Just look at this awesome banana saver clip.


65 Responses to “Just look at this awesome banana saver clip.”

  1. Beezy says:

    I’m reminded of this great drawing of a fresh banana…

    Perhaps NSFW http://www.alzhem.com/

  2. elsmiley says:

    Just throw the rest of the banana out the window for the poor people.

  3. Kristi says:

    I have that!

  4. Sarah Neptune says:

    We break or cut our bananas and put the part we’re not eating back into the fruit drawer in the fridge, no cover needed. That part lasts days. My grandmother just snaps the banana apart – no knife – and one banana, depending on length, can be eaten for several days this way. I’ve even left part of bananas (unpeeled) on my desk at work and it’s fine. Trouble comes, perhaps, from peeling before deciding how much you want.

  5. razordaze says:

    Oh wow. If you just look on amazon, there’s a whole cadre of these sort of “half the fruit/procduce made out of plastic clips onto the other half to sort of visually complete / preserve freshness” things. The Avo-Saver actually looks like it would work, for instance.

    But there’s enough of these things that you could conceivably put together a whole box of them as a relatively cheap and hilarious gag gift.

  6. Felton says:

    Mythus: Haha! My second choice was “banana-bots,” but yours is better.

    Daemon: Ah, yes! That’s where I learned the song in the first place.

  7. hastepost says:

    How do I convert this for use on bananas sliced lengthwise? Sometimes I just want half a banana split.

  8. Xeni Jardin says:


  9. dougrogers says:

    This site has gone bananas.

  10. jere7my says:

    I’m totally buying one of these. You laugh now, but when I’m eating my perfectly preserved semibanana the next day, who’s gonna be laughing then?

  11. Cory Doctorow says:

    I want to start a band called Perfectly Preserved Semibanana

  12. mdh says:

    I may not be as evolved as many of you monkeys, but I have never not finished a banana.

    But I still love to see a clever solution to a problem I never knew of.

  13. WaylonWillie says:

    I’m sorry, I just don’t see myself having sex with this one. I’m sticking with the bunker.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I bought one of these on account of the cuteness– it doesn’t work! The side that holds onto the banana isn’t long enough and it falls off! Which is ridiculous, because there’s all this wasted space inside the clip doing nothing.

    • Tavie says:

      I’ve had this for awhile too. Useless. Way too short and falls off.

      I always end up throwing out pieces of banana. My box turtle loves bananas but can only eat small pieces at a time.

  15. Anonymous says:

    A more biologically correct banana holder.

  16. Ratdog says:


    “You laugh now, but when I’m eating my perfectly preserved semibanana the next day, who’s gonna be laughing then?”

    The people who decided to just eat the whole thing the day before. In fact, by that time, they may be on their second banana.

    Perfectly Preserved Semibanana really does sound like a cool band name.

  17. EscapingTheTrunk says:

    It’s just a little bit off the top…

  18. wiredalchemy says:

    This device is a defilement of God’s perfect creation, the banana, and you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  19. paradoxcycle says:

    Well the obvious question is will it fit inside the banana bunker?

  20. WalterBillington says:

    I’ve just thought – if this was around for Sr. Bobbit back in the 90′s …

  21. Lobster says:

    Sadly, I have never managed to use only part of a banana.

  22. justanotherusername says:

    Funny but unnecessary.
    Who is unable to finish a banana? And the plastic that thing is made of is probably worse for the environment than just throwing the unfinished banana away.

  23. erzatsen says:

    are we such a decadent society that we really need a couple pieces of injection-molded plastic just so we don’t have to finish a piece of fruit?
    eat the other half of your damn breakfast!

    no wonder the rest of the world hates us.

  24. Felton says:

    Will all this new banana technology make it easier for me to tally me banana?

  25. Anonymous says:

    oh god this would save me from the reek of my husband’s lunch box! hallelujah! i have no idea why he cannot finish a banana but he’s got a permanently convalescent appetite. he eats breakfast out of the little bowls you put dipping sauce in for dumplings.

  26. Chevan says:

    Not only have I never not finished a banana, I’ve never used a knife with a banana unless slicing it up for cereal (in which case it’s peeled).

    Also, looking at that and remembering the previous banana holder, I’m wincing.

    • ranomatic says:

      I never use a knife to cut a banana into cereal. The bottom part of the spoon handle, near the spoon bowl, will slice the heck out of a banana. You can then eat the cereal with the same spoon.

  27. Mitch says:

    Is this a chindogu? http://chindogu.com/chindogu/

    Assuming a banana costs a dime, this thing will pay for itself after saving 80 half bananas. But don’t forget the value of the time it takes to wash this little gizmo unless you want to have fun wild yeasts growing on it.

  28. mykie says:

    This will go perfectly with the accessory I bought to seal my bags of (banana?) chips!


  29. Antinous / Moderator says:

    It’s all fun and games until somebody uses it on Daniel Craig in the next Bond film.

  30. Sekino says:

    You know what they say: If you can’t handle a full banana, get out of the kitchen.

  31. jere7my says:

    OK, people. Here is why you (where “you” means “I”) would eat half a banana: because slicing a whole banana on a bowl of cereal is excessive. Half a banana provides just about one slice per spoonful. Yes, I could then go on to eat the other half of the banana au naturale, but I prefer bananas on cereal to bananas by themselves, and don’t want to turn breakfast into a big production number involving plates or napkins or standing around in the kitchen eating a banana. Me, spoon, bowl, what’s in the bowl, and Top Gear. That’s breakfast.

    Also, I could use this to play banana mohel. Any more questions?

