Any Way You Slice It: A Quirky Kitchen Gadget

August 24, 2012

A Quirky Kitchen Gadget - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

Eggs! Hard not to love them (although one of my nephews has developed a strange dislike for them, poor guy. He’s missing out!), right? I love them scrambled, fried, baked, quiche-ed, thrown in pasta/rice, omelet-style, and boiled. (Working toward poached, though!)

Today I thought I’d talk about the first (and okay, still only) time I used my funny little tool called an egg slicer.  Have you ever seen an egg slicer? My model is ah..let’s say an older one. In stores today you might find stainless steel slicers, like the ones pictured here.  I believe this came from a yard sale last year, but my mother might correct me there 😉

A Quirky Kitchen Gadget - Sweet and Savoring

A Quirky Kitchen Gadget - Sweet and Savoring

Want to see this baby in action?

A Quirky Kitchen Gadget - Sweet and Savoring

A Quirky Kitchen Gadget - Sweet and Savoring

Now, I know some people, specifically those devoted to this guy, are not fans of kitchen gadgets that are specifically for one use- in this case, slicing.  But, to you Alton devotees, I say, this adorable little tool can slice more than just eggs! I haven’t yet tried these out, but word is you can also slice soft fruits such as strawberries and kiwi. Now my scheming brain is wondering what I could garnish with pretty slices of fruit and egg….?


I know, I know, I sort of sound like a cheesy infomercial here.  I’m hoping you guys can grasp my whimsical/snarky tone at times, even more so right now when I tell you that you must check out this page of hilarious banana slicer product reviews.  The only way I would maybe buy this would be as a joke, and I got the link from Molly over at Hope Smiling Brightly, who also could not take it seriously. Just check out the reviews, I promise you’ll either shake your head in disbelief or laugh until the tears start streaming. If not, you can absolutely write me a letter of complaint (and send me a link you find funny!).

And as for today’s Julia quote below, I say to her: Absolutely, we vegetarians look forward to dinner 🙂

Thanks for reading! Thanks and credit also go to my husband Andy Milford for the first photo in this post <3


 Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?  -Julia Child

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  • Sue August 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Loved how you incorporated AB in there! And I feel that one can never enjoy enough eggs! They’re so versatile.

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