Giveaway: Microplane Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade

October 8, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Adjustable Microplane Slicer

Last year, on a whim I picked up an inexpensive, handheld slicer. Smaller than a mandoline and far easier to clean than a food processor, it quickly became one of my go-to tools for making salads, shredding Brussels sprouts, and prepping vegetables for pickles.

I liked that slicer so much that when canning season started, I packed it into the bag of tools I take to classes and then promptly left it behind someplace on the eastern seaboard. Since then, I’ve been meaning to pick up a new slicer, but it kept sliding down the priority list.

shredded sprouts

Make this shredded sprout saute! The recipe is up on Table Matters.

Happily, my procrastination has actually paid off. Microplane has recently introduced a new adjustable slicer (it even has a julienne blade that you can drop in to make nice long ribbons) and sent me one to try out. It’s razor sharp, simple to handle, and easy to store. It’s miles better than my first little slicer (and I thought that one was the bee’s knees) and I am totally delighted by it.

Thanks to the nice folks at Microplane, I have one of these nifty slicers to give away. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite shredded or sliced recipe.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, October 11, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using and will be posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Microplane sent me a slicer to try and is also providing the one for this giveaway. My opinions remain my own. 

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963 thoughts on "Giveaway: Microplane Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade"

  • I love slicing fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Tomatoes with a nice drizzle of flavored olive oil. So pretty and so good!

  • I make a wonderful cucumber salad – so refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet. Red onion, peppers and not much else! But the hard part is slicing the 5-6 cukes paper thin.

  • German marinated carrot salad! Just Salata vinegar and julienned carrots. Mom gave me a julienne blade for her hand-me-down Cuisinart but I am too afraid of it. Manual would be much nicer! Thank you for the opportunity to win and also for showing us this great product.

  • Tend to use a big knife rather than getting out the food processor, but especially for slaws and pickles having a slicer again would be great.

  • My favorite microplane slicer recipe is sliced radishes and goat cheese on lightly toasted bread with a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of salt. Unfortunately, I’ve had to use a knife on these, since I lost access to my last microplaner, and the varying thicknesses of the radishes are disappointing!

  • I can’t decide which I love most: shaved fennel or zucchini ribbons. Each one has its own place, I guess (or its own salad).

  • I like to make Potatoes Anna which is very thinly sliced potatoes layered in a pan with melted butter, salt and pepper. It would be much easier to make using a mandolin slicer.

  • Oh, my garden is still producing quite nicely, especially for mid October in Iowa. I am having great fun with very thin slices of Patty Pan squash in pasta salads and vegetable salads. As well as shredding, shredding my late zucchinis for luscious Lemon-Rosemary-Zucc bread. This little gem would be very handy and clean up much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love potato (or even potato and sweet potato combo) gratin. Very thin potatoes, cheese, thyme, and a bit of cream baked till bubbly and brown on top!

  • i’d love to use it for zucchini pickles! i also love shaved brussels sprouts, so this would be a great addition to our kitchen 🙂

  • My favorite sliced “recipe” (I can’t even really call it that, it’s so simple) is a dessert or snack every kindergartner would love.
    Just grate two apples and a couple carrots, warm 1/4 cup almond butter and mix in a tablespoon honey, to taste. Mix it all up and voila! You could probably add raisins and bake in ramekins to make it a little classier than my pile-on-a-plate routine.

  • I like to make coleslaw and have also made fresh sauerkraut. I would like to experiment with thin-sliced pickled veggies.

  • I love my apples sliced in apple pies and apple crisps. I swear it just makes for a better end product. P.S. I would LOVE this slicer!

  • I have a simple mandoline slicer, and I use it for tons of stuff, especially onions slicing. My two favorite recipes have been making curried carrot chips, and a lovely little appetizer with carmelized brown sugar onions and goat cheese on puff pastry rounds! I would love to upgrade my cheapy slicer one day, and this one looks awesome! Love your site bunches:)

  • I use my food processor to slice potatoes for scalloped potatoes & ham. I’d love to have a more convenient tool!

  • I love making a big pot of Caldo Verde. It’s a kale soup that typically has chorizo in it (though I use soyrizo and it’s delicious!). So good, but shredding all that kale is a whole lot of work!

  • I have an amazing recipe for cheesy scalloped potatoes that I hardly ever make because it’s such a pain slicing the potatoes! This slicer looks awesome!

  • I am hoping on making lots of pickled diakon and carrots!!! I need a shredding tool so my hands don’t break!!!

  • I love julienned carrots in my Vietnamese noodle bowls. I’ve tried the mid range plasticky mandolines and was disappointed. This looks like it might be a better option!

  • For a Moroccan-themed dinner party, I made a sliced celery and date salad. It was basically these two ingredients, plus manchego cheese or the like, all sliced very thin, in a simple vinaigrette. Now I serve it every year at Thanksgiving for a light, tasty side. I have a love/hate relationship with the food processor — I will keep my eyes open for this gem if I’m not the lucky winner!