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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

                Mike,

                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. re: Chemicalkinetics

                I use a fork

      2. Hi!
        Try www.wolfermans.com
        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!!!

          1. re: randyjl

            It looks like for $8 plus shipping they'll sell you a big fork:
            http://www.wolfermans.com/store/GIFT_...

        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.

            1. 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
              http://www.target.com/dp/B000TD5GDE/r...

              1. Here's one

                http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

                1. I guess you could use an angel food cake cutter.

                  http://www.fantes.com/images/1879cake...

                  1. @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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                    1. re: falconress

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

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                      1. re: yayadave

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

                        1. re: JayL

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

                          1. re: BobB

                            LOL!

                      2. 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.