I'm going to replace my very old V slicer with a proper mandoline in the next couple of weeks & am wondering if any of you might have the Bron Coucke classic mandoline, or the Bron Coucke professional mandoline?
The classic ( first link) is cheaper, but does has a plastic guard much like my V slicer guard that's become quite nicked from constant use. So, I'm a bit unsure if I'll be spending my money wisely buying a French mandoline with a plastic guard?
The professional Bron Coucke (link below) is all stainless save for the small black knob on the pusher/guard. I'm leaning towards buying the professional, as I think it would be a better investment, but would like to get some opinions from any of you that might own either one of the madolines, before I go ahead & make my purchase.