Reviewed by MoonKatz from Texas on Monday, October 06, 2014
This makes quick work of a pineapple. Only cut off the top end, which you can grow in a pot to make your own pineapple plant. The juice will stay in the shell unless you also cut off the bottom end, in which case it dumps all over the counter in a big mess. There is some usable pineapple left in the rind with larger pineapples, but if you buy smaller pineapples you'll have less waste. My husband uses this several times a week and it has made his lunch prep really fast and easy. Washing it isn't hard at all, just rinse well and/or toss in the dishwasher.
There are two little "buttons" that you can depress on the top of the center rod. These pop the unit apart for cleaning. If you press them, they may not pop back into the space very easily to reconnect the handle. You can give it a gentle tap on the counter to pop the clip down, or use a small flathead screwdriver to kind of wiggle it down into place. I am concerned that this may be a weak point in the product, but it hasn't caused any issues yet. So far it is performing the job beautifully, and we'll consider this an excellent value for the convenience it gives.
Reviewed by Swami from Oklahoma City, OK on Saturday, September 20, 2014
I love fresh pineapple, but never buy them to eat at home because they look so intimidating to peel and cut. My Brother-in-Law, however tackles them often. I decided to purchase 2 of these because they were on sale for such a low price I felt I could hardly lose. Happily, they work like a charm! Kep one and gave the other to my Sister and her husband who was tackling them with a plain knife. We all love them-they work quickly and easily. Try one!
Reviewed by KT from MT from Montana on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I have bought several of these and they are so cool! Such an awesome way to get the most out of your pineapple. Unfortunately, one of our got broken when the top got slammed in a cupboard. It was still usable, but more of a challenge. Saw this at an awesome price and order a replacement. Thanks STP!
Reviewed by STP lover from Indiana on Thursday, July 24, 2014
I recognize that this looks really gimmicky. While I love pineapple, I rarely buy a fresh one because I hate the mess and hassle of trying to get the edible flesh out while avoiding the core and the spiny skin. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this works consistently and works well, is easily washable since the handle top can be removed, and delivers the best part of a pineapple without much mess.
My tweener sons like to use it, too, and it has empowered them to more independence in the kitchen (this is not a sharp knife, so I don't have to watch them so closely). I am actually buying this one as a spare in case they happen to break my initial purchase, but it has held up really well so far (a few months and several pineapples later).