The number of rubber bands needed to cut a watermelon depends on how you want to do it. If you’re using the traditional method of cutting the watermelon with a knife, then there are two approaches:
The first approach is to place four rubber bands equidistant around your watermelon. The bands should be placed so that they’re at an angle (not straight across) and each has about 30 degrees between it and the next band. The second approach is similar but slightly different. Instead of placing four bands around your watermelon, place three bands around it instead. This allows for more even distribution of pressure when you apply the knife to your melon.
If you’re using a watermelon slicer, then there are several different models available that allow you to use fewer rubber bands than if you were cutting it by hand with a knife. Some models require only one rubber band per slice while others require two or three depending on how small or large you want your slices to be.
Last modified: November 18, 2022