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What Is This?

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 10 years
very neat!! I thought it was a cheese knife
mollipop mollipop 10 years
I had no idea tomatoes had their own knives. I've just always used a regular, non-serrated, knife.
stnybaby stnybaby 10 years
i agree with clarkware...a good sharp knife or one that's serrated (like the bread knife) cuts tomatoes fine.
poetess poetess 10 years
Now it makes sense!
clarkware clarkware 10 years
Interesting tool, however I doubt I'd use it. I'll stick to my Wusthof Santuko knife.
chancleta chancleta 10 years
missed the guess :( cool tool!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 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 10 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 10 years
Huh. I bet its super useful for the summer!
zc zc 10 years
its afunky looking knife
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 10 years
It's a sort of knife...
Hautie Hautie 10 years
Dang... I thought it was a meat cleaver! (with that weird edge I assumed it was a tenderizer.)
JessBear JessBear 10 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 10 years
wow. that definitely was not necessary to invent. haha
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
Darn .. I guessed spreadable cheese knife myself, lol.
blackjade blackjade 10 years
that's just silly
prblms4loki prblms4loki 10 years
Sharp knives work for tomatoes, as long as the tomato itself isn't squishy. That's so weird.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I thought it was a nifty bread knife. Interesting for tomatoes, though...
christie christie 10 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 10 years
I thought cheese knife...
Lovaajn Lovaajn 10 years
Clever! I despise cutting up tomatoes...
redsugar redsugar 10 years
some kind of bread knife?
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
i thought it was some kind of knife. this sounds really cool, i'd try it out.
rb24 rb24 10 years
I had no idea.
1missy 1missy 10 years
that is pretty cool.
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