Unitasker Wednesday: Pie markers

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

Canadian Thanksgiving is fast approaching and with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes wafting out of every coffee shop, our attention turns to pumpkin pie. (This is my favourite, super easy recipe.) With only four adults in our family, it is pretty easy to cut the pie into equal pieces. If you have to serve pie to five or seven people, it gets a little tricky to cut pieces into equal sizes.

That’s why you need a collection of Pie Markers! Pie markers score pies (and cakes) in equal proportions for serving your guests perfect slices. Made of durable food grade aluminum, these pie markers will make sure that you will not waste time trying to equally slice your pies with a knife which will be inaccurate and time-consuming.

Buy an entire set of pie markers so you can cut pies into 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 slices. Just remember that the diameter of each is almost nine inches so the entire set will create lots of clutter in your cupboards.

If you would like to avoid the clutter, this video shows you a trick for using a simple piece of paper (which you likely already have) to find the centre of a pie. In the video they score a line across the centre of the pie but if you want to cut the pie into an odd number of pieces, do not score across the centre, just make a little X to mark a line out from the centre and use a protractor (clean it thoroughly first) to mark the angles around the pie according to this chart.

Unless you are running a bakery, restaurant, or catering business and need to mark many pies and cakes every day, use a piece of paper and protractor. They will take up a lot less space in your kitchen cupboards.

5 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Pie markers”

  1. posted by Dorothy on

    If “use a piece of paper and protractor.“

    Or just eyeball it. Like bakers have done for millennia. If

  2. posted by Stephanie on

    Huh, when I saw the picture, I thought maybe it was an adjustable single item that could have the marking arms removed and/or adjusted to produce all those numbers because it kind of looks like the marking arms should be removable (especially for cleaning).

    We’ve had two methods of overcoming this “issue” among my friends and family–either you cut the thing in 8 slices and everyone gets one and then dukes it out for second slices or you basically cut out an initial slice and everyone cuts a slice to the size of their liking out as they go. Doesn’t seem all that complicated…

  3. posted by Pat on

    This is ridiculous! i have been slicing pie for a long time and the number of slices that I cut depends on the size of pie plate. I always divide into an even number of slices and I strive for human size pieces. Of course, there is always someone who wants “a sliver.” And the leftovers are there for the midnight refrigerator raider. Seven slices?!! Spare me!.

  4. posted by Andrea Chisholm on

    Unclutterer? Really? Another 1 specific use utensil that I need to actually purchase multiples of to really do the job? How is this uncluttering. It is these types of useless kitchen gadgets that cause our houses to be so cluttered in the first place.

  5. posted by G. on

    @ Andrea Chisholm – are you a new reader? The purpose of Unitasker Wednesday is to point out items that could easily be done without. Sometimes the posts are very subtle in it’s sarcasm of it’s unitaskerness (is too a word, I said so!). Often the best part of these posts are comments defending the item or giving more ideas on how to not need said item.

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