Best Cheese Slicers in 2020



Mueller Austria Premium Quality V-Pro Multi Blade Adjustable Mandoline Cheese/Vegetable Slicer, Shredder with Precise Maximum Adjustability Review:


Got this as an early birthday gift from my biggest fan of when I cook/create meals. (My mum)
I’ve been apprehensive of a mandolin besides cutting my fingers off they seemed like a gadget. I can cut vegetables fruit whatever the same thickness fast. I can julienne in a few seconds I thought.
This thing comes along and wow. Does everything. Killer holder for holding the medium bring sliced. It stands up orvsits on a bowel. A ton of different slicing grating inserts. Adjustable from 1-9mm oh man. Fell in love.
I use it for root veggie fries (julienne). Fruit for crepes (so thin, grating cheese, zesting, and not grating my finger tips.
It’s one of those items you think is a waste until you use it!! Like my stand mixer/ you think meh- don’t need that silly tool. WRONG it saves time makes life easier and safer.
My only complaint and it’s a dumb one because I’m obsessed with organizing and storage. Is that even though the blade inserts have a sexy box for the ones not being used you still have one in the machine and you have to get an odd fitting storage tote for it a 7 quart plastic bin is perfect but a very very small price to pay for a tool that makes quick work of many tasks.

You won’t regret. Plus made in Austria!!



Bellemain Adjustable Thickness Cheese Slicer - Replacement Stainless Steel Cutting Wire Included - 1-year Warranty Review:


Pro:
Nice quality and ergonomics on the heavy duty handle
Two cutting wires - original and spare
Easy to adjust slicing thickness with a slot screw driver, dime or Swiss Army Knife
Wire is simple to replace but requires a Phillips screwdriver for replacement
Wire tension is easy to adjust with the same Phillips screwdriver
Works well for harder cheeses like Swiss and Cheddar
First wire lasted about 18 months with weekly use as long as proper tension is maintained

Con:
Cannot buy spare cutting wires - must buy a new slicer
Doesn't work well on soft cheese like mozzarella - tends to tear near the end of the cut
NOT dishwasher safe - a dishwasher will discolor the roller (see the attached photo)
Be sure to keep the wire snug but not too snug. Too snug and it will break, too loose and it won't cut properly - tighten screws for wire adjustment

The photo below shows the new slicer on the left and a 2 year old model that has had multiple dishwasher rides which discolors the roller and the screwdrive is representative of what you need to remove or adjust the wire. The thickness is adjusted with a regular slot screwdriver or a dime - a penny is too thick. Hope that helps. Tretiak



Westmark 28262270 Cheese Slicer Gentle, Black/Silver, 9.843 x 3.701 x 0.472 inches Review:


If you like very thinly sliced cheese for snacks or recipes, you may like the Westmark Cheese Slicer. The pros that I appreciate are that it is made of one single piece of stainless steel with its sharp blade as a smooth part of the rounded-triangular head, so there is no wire to break. Its handle is a hard black polymer with a Westmark signature insert in red. I do not particularly like the handle even though it is meant to be easier on a user’s hands than merely a continuing hard stainless steel handle would be, so some people do favor such a handle.

Based on other reviews, I plan always to wash this slicer by hand rather than to use a dishwasher that over time can degrade the blade and the handle. Two drawbacks are that the blade, at least when I try to use it, cannot slice a completely smooth slice all the way along the length of a small block of cheese. A little nib of cheese will remain on the underside of the blade so that you will need to turn the blade over and be careful to trim off the nib to release the cheese slice through the slot. If you do not remove the nib, you likely will break the slice and the appearance of the slice may not satisfy you. The slicer will work well if you keep this in mind.

In addition, if you pull the sharp blade over the length of the block of cheese, remember to pay careful attention as you near the end of the block to keep from nicking your hand that is holding the cheese in place. All in all, it’s a win-win as long as you like thin cheese slices, take care of it to maintain the slicer’s longevity, and know how to overcome the modest shortcomings of the Westmark Cheese Slicer. — LDK



Prodyne 126-B Bamboo Cheese Slicer, 12" x 6" Review:


I absolutely love this slicer. I use it to cut cold process soap. At first I was using a knife, then straight handheld soap cutter, then I got the wavy hand held soap cutter... Every time they came out uneven no matter how careful I was. I finally accepted that I wasn't good at freehand cutting them so I started researching wire cutters for soap. After shipping, I would have spent $100 for one of the cheaper ones. I saw a lady using a cheese cutter like this in an online tutorial. It cuts the perfect bars in any size you need. I'm so glad I discovered this before coughed up close to $100 for a wire soap cutter. I just measured 1 inch to the right of the wire and drew a line. I get perfect bars every time and didn't break the bank on a soap cutter. The cutter has a sticker on the bottom with instructions to order a new wire when yours wears out or breaks. I have cut at least 10 loaves of soap and its still going strong but I like knowing that I can just replace that one part when the time comes.



Valuetools Manual Rotary Cheese Grater - Round Mandoline Slicer with Strong Suction Base, Vegetable Slicer Nuts Grinder Cheese Shredder with Clean Brush Review:


 I used this to slice n grate my veggies! I absolutely LOVE this product! Best purchase I have bought in a while that i was blown away with! The price alone was amazing! I cant say enough about this grater. It also has a lock on the bottom so it doesn’t move when u grate your veggies. Very sturdy i was definitely amazed and would 100% recommend this product especially for those that cook a lot! This product cuts my meal prep time in half and saves me so much time. Another plus is that its super easy to use and clean its hassle free!



