Product Review – 3 Piece Set Pineapple Corer, Apple Corer, And Apple Slicer
One of my favorite fruits is pineapple. I love it fresh, I love the juice, I love deserts made with it, and I even use it when I bake ham. We use a lot of pineapple in our house. That is why I have another kitchen tool for review. I am trying out the pineapple corer from Amazon seller Techfeed.
Well technically this set includes three different items. You get the pineapple corer, you get an apple corer, and you get an apple slicer. But for this post we will be concentrating on the pineapple corer. I think most people will already be at least somewhat familiar with the other two items.
When it comes to the pineapple corer I thought this might be one of those things where it was easier to show you how it works than to just tell you. So we made a couple of videos. It was meant to be one, but this is one of those things that has a learning curve to it. There were instructions, but I didn’t find them completely helpful. And when I do these reviews I don’t like to watch other people do it before I try products out. That being said, the first attempt wasn’t that bad, and the product was surprisingly easy to use.
The directions you are given are on the sides of the box. It is as follows:
Slice off the leafy crown of a pineapple (recommended pineapple size 3-5 pounds), position the cutting disk over it, then twist the handle with a slight downward pressure. All the juice is retained with minimal waste.
So here was attempt #1:
And here was the second attempt:
You can see the second attempt went much better. Only a slight snafu at the end with going down a little too far and piercing the pineapple skin at the bottom.
Here are my tips for using the pineapple corer.
- Don’t just cut the green off of the pineapple, cut down about two inches below the green top. You should be seeing just yellow in the center and no brown or green spots. If you are seeing some of the rind still, cut it down farther.
- Make sure you put the corer as close to the center as you can.
- Keep twisting the handle until you hit the bottom of the pineapple.
- When you hit the bottom twist back in forth in an almost rocking motion while pulling up to pull all the pineapple up at once.
At the end of the day, I do think this is a great product that can save you a lot of time and/or money if you use a lot of pineapple. I will be buying a lot less precut pineapple. Its easy to clean up too. It can be hand washed or put in the dishwasher. The black handle comes off and you can just wash the stainless steel part. Just be careful if you hand wash it, you don’t want to make a trip to the ER.
If you are interested in trying this set out for yourself, you can find it at Techfeed’s Amazon page.
I did receive this product at a discounted price for review purposes, however all opinions expressed are my own.