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I love IKEA and I love kitchen gadgets. Therefore I can often be found browsing the kitchen utensil section of IKEA looking for my next unnecessary but fantastic purchase. Last time I was there one of my new objects included an egg slicer. I never thought I'd find myself reviewing an egg slicer but let me try and tell you about it!
I don't have a big need for such an item but I genuinely think I had just run out of other things to buy when I chose this. It comes in a few colours; I normally go for green every time but they only had yellow or red ones left when I was there so I went for the yellow one as shown in the picture. It cost me the bargain price of 80 pence and is not much bigger than the size of a pack of cards so I figured I could justify this quite pointless purchase without much thought.
It is a simple model which is made from plastic and metal. The plastic part is round with an egg-shaped dipped part in the middle. You place a hard boiled egg in this section and then pull the metal lever down onto it. The metal lever has several thin, sharp wires across it which go through the egg and cut it into slices.
This gadget is perfect for slicing eggs for salads and sandwiches. The wire cutters are very sharp (be careful!) and slice through the egg very easily and neatly. The slices are the perfect width; I would say it makes around 8 slices from an egg.
It is easier to clean than I thought it would be as it doesn't really get that dirty so doesn't take an awful lot of washing.
Overall I can't fault this product as it does exactly what it is made to do. It's hardly my most used piece of kitchen equipment but it's really useful when I can't be bothered with the effort of mashing eggs with a fork (yes I realise this takes very little effort but this takes even less). I've had it a while now and it's still in perfect condition and as it takes up so little room I am happy to keep it in my cutlery drawer despite its limited usage.
When I moved into my first flat like a lot of people that do the same I bought loads and loads of gadgets and appliances and got a wee bit carried away! Since then though living amongst all of it became a nightmare and I found that I didn't need or use half of what I bought and I had a kick out.
One of the items I didn't throw out was this egg slicer as it is a very used item. I bought it way back for 70p in Ikea however they are now still only 80p.
My egg slicer is the colour you can see on the photograph on this review page a bright yellow. Its made of mainly shiny plastic and you pop your boiled egg on the base where there are slots. Over that you get the silver handle you pull down with like cheese wires on it which simply slice through your egg with ease, giving nice thin slices of the said egg.
This is a brilliant little gadget and it saves trying to fight with a slippery egg trying to cut it up! The wires are sharp, so be careful there and even though I have used this very often as I love egg and mayo sandwiches and the likes it has never gone blunted or gone rusty looking and to wash this up is ever so simple too!
All in all this is a really useful egg slicer...its that simple. It does its job with ease and I think its worth the 80p it costs just to make the slicing of eggs easier and its fuss free plus it looks nice!
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IKEA SLAT Egg Slicer.
Since moving into our studio flat and discovering we were lacking in many of the essentials, my partner and I have made countless trips to our local IKEA. One of the items we purchased was the strikingly bright yellow SLAT Egg Slicer.
I have an addiction to egg mayonnaise sandwiches and to be honest I was simply getting a bit fed up of chasing boiled eggs around a bowl with a knife when I wanted to chop them up! Eggs can be quite slippery little things and when they're too hot to hold still this can make things rather difficult. My partner hates eggs so I knew I would be the main user of this gadget and because of this I simply wanted something cheap and cheerful. Well, you don't get much more cheerful than this bright yellow! I should point out that we bought this slicer at IKEA in Krakow, but I have checked on the IKEA website and it is available in the UK for only 79p!
The egg slicer is ridiculously easy to use, but on saying this I will also say, do be careful of the cutting wires, especially if you have little ones around. To slice an egg simply peel off the shell and place the boiled egg in the dip of the yellow slotted tray, then bring the cutting frame down on the egg and in one effortless action you will have a nicely sliced egg... or a mess if like me you didn't boil the eggs long enough! I find that in my quest of the perfect egg mayonnaise that if I remove the sliced egg and turn it lengthways in the slicer and give it another slice this will make the egg pieces the perfect size for mixing.
The cutting wire is really sharp which is great for making a nice clean slice without ripping your food to pieces, but as I mentioned earlier, you will need to be wary of leaving this where little fingers may become trapped. I could imagine a bright yellow gadget being rather appealing to little fingers!
Since I am the one who spends most time at home, washing up tends to fall into my list of jobs, and I hate it! But since our kitchen is way too small for any kind of dishwasher I am left with no choice but to fill the sink and get scrubbing! To clean the egg slicer is very quick and easy, the metal slicing frame unclips from the base which enables you to clean it properly and avoid residue build up in the nooks and crannies. Unclipping the frame is a little tricky as you have to be careful of the wires, I always find that if I hold the edge with one hand and use the sponge to grip the frame I feel a little safer and have a better grip. Clipping the frame and base back together is done in less than 2 seconds and hey presto you're ready to go again!
The base of the slicer is made from what seems to be a reasonably strong yellow plastic, there is a symbol on the bottom of the slicer indicating that it is dishwasher safe, I just wish we had one! The slicer part is made of metal with a reasonably thick outer frame and thin sharp wires lengthways up and down the frame. As of yet I have seen no signs of rust appearing on the frame and this slicer is almost constantly in use or in the washing up bowl.
This slicer is priced at just 79p! Which is a great bargain in my mind, Oh Ikea how I love thee!
Would I Recommend?
Priced at 79p and providing me with easily sliced eggs you can't really go wrong with this slicer! OK, so the yellow doesn't exactly blend well with the kitchen, but that is what the kitchen draw is for! Highly recommended and 5 stars for faultless performance.
Thanks for reading :)