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To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never seen a device on Amazon before that has multiple reviews and every one of those reviews is a single star. Every poorly reviewed product I’ve seen has at least one outstanding review that reads like the manufacturer had a friend jump online and post a glowing review actually written by someone in the product’s PR department. But, in this case, no one even did that. This product has straight one star reviews down the line.
The Tomato Holder 5140:
To use the device, you hold a tomato in this contraption with your non-dominant hand while you slice through the tomato with a knife wielded in your dominant hand. The bottom piece on the device under the tomato is curved, so you can’t let go of the device with your non-dominant hand. If the bottom were flat, I could see the device being beneficial to someone with only one arm or with arthritis. But, a curved bottom means you have to be able to hold the tomato steady at all times so you don’t injure yourself during cutting of the tomato.
And, if all of the negative reviews are to be believed, you may not be injured while using this device but your knives definitely will be mangled. Every single review mentions that the device ruined a perfectly good knife in the process of slicing the tomato.
So, if you’re looking to ruin your knives and own a completely worthless product that takes up space in your kitchen cabinet, this device is perfect for you! For most of the rest of us, I think we can slice our tomatoes the traditional way.