Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I'm about to change your life

Let me start off by saying that I love me some pineapple but hate hate hate cutting it. Pineapple is the biggest pain in the ass fruit ever. Give me a watermelon any day over a stupid pineapple. 

Kev enjoys pineapple and there have been plenty of times when it was on sale and he bought one and I whined endlessly about not wanting to cut it. Believe me, my whining is just as awesome as it sounds. So, I refuse to cut pineapple. There are several fruits and vegetables that I'm "over", like asparagus and kale and pineapple. Done. If the pineapple isn't already cut and cored in a container, I don't want it.

Well, one thing Kev kinda despises are devices that only do one thing. A knife is great because you can cut all sorts of things with it. A cherry pitter, not so much. Despite all this, I'd heard tales of a device that cored and sliced pineapples, all in one fell swoop.

I was intrigued.

When I was at Kroger on Saturday, over by the... wait for it.... pineapples, I saw it. The elusive corer / slicer thingy. For a mere $7, I took the plunge.

But Lara, how does it work???

Cut the top off the pineapple. Put it to the side. Arrange all 3 pieces not at all artistically so you can take a picture of it. 

The end has a serrated edge, and you jam it in the center of the pineapple.

Then you start twisting and pushing down at the same time. Use two hands. For safety. There's a not sharp, well, it might be, I didn't touch it. Don't touch it and hurt yourself if you have a sharp one. 

There's a may or may not be sharp edge that cuts the pineapple as you push down and twist. It makes spiral pineapple. 



You kinda have to wiggle it a little to get the pineapple out but when you do, it's glorious.

When you're done and the fruit is out, it looks like this.

If you took out the core, it would be perfect for tropical boozy beverages, or smoothies, or to hold other fruit at your luau. The possibilities really are endless. 

After you take out the fruit, the yellow handle thing comes off and you can slide it off the
center plastic piece.

Then you cut it in half and put it in an unattractive bowl.

Is your life changed? I know mine is.

What's your favorite one use kitchen gadget?


  1. Replies
    1. I am prone to exaggeration, but this really is one of the most amazing things I've ever bought.

  2. OK - I need this - along with an avocado gadget.
    I love fresh pineapple. its my fav! I just printed a smoothie recipe today that's supposed to help joints. I know pineapple is a great anti-inflammatory.

    1. I love pineapple, especially when someone else cuts it for me. This is so easy, it almost as if someone else did it!

  3. Pineapple is one of my favorites and I buy one nearly every week. I don't mind cutting it because I have a system that works for me and I can get it done in five minutes. Butttt it would be cool to be able to spiralize one for a party and have the pineapple carcass to make a pretty bowl!

    1. I can't do it, I just hate cutting it. lol. I'll cut just about anything else but I can't stand the pineapple.

  4. It really is fantastic. BUT our's started to break after ~5 uses. We recently bought a metal one that we are hoping lasts a bit longer- I'll let you know!

    1. OH NO! I love it enough that if it starts to break, I'd invest in a metal one!

  5. I literally laughed out loud reading this. I agree, pineapple is delish, but a complete pain. I'm trying to lose weight as well, mostly through walking and by controlling myself around food. It's like going to the dentist - painful and no fun. I much prefer when I eat whatever I want and to hell with the consequences. Until I can't button my pants, that is. It's a tough get. Keep up what you're doing, you're doing great!