Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts

An egg slicer for preparing foods for dehydration? You bet!

An egg slicer is a handy tool for the dehydrator. You may think an egg slicer can only do one thing—slice eggs. You would be wrong. An egg slicer is a magical tool that can slice many things. Those nice uniform cuts will also give us uniform drying, making an egg slicer the perfect tool for dehydrating preparation.

I recommend a heavy-duty egg slicer. A commercial-grade stainless-steel egg slicer with slightly thicker wires or one with blades instead of wires is ideal (see photo).

You can use it to cut:

  • Mushrooms
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas (peeled)
  • Peaches, plums, and other soft fruits (peeled)
  • Peeled kiwi and grapes
  • Peeled apples
  • Cooked red and new potatoes (peeled or unpeeled)
  • Cooked beets (peeled)

Use your egg slicer to chop these foods as well. Slice the food, then turn it horizontally 90 degrees (that’s 1/4 of a turn) and slice it again, you’ll have uniformly sliced “sticks” of food. If you turn the food 90 degrees vertically and slice again, you will have diced food pieces.

NOTE: An egg slicer also works well on soft cheeses (like fresh mozzarella balls), olives (both green and black-pop in 3 or 4 for fast cutting), and avocados.

This is the Egg Slicer I use: NORPRO 5170 Deluxe Egg/Mushroom Slicer.

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