OXO 1119100 Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer, Standard, White Review:


Some years ago (decades??) I bought a Matfer mandoline slicer and it is great. Nice big work surface, sharp edges, etc. But it's kind of big and hard to clean so it has to be kept somewhere special and I only would get it out when I really needed it. Kind of a pain. Infinite thickness adjustment and can also julienne, although that's nothing I've ever had use for.
We moved houses so all my good cooking stuff is in boxes still so when I saw that this little slicer was $15 I figured I'd give it a try.
Wow.
It's great! I'm so glad I bought it. There are times when I wish I had the larger work surface that the Matfer has but not often. There are times when I wish I had more thickness options but not often. Meanwhile, I use this slicer 2-4 times a week whereas I only got my old mandoline out maybe once a month when I really needed some thin sliced onions.
Definitely get a Kevlar glove to go with this! I took a big divot out of a fingernail the first time I was using it but at least it wasn't a fingertip like I lost several times to the Matfer.
When I do find the Matfer, I will be selling it. I may consider getting the larger model of the OXO mandoline slicer to be able to slice a whole medium to large onion but this form factor is a huge win.

Edit: March 2019. With regular use, the blade has gotten dull so I have to buy another. Onions and potatoes still slice up fine but for example mushrooms end up with a quarter of the mushroom being mush. As one might say, not good eats.

Definitely buy Kevlar gloves for working with mandolins! The tool for holding the item you are slicing is 50/50 at best in my experience.



Westmark Germany Multipurpose Stainless Steel Cheese and Food Slicer with Board and Adjustable Thickness Dial (White) - 70002260 Review:


I have been using this type of cheese slicer for about 40 years. This is an updated version from same company. It is imported from Germany. Old one has held up wonderfully but I wanted a spare new one as well. The blade has been slightly modified but does seem sturdy. I purchased several for gifts for Christmas for friends and relatives. Although advertised as slicer for sausage, lettuce etc. I would say it is really best intended for cheese. You can slice paper thin slices if desired or thicker as needed. The dial for setting thickness is not useful for me since I find it easier and faster to just rest the cheese block along back and push along with my hand as I slice away. Works great for those Costco blocks of imported or domestic cheese although sometimes I need to divide into 2 pieces to fit on slicer. Although I am basing my review mostly on old slicer, I have now tried the new one and it seems to work as well. Cheese lovers will probably love this simple, efficient slicer as I have.

Update December 2016. I now have about 42 years experience using this type of slicer. To address some comments I would like to say remember it is best as a cheese slicer although I sometimes use to thin slice onion or mushrooms. Just watch your fingers. Cut larger cheese blocks to manageable size, wrap the rest for another day and slice smaller piece. You can get paper thin cheese slices with some experience by learning to push cheese gently into direction of blade while watching your fingers. Cleaning has never been problematic. Buy a dish washing brush with handle to clean. Drip dry in dish rack. I use this several times a week and bought my second slicer 2 years ago expecting my plus 40 year slicer to break at some point. I now use both.



Fox Run Marble Cheese Slicer with 2 Replacement Wires, White Review:


I love this product. I would buy it again. Everyone says it comes with a broken wire but I believe it's cut on purpose by the manufacturer to show you how to install a new wire. This product comes with a marble block, a U-shaped handle, two new wires, a small round nut, and a smaller marbled handle with threads on the end. It's very simple to put together. Take one of the new wires and lay it in the long slot in the marble block with one of the open loops at the hole where the handle slides through. The U-shaped handle has two round raised spots on one end and on the other end a flat spot. Slide the handle with the two raised spots through the marble block and through the wire loop and into the other hole in the block. The wire loop is meant to rest between those two raised spots. Slide the round nut onto the other side of the U handle with the flat spot. Take the open loop in your hand and with the small marble threaded handle begin screwing it through the loop and into the round nut lining it up with the flats spot on the U handle. Be careful on that step as the wire stretches very tight, but it is pre-wound correctly so that it will be strung tightly once installed. Notice that sitting in the usable picture that the wire goes round the bottom of the round nut. I've attached pictures of my installation hoping it will help others.



Westmark Germany Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wire Cheese Slicer Angle Adjustable (Grey),7" x 3.9" x 0.2" - 71002270 Review:


Outstanding Cheese Slicer. I have had one of these for years and years. Picked one up on a trip to Europe many years ago. So many years ago that my original model is marked "Western Germany" so you know that has been around a while!. The German name for this device is "Rollschnitt". After any years of use, the cheese-cutting wire broke. I was thinking about replacing that wire with a used metal guitar string. I have tried other rolling type cheese cutters and none worked as well as my original Rollschnitt. The cheese would stick to another model which had a big fat roller. With this cheese slicer the cheese is nicely sliced without having to pry pieces of cheese off the roller.

I did a search on Amazon for "rollshcnitt" and to my amazement this device came up. I ordered it and it arrived today. It is made by the same maker as my original rollschnitt. The handle on the new model is nicer and even better it is packaged with two replacement cheese-cutting wires! Otherwise the design seems to be identical to my old rollschnitt that worked so well for many years. I am happy that they didn't mess with a great design. Used it this afternoon, and it worked like a charm (as I expected it would). Wonderful device.



Chef'n 102-004-176 Slicester Apple Prep Tool, Persimmon Review:


We have tried at least three different types of cheese slices in our house; the spatula type, the wire type and the wire type with adjustments. And in every case they just don't last very long especially when trying to undertake slicing a block of cheese. So, we ordered this one to see if it could handle the rigors of industrial strength blocks of cheese. It passed with flying colors and we threw the rest of those wimpy cutters out. This product had quality in construction, durability and ease of operation. It can slice with ease a slightly cold block of cheese as well as a warm one ... and can do it with ease. In addition, it has three slicing adjustments for thickness which ALL work. Easy to clean up and can be handled by wives, kids and cranky adults...two thumbs up!