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an octogonal baking dish or pan
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For pies, quiches, and cakes; no more “he got a bigger piece”. The OctoPie can be made of glass, stoneware or metal. I did find stainless steel rings that are used for baking, but this is just one dish to do it all. No more guessing, measuring or eyeing up the sizes you need to cut. Just make a cut from each corner of the OctoPie and you will have eight equal slices of whatever you are serving.

(I do know there are hexagon cake pans, but their purpose is for shape, the purpose of the OctoPie is for precision of size cutting.)

xandram, Aug 01 2007

Almost http://www.cookingt...Ring_4cms_High.html
[DrCurry, Aug 01 2007]

pie slicer http://search.insta...h1y0cfquozaodnhgmmq
[dentworth, Aug 01 2007, last modified Aug 02 2007]

hexagon pans for [miasere] http://cooksdream.c...Y&Category_Code=BIA
[xandram, Aug 02 2007]


       Well, the pie slicer would do the job I guess, but not really the same thing. And the rings would be have to placed into something else as I said. Just an octogonal dish that you can use a regular knife on couldn't be found.
xandram, Aug 01 2007

       What if you have three pie consumers? Or indeed five, six or seven?   

       You would do trefusively better to create a dodecapie; the resulting twelve slices can be evenly distributed amongst 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 12 consumers.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 01 2007

       Could you maybe make it really complicated, so that you could set it to produce a polygonal outline of your choosing. That way it would have the benefits of a) being of use to families without six kids. and b) being very complicated.   

       Sometimes I wonder why my inventions never make any money.
wagster, Aug 01 2007

       Wags, how many of your inventions have you marketed? Perhaps the answer is to found thereby.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 01 2007

       The function of this is still dependent on people cutting straight across the pie, this isn't aided by an octagonal shape. Nor is even distribution aided by octagonal shape. How about a graduated pie plate with marks for even division. You could even provide graduations for even division of a pie into 5, 6, 7, 8 or more slices.
partdavid, Aug 01 2007

       All this petty squabbling - don't you fools see? This is one pan to rule them all! (+)
normzone, Aug 01 2007

       I think that users could eyeball the centre of the pie fairly accurately, leaving them only to make the cut from the centre to each corner.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 01 2007

       Couldn't the pie slicer that [dentworth] linked be inserted into the octagonal pie dish after pie building but prior to pie baking so that the pie cooks pre-sliced?   


       Oh and..pie aren't octagonaled...pie are squared.   

       Yes, but 2 pie are
marklar, Aug 02 2007

       Whenever we have pie or cake or meringue in our house it's usually a special occasion, like Christmas with the whole family. By the time these deserts arrive everyone is usually completely stuffed, and only each of our self-determinations can decide how much pie to ask for. There's lots of; "A tiny, tiny peice, less than that, bit less, liiiittle further, stop! Bit more," and, "I don't care if my pancreas explodes, I want you to fill this bowl with that, that, that whatever it is, thing with raspberries on it. Thank you, now, stand back..."   

       So, this wouldn't get used in my house. Good for kids perhaps. I remember one of my brothers getting in a huff about how much coca cola he had in his long straight glass compared to our shorter wide ones, culminating in the demand for scales to be brought forth and the liquids to be weighed.
theleopard, Aug 02 2007

       Well, I like all the ideas. It was just a simple thought and I was amazed that I could not find an eight-sided dish. I had seen the rings, but stuff would leak out. The pie-slicer wouldn't do because that would cut all the pieces at the same time, leaving some to go stale. I thought that I nice straight edge and a perfect triangle was the way to go. [normzone] gets it, but I really love [Beep]'s link!
Pie isn't only dessert, there are meat pies and pot pies, so inserting the pie slicer would mess up the insides.
xandram, Aug 02 2007

       " cut all the pieces at the same time, leaving some to go stale."   

