First things first: why should one use a watermelon slicer anyway? Why does there have to be a specialized tool to cut a certain fruit when a knife works just fine? Well, there are a number of reasons why you should use a specialized tool to slice your watermelons, all of them important.
Watermelon rinds are undisputedly tough. It is really difficult to get past that hard outer shell to get to the soft, sweet fruit within. Sure, you can use a regular chef’s knife or a serrated knife to break through the rind but why subject your knife to that kind of labor over and over again? Instead, it’s better to use the knife just once or twice to cut the fruit into smaller, manageable pieces and then just use a watermelon slicer to do the rest of the work, smoothly and efficiently.
A watermelon is a large fruit and is hard to manage because of its weight and shape. When you try to slice it completely with a knife, sooner or later you will end up with a nasty accident because the watermelon slipped out of your hand while you were trying to make a cut. It is better, therefore, to just have the fruit securely on a stable surface while you slice into the flesh with the tool.
Have excellent pieces
A watermelon slicer will ensure that you have beautiful, evenly cut pieces of the fruit, perfect to serve guests or even just yourself because who doesn’t appreciate symmetry in simple things? Depending upon the type of your slicer, you will have beautiful cubes, perfect wedges or evenly sliced semicircular pieces. The human capability alone doesn’t extend so far!
Anybody who has ever cut a watermelon knows that it is a painstaking job that takes up so much of your time that you can hardly enjoy the fruit itself because you end up really tired. Using a watermelon slicer will ensure that your job is done in half the time, maybe even less, which will leave you with more time to spend at the table during that barbeque party. All because you won’t be hacking away at the fruit. And you’ll be able to cut up more watermelon because of the ease.
Not have to think twice about having the fruit
Last but not the least: you won’t have to heave a sigh of annoyance every time you are asked to cut a watermelon. And since you are here, I’m going to assume that you do cut up a lot of watermelon!