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Product Review: Banana Slicer

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I guess I have bananas on the brain. I was just thinking how much I love to add bananas to my cereal in the morning. Ooooh, and they are so tasty in a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. And don’t forget this berry nestled inside an ice cream sundae after supper!

But think of it: all that slicing can become rather tiring and the slices are never perfect. Some are too thick while others are too thin. So what is a banana lover to do? Invest in the new handy banana slicer, which is reputed to be able to handle an entire banana at one time and produce perfect slices for all your banana slicing needs.

The most wonderful thing about the banana slicer is the simplicity of its design. A single piece of molded plastic in the delightful shape of a banana makes this product not only functional but also fun to look at. One quick chop is all you need to quickly slice an entire fresh banana for your cereal or a quick snack. The banana slicer is 10 inches long, so it suits most bananas on the market today. The gadget is also dishwasher safe so there is no messy banana mess to clean up afterwards.

Since there are no metal blades or sharp edges on the banana slicer, it is safe and fun for children to use — perfect for teaching young children how to make their own snacks while encouraging healthy eating. Of course, this isn’t really a new idea. There are avocado and egg slicers that make chopping food easier and quicker, too. Many critics feel that these individualized slicers are bought for their cuteness and really do little to make your life easier. In fact, it is often stated that the time it takes to clean a gadget like the banana slicer outweighs the time you save by using it. While that might be true for some supposed timesaving devices, the banana slicer is dishwasher safe. All you have to do is throw it into the machine and your task is done.

It is true that this kitchen gadget is cute and fun to look at as well as use. And you can always cut up a banana with a knife, or even your cereal spoon. So, it ends up being a matter of personal preference. If uniform banana slices are important to you, say if you cook professionally or often bake for bake sales or family affairs — this device will give you the best looking banana slices. It also can provide a fun way for you to get your kids to eat a healthy food.

I’ve give this gadget 4 out of 5 stars. It’s fun and functional but not really a must-have.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.