When you're making french fries at home, you probably don't want to spend half your life slicing up potatoes. Luckily, if you invest in one of the best french fry cutters, you can have evenly sliced potatoes in no time at all. To find the best option to add to your kitchen, look for the following qualities:
- Sharp blades: This one's a no-brainer — potatoes are tough, so those blades need to be able to slice through them without catching, snapping, or breaking. Look for sturdy, stainless steel with sharp, well-honed edges.
- Stability: If you've ever used a fry cutter, you may know that some have a tendency to slide around on the countertop while you cut. To avoid this, look for one with strong suction cups on the base, or legs with a no-slip coating.
- Ease-of-use: Your fry cutter should let you slice through potatoes in one easy motion. Typically, this means it will have some sort of handle or lever. For a truly effortless option, you can spring for a commercial-grade electric fry cutter.
Other than that, look for solid casing material (cast iron or stainless steel are some of the toughest options) and consider if you want to be able to make a variety of fry sizes (in which case, you'll want to look for an option with interchangeable blades. Check out my list below of the best potato cutters in every shape and style.