It can be messy and difficult to cut through pineapple, how would you like to know how to make it easy and simple? In this article I am going to share with you the best pineapple corers, as well as what they are, how to use them and what to look for in a good pineapple slicer.
One of my favourite fruits is Pineapple, it makes for an incredible snack or perfect dessert. I love a good pineapple upside down cake, pineapple sorbet and I have made some incredibly homemade pineapple wine. The problem is actually cutting it up, you get juice everywhere and when taking the skin off you end up wasting a decent amount of it.
I would just end up going to the shop and buying tinned pineapple, these do tend to have more sugar content than a fresh pineapple and are a lot more expensive.
This all changed when I received a pineapple corer from my wife…
I had never thought about getting a corer for pineapples, it makes the job easier and there is a lot less waste. There is one thing I am sure you will agree and that is fresh pineapple really does taste so much better than tinned.
There are a lot of different Pineapple Corers, they all do pretty much the same thing but some are just not as good as others. In this article I am going to go into more detail on what a corer is, why you might want one and what to look for. I have also tested a few different ones and provided a list of what I think are the best Pineapple corers.
The first recommended product is the SameTech Pineapple Slicer and Corer, it has had a lot of great reviews. In fact it has nearly 7.5 thousand, with an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 which is excellent. One of the reasons why it is so popular is because it is made out of high quality materials.
The blade is made from stainless steel with a striking yellow handle that is made from high quality plastic. One of the things I really like about this set is that it also comes with a Pineapple Cutter, so you can also cut your pineapple rings into wedges. This pineapple corer or slicer is very simple and easy to use and has also been said that it will only take a few seconds to fully cut the pineapple.
As well as being easy to use, it is also very easy to clean. The entire thing is dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning it afterwards so simple.
When we look at the price, it is not the cheapest but at the same time it is not that expensive. I would say its around mid range in price but completely worth it. If you are looking for a product that is high quality, has good durability and do exactly what it says it does then this is the one for you.
If you are looking for something that is going to be able to cut through even the toughest of pineapples, this is the right one for you. It has reached high up on this list of best pineapple corers, because it is made from high quality plastic and is very durable. It has a ratcheting handle, which basically makes coring the pineapple incredibly simple and easy.
You do not need to spend time having to remove and replace your hand with each twist, so you literally have freshly cut pineapple within seconds. One of the things I love is the measurement markings. These basically allow you to see the height of the pineapple before you start to cut, so you can ensure you go to the bottom without damaging the shell of the pineapple.
The hand grip is comfortable to hold and is made from a non-slip plastic, so you will find using it very easy. I love the fact that it is very easy to clean, you simply remove the grip from the shaft and clean separately.
This is actually the cheapest pineapple corer in my list, but it is still high quality. Worth every penny and a great bargain for such a good kitchen tool
You can see why this corer made it to the list of the best pineapple corers, when you look at the reviews. At the point of writing this it has nearly 3000, which is pretty good to say they are mostly 5 star reviews.
The manufacturer does claim that due to it having 3 separate blades, within 30 seconds it will peel, core and slice fresh pineapples which is a bold statement. I also like the fact that it does come with a wedger to also get small pieces of pineapple from the rings.
This corer is made out of both plastic and stainless steel. The handle is plastic and is incredibly comfortable to hold, it fits very well into the palm of your hand. Whereas the shaft and the blades are made from a stainless steel.
The Riener Stainless Steel Pineapple Slicer is the most expensive device on this best pineapple corer list. It is made from high quality stainless steel, so it is durable and should last many years. The handle however is made from plastic, this is to give it extra comfort and also make it easier for you to grip.
One of the things I really like about this corer that does make it unique, it uses serrated blades. This basically allows it to cut through the pineapple so much easier, resulting in faster results and als a lot less mess. Once you have removed the fruit from the shell, you should just be left with the juice to enjoy.
I also like the fact that it has been specifically designed to be used by both left and right handed users, whilst other products are only suitable for right handed people. As mentioned it is the most expensive, but I do think its very much worth it.
Now last but not least in this list showcasing the best pineapple corer and slicers is brought to us by Tech Traders. This device is made from stainless steel, with the handle being plastic and comfortable to hold and use.
It has been designed with a 3-in-1 system, which means it will peel, core and even cut your pineapple. It will do this very quickly and more importantly, without causing a lot of mess. The handle has been designed so that it can be used by both left and right handed users.
As mentioned this is the cheapest in our list, so if you are on a budget and need a good quality tool then this is perfect. On Amazon it has a 4.6 out of 5 rating, which is very good!
A Pineapple Corer or otherwise known as a pineapple slicer is basically a kitchen tool that you use to like an apple corer to remove the centre of the pineapple. The centre piece is typically very hard and is therefore not edible, however many pineapple slicers will also remove the skin from around the pineapple as well.
These corers are typically very precise, and one of the biggest advantages is all of the excess pineapple juice is left at the bottom of the pineapple when you remove the fruit away from the skin.
Pineapple Corers are very simple to use, and most of them work in the same way. To start you need to cut the top part of the pineapple, so the yellow pineapple fruit is showing. It’s important to try and ensure that the cut is flat and as even as possible, as this will make it much easier to use the corer.
On the top of the pineapple where you have just cut, you want to place the pineapple corer. The corer will have a hollow centre, this should be placed over the core of the pineapple (which is the hard section in the middle). Begin to push the pineapple corer down, whilst also twisting it in a clockwise direction, you want to continue doing this until you have reached the bottom.
When you pull out the pineapple corer, you will find the fruit comes out with it. There might be some juice collection, so just bear that in mind. Depending on the corer you have, there may be a release on the handle that will separate the fruit from the device. You can then slice into rings or into wedges.
Its worth noting that these directions might change, depending on the model of pineapple corer you get. However the principle is generally the same.
As we want to reduce wastage, don’t throw away the hollowed pineapple. This can make use for a bowl for a fruit salad, or would be perfect to drink a pineapple based cocktail from.
It’s really important to be careful when looking for any type of kitchen equipment, you want to get one that is going to do what you need it to do and is not going to cost you too much. Understanding what you need to look for, will help you see what is available and select a pineapple corer that is right for you and your needs. I have gone through the most common things to consider below.
When it comes to the blade you need to pick on that is in shape, it needs to be able to easily cut through the fruit. If it’s a weak blade then there is a good chance you will end up with an odd shaped pineapple. It is hard to know the sharpness of the blade before purchasing, so you should check out some of the reviews.
The two most commonly used materials are metal such as stainless steel and plastic. Many of the better quality pineapple corers will use a combination of the two. Both metal and plastic offer the same function, however naturally steel is more hard wearing and durable.
The handle will often be made out of plastic, this is because it tends to be a lot more comfortable to hold. Ideally you want a handle that is easy to hold, as this will make coring the pineapple so much easier. It is possible to get pineapple corers that have a ratcheting, this makes things easier as you do not need to manually twist the corer.
The price of the pineapple corer is very important, at the end of the day you do not want to spend more than you need to. On average you will spend anywhere between £10 and £30, depending on the functions and features you are after.
The final thing you want to look at is other reviews of corers and slicers, I have provided a list of my best pineapple corers but I would also recommend looking at more customer reviews. This will give you a much wider view of what people think of that specific model of corer.
I really hope this article has been useful and helped you find the best pineapple corer or slicer for you and your needs. There are so many recipes that this corer has helped make the job easier. In the summer I tend to make a nice pineapple salsa for bbq and this can look pretty good in the empty pineapple shell. Not only that but a pineapple pina colada or pineapple mojito is great in a small pineapple shell.
If you do have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or comment below.