Sirius Chef Muffin Splitter
Everybody loves English Muffins (OK: if you don’t, then skip to the next article!). But like Escargots, English Muffins are wonderfully delicious vehicles to enjoy lots of butter ...yes, another guilty pleasure! And it’s always a wonderful way to start your morning by letting your butter melt into all those “nooks & crannies”, or adding marmalade, preserves, and nut butters, (or some combination) and much more (our personal favorite is an English muffin sandwich with marmalade and a few slices of crisp bacon!)
But the real test is ...how can you evenly split your fresh English Muffins (or biscuits, scones, or similar thick breakfast breads): to create, open, and preserve those “nooks & crannies” … in order to enjoy all the deliciousness that is exposed after they’re crisp and toasted and ready to enjoy…?
As much as I love Knives, and I do try to adhere to my basic principle that “a knife can perform a majority of kitchen tasks” ...well, I must acknowledge that that principle does not apply to English Muffins: attempts to slice evenly inevitably fail, or produce mixed - and unsatisfactory - results … so you need a purpose-built “Splitter” to achieve an even, consistent result.
We’ve had one of these devices for years, but it has at least 3 material limitations, which are barriers to use and enjoyment of English Muffins. First, its wire-like tines don’t cut broadly enough, so your incision isn’t clean and smooth. Second, it’s made of some low-grade ‘metal composite’ that rusts rapidly, so cleanup must include an almost-immediate, thorough towel dry. Finally, its wooden handle [you know; NEVER put wooden handles or tools in the dishwasher!] creates a second inconvenience barrier to dishwasher cleanup. But we’ve finally found a new English Muffin Splitter that overcomes all these issues and performs its task exceptionally well!
The Sirius Chef English Muffin Splitter features tines of 304 Stainless Steel, spaced at correctly-functional distances to assure “optimal splitage”, all mounted in FDA-Certified ABS plastic that allows this to be top-rack dishwasher safe for easy, thorough, immediate cleanup … in short, this is a Cool Tool that you will want for your breakfast pleasure, and that will speed your way out the door after enjoying all those nooks & crannies!
- Overall: 5¾”/14.6cm length x 4¾”/12cm width
- Top-rack dishwasher safe
- FDA Certified ABS Plastic
- 304 Stainless Steel Tines