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banana slicer for kids. and grown-ups.

PinkGirl: “Mom. I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?”

Me: “What fruit have you had today?”

My kids are getting tired of this question. I always ask this question when they say they’re hungry.

Yesterday, after I asked, I listed all the fresh fruit currently in the house and when I got to banana, PinkGirl asked if she could have a little chocolate syrup to dip it in. Sure. A couple of spoonfuls of chocolate to help the fruit go down without any grief? Sure.

AND PinkGirl fixed her own snack all by herself. A few years ago I bought this little gadget.

banana slicer before

banana slicer after

Perfectly uniform size slices without a knife, in just a few seconds! And it’s dishwasher safe. I keep it stored down low enough for her to get it anytime she wants.

(There are other designs for banana slicers, but I like this one because the wires go all the way through the banana into the grooves underneath, and I can use it for other things like mushrooms, boiled eggs and strawberries.Friendly advice – don’t use this for slicing strawberries.)

UPDATE 1/22/09: These have been discontinued, but I’ve had some luck finding them. Check out my follow-up post “Get Your Banana Slicer HERE


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July 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

11 Comments »

  1. I have an egg slicer, but this is too cool! I’ve never seen one…but I’m sure I will soon enough! Thanks!

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    Comment by Kristin | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. Well, now this is cool! Even cooler than the square egg maker hubby bought years ago.

    Stephanie – Ya KNOW I got one of those too! That one is a LOT of fun with kids. (by JSM)

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    Comment by Stephanie | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. Cool gadget! Never seen one of those before. Looks like it would be useful for making cute little pats of butter too.

    Kolfinnas Korner – oooo! What a GREAT idea! It can handle soft cheeses too, but a block of sharp cheddar might just do it in. (by JSM)

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    Comment by Kolfinnas Korner | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. that is ingenious!! I have never seen one of those. I’ve seen an egg slicer, spam slicer, but never a banana slicer!! Pretty cool!

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    Comment by kalei | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. It’s a butter slicer! My mom used one when I was growing up – except it didn’t have the bottom tray. What a great idea to use it for bananas! It would save some time when making banana cream pie! Yum.

    Janelle – You and Kolfinnas Korner think alike! This actually came in a package labeled “Banana Slicer” and it’s made by Farberware.

    I know the gadget you’re referring to – very similar!

    We made peanut butter and banana sandwiches today! (by JSM)

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    Comment by Janelle | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. I’ve always just used my pastry blender – it eliminates the need to store an extra gadget.

    MaggyyMayy – I admit. I didn’t know what a pastry blender was. (obviously I don’t have one either) But it looks like it would do the trick too! (by JSM)

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    Comment by maggyymayy | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  7. Can you please tell me where you purchased this slicer. I know it is by Farberware, but I can’t find it anywhere online.
    Thanks so much!

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    Comment by Judith | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. I would also like to know where you purchased the banana slicer. I like the pastry blender idea.

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    Comment by Ellen | December 13, 2009 | Reply

  9. [...] since I posted about and shared photos of my banana slicer, I’ve gotten comments and emails asking where they can be purchased. Long story short? [...]

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    Pingback by get you banana slicer HERE! « Pragmatic Compendium | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  10. How much do they cost?
    Marcia

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    Comment by Marcia | January 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Marcia – I got mine for about $7 at a kitchen outlet. (by JSM)

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      Comment by Julie Stiles Mills | January 18, 2012 | Reply


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