Easy to use with great results. I have always had my husband cut up our pineapples but with this little gadget I have been doing it myself, just cut the top off and go. Would be nice if the slices were a bit thicker but not a big deal really, just preference. The ratcheting is nice but I find it just as easy to use by holding the pineapple and turning vs. ratcheting. Well made, should last me a long time.
This tool does exactly what it’s supposed to do! Just watch the video, get a pineapple and chop the top off! It’s that simple. You get a clean spiral and you pull out the middle. It’s amazing and worth every penny. My boyfriend loves it; my brother has one, that’s why I bought it. I knew I had seen one of these things before. So watching my boyfriend fight through chopping up pineapples gave me the idea for this gift.
A great tool to core your own fruit and do it quickly just remember to process the fruit in something that can catch all the juice. Disassembles quickly to clean. Has a cover to protect the teeth that start the process but could use a cover to protect the slicing blades (or your fingers) when assembling. Overall, coring a pineapple in the home is now easier and having a hollow shell for presentation is a plus.
This tool (not gadget) works. I love it. Virtually no waste of edible pineapple. Easy to use (twist the handle and/or pineapple. No height measurement required (when the tool gets more resistance your done. Remove the spiral cut pineapple by pulling up with the handle. Stack the spiral cut by removing the handle and turning it upside down. Cut the stack and you're done. If you want to eat the core (I do because of its magical vitamins and minerals and good taste), use a long thin pointed knife to cut it at the base and then slice it like a heart of palm. Easy to clean, no soap required. One more unpacking item... There is a small cap covering the core serrated blade. It's held on by invisible tape. It took me a few (grumbling) minutes to discover the tape. Save and use the cap without tape when storing the tool
Living in Hawai`i, there is plenty of pineapple around, and I am not a fan of cutting pineapple, however this makes the job more fun. Sure at the Dole plantation the expert slices it in 20 seconds with that curved knife, but I don't have that skill set. So this just works. Sure it slices the pineapple ring too thin and it makes a ton of pineapple juice, and leave a lot of the pineapple behind, but in the end it is easier to cut and core it, so I eat more pineapple. I like the ratchet ability. I wish it cut thicker chunks, as it seems to fray some of the pineapple. Ok, enough whining, this is the best one that I have used, and they all have the same flaws.