This beautiful fruit sure can make an ugly mess, and picking out the juicy, ruby red seeds (called arils) can be a painstaking job. This tool promises to change that.
Gadget name: Shoham’s ART (Arils Removal Tool)
It looks like: It’s a red or white plastic bowl with steep sides, a little grid that rests inside the bowl, and a soft, thick silicone dome.
How it’s supposed to work: You cut a pomegranate in half, put it cut-side down on the grid in the bowl, cover it with the silicone dome, and then whack it with the back of a heavy spoon.
How it actually works: It takes just a few seconds for the arils to pass through the sieve and land intact in the bottom of the bowl. The dome and bowl corral any spraying juice, and a small spout lets you drain the juice away, while the sieve catches most of the white membrane and pith.
Good to know: We get similar—albeit, not quite as tidy—results with our preferred (and free) pomegranate-seeding method.
Best for: Keeping your clothes and kitchen stain-free.
Overall: All in all, it’s a good tool. It squashes fewer arils than the old-fashioned method of simply holding the fruit over a bowl and thumping it with a spoon—and without any messy red splatter.