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May 25, 2007 06:19 PM

English muffin splitter

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

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

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    1. re: ccbweb

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

      1. re: randyjl

        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.

        1. re: Quine

          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.

          1. re: MikeB3542

            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?

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              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.

              1. re: MikeB3542


                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.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

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

                  1. re: Quine

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

      2. Hi!
        Wolfermans has GREAT English Muffins and splitters too!

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        1. re: Lala0310

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

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

          1. 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.

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