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This one's a little more mainstream than some of the other what is this challenges. However it's still a bit tricky. To find out what it is,

Although it looks similar to a cheese knife, this tool is actually a tomato knife ($15). The serrated edge slices through tomatoes without squashing them and the rounded tip allows you to easily transfer tomato slices from cutting board to serving plate.

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kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
very neat!! I thought it was a cheese knife
mollipop mollipop 8 years
I had no idea tomatoes had their own knives. I've just always used a regular, non-serrated, knife.
stnybaby stnybaby 8 years
i agree with clarkware...a good sharp knife or one that's serrated (like the bread knife) cuts tomatoes fine.
poetess poetess 8 years
Now it makes sense!
clarkware clarkware 8 years
Interesting tool, however I doubt I'd use it. I'll stick to my Wusthof Santuko knife.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
missed the guess :( cool tool!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Honestly, I love my tomato knife! It doesn't squish the tomatoes and makes transferring the slices onto a plate so easy. It's not a "necessity" for sure, but it is a great kitchen tool.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
It looks like some sort of knife, but I'm not sure what you would use it for specifically. The serrated edge suggests it is for something in particular.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Huh. I bet its super useful for the summer!
zc zc 8 years
its afunky looking knife
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 8 years
It's a sort of knife...
Hautie Hautie 8 years
Dang... I thought it was a meat cleaver! (with that weird edge I assumed it was a tenderizer.)
JessBear JessBear 8 years
I like it. My boyfriend gets annoyed whenever I buy a new kitchen gadget that only has one use- he absolutely abhors apple slicers, melon ballers, anything that takes up precious kitchen and/or dishwasher space, but can only be used for one action. So I've gotten into the habit of questioning all kitchen purchases with "the rule of three"- it should have three uses in order to ward off bf b*tchiness. For insance, an egg slicer can also be used to slice tomatoes, avocadoes, and as a nifty (supervised) musical toy for young nieces and nephews, so it's defendable. This seems the same way. It's a cool little knife that you could use for all sorts of squishy foods, it's got the awesome scooping capability, and like people keep mentioning, it could double as a cake decorator.
JessBear JessBear 8 years
I like it. My boyfriend gets annoyed whenever I buy a new kitchen gadget that only has one use- he absolutely abhors apple slicers, melon ballers, anything that takes up precious kitchen and/or dishwasher space, but can only be used for one action. So I've gotten into the habit of questioning all kitchen purchases with "the rule of three"- it should have three uses in order to ward off bf b*tchiness. For insance, an egg slicer can also be used to slice tomatoes, avocadoes, and as a nifty (supervised) musical toy for young nieces and nephews, so it's defendable. This seems the same way. It's a cool little knife that you could use for all sorts of squishy foods, it's got the awesome scooping capability, and like people keep mentioning, it could double as a cake decorator.
katiehelen katiehelen 8 years
wow. that definitely was not necessary to invent. haha
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Darn .. I guessed spreadable cheese knife myself, lol.
blackjade blackjade 8 years
that's just silly
prblms4loki prblms4loki 8 years
Sharp knives work for tomatoes, as long as the tomato itself isn't squishy. That's so weird.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
I thought it was a nifty bread knife. Interesting for tomatoes, though...
christie christie 8 years
I so thought cake knife too. Tomato knife sounds interesting though, I always squish the crap out of them when I cut them.
christie christie 8 years
I so thought cake knife too. Tomato knife sounds interesting though, I always squish the crap out of them when I cut them.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I thought cheese knife...
Lovaajn Lovaajn 8 years
Clever! I despise cutting up tomatoes...
redsugar redsugar 8 years
some kind of bread knife?
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
i thought it was some kind of knife. this sounds really cool, i'd try it out.
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