Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer

Updated August 15, 2016
Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer
Bottom LineThe verdict:

This slicer produces good results, but figuring out how to use it can be tricky.

The pitch:

Slice an entire banana in one quick motion, safely and easily.


Reviewers generally agree that the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer does what it claims to do: produce perfect, even slices with minimal effort. Samantha Adair of the web series "Set the Table" declares in her video review that the Hutzler produced "the best banana slice I've ever tasted," and her assistant notes the slices are "the perfect width."'s Nick Thomas is also impressed with the Hutzler's slicing performance, saying his wife was astonished at his newfound ability to produce "flawless and symmetrical" banana slices.

Many Amazon users are equally impressed; one in particular is thrilled about no longer needing to mark bananas with a ruler and pencil. However, several reviews warn that for best results, it's important to peel the fruit before slicing. Thomas says that trying to slice a banana with the skin on produced an "instant banana smoothie;" other reviewers at Amazon report having successfully sliced unpeeled bananas, but slices must then be peeled individually.

  • Produces very even slices
  • Easier than other methods
  • Size and shape limitations
  • Instructions are unclear

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