I've read a lot about mandolines from a variety of sites and am just so confused about which model to go with. Unfortunately I don't have much time to go try them out and want to buy one online. I do a lot of cooking and find so many instances where I need things cut thinly and evenly and wish I had a mandoline. I want one that is sharp and good quality but not one that will be dangerous to clean. One that will be durable and that is overall versatile. Any suggestions on which brand to go with? Also, does one use the guards they come with or do you usually buy one separately? Also, with cut resistant gloves, is there a particular brand that is best?