This mandoline is a work-horse with hardened stainless steel blades to do straight, waffle or crinkle cuts. Three thickness settings and a food holder to protect your hands, the textured stainless steel bed is non-staining. Classic black plastic base for a clean look with flared non-stick legs for added stability, and a soft grip handle set lower than the base for safe slicing. The dial is easily turned; the blades remove for washing, and the legs fold in for storage. It's a neat package and our favorite mandoline at 15.5" (39cm). We recommend hand washing the blades and the base is dishwasher safe.