Pineapple slicers are manual devices designed to slice pineapple and remove the hard core.
This utensil is pleasantly easy and simple to use.
Without this utensil you would have to use a knife and pineapples are known to be hard to slice well due to their rough outer skin and the extra soft and juicy interior.
It is also hard to make evenly sized pieces when using a knife.
A pineapple slicer solves these issues by making the whole process safer, cleaner, simpler and you end up with terrific results.
It is so simple to use that it is quite hard to make mistakes. It is truly a simple solution that is a breeze to use.
The top things to think about when buying a new pineapple slicer:
The main brands have well sized utensils. We have however encountered some cheap plastic ones that are poorly sized. Using Oxo or Joie will ensure you get a good tool. The right size would be about 10 inches (25cm) from handle to end of core blade.
The other measurement to know is the circle at the bottom. Most good pineapple cutters will be three and a half inches accross.
Almost all pineapple cutters you will come accross will basically be the same tool. There is however one functionality that Oxo has which the others do not.
Oxo has "ratcheting" cutters availible. Racheting is where you can keep your hand on the tool and just twist back and forth and the tool rather than rotating the handle all the way around.
This is a matter of preference and price though. The two main schools of though would be... "Keep it simple. Simple pineapple slicers will always work and can't break." vs "It is super convientent to just twist my hand back and forth. This feature is worth it!"
Wherever your preference is, I would suggest the Oxo or Joie tools for your next pineapple cutter. They are tested, built great and are safe from breaking.
This is a ratcheting tool (twistable without removing hand from tool). This is the more expensive stainless steel version. It is worth the money if you use these often.
This is the less expensive Oxo version of the pineapple slicer. It is plastic, and the main drawback is that the "blades" are plastic too and can be less than sharp depending on the texture of the pineapple you are cutting. It is a good deal particularly if you wont be slicing pineapples all day. Great and economical tool by Oxo, but by no means the best. The best Ozo one is the stainless steel one which this is not.