       Hah! not at my house.
dentworth, Aug 02 2007

       It's ok if the autoboner don't like pie. My reasoning was that most *serving sizes* of pie say 1/8 of a pie.
xandram, Aug 02 2007

       Pie can go stale? It can't be true.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 02 2007

       //Pie can go stale?//   

       i've never seen it.
k_sra, Aug 02 2007

       Stale like gross around the edges...yucky, watery, hardened, the adjectives are numerous.
[misasere] I believe that I found hexagonal plates, which made it all the more unsensible that there were not octogonal ones.
xandram, Aug 02 2007

       Slicing something into 2^n slices is easy, it's just cut in half, in half again, etc. How about a selection of dishes which nest together, all having the same area per slice and a prime number of sides? You can then cater for any number of people by using multiple dishes.
marklar, Aug 02 2007

       Didn't farmer john or somebody come up with pie strings that you bake under the pie and then pull up for a perfet cut? (too lazy to search)
k_sra, Aug 02 2007

       I guess some people don't realize that once you slice the pie directly in half, its contents are opened to drying out, running out, whatever. This was meant to be possible to cut a perfect slice, one slice at a time. I guess I didn't really get that across from the beginning.
xandram, Aug 02 2007

       So while you are eating one perfect slice, you can be cutting the next perfect slice? Ok, that sounds good for you "stick out your fingers whilst drinking your tea" snooty types. So one neatly sliced croissant for you.   

       I will stick to my traditional method of eating pie. Over the sink. With my hands. While making nummy snarfing noises.   

       I like pie.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 02 2007

       OK, I'm laughing so hard... Let them eat Pie!
xandram, Aug 02 2007

       I thought this might have been a way of making octopus pie....oh well, I still like it (+)
xenzag, Aug 02 2007

       OK, let me get this straight. Your goal is to cut your pie into 8 perfectly equal slices. Why must all the slices be the same? To prevent sibling pie-envy, of course. But further down you claim your pie is to be consumed in individual servings. This confuses me (easily done, I'll admit, but bear with me). If no sibling is present to witness the cutting and consumption of each piece of pie why is it so bloody critical they all be exactly the same size, weight, volume, mass, degree of runniness or whatever other standard of presentation you wish to hope for?   

       Being the youngest of 5 siblings with more nephews and nieces than I can count on both hands (plus all their offspring) I am fully aware of the old saying "Where there's a sibling, there's a quibbling". But I also subscribe to the principle of "What they don't know won't hurt them".   

       So until such time as there are multiple pie consumers present and accounted for, don't sweat the exactness of the slices. My best advice: go to your local hardware store, buy a cheap chalk-line unit, fill it with powdered sugar (or cocoa, or corn starch) instead of chalk and use it to snap cutting lines on the top of your pie.   

       Remember, you can't cut your pie and eat it, too. (Well, yes you can, but it sounds cooler the first way)
Canuck, Aug 02 2007

       Why not completely rid ourselves of the apparent hassles (dangers!) of pie-cutting?   

       Instead of doing everything post-oven you could use an item similar in looks to the extant pie-slicer (linked), but with (re)movable blades that are slightly taller than the full depth of the pie-dish.   

       You make a regular, round pie then grab the pie-slice-device, take out or put in extra blades, adjustable & pre-notched (for any number of servings) and then insert into the pie. Then cook it.   

       Once done, you would then be able to simply lift away your slices without crushing, cutting or mashing the hot and delicate pie.   

       Also, as you can choose any notch to put the blades in, you could not only produce an evenly sliced pie, but you could create larger and smaller slices for adults and kids... I give you "The Bespoke Pie Slicer."
tactik, Aug 03 2007

       Sorry for the confusion [Canuck]. This was not a well presented idea and in the future I will try to refrain from P-W-I. (Posting Whilst Intoxicated)
xandram, Aug 03 2007

       Canuck, I have never read sibling pie rivalry stated so succinctly! Thank you for that.   

       youngest of five, k_sra   

       p.s. [xandram], that's why i can say of stale pie "I've never seen it." there's never any left around to stale.
k_sra, Aug 03 2007

       I realized that, but in a household of two and me being diabetic, it can go stale. (my guy loves cake!)
xandram, Aug 03 2007

       Someone asked why a person would bother with perfectly sliced and measured pie pieces if there were no sibling rivalry to prompt it.   

       Some of us are just like that. We like the size and presentation of our food to be as pleasant and harmonious as the flavor.   

       I love this idea.
drememynd, Aug 14 2007

       [marked-for-tagline] "Slicing wastes valuable seconds"
globaltourniquet, Aug 15 2007

       It's already the tagline for Pastries Without Borders (Croissant Sans Frontieres)
marklar, Aug 15 2007

       xandram's idea is an interesting approach to the problem of uneven pie slicing but I'd go for the other, and philosophically more challenging, option of having loads of different sized plates so that you can have each plate filled with the same proportion of pie:plate area. The arguments over who got most becomes a lot more entertaining this way.
DrBob, Aug 15 2007


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