Runner bean slicer and stringer

Runner bean slicer and stringer

The problem with runner beans is that one minute they’re not ready. The next you’ve got a glut and they’re going stringy.


This was a gift. It has a sharp blade in one end for chopping off the ends. You then push the bean through a hole with a series of blades. It slices the beans and takes out the stringy bits.

Yes it works, and I do use it. It’s quick but you do have to push quite hard to get the bean through. And you have to like your beans finely sliced.

It’s ok, but not in the same league as the apple corer and slicer.

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