Kitchen Gadgets – Tomato Slicers

I know this is late in “tomato season” like it is here in Michigan. Plan ahead for next year and buy yourself one of these tomato slicers. I have been using this gadget for a few years and I absolutely love it. I have always had trouble cutting a straight thin slice of tomato for a sandwich or just to eat with a little salt and pepper and a tomato slicer is my answer.

One of Gene’s pet peeves was evenly sliced tomatoes and for some reason I could not do this.   The tomato slice started out thin but by the time I got to the other side it was fatter.   He always cut up the tomatoes – that was his job.  Zyliss has good products and I thought this was definitely a gadget I needed, especially with all the tomatoes that are consumed every season!

It comes in two parts; place the tomato on the bottom half and slowly press down the serrated top half giving you perfectly sliced tomatoes.  Tomatoes need to be on the firmer side – soft ones get kind of mushed because of the skins. I always core the tomatoes first too!

I’m sharing this “must have gadget” for all you tomato lovers at Fiesta Friday.

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Tomatoes that have been peeled don’t keep as nice a shape but they are still delicious! I have a family member who loves tomatoes but does not like the peel on fresh tomatoes…

25 thoughts on “Kitchen Gadgets – Tomato Slicers

  1. It must be so convenient now. I guess I should go get one for myself. Here they sell a similar one but they call it egg slicer. Never thought about using it for tomatoes.

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  2. Cool! Yes I have a difficulty when I get to the end of a tomato, the slices are uneven, or worse yet, they collapse in on themselves. Not very nice when plating for a party… At any rate, thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday! Now that I’m moving into a larger kitchen, I may have room for some useful gadgets.

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  3. This is quite similar to the popular egg slicer, aah but would this one and its serrated edges would be so practical for tomatoes! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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