How many times have you wished for a way to slice vegetables without overhandling them, without producing uneven wedges, and without getting your fingers awkwardly close to the knife? DaveHax has the answer, and as it turns out, it's pretty simple: all it takes is the assistance of the common hair pick.
Admittedly, it's a little weird. But a sturdy, stainless steel hair pick inserted into the vegetable holds it in place and provides perfect leverage for handling, evenly spaced places to use the knife, and keeps your fingers safely out of the process. Best of all, it holds the vegetable together, preventing it from falling apart while you're working.
To slice an onion into rings, turn a peeled onion onto its side and insert the pick firmly.
With the pick's prongs as a guide, a sharp knife glides right through the onion, creating slices of an even thickness.
The pick technique is especially great for slicing tomatoes -- the prongs make it possible to cut even slices without squishing out all of the juice in the process.
Use the hair pick to slice a lemon into even slices -- perfect for putting into drinks!
Share this fun kitchen hack with your friends, then give it a try -- although we recommend purchasing a new hair pick just for kitchen use!