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No, not the stringed instrument. But it will step your salad game all the way up, and help you make potato chips and sandwich toppings like a pro. Pick a quality mandoline (OXO makes a great one) that fits easily into a kitchen drawer. If you’re a bit clumsy in the kitchen, though, this might be one to skip. While it makes slicing faster and keeps things contained, the blades are extremely sharp. Protect those fingers!