Do These Slicing Gadgets Work Better Than…a Knife?

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Here at Hack or Wack, we usually like to test viral hacks that blow people’s minds. But sometimes we also test hacks that have people very sceptical from the get-go.

TikTok user @TegaReacts seems to be unimpressed by these fruit-slicing gadgets found on Amazon, as every item is met with the same disdain:

“Just get a knife!”

So we got our hands on some of these contraptions — a banana slicer, a zip slicer, and a strawberry huller — to see how they stack up against a knife.

The banana slicer is basically a banana-shaped plastic mould with some slats. This doesn’t seem to have any use beyond slicing a banana, and you are limited in the width of the slices and size of the banana you choose. The zip slicer is a tube that can fit small spherical fruits like grapes or cherry tomatoes, with a blade that fits snugly down the centre of the tube. The strawberry de-stemmer (or as Tega calls it in the video, a “Strawberry de-WHAT”) is a spring-loaded claw that allows you to twist out the white and green parts from the top of a strawberry. It definitely looks the coolest out of the bunch.

So which of these gadgets out-performed a traditional knife? Check out the video below to find out.

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