I bought the food slicing mandoline recommended in the article on the topic of food dehydrating: “So Tell Me Again…”- Part 2, by M.P. the very morning the article appeared and have used it frequently ever since. I’ve used it primarily for making sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables as well as hash browns. Until the article I would’ve scoffed at the idea of paying $20 for something that I could already do with the knives in our drawer, a food slicer and a food processor; but now I concur on its usefulness. Perhaps it’s even a necessity if you’re doing moderate to high volume amounts, which you should be doing. However, for me it is time to move up to a higher quality unit– the Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline 5-Piece Set at $50. Although I will continue to use the unit mentioned in the article, if I knew then what I know now I would’ve gone for the Borner based upon my experience with the present one. Hopefully, the Borner will be good as the reviews it gets on YouTube. – R.T.