Banana Slicer

So yes, I’m revisiting this topic that I know is one of the key ones on everyone’s minds these days… “How do we slice bananas with elegance?” Well, if you’re someone that’s always in a hurry, then you’re probably always risking cutting yourself with that sharp Wusthof Paring knife or perhaps finding yourself having unequally sized slices of bananas. Why do that to yourself when you can just use a banana slicer? Yes, a banana slicer… like the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer (not to be confused with U-571).
Honestly though, I think it’s kind of hilarious that someone has taken the time to build a prototype and put it into production – but similar ot the windshield wiper, where there’s a need, well someone will make a product and sell it to everyone.
Probably more eye opening though is that there are 5,405 customer reviews at the writing of this post with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The Apple iPod Touch 6th generation has a mere 534 customer reviews!!!
Of course, if we peel back the cover on this one (pun intended), we’ll see that a lot of these reviews are actually hilarious and more fun to read than probably it is to use the Hutzler 571. Personally one of my favourite comments that was made was by “Hubert” back in December 2012 titled “NOT wifi capable???”

Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I can’t get this thing hooked up to my wifi network. Am I supposed to slice my bananas over an ethernet cable? What is this, 2005?

Surely such an idea is ridiculous. . . using an Ethernet cable. . . barbarian ideas. Of course there were some technical savvy replies

Bluetooth. All bananas like bluetooth.

Great tip, but is that really true??? Of course basic networking would tell us that sometimes you have to change the IP address of the banana.

Make sure the IP address of your banana is not the same as the IP address of your router. If so, they will not work together. You will need to change the last 3 numbers on the banana.

I don’t even know how I would change the last three numbers. . . am I supposed to use a Cereal (sic) cable to do that? 🙂

Hopefully we’ll get this all sorted out once we have one of these handy dandy Hutzler 571 devices in our workshop. What are your thoguhts?