Does it slice erect bannanas or do they have to be lying down flat?
asked by AppleJackAstoria on December 17, 2012
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Though it does slice erect bananas I must warn that this is a technique reserved for the more experienced user and is not without risk!
Egon answered on December 17, 2012
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If your banana is erect for more than 4 hours, please speak with a doctor. Do not slice it.
Dan answered on December 18, 2012
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Why slice a perfectly good erect banana?
deronb1 answered on December 18, 2012
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If it's BANANAS you're slicing, then either position is fine. If it's a marital aid you're looking for, I give this one a thumbs down. The ER cost us WAY more than the cost of the Hutzler 571. It's just not cost effective.
princess luluchild answered on December 18, 2012
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Works best if you stand the banana upright by balancing it on its end and then quickly apply the banana slicer with one hand and catch the slices with the other hand. Note that this applies only to the manual model banana slicer. The AC and 12 volt models work differently.
MDK answered on December 18, 2012
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Dear Mr. Astoria:

Unfortunately, in my experience, the bananas have always been lying down. I hope to experiment with erect bananas at some point, though until you mentioned it, I hadn't given it much thought. Perhaps I shall experiement--maybe if I play around with the banana, it will stand up. Although, if I try to hard--to say nothing of beating it--it might just end up nothing but mush anyway, or, if unpeeled, something might start oozing out of it. I don't honestly know. I will have to play around with it to find out. Get back to me in about three minutes, and perhaps I will have an answer for you.

Thank you for your feedback,

S.
Steven Ottomanyi answered on December 18, 2012
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Slicing works best when bananas are fully erect -- but this may not be easy to achieve as it doesn't last long.
LB Gschwandtner answered on December 18, 2012
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Our follow-up product is Banagra. Still in its testing phase.
Mary Ellen Greenwood answered on December 18, 2012
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If you peel the banana very slowly and gently, you should get the desired stiffness needed to slice it evenly.
big bob answered on December 22, 2012
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the Japanese Ginsu 572 will slice any banana you got
John B. answered on January 31, 2013
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