I rushed to Walmart and purchased one but when I got it out of the box, there were no instructions and lots of blades! I decided to research the different Mandoline Slicers and finally decided not to jump in too deep with my purchase and found one by OXO at Williams-Sonoma with three adjustable settings and only cost $14.95. It can be used handheld or over a bowl.
Side note: I love the artistic look of the two mosaic tables in our kitchen. I got them from a small cafe that was closing with 2 chairs each some years back...a huge impulsive decision for me but I have not regretted it at all! Here's a quick photo:)
Back to the chips. I followed the tutorial on Jessica's blog and the chips came out fantastic. I used 4 small russet potatoes which proved to make plenty of chips for all of us. The Mandoline Slicer worked fantastic and we had a great dinner. Our friends came over and we had a picnic dinner: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Green Salad, Potato Salad that Liz made, and the Potato Chips.
I tell you, these homemade potato chips were the hit of the evening...not one left!