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Bananamopeelatron

No more fumbling with gooey bananas!
 
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Isn't it always the way? You're holding that perfect banana, it's got a perfect, all over yellow tan, a subtle curve and just the right texture. You've been looking forward to this banana all day. Just as you attempt to open this wondrous example of fruit the skin tears the wrong way and you are left with an imperfect snack. But it's OK, you can live with this, the banana itself more than makes up for it! However, as you eat it and the skin makes it's inevitable journey southward you lose more and more grip and finally, to your horror, the banana slips from it's natural holster and lands, ruined on your fluffy new carpet.

As a solution to both these problems I propose the Bananamopeelatron. The device consists of a circle of metal, designed to accomodate the largest of bananas, with four mini pizza slicers attached in the centre. Each slicer is mounted on an arm secured with a relatively strong spring to the circle. The whole device is attached to a convenient handle. The circle is ran down the length of the banana, cutting the skin into four easily removable parts. As for the problem of eating the banana whilst keeping your hands clean, the handle contains a small dispenser of dispoable plastic gloves that can be used to handle the banana whilst you eat it and can then be recycled if you wash them or, should the opportunity to recycle not arise, discarded. Replacement packs could be bought.

harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004

Once you've got it peeled, you be needing this... http://www.aardvark...om/dehydrators2.htm
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       bread for your nana sambo.
etherman, Jun 11 2004
  

       Any distraction from the $1000 bill gets a croissant.
doughy, Jun 11 2004
  

       "yellow tan"?
phoenix, Jun 11 2004
  

       Sorry, got a little carried away.
harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004
  

       I have no idea what you're refering to. *Nervous looks*
harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004
  

       Oo, that's pretty deluxe! Bananamopeelanadropinadishwiddaisu- macreamanatoppingsatron.
harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004
  

       How about a 'New Device Name Brevity Enforcement Engine' (NeDeNBEE) to help compress all the features in to one neat easy to spell product name.   

       Of course, proper products should all end in something like ...tron, ...ator, ...utor, ...estroyer.   

       Erm, I'll get my coat...atron
WYBloke, Jun 11 2004
  

       Ah, you bought one of those new coatatrons too? How do you find the pocketajigs?
harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004
  

       The pocketajigs are very useful for keeping my digital hand extremities warm in winter. There is also room for my loose currency containment and transportation device, which is nice. I think I might need to use my own NeDeNBEE.
WYBloke, Jun 11 2004
  

       I think peeling a banana for yourself (even when the skin is torn out without much perfection) adds in to the mouth-watering effect caused by the expectation of the taste. Therefore, I think the use of this product would be exactly like having someone else undress your partner for you before sex!
Pericles, Jun 11 2004
  

       You've never had someone else peel a banana for you? Even more of a turn-on, I would have thought. (I withhold comment on having someone else undress your partner, as I have no experience in that area.)
DrCurry, Jun 11 2004
  

       True Curry. I think it depends on the mood you're in while feeling like a banana. Sometimes you peel it, sometimes you'd want it to peel itself. It's all a matter of taste.
Pericles, Jun 11 2004
  

       i've undressed someones partner before sex... obviously her partner wasn't there.. but still.
etherman, Jun 11 2004
  

       The question was, I believe, whether that turned him/her on, not whether s/he was there...
DrCurry, Jun 11 2004
  

       believe me my question was 'is he here' but fair point. i think people are definately into voyeurism of this sort.
etherman, Jun 11 2004
  

       What? Automatic Banana Peeling voyeurism?
harderthanjesus, Jun 11 2004
  

       Come on, people. Peeling a banana isn't THAT much of an inconvenience that you need to buy something to accomodate you. If you would ever consider buying this, you're just plain lazy.   

         

       And BTW, [Contracts], you're kind of contradicting yourself. Ok...you hate the idea, but you're so damn quick to give it a positive vote...so, which is it? Are you an idiot or a genius?
Pocketassreturn, Jun 12 2004
  

       This isn't about laziness [Pocketassreturn], it's about banana perfection.
harderthanjesus, Jun 12 2004
  

       And, what? The world will beat a path to the door of the man with the perfect banana...?
DrCurry, Jun 12 2004
  

       That peeling a banana is not a significant inconvenience isn't much of an objection. This is the halfbakery, after all, where the ridiculous is usually welcome, often celebrated and frequently the recipient of positive votes.
bristolz, Jun 12 2004
  

       Not liking bananas I can't really comment, except to say that I'm pretty disapointed that the Bananamopeelatron has absolutely nothing to do with some kind of crazed supervillain.
RobertKidney, Jun 12 2004
  

       Problem I see is that the skin of a banana is significantly harder to cut through than the fruit itself...so if the wheels apply enough pressure to slice through the skin, they'll be cutting into the banana too. I'd rather have the banana a little bit mangled (by my peeling it by hand) than have cuts down the sides. How do they know exactly where the skin stops? Bananas are (cough) all different sizes.
Etymon, Jun 13 2004
  

       Maybe the 'tron could just score the banana's skin deep enough to be nearly cut all the way through and easy to remove.
harderthanjesus, Jun 14 2004
  

       Bananas are the fruit of all evil. I would only vote (postively) for this idea if it involved shredding the banana to the extent that it left the user with an inedible mess fit only to be thrown away. Or better still if it left them so disillusioned with the whole banana-consumption field that they vowed never to touch bananas again.   

       I like marmite though.
dobtabulous, Jun 14 2004
  

       I think someone once told me that bananas are actually from a family of herbs, is this true, or was my freind on some herb when he told me?
etherman, Jun 14 2004
  

       Huh? If you're right, that would covert, not overt. And there's nothing wrong with being an overt homosexual around here anyway.
DrCurry, Jun 14 2004
  

       Love the title, alternatively you could've called the 'Four Skin Cutter'   

       If you give the blades the profile of a train's wheel you can set the depth of the cut without having to worry about cutting into the flesh of your banana.
scubadooper, Aug 20 2004
  
      
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