I told my wife I wanted a mandoline. The best local cookware store near us in Michigan is Williams-Sonoma. She got me the $100 model with the extra kit (blades and long pusher). I have two dissapointments and have had them since the begining (week before christmas). The minor issue that is getting on my nervs more is the pusher. It doesn't seem to say on track, like it wasn't manufactured with long enough fins to stay in place.
My mine gripe is the waffle blade. It seems as dull as my butter knife. This is my main concern. Would a different brand be more sharp? I looked at their "pro" V model and it seemed sharper. I'm slightly concerned by a "store brand," but WS is a good name and they've treated me well thus far. Or should I return it and get another brand some place else? I like the WS design as far as the non-slip legs go, but I'm not a leg guy and could get used to a different design. Little help. Thanks.