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    Coleslaw Maker/Chopper

    I enjoy making coleslaw. Every so often I will make a large bowl of it then separate it out so that I can add different flavourings like cheese, cumin, peri-peri etc.
    I like to cut the cabbage really fine and shred the carrot quite small as this adds flavour and makes it more pleasant to eat.
    But this is labour intensive and I'm looking for a power chopper which will slice fine and grate small primarily but if it does other stuff that can only be an advantage.
    So, any recommendations? Yes, google-like reviews are useful but there is nothing like user experience.

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    Zyliss Easy Pull Processor.
    Amazing bit of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I enjoy making coleslaw. Every so often I will make a large bowl of it then separate it out so that I can add different flavourings like cheese, cumin, peri-peri etc.
    I like to cut the cabbage really fine and shred the carrot quite small as this adds flavour and makes it more pleasant to eat.
    But this is labour intensive and I'm looking for a power chopper which will slice fine and grate small primarily but if it does other stuff that can only be an advantage.
    So, any recommendations? Yes, google-like reviews are useful but there is nothing like user experience.
    If your budget permits I would suggest a magimix.

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    Before going down the power option/ food processor type things it might be worth looking at one of the better mandolines on the market you can adjust the thickness of cut etc and some come with the attachments for various julienne sizes

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    I just use a food processor. Takes seconds.

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    Vorwerk Thermomix TM6. The best kitchen appliance, period and worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    If your budget permits I would suggest a magimix.
    I agree. We have one - and a separate Magimix blender. But... there's an OTT amount of pieces, gadgets etc. All are nicely stored in a bespoke plastic container, but -when not in every day's use- it takes up a lot of space and dust, so to speak. That Zylizz-tinghy looks promising. My mom used to have a predecessor of that Zylizz thing: a chopper with a 'meandering' knife in the lid that you have push down hard and quickly. Worked perfectly for chopping, not blending.

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    i just use one of the mandolin type slicers simiar to this one, make industrial sized amounts in a short period of time.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...g=topchoseo-21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Zyliss Easy Pull Processor.
    Sigh - another gadget that I never knew existed, but now I want one :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Vorwerk Thermomix TM6. The best kitchen appliance, period and worth every penny.

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    Have you made Coleslaw before? The thermomix has its uses but not for this task

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    I find food preparation quite therapeutic so I'm rarely in a rush. A very sharp chef's knife and a grater are all I need for preparing coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I find food preparation quite therapeutic so I'm rarely in a rush. A very sharp chef's knife and a grater are all I need for preparing coleslaw.

    Eddie
    I have to agree with what the Guvnor says here.

    Ditto steak tartare- there is definitely something therapeutic about making that with nothing more than a good sharp knife.

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    I have a KitchenAid food processor with all the various shredding attachments, but still ALWAYS use either a sharp chefs knife or a Benriner mandoline (with kevlar gloves!) for coleslaw as it does a much better job and is MUCH faster to clean afterwards.

    The kevlar gloves are fantastic at saving your fingers.

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    I have to say those mandolines scare the bejesus out of me! With a knife at least you can see how close the sharp bit is to your fingers.

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    We have loads of different appliances and limited room to store. I just want something to throw the ingredients in, press a button and instant finely shredded cabbage and carrot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    I have to say those mandolines scare the bejesus out of me! With a knife at least you can see how close the sharp bit is to your fingers.
    These are what you need then:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NoCry-Cut-R.../dp/B00MXUHHGK

    I wouldn't dare to use my mandoline without the gloves on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipK View Post
    Sigh - another gadget that I never knew existed, but now I want one :-)
    The Zyliss easypull is awsome....whenever I use ours, I pretend I'm trying to start a chainsaw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    I have to say those mandolines scare the bejesus out of me! With a knife at least you can see how close the sharp bit is to your fingers.
    I wear a Pott oyster glove.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    I have to say those mandolines scare the bejesus out of me! With a knife at least you can see how close the sharp bit is to your fingers.
    Trust me, you only cut yourself once then you show the thing the respect you should have done in the first place!

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    My wife makes coleslaw with her hand operated spiraliser gadget, itís pretty good, personally I use my Magimix 3200. Plus with a good processor youíll make up a decent mayo too. I love the Magimix.

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    And our partners think we spend our lives looking at cars and porn online....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
    And our partners think we spend our lives looking at cars and porn online....
    ...That is what we are doing when we aren't making coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    Have you made Coleslaw before? The thermomix has its uses but not for this task
    I do it in our TM all the time. Just have to be careful to only chop for 4-5 seconds otherwise it's all gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    ...That is what we are doing when we aren't making coleslaw.
    Hahahahaaa....

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