A slicer that can quickly slice vegetables is a must-have for short-time cooking. But there are so many types that I'm wondering which one to choose.
For those who often use it for cucumbers, I would like to recommend Nitori's "Cucumber / Leek Slicer". This product is equipped with a stainless steel blade made by Tsubamesanjo, Niigata, which is known as the "town of hardware".
At first glance, it is a normal slicer, but the point is that "double-edged" is used for the sliced part. Since it can be sliced by the reciprocating movement of sliding the cucumber, work efficiency is greatly improved compared to a general single-edged slicer.
When I tried slicing cucumbers for 10 seconds at the same speed as my own slicer and comparing them, there was a clear difference in production volume. The author, who is not good at slicing with a kitchen knife, thought that even an ordinary slicer would be easy, but it would make such a difference ...!
The thickness of the cut cucumber is about 1 to 2 mm. It has a moderately chewy texture and is the perfect thinness for salads and vinegared dishes. Slicing directly on a plate is also convenient for finishing salads.
You can also grate ginger and garlic using slices of green onions and grated condiments on the back side. It is also a nice point that it is easy to use in a small kitchen because it can be placed upright during cooking. Since the slicer itself is compact, it was an item that made me think that I could buy it just for cucumbers.