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Old 04-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Tomato Slicer

No matter how hard I try, how slow I go, I can never get my tomato slices to be all the same thickness or end up with a straight cut. So I went to Amazon and bought the following:

http://www.amazon.com/Zyliss-Easy-Sl...=tomato+slicer

I have a few tomatoes on the vine and decided to try my new slicer out. I removed the stem bud and put the slicer to work. I am going to be eating a lot of slices of tomato. I hate single purpose appliances, and I tried to slice a hard boiled egg. Perfection! I am sure I will find other purposes for this nifty little tool. I hate dragging the mandolin for slicing. And I hate cleaning it even worse. Watch out slicer, BLT's, here I come.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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You have tomato's already? I just bought the small plants to put in the garden! I also have veggie and herb seeds just now sprouting.
Do you have a greenhouse?

I have little issue with slicing anything. I have an extremely sharp knife that does the trick every time.
But if this helps you achieve your goal of perfect slices, go for it. Glad you found another use for it too!
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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Let me know how that works.

I use a freshly honed straight edge knife OR a serrated blade knife. I find the key is a sawing motion and not pushing down to much. I have been lucky and get my slices pretty even except for the last slice which comes out a bit thicker because I am a chicken! LOL
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:33 PM   #4
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Wait until you try it on ripe strawberries! You'll be making shortcake to go with those BLTs.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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You have tomato's already? I just bought the small plants to put in the garden! I also have veggie and herb seeds just now sprouting.
Do you have a greenhouse?

I have little issue with slicing anything. I have an extremely sharp knife that does the trick every time.
But if this helps you achieve your goal of perfect slices, go for it. Glad you found another use for it too!
They are from the supermarket. I buy the one with part of the vine still attached.

This tool makes all the slices the same width. Perfect for a burger or BLT. Something I have always had a problem with. Most of the time I end up with a crooked cut. The top is thin, the bottom thick. Certainly not my best skill.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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I always wished I had the tomato slicer found in restaurant kitchens. This looks like a mini version that wouldn't take up so much space.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:12 PM   #7
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They are from the supermarket. I buy the one with part of the vine still attached.
Silly me. I should have known better.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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I had, until recently, one of these - even slices all the way.

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My grandmother bought it at the Ideal Homes Exhibition. Sadly it gave up the ghost not long ago. The handle fell off and then the blades broke. Still, not a bad investment as it was bought in 1957!
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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...The handle fell off and then the blades broke...
They just don't make things to last anymore.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:23 PM   #10
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Is this a deja vu thread?
What happened to the original?
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