Chiffonade

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Good friends,

does anybody know any equipment (other than a knife...) that can chiffonade leaves?

Trying to save some time....
 
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Never tried with anything but a knife, but almost every professional kitchen has some sort of vegetable slicer or egg slicer, something like that...
 
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I really can't imagine anything being better or faster then a good knife and sure hands...sorry
 
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I would think anything other than a SHARP knife would just turn whatever it is you are trying to chiff. into mush. As soon as you cut the leaf, it begins to break down and oxidize. The duller the knife, the more damage you do to the structure of the leaf. If you were to use for instance a ravioli cutter, you may get the results...but honestly, the life of the product would be cut down dramatically.
 
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For cutting a chiffonade of lettuce, one is better off using a plastic knife as it will not rupture or discolor the lettuce leaves. For all other chiffonades as stated above a good sharp  knife will suffice.
 
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How many people are you serving that you need to save time cutting leaves/herbs that usually take seconds? 
 
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