This mandoline slicer produces twice the slice in half the time, thanks to the double-edged blade. Safe - no blades to switch out. Perfect for cucumber salad or any recipes calling for thinly sliced vegetables or fruits. Use the corner notches to secure the slicer on top of bowls. Included handguard holds food securely and protects fingers. Blade: advanced ceramic. Handguard: ABS plastic. Handle: ABS resin. Dishwasher safe. Made in Japan.