Watermelon Slicer – The Only Way To Slice A Watermelon

So with summer coming up, and watermelons coming back in season, I thought we should talk about this awesome watermelon slicer/cutter/server that I found last year.

I's Why's

  • Unique design makes slicing watermelons easy
  • Makes a perfect slice every time
  • Can slice up an entire watermelon in a fraction of the time it takes with a knife

We go through a lot of watermelon. If you’ve read any of my reviews, you know that we like to entertain–especially outdoor entertaining–and my son loves watermelon. So we always have it in the house. And I’ve tried all sorts of neat ways to slice watermelon, but nothing has worked as well or been as cool as this tool. Why? Because you don’t have to cut through the rind, except for the first cut, to halve the melon. And you don’t have the juice running down your arm, or on the plate.

watermelon slicer

Once you see how this works, you’re going to want to try it. I can tell you, it’s not perfect every time. But it’s pretty darn close to perfect most of the time, certainly once you get the knack of using it. So what exactly is it?

This is a very funny-looking tool—good for a game of “What the hell do you think this is?” with your friends. It’s got a handle with two curved metal pieces that come out from either side—about an inch apart--with a little wire in that joins the two sides.

You cut the watermelon in half, place it cut side up, grab the tool by the handle, and place that wire really close to the rind, just where it turns red, on the side farthest away from you. Now you pull it down and towards you, through the watermelon, following the contours of the melon, bringing it down the far side and then back up.

This is one of those cases where a picture is worth a thousand words, so I would encourage you to watch the video, because then you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about.

Once you’ve done that pull through the melon, you can now place the tool, with each blade on either side of the slice that you’ve just cut, squeeze slightly on the handle, and lift that whole slice of watermelon out of there!

You can do one slice, or slice up the whole thing. In that case, you now position the tool back to the original side, lining up one blade with the last slice you made, so you can cut another slice right next to that, without any waste. You pull through the melon, and repeat until you’ve done the entire watermelon.

Then take a regular knife and run it through the center of the melon. Lastly, take that whole half of a watermelon and just dump it into a bowl. You now have perfect, beautiful pieces of watermelon. Yum!

I’m going to give you two links here: one is going to be to the original watermelon slicer. This is the company that first came out with this product, and this is the one I use. Second, I’m going to give you another link to another company’s version of this product. This one has a non-slip grip, and in addition, it comes as a set with the Strawberry Huller.

If you haven’t read our review and watched our video on the Strawberry Huller, you’re missing out. If you know anybody who likes strawberries, this is a simple but brilliant design. It’s great for kids—fun to do--and for entertaining, as it looks much better than just chopping off the top of the berry. It’s an awesome tool, and this is a great two-for-one package. Check it out, and let me what you think. I know you’ll like it.

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