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English muffin splitter

randyjl May 25, 2007 06:19 PM

Anyone know where an english muffin splitter? I am tired of Googling for it!

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  1. ccbweb RE: randyjl May 25, 2007 07:25 PM

    I seriously don't mean to be snarky here....but a fork has always worked well for me.

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      randyjl RE: ccbweb May 26, 2007 06:26 AM

      Well, a fork is too "low tech" for me! LOL

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        Quine RE: randyjl Mar 20, 2010 07:20 AM

        Not only will this be too Pompous " low tech" for you, it will probably turn you off because it is also so darned CHEAP! Go to ANY dollar store and in the beauty aisle, look for a hair pick. It will cost a dollar plus sales tax, it will work as well if not better than any item you can find fancy dancy.

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          MikeB3542 RE: Quine Mar 20, 2010 11:00 PM

          Argh! You gave it away!

          Seriously though, you want a metal pick (the kind used for so-called "naturals" or "Afros") -- plastic picks picks and metal with plastic coating are not so good.

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: MikeB3542 Mar 22, 2010 09:05 PM

            Mike and all,

            You guys really need to tell me what are the advantages of using a hair pick. I have been using a paring knife. Stick the knife in the English muffin and then rotate the muffin around. So how does the hair pick thing works? Stick it in and wiggle it side way?

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              MikeB3542 RE: Chemicalkinetics Mar 22, 2010 09:27 PM

              Back in the 70's, the NY State Dept of Mental Hygiene was skewered by the press for bureaucratic inanity when a THREE PAGE internal memo surfaced explaining how to properly split an English muffin with a fork.

              Basically, the fork is stuck into the muffin twice at right angles. The perforations allow the muffin to be gently pulled apart. It really does make all the difference.

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                Chemicalkinetics RE: MikeB3542 Mar 22, 2010 10:24 PM


                So stick the fork in the English muffins say at 12 o'clock and pull the fork out out and then stick the fork in it again at 3 o'clock and then pull it out. Finally, pull it apart? I will try it and see if it is better.

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                  Quine RE: Chemicalkinetics Mar 23, 2010 02:34 AM

                  Yeah it's how you get all those nooks and crannies

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                    Chemicalkinetics RE: Quine Mar 27, 2010 02:43 PM

                    Yep, just tried using a paring versus a fork on English muffins. They do have different textures.

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                scubadoo97 RE: Chemicalkinetics Mar 28, 2010 08:14 PM

                I use a fork

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        Lala0310 RE: randyjl May 25, 2007 07:35 PM

        Try www.wolfermans.com
        Wolfermans has GREAT English Muffins and splitters too!

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          randyjl RE: Lala0310 May 26, 2007 06:33 AM

          I have been to their site with no luck, but I just went and it was BACK! Yea!!!

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            Chuckles the Clone RE: randyjl May 26, 2007 02:39 PM

            It looks like for $8 plus shipping they'll sell you a big fork:

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          rollledspleen RE: randyjl May 26, 2007 06:30 AM

          I second the fork. If not the fork, what would another tool do better?

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            nemo RE: randyjl May 27, 2007 01:00 PM

            I sent the Woferman's splitter to my parents who both have serious arthritis in their hands. It's proved to be a useful tool for them.

            1. MikeB3542 RE: randyjl Mar 20, 2010 06:43 AM

              You are looking for a gizmo called an onion holder.Regular table forks are too short, serving forks need more tines to do the job

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                housewolf RE: randyjl Mar 21, 2010 05:26 PM

                Here's one


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                  armagnac RE: randyjl Mar 22, 2010 06:33 PM

                  I guess you could use an angel food cake cutter.


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                    falconress RE: randyjl Mar 27, 2010 10:40 AM

                    @Fuller & Quine, I think OP's serious, and I don't know about everyone else, but I'm taking this post very much tongue-in-cheek. @Armagnac, the angel's food cake splitter is an ingenious idea. @MikeB3542, I also thought of the onion/tomato holder. I have one - which I use for slicing onions and tomatoes, for which it's quite useful - and it would work perfectly for muffins, if one were so inclined.

                    @OP, I know you said no forks, but I can't help but think that a big "grandma fork," the kind you can use for a multitude of general kitchen tasks, would fit the bill perfectly and wouldn't be a ludicrous waste of money on a single-purpose item.

                    Like this (four tines, about 11" long, costs about $5, available at any kitchenware store):

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                      Quine RE: falconress Mar 27, 2010 02:44 PM

                      I really didn't think he was serious at all, one google brings up many results...and he was opposed to "low tech" maybe he is looking for an El Bulli techno splitter? LOL Your mileage may vary.

                    2. yayadave RE: randyjl Mar 27, 2010 02:40 PM

                      You surely would not use anything less than a Ken Onion Shun knife.
                      Unless you have a fork.

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                        JayL RE: yayadave Mar 28, 2010 07:34 PM

                        I like to fork it too. I guess I'm a low-tech kind of guy.

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                          BobB RE: JayL Mar 30, 2010 09:02 AM

                          With Thomas's, unless they're really stale, I just use my thumbs. I guess that makes me a no-tech kind of guy!

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                            JayL RE: BobB Mar 30, 2010 09:19 AM


                      2. breadchick RE: randyjl Mar 29, 2010 06:17 PM

                        I use a regular table knife and the muffin pretty much just gives way without much cutting at all. More prying than cutting. Then I use the same knife to butter it.

                        One tool.

                        I have a recipe for English muffin bread that's pretty good and tastes just like the muffins.

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