Things I Love: Pampered Chef Pineapple Wedger

I know that this might seem like a weird post, but whenever someone askes me what my favorite items are from Pampered Chef, the pineapple wedger is always in the top 10.  If you aren’t a fan of pineapple, then obviously this isn’t going to be a tool that you need in your kitchen arsenal.  

Today, while my husband was home for lunch, he asked what we might have that would satisfy his sweet tooth.  I told him that we had a pineapple & that I could slice it up quickly.  He laughed at me because he knows that I love any excuse to use my pineapple wedger. I had him snap a few pictures as I’ve had several people mention that they have this tool, but aren’t sure how to use it.  

I always use a grooved cutting board just in case my pineapple is super juicy, that way all the juice will run into the wells of the cutting board, not onto my counter.

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Slice off the top.

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Flip it over and slice off the bottom.

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Center the wedger on the top of the pineapple.  The center hole will line up with the core.

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Press down and then gently rock the wedger from side to side as it slides down the pineapple.

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Pull the outside eges off.  If you have a huge pineapple, there could be useable pineapple still attached to the peel.  If so, you can slice it right off the peel.  

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I slide the wedger back up the pineapple and then remove the core.

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I then like to put the two halves together and slice them.

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I then slice them the opposite way into smaller pieces.

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I store our pineapple in a glass dish with a snap-top lid that I got in a set at Costco.

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And there you have it!  It literally took me longer to type in this post than it did to core and wedge this pineapple.  I love this tool!  I bought it over 4 years ago and probably use it at least 2 or 3 times a week.  

Yes, you can just use a knife to slice your pineapple, but I found that before I had this neat tool, my pineapples were going bad because I hated to cut them up.  The wedger is $19 from Pampered Chef and I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it. Hooray for no wasted food & money!

Hope you all have a super day & have fun in the kitchen!

Make it great!

JuJu

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