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I worked at a restaurant for a month once and they had a device there. It was a rectangular box: you'd put a tomato in it, and there was a handle at the one end you could use to push the tomato against some blades. The tomato would come out the other end in 5 slices.

It was so much more efficient than using a knife, but I don't know what it was called.

I almost want to say it was a tomato slicer, but I never heard anyone call it that.

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    If you google/image search for "tomato slicer" you'll find devices with the same functionality - I'd say go for it. – Stephie Apr 7 '15 at 5:14
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    I'm sure Dr. Seuss covered that at some point.... – GdD Apr 8 '15 at 9:09
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Yes, believe it or not... it's called a Tomato Slicer, but they are also sometimes referred to as a Tomato Saber. Which is a product name originally from the commercial company Price Castle.

Although I agree with Stephie and janeylicious just include the additional keyword 'commercial' with your search.

Another option is that you can try the keyword 'Tomato Saber', this should also aid to a successful search.

Tomato Saber

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  • That's it exactly! It looks just like it. – leeand00 Apr 7 '15 at 14:55
  • Do they cost alot? – leeand00 Apr 7 '15 at 14:55
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A tomato slicer! If you're looking to buy one, you may want to add 'commercial' onto a search.

This is what I use at my restaurant: http://vollrath.com/ProductFamily/Food-Preparation-Equipment/Redco-Tomato-Pro.htm

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