Featuring culinary tools, aka kitchen gadgets - Egg slicer slices more than eggs

As a semi-regular topic, I thought it would be fun to extol the virtues of my often-used  kitchen gadgets in this blog.  Today's feature ... drum roll ... the egg slicer!

I have kind of a lot of kitchen gadgets -- more than most people, but nowhere near all of them.  I always take time to gaze at the gadget walls on my shopping trips to TJ Maxx, Bed Bath and Beyond, even the grocery story looking for bargains or something I might "need."  Also can't resist visiting a Williams-Sonoma kitchen store or a Crate and Barrel.  The best kitchen store I've visited so far is The Peppercorn, in Boulder, Colorado.  

Good egg slicers are the simple, heavy duty variety so they are sturdy enough to be used for slicing more than just eggs.  I don't go for those with extra parts or made of plastic.  Mine is metal and with sturdy wire and not so expensive that I feel bad replacing it if it breaks.  

Blog PhotoRecently, I used mine to slice strawberries and feta for the Amy's Sensational Summer Salad recipe.   Last night I used it to slice black olives and hard cooked eggs for a Cobb salad.  It is also good for slicing mushrooms, cooked small red potatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese.  Basically, it is good for anything that is soft and small enough to fit in it.  

Wondering now if there are some other things to use it for slicing ... food or non-food... 


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DenaS wrote on July 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

Flashbacks to grade school here - we used to make "kid pizzas" by flattening out refrigerator roll biscuits, putting a spoonful of sauce on them, and decorating them with "mini pepperoni."

The mini pepperoni was  hot dogs sliced in the egg slicer, because full size pepperoni was too big for a biscuit pizza (and also much more rarely in the fridge than hot dogs...)

Jeannette Beck wrote on August 02, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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Thank you for sharing that story, DenaS.  I don't think I would have thought of putting hot dogs in the egg slicer, but we didn't make kid pizzas at my house.