When pineapples are a buck each I buy many of them and dehydrate them. We grab the dried pineapple as a snack, it is easily totable and it tastes really good. Pineapple + knife x 10 or more = lots of pineapple juice dripping down the arms and onto the countertop and floor. One day I was looking at kitchen gadgets on Amazon and viola! There it was, an inexpensive stainless steel solution so I pushed "buy" and a couple of days later I was the proud owner of my new gadget. I rarely mention specific items, nor do I have any affiliation with anyone or any business connected with this, but this morning as I was prepping 7 pineapples I thought I might share a little pineapple love.
If you love fresh pineapple, or if you process fresh pineapple this is the tool for you.
Whack the top off of the pineapple. Put the pineapple in a container to catch the juice Insert the cylinder into the core and begin turning while pushing gently. Continue turning in a clockwise motion until you hit the bottom of the pineapple. Grasping the handle pull gently (twisting slightly) until the pineapple pops out. (Save any juice and drink it or mix it in a beverage of your choosing)
The pineapple is now spiral sliced and all you have to do is start separating it. How blooming easy is that?
I generally take a spoon and scrape the inside of the pineapple shell for the remaining bits of pineapple still in it. I don't get but a couple of tablespoons per pineapple but when you are processing several it adds up. Since it is very mushy, I freeze it in ice cube trays, store them in zippy bags and use it in adult beverages during the summertime.