Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Japanese Banana Slicer

Submitted by Allee Willis December 1st, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I was so excited to use my new Japanese-by way-of-China Banana Slicer I ran to rip the package open as soon as I got it home.

But not before I enjoyed the rash of bad translations I always look forward to seeing on these kind of products that flood dollar stores here in the States. The cautionary bullet points on the back of the package are usually very helpful.

I promise not to use the Banana Slicer for anything other than slicing bananas. It doesn’t seem to be especially practical for use as a comb. I will not put the item on the side of a fire but how about in a fire? I also won’t bring it close but close to what? And what is a government divis? And the last time I had a brain in my head I interpreted “please keep this package” as the same thing as “without throwing it away”. I promise will have no trouble keeping the package without throwing it away.

I’ve never heard of a salad crepe before. Seems like it might get a little soggy.

Is a crêpe the same as a crape?

I love how “Banana Slicer” is translated into so many different languages in case the banana shape of the slicer and the sliced bananas below the translations don’t make its purpose clear enough.

Now on to the actual artistry created with the Banana Slicer. First, position the comb I mean Banana Slicer over the banana.

Apply pressure and slowly push the slicer through the fruit.

Keep pushing.

Once penetration has been achieved, flip your Banana Slicer over to reveal the slices.

One would hope that the slices would just roll free but go wash your hands now as you must prod the fruit free from the teeth.

Look at the lovely banana slices!

Now, wash the Banana Slicer and keep it with your Portable Banana Keeper.

Thank you, aKitschionado windupkitty, for your generous contribution of one Banana Slicer to the personal collection of The Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch.

2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Japanese Banana Slicer”

  1. Nessa

    Haha, I have one of these! I agree that it doesn’t work very well though, so I don’t use it very often, it’s also hard to clean! But definitely kitschy. =)

  2. windupkitty

    wow, you know, the first pic and also all the pics of the demo sequence should be blown up as 8x10s and framed then sold.seriously, those are fabulous pics! so glad you liked this thing!! i’m relieved that it cuts zig-zag too,,would have bummed me out if it were less fancy!