This hand crank tool is used to slice beans.
Slicing beans is often done by hand using a knife. This can be a long and tiring process.
A bean slicer is designed to make that chore quicker and easier.
When we say "sliced beans" we mean that they are sliced length wise. Beans sliced in this manner are most commonly referred to as "Franch Beans".
A bean slicer is typically a hand cranked tool that guides the beans through blades as you turn the crank.
When used correctly, this utensil can really save sore hands.
This tool has some variations. The most effective bean slicer will be the type that has an actual hand crank. The hand held or flimsy plastic tools that we encountered were fragile and too dangerous for us to feel good about showing on this page.