desired setting.
Remove to
clean
TIP: For best results, set the Thickness Dial
to match the size of the Julienne blade
being used.
Step 1
Turn the Safety Dial to Position 4: Blade
Change.
Step 5
Grasp food to be sliced using the Flexible
Food Holder.
In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
Step 2
Step 6
Open the Platform Cover and remove the
Waffle blade. Insert the Waffle blade into
the Upper Blade Holder. Securely close
the Platform Cover.
Using your other hand, grasp and/
or compress the Handle (required if
the Safety Dial is set to Position 2:
Blade Guard On) to securely hold the
mandoline in place.
Step 3
Turn the Safety Dial to your choice of
Postion 2: Blade Guard On or Position 3:
Blade Guard Off.
Step 7
Exerting gentle, even pressure, slide food back and forth across
the blade surface.
Step 4
Turn the Thickness Dial to desired setting.
Remove to
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TIP: For best waffle cuts, set the Thickness
Dial to 1/8".
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Crinkle and Waffle Cuts (cont.)
Step 5
Grasp food to be sliced using the Flexible
Food Holder.
For Waffle Cuts
NOTE: The Flexible Food Holder is designed to create perfect 90°
waffle cuts and will not allow you to over-rotate.
Step 7
Place the Flexible Food Holder at the top
of the Platform at a 45° angle.
TIP: For best results, cut large food items
in half and begin slicing with the cut side
down.
45°
Step 6
Using your other hand, grasp and/or
compress the Handle (required if the Safety
Dial is set to Position 2: Blade Guard On)
to securely hold the mandoline in place.
Step 8
Exerting gentle, even pressure, slide the
food across the blade surface and return
to the top of the platform.
For Crinkle Cuts
Step 7
Exerting gentle, even pressure, slide food back and forth
across the blade surface.
Step 9
Without lifting the food, rotate the
Flexible Food Holder 90°.
90°
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Exerting gentle, even pressure, slide the
food across the blade surface and return
to the top of the platform. Rotate the
Flexible Food Holder back to its original
position, and repeat.
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CLEANING & CARE
Cleaning the Mandoline (cont.)
Step 3
Open the Platform Cover and remove the
blade insert(s). Set blades aside in a safe
location. Keeping the Platform Cover open,
position it vertically so it can be detached
at the hinge. Grasp the Upper Platform,
and pull gently to remove.
Always clean your mandoline immediately following each use.
Hand washing is recommended; however, the mandoline body,
Platform Cover, Upper Platform and Flexible Food Holder are
top-rack dishwasher safe.
CAUTION
Blades are extremely sharp. Please use caution when cleaning the
mandoline.
Cleaning the Mandoline
Step 1
Remove to
clean
Set the Thickness Dial to the "Remove to
clean" setting (required to remove Upper
Platform).
Step 2
Turn the Safety Dial to Position 4: Blade
Change.
Step 4
Hand washing in hot, soapy water is recommended; however,
the mandoline body, Platform Cover, Upper Platform and Flexible
Food Holder are top-rack dishwasher safe. Dry thoroughly before
storage.
Cleaning the Blades
Hand washing in hot, soapy water is recommended for blade
inserts. Never touch the blade when handling or cleaning a blade
insert; touch only the plastic side grips. Use a brush to clean the
blades. Dry thoroughly before storage.
CAUTION
Never touch the blade when handling or cleaning a blade insert;
touch only the plastic side grips.
In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
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STORAGE
Storage (cont.)
Step 4
When your mandoline has been cleaned and thoroughly dried,
it can be reassembled, locked and folded for safe storage.
Close the Platform Cover and turn the Safety
Dial to Position 1: Store.
Step 1
Turn the Safety Dial to Position 4: Blade
Change.
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Fold the leg, then store in a child-safe
location.
In order to move from Blade Guard On to Blade Guard Off,
the Handle must be squeezed.
Step 2
Set the Thickness Dial to the "Remove to
clean" setting. Replace Platform Cover
and Upper Platform.
Step 3
CAUTION
Always store blade inserts in either the Blade Holder or Blade
Storage section of the mandoline to protect hands from unnecessary
contact with the blades.
Keeping the Platform Cover open, replace
all blade inserts into either the Blade
Storage or Blade Holder Areas.
NOTE: The Blade Storage Area holds 3
blades: both Julienne blades and either the
Straight or Waffle blade. Store the remaining
Straight or Waffle blade in the Blade Holder.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of food can I cut with my mandoline?
Most people use mandolines to precisely slice vegetables,
fruit and cheese, but they can be used to slice nearly any
other type of food.
How can I get consistent slicing results?
First, get comfortable grasping foods using the Flexible Food
Holder. A firm, controlled grip will give you best results.
Maintain consistent motion and pressure when slicing, and
keep food oriented parallel to the platform. If you're not
getting the results you want, try varying the pressure you
exert on the food while slicing.
Can I cut large or uneven foods?
For best results, try cutting large food items into smaller,
more manageable pieces that can be gripped using the
Flexible Food Holder. Food with an uneven edge can be
trimmed before slicing, which will result in finished slices of
uniform size.
What safety precautions should I use?
Mandoline blades are extremely sharp, and care should be
taken when handling them. Be sure to follow all directions
carefully when using the mandoline, and set the Safety
Dial to Position 2: Blade Guard On for the safest operating
environment.
Why won't the Safety Dial turn?
The handle must be squeezed when turning the dial from
Position 2 to Position 3. This safety feature is designed to
prevent users from unknowingly disabling the Blade Guard.
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Why can't I remove the Upper Platform for
cleaning?
Make sure the Thickness Dial is set to "Remove to clean"
before attempting to remove the Upper Platform.
Why won't the Blade Safety Guard stay lowered?
Remember to continuously squeeze the handle while slicing
in order to keep the Blade Safety Guard in its lowered
position.
WARRANTY
Register your Mandoline – It’s Easy!
Please register your product to ensure that we have the correct
information in our system for any warranty inquiries. Retain the
original sales receipt.
Taking a few moments to register your product greatly expedites
warranty inquiries and helps us continue to develop new products
and services that make your culinary experience even better.
Please visit calphalon.com for complete details.
Lifetime Warranty
Calphalon will repair or replace for the life of the product any
item found to be defective in material or workmanship when
put to normal household use and cared for in accordance to
instructions. Minor imperfections, surface markings as a result
of shipping, and slight color variations are normal and are not
covered by this warranty. This warranty also excludes damage from
misuse or abuse, such as improper cleaning, overheating, use of
caustic or other unapproved cleansers, neglect, accident, alteration,
fire, theft or use in commercial establishments. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights which vary from state to state.
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