morfizm (morfizm) wrote,

Banana slicer

I am a tad slow in discovering beautiful things in this world. Here is another one, which is already 5-year old.

Banana slicer on Amazon. Awesome trolling in reviews, Q&A and uploaded pictures. Couldn't help buying one for myself. (click to get your own).

A couple of best reviews:

No more winning for you, Mr. Banana!
For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theatre and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story.

Saved my marriage
What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone.... this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old "I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?" and of course, "You think I have the energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!" These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. The minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re-enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew we had to make a change. That's when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier, AND we've even incorporated it into our lovemaking. THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER!

Angle is wrong
I tried the banana slicer and found it unacceptable. As shown in the picture, the slicer is curved from left to right. All of my bananas are bent the other way.

Once I figured out I had to peel the banana before using - it works much better.
Ordering one for my nephew who's in the air force in California. He's been using an old slinky to slice his banana's. He should really enjoy this product!

After slicing the banana, I find it frustrating to THEN have to peel each individual banana slice. I find this both time consuming and very disappointing.

Q&A are awesome too:

Q: Is there a metric version? My mom lives in Europe and I don't want to send her one that won't work in her country.
A: Yes, the US version has the slicers spaced at 0.375". The metric version has the slicers spaced at 9.525 mm. I hope that helps.
A: Don't be silly. Obviously if you use it on a metric banana, it will produce metric slices.

Q: can this be used on cucumbers?
A: Um, no. This one is yellow. Bananas are YELLOW. Cucumbers are GREEN. You would need to purchase a green one for cucumbers.
A: No. It's a banana slicer. If it could be used on cucumbers, they would have called it a Banana/Cucumber Slicer. The slash is the key. Don't ask questions again...not just on Amazon, but in life.

Uploaded customer images:

Some news (old and not so old):
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