I have an inexpensive plastic mandolin that actually works nicely... 3 different thicknesses for slice, a juilliene, and a "french fry" cuttin blade & guard-thingie to protect fingers. Was taking some things to donate to a local thrift store and of course browsed the place... never know what you're gonna find... and for cheap. Came across a Cuisinart mandolin. No guard. Body mostly heavy black plastic... fold out "leg". One blade that appears to have 2 sides... straight edge and waffle. Messo tape over blade warning that it was SHARP!?! Blade looked good... no nicks or gouges apparent. Wasn't cruddy. SO for $4, figured worth taking a chance. Went to Cuisinart's web site, but none of there models look like what I have... guessing mine is an older model. Anyone have a C-mandolin?