Go check out the Amazon page for the “Victorio Kitchen Products Banana Slicer” and make sure you scroll down to the comments. They are a hoot!
Some of the best:
“I tried the banana slicer and found it unacceptable. As shown in the picture, the slices are curved from left to right. All of my bananas are bent the other way.”
“Once I figured out I had to peel the banana before using – it works much better. Ordering one for my nephew who’s in the air force in California. He’s been using an old slinky to slice his banana’s. He should really enjoy this product!”
“I have served in the US Army for over 12 years. I can say that there is technology being used by the military that is rarely seen in the civilian sector. Once in a while, however, an amazing product is released by the DoD for civilian use. The 571B is one of those products. Although once called the M571B Tactical Banana Slicer (TBS)V1, they have declassified it for public use. I am glad to see this product on the market today but I will warn you now, this is a CIVILIAN model and not designed for field use!”
“Upon receiving the 571B Banana Slicer from my best friend, I can honestly say my life is complete now. Something has always been missing. Oh sure, the mellon-baller I got from my mom was something, as well as the grape peeler. But for the life of me, I could not figure out how to handle these bananas without saying, “Forget it, yogurt this morning it is” (if only they would make a yogurt seal-opener…). Now, I can’t stop eating bananas,which has actually caused problems in and of itself. But it is worth it to have such a strikingly pointless device in my gadget drawer. It brings joy where it was never needed, and happiness with each perfect banana shape. I honestly am enthralled to see what will come next, I hope it deals with those devilish strawberries and their many seeds. ”