Gadget name: OXO Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer
It looks like: A large, stainless steel corkscrew.
How it’s supposed to work: Most pineapple-cutting gadgets are designed to separate the core and skin from the flesh of the pineapple with several twists of a handle. This one even promised to slice the fruit into rings, as well.
How we tested it: We bought a bunch of pineapples and set to work slicing them up.
How it actually works: To use it, you just cut the top off the pineapple, put the tool on top, and start turning. It takes 10 seconds for the pineapple to be completely cut and out of its shell, which you can then use as a funky fruit bowl or tropical drink cup.
Good to know: Measurement markings on the shaft let us gauge the depth of the pineapple so that we could slice it without punching through the bottom. The gadget also lies flat in a kitchen drawer for easy storage.
My favorite part: You never have to reposition your hand as you turn the handle: It cranks back to the start position so the process is easier and takes less time. Then, the handle pops off so you can slide the entire cut, cored pineapple off the tube in one swoop. Magic!
Best for: Eliminating the need to buy pre-cut or canned pineapple, it makes freshly cut fruit a no-brainer.
Overall: This useful tool was efficient, easy to use, and wasted little of the fruit. It would make a great addition to any pineapple lover’s arsenal.