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Finally a gadget that doesn't tempt me

Just got the Williams Sonoma catalog with a banana slicer for sale for $9.95. Amazing but true - I am not even tempted.

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  1. How lazy do you have to be to want one of these?

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    1. re: pikawicca

      And how many bananas does one have to slice before the task becomes onerous enough to make one toss down the knife, and shout, "Damn it! I'm inventing a banana-slicer! I can't take this any more!"

      1. re: pikawicca

        This is designed for the microwave bacon crowd. Can just microwave bacon. Have to have it precooked to microwave it.

        DT

        1. re: Davwud

          ?????

          can you rephrase? im really not sure what your saying. are you saying you have to precook it? you do not.

          1. re: thew

            No, you can buy precooked bacon that you just pop into the microwave. Nuke it for a minute or so and it's done. As opposed to regular bacon that'll take a minute or two longer. Basically same procedure though.

            DT

      2. Is this one of those yellow plastic things shaped like a banana that has cross pieces that slice the banana about 3/8" thick? I really want to come across one of these things for about $1 someplace (and I probably will because they are so useless). I want ot give one to my uncle. He's kind of funny, he has a banana for breakfast every Tuesday. My aunt doesn't like bananas, so on Friday or Saturday they have to go banana shopping so they can get the right banana so it will be the correct ripeness for Tuesday.

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        1. re: John E.

          No, it is like a giant clip with six blades. You squeeze the handle and the blades cut the banana. It IS yellow and I agree, would make a perfect gift. : ) They will show up in garage sales next summer.

        2. That's even worse than that thingy for avocados. Sheesh.

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          1. re: c oliver

            I just realized that they also have a strawberry slicer that "transforms a whole strawberry into six perfect slices" for $14.95. I would, of course, only buy it if it adjusts for the size of the strawberry as perfect strawberry slices make a dish. : ) : )

            1. re: Bethcooks

              Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I gotta believe that if WS carries it, it's because people buy it.

              1. re: c oliver

                What a crummy design. One end should be closed so that you don't have to gauge how thick the first first piece is. I'm going to wait until version 2 comes out.

          2. These, right?

            http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...
            http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...

            These are classic examples which "the company makes you think you need them"

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            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              Well, I know what I'm telling Santa I want for Christmas!

              1. re: Caroline1

                Which one the banana one or the strawberry one?

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  I want both! He passed me over last year when I requested a Ferrari, so one to make up for last year and one for this year.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      I checked. Just strawberry red and banana yellow. <sigh>

              2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                Yes, those are the ones. The strawberry one is quite elaborate BUT it is dishwasher safe.

                1. re: Bethcooks

                  Yes, but it may need to be taken partially apart to be cleaned thoroughly in the dishwasher.

              3. I was digging the egg molds so I could have poached eggs in the shape of a flower.

                I am trying to type this with a straight face.

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                  1. re: E_M

                    I gave my mother several sets of pancake molds. She loves them.