The Hutzler 571 slices bananas. Shaped like a banana, the multi-blade tool has garnered over 5,000 Amazon reviews.1 Most are satirical. One reviewer writes, “It saved my marriage,” another, “It works better than a hammer.” However, like many products, the problem it solves is not always immediately apparent.
You may wonder what problem a banana slicer attempts to solve. After all, you can easily slice a banana with a knife, a fork, or a spoon.