  32. hbl says:

    I regard these things the same way I regard wine stoppers. Also, why is it that only bananas get all these crazy inventions? It’s as thought someone out there is thinking, “Bananas, why are they so damn tricky? If only there was some way to make them more user friendly…”

  33. Chocodile says:

    Total banana overload – I am officially boycotting bananas and banana related products. Bananas are vulgarly shaped and need to be censored.

  34. Anonymous says:

    aren’t bananas going to be extinct in the near future? (if that is the correct word for a fruit? ) and what about honey bees?

  35. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, these banana apparatuses are blowing my mind as I read Hal Foster’s book /Prosthetic Gods/, on psychoanalysis and modernist subjectivity (with extra stress on castration anxiety). The MoMA banana armor from yesterday is so Wyndham Lewis (vorticism); I’d say this banana prosthesis is more dada/constructivist.

  36. DeadWriter says:

    It’s one of those cute gadgets that is searching for a problem to solve.

    I have seen these in a few houses and it is the kind of gadget that looks useful and then is rarely used. I like all sorts of bananas, not just the standard one, and this clip doesn’t fit them. If I ever didn’t finish a banana I would likely put it in reused baggy or tupper.

  37. mneptok says:

    I rented Perfectly Preserved Semibanana from the local adult video store.

    The production values were first rate, and the sex was hot. The guy in the Napoleon costume was really believable.

  38. Roy Trumbull says:

    Here’s an old magic trick. Stick a straight pin into a banana and swing it back an forth. Go down a ways and do it again and repeat until you run out of banana. When you peel it the banana appears to be pre-sliced. See if anyone will buy your spiel about it being a new variety.

  39. bex says:

    Just buy smaller bananas and eat the whole damn thing

    This is just something to stick in a drawer along with the egg slice

  40. Anonymous says:

    Behold, the banana, the perfect creation of god, the athiest’s nightmare. Now, add the awesome banana saver clip. DEAR GOD!!! Android bananas, marching down the streets! Oh the humanity, what dark thing have we wrought! Our god created perfect frosted flakes will never be the same. Weep for the children.

    And finish that banana, for Christ’s sake. There are children starving in Africa!

  41. WalterBillington says:

    Score 1 to CD. But quick calc on the environmental impact of production vs impact of unused nana ends? As for the banana bunker, it needs soft cushioning insides and breathability to prevent the awful Banana Stuck in Small Space Stink.

  42. jeligula says:

    Awesome! Now I know what to get my rich uncle for Christmas. Don’t dare to forget about the cucumber model.

  43. Lady Strathconn says:

    @jere7my my mom only puts half a banana in her cereal too. She just covers the other half with a small piece of plastic wrap. Well, she does now. She didn’t used to. For a while she just cut off part that was convex into the skin, because she thought it was shrinking. When she realized a mouse was eating it, she started using the plastic wrap.

    • jere7my says:

      Lady Strathconn, I considered plastic wrap, but then you’re throwing out a bit of plastic for each banana. It seems like that would add up to a Nana Saver pretty quickly.

  44. TheAntipodean says:

    At all the naysayers… do you have small children? The banana is the godsend of instant calorie intake into small screaming evolving primate mouths, but a whole banana of the mutant variety sold in Western countries is too big for one such small primate. For those parents unwilling to go down the “eat-all-my-child’s-leftovers-because-I-don’t-want-to-be-wasteful-you-do-know-there-is-a-recession-on-don’t-you” path this would provide a solution. Either that or find some lady finger bananas (http://easytothaifood.blogspot.com/2007/09/thai-fruits.html)… mmmmm…. lady fingers…. aaawwwrrrgggghhhhh

  45. mykie says:

    This is the type of product that would a peel to me.

  46. Anonymous says:

    This is absurd, I think owning a cheap plastic preserver is more wasteful than composting the banana.

    Also, Just finish your banana or give it to someone else.

    And as this person points out:
    “I bought one of these on account of the cuteness– it doesn’t work! The side that holds onto the banana isn’t long enough and it falls off! Which is ridiculous, because there’s all this wasted space inside the clip doing nothing.”

    I do agree that from a design standpoint it is interesting, but absolutely just a piece of chindōgu.

  47. Anonymous says:

    What TheAntipodean said. My toddler is a great fan of eating half a banana, and he’d happily eat the other half many hours later, if only it could be somehow preserved.

  48. erindipity says:

    Hmmm, I believe the bunker’s better.

  49. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I mash up half a banana to mix into my morning bowl of oatmeal and peanut butter. The other half is my afternoon snack.

  50. blueelm says:

    Hmm… I’ve always just peeled any uneaten banana, dropped it into a container, and put that in the freezer. Frozen banana comes in handy for smoothies or home-made ice creams.

  51. hagbard says:

    What part of “just look at it” did you people fail to understand?

  52. Anonymous says:

    One of the biggest matrimonial arguments in my house surrounds the fact that my wife cannot eat an entire banana at anytime. (after reading this I realize that I need to clarify I am really talking about actual bananas here, perverts!) Finally a product that can keep a cut banana fresh and not turn my usual easy-going self into a raging maniac when I find a brown mushy mess on the kitchen counter! Thanks for saving my marriage Cory and BoingBoing

  53. Ratdog says:

    I just don’t understand it.

    Is it really that hard to find another use for a half of a banana then saving it?

    I mean, the more the better, right?

    And now I want a banana.

  54. Xeni Jardin says:

    @Antinous, I, too, am an oatmeal and ‘nanner breakfaster.

    A day without a nice hot bowl of stone-cut oatmeal and a half a banana is a day that would have been better had it begun with a nice hot bowl of stone-cut oatmeal and a half a banana.

  55. stumo says:

    My Great-Grandfather often had things like a half-banana left in his kitchen (open air, no banana saver!) – and he made it to age 108, so must have been doing something right.

    So, I think the lesson is that this plastic clip will mean you live shorter. Or something…

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