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Old 02-04-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Talking Found another use for my egg slicer!

I use my egg slicer to slice eggs. No duh! But I also use it to slice mushrooms and strawberries.

This weekend I decided to make scones for Sunday breakfast. The recipe asked for cold butter to be cut into small pieces. I HATE that job. It's messy and yucky.

For some reason the light bulb went on over my head and I reached for my egg slicer. I cut a 3 tablespoon chunk of butter, put it into the slicer. Whap! Sliced it. Turned the sliced butter a quarter turn and sliced again. Cool. Nice butter chunks. Gonna keep doing this whenever a recipe calls for small cubes/chunks of butter.

Just thought I'd pass this on for anyone interested.

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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good tip about the butter. I also have used the slicer for mushrooms and strawberries.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip, Katie! I never had an egg slicer because I don't like single-use implements. But with this tip, I might just go and get one.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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Its good for fresh mozzerella too.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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works well for all cooked vegies too.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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I tried using my egg slicer on a tomato. Fergit it! What a mess.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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does a good job on a 1/4 of an avocado, and whole canned baby beets..
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hey I like that thanks!
I realy really hate cutting up cold butter too.
I dont have one cuz i don't like plain eggs, but i guess i can buy a new gadget now!
Cool!
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #9
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I wished I would have known before we bought that pampered chef butter slicer, oh well.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:43 AM   #10
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I bought a 2-way egg slicer today! Never seen this before. On one end it has the usual guitar strings for making thin slices. On the other end it has 3 wires joined together at the center forming congruent angles for slicing an egg vertically into 6 wedges. Cool!
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