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Regularly slicing up an elegant storm of radishes, zucchini, cucumbers, and more to create beautiful garnishes and cuts of produce for your meals? Then you don't need a chef to give you a safety lecture on the importance of protecting your fingers while using a mandoline.

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To keep your hands safe, consider buying a pair of gloves made of cut-resistant material, like the NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves available on Amazon for $11.49. As Reader's Digest advises, these gloves are a boon for the mandoline aficionado: "As powerful as your mandoline is, it's no match for these gloves, which have a cut resistance four times stronger than leather. Yet they're lightweight and because they come in four sizes (S, M, L, XL), they provide a snug grip no matter how small or large your hands are," writes Lauren Cahn. Bonus: The gloves are machine washable and also work wonderfully with other common kitchen tools like knives, peelers, and graters.

$11.49 is a small price to pay to keep yourself safe in the kitchen—you may even want to consider buying two pairs so you always have gloves handy if one set is in the wash.

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Now, let the vortex of gorgeous matchstick radishes and beautifully sliced zucchini commence. We'll meet you at the table for veggie flatbread.

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