The 10 Best Pineapple Cutters
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Fresh, whole pineapple is an intimidating purchase at the grocery store, given its spiny exterior and the amount of work involved to get at the tasty flesh. These handy cutters make coring and slicing much easier, and we have ranked them by durability, ease-of-use, special features, and price. We have included a range of options that should allow for most people's needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 28, 2020:
During this busy round of updates, while the Statko Stainless Steeel, ChefLandCorer, Gesalt Products, Super Z Outlet and Magikuchen Professional were all removed due to considerable availability issues, we also decided on eliminating the Rienar Tool, recognizing that a recent increase in price has disqualified it as a budget-friendly choice. Some of our new inclusions this time around are the Super ZR Sugar Cane Knife — which offers a simple way to peel a pineapple and comes with a useful eye-removing tool, the U & Mei Fruit Tools Set — a 10-piece kit that comes with a selection of specialized tools suitable for preparing everything from avocados to carrots, and the Bright Kitchen Seed Remover — which comes with a helpful apple corer, as well as a herb and kale stripper.
A few things to think about for this category:
Technique: When it comes to the illustrious art of preparing a pineapple, there’s essentially two basic techniques that people come back to. The first technique – and, since you found your way to this page, probably the one you’re primarily interested in – is using a pineapple corer to extract the bulk of the fruit from its husk, and remove the bitter core from its center. The second technique is one that will be more familiar to enthusiastic pineapple fans who don’t have a corer in the house: you use a carving knife to peel the pineapple and extract its core.
While the former technique – using a corer like the Oxo Good Grips Slicer or Rösle Ergonomic – can be reasonably convenient – and it does allow for opportune Instagram photos of perfect pineapple rings, or you drinking a margarita from a hollowed out husk – it also tends to waste a lot food, as a great deal of viable pineapple meat is left clinging to its skin. The Choxila Peeler is especially problematic in this regard, as its three-inch cutting radius is smaller than most models, but regardless of which tool you choose, some waste is inevitable.
Alternatively, although it might take a bit longer and cause a bit more mess, carefully peeling a pineapple with a well-wielded kitchen knife – or a specialized tool like the Super ZR Sugar Cane Knife – can go a long way to helping you mitigate food waste. However, this creates the additional problem of leaving your pineapple spotted with those inedible divots that are referred to as eyes. While the Super ZR Sugar Cane Knife comes with a specialized tool to help remove these eyes, another option for users who are comfortable sticking with a kitchen knife is to pickup a budget-friendly tool like the Katoot Fruit Knife, to assist in the eye-removal process.
Extras: While the designs of many of our selections for this category, specifically the corers, are strikingly similar, separating many of them are the additional accessories sold with the product. While Tomorrow's Kitchen Corer comes with a slicer that’ll effortlessly cut your extracted core to bite-sized chunks, the Bright Kitchen Seed Remover comes with a kale stripper and an apple corer that doubles as an eye extractor. The U & Mei Fruit Tools Set out does the competition in terms of extras, and arrives as a 10-piece kit full of useful tools for preparing produce.
Next Steps: Now that you’ve got your preferred pineapple-preparation system all dialed in, the next thing to figure out is what to do with all this delicious fruit. Whether you’re interested in blending smoothies, readying a pitcher of freshly squeezed juice or preparing a round of piña coladas, we’ve got a set of rankings that should be of interest to you.