Have you ever looked at a pile of fresh strawberries and wished that there was a faster way to cut them up for your strawberry shortcake or strawberry tart? Maybe you haven’t had that exact thought, but if you spend enough time in the kitchen slicing up strawberries it will start to sound like a pretty good idea. This is probably why Chef’n introduced their new Strawberry Slicester. This cutely-named gadget works a bit like a garlic press for strawberries. You put your cleaned, hulled strawberry into the press and squeeze the handle, pushing the berry through a set of wires that slice it into perfectly even pieces. It is very fast and efficient, and definitely gives you better results than slicing berries by hand – even if you have a very sharp knife. Still, it’s not a gadget that you want to add to your cupboard unless you’re going to use it. If you do a lot of strawberry recipes during the summer or fruit-salad during the rest of the year, you’ll probably benefit and eat berries all the more often for having it!
Julie BAugust 19, 2010
My husband and I are vegetarians, so we go through periods where we eat a lot of fresh mushrooms. I have a mushroom slicer that I use for strawberries also–a real time saver (and not quite as large as the one in your photo).
moonablazeAugust 19, 2010
I use an egg/mushroom slicer. does the same thing.
denaAugust 19, 2010
If I didn’t already own an egg slicer, I might have bought it. I like the squeeze trigger style.
SuesAugust 19, 2010
Oh how cute!! I am the biggest Chef’n fan ever. I love that their products aren’t absolutely necessary, but they do make life SO much easier. Now I want this one, too!
LindaAugust 20, 2010
Same here. I have a fancy egg slicer that can do several types of slices and it works equally well with strawberries, mushrooms or eggs. At some point you take Alton Brown’s advice and everything in the kitchen has to multitask except the fire extinguisher. 🙂 Love the product reviews, though. Keep them up!