Egg slicer

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An egg slicer is a food preparation utensil used to slice peeled, hard-boiled eggs quickly and evenly. An egg slicer consists of a slotted dish for holding the egg and a hinged plate of wires or blades that can be closed to slice.[1][2]

It was invented at the beginning of the 20th century by the German de:Willy Abel (1875-1951) who also invented the bread cutter. The first egg slicers were produced in Berlin-Lichtenberg.[3]


  1. ^ "Egg slicer," in Charles G. Sinclair, ed., The International Dictionary of Food and Cooking, p. 184. Peter Collin Pub., 1998. Google Book Search. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.
  2. ^ David Joachim, The Clever Cook's Kitchen Handbook: 5037 Ingenious Hints, Secrets, Shortcuts and Solutions, p. 161. Rodale Inc., 2002. Google Book Search. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.
  3. ^ "The Egg Slicer was a World-Wide Success (in German)". April 23, 1997. Retrieved December 1, 2015.