Pros: rotating feature sounds like a nice idea
Cons: it broke, it is hard to clean, it is overpriced
I have bought many egg slicers over time. I usually just opt for the cheapest ones I can find because they all break anyway. Recently, my mom was visiting and she used my egg slicer and it broke. She felt bad so next time she was out, she picked up a new one for me. She spent way more than I would have ever thought to spend on an egg slicer. I thought that meant that it would last forever. That’s where I was wrong!
The Egg Slicer
This Oxo Good Grips Egg Slicer and Chopper seems fancier than any that I’ve ever owned. It claims that it slices and it dices hard boiled eggs. It does seem quite simple. The egg sits cradled on the slicer and you press the top down using the fancy handle on the front. You can slice your eggs in 2 directions, ovals or round, depending on your tastes. If you want to dice the egg, the cradle rotates. You can rote it 90 degrees and slice again for nice, diced eggs.
This slicer is made of white plastic on it’s base.. The slicer part is simply wires that stretch across the top. There is a safety handle on the front. This egg slicer also has a removable grid that is supposed to be for easy cleaning. In reality, it is difficult to remove and still has to be picked clean to get all of the food off of it. There is a latch to lock the slicer closes during storage.
In reality, this Oxo Good Grips Egg Slicer and Chopper broke the second time I used it. The wire simply snapped as it did on my cheaper model (which had actually lasted for 3 years!) I was really disappointed and figure that I will go to Walmart and buy a cheap one next time I am there. I am certainly not going to spend a lot of money on something that will just break anyway. My mom spent $15 on this egg slicer and that just doesn’t seem right. I should have been able to use it way longer than two occasions.
On the first use, I diced a half dozen eggs to make egg salad. It was neat that the base rotated for me to make two slices for a nice diced egg. Yet, when it came time to clean, I found that it was quite difficult. The extra parts that this fancy model had versus the plain, simple egg slicer, gave me more parts to get clean and some were little spaces that were quite hard to clean. I had to hand pick the thing clean and that was time consuming and tedious.
The second time I tried to use this, I had only sliced one egg halfway when the wire just broke. So at $15, that means it cost me $2.50 for each of the 6 eggs I was able to slice. For $2.50 or so, I will get a cheap slicer that will hopefully last quite a bit longer!
I will NOT recommend this Oxo Good Grips Egg Slicer and Chopper. It simply did not hold up at all and not even as good as the cheaper versions that I have always bought in the past. Go for the cheap version or just slice your eggs with a knife! Do not buy this product!