There’s no bond quite like the one between me and this TikTok-famous guillotine bagel slicer

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This $20 bagel guillotine went viral on TikTok for its satisfying bagel slicing powers.
I asked for the slicer for Christmas when I was 15 years old, marking nearly 7 years with it.
The bond I have with this kitchen gadget is special and it’s my favorite gift to date.
The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer (small)

A bagel a day keeps the doctor away – or something like that. I’m not saying everyone should eat bagels 24/7, but if there was one food I could eat forever, it would be bagels.

In the past year, TikTok has sparked viral videos of a variety of products, igniting the phrase, “TikTok made me buy it.” While I usually can’t relate to those kinds of purchases, when I saw a TikTok video of a bagel guillotine slicer with millions of views, I finally understood why people go nuts for viral TikTok products.

@boffs_bagels ASMR 🥯 Have you ever seen a bagel cutter before? #fyp ♬ original sound – Boff’s Bagels

Although TikTok did not make me buy a bagel guillotine, I am here to vouch for the durability and use mine has received for the better part of 7 years.

Using the guillotine is smooth and leaves a satisfying result.

Making a bagel isn’t exactly rocket science which is probably why I loved them in high school, college, and still love a toasted bagel now as a young adult. While you can definitely use a basic knife to cut a bagel, the guillotine leaves you with the most satisfying slice every time.

All you do is stick a whole bagel into the guillotine base and then press down on the top part with the slicer. It’s productive, safe, and pleasing all at once.

Durability and use

Using the guillotine is smooth and leaves a satisfying result.

When I was 15 years old, I asked my parents for a bagel slicer for Christmas. Although slightly puzzled by their teenage daughter asking for a kitchen appliance for a holiday, they happily obliged and I was thrilled.

Three years later, I took the bagel slicer to college with me and it was the perfect dorm and apartment kitchen tool to have. Now I’m out of college and using it more than ever before. After all these years, it still delivers a clean slice to any bagel. The slicer part is likely duller than when I first got it, but I don’t notice.

The plastic base is a little scratched from its many moves, but other than that, you would never know it’s as old as it is. Plus, the bagel guillotine is easy to clean as it’s dishwasher safe on the top shelf.

The bottom line

The bagel guillotine is a lifelong kitchen gadget and a solid investment for anyone who eats bagels. And after many years of using one, I guarantee you’ll feel the same kind of passion towards it as I do (well, maybe not quite as much as me). It’s a fun gift, a reliable tool, and a satisfying slicer.

The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer (button)

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