Saturday, 17 March 2012

Here's a thing -



Can you tell what it is?  Of course you can.  It's a vacu vin pineapple slicer -




(You now know how to say 'pineapple slicer' in ten languages.)  You top and tail your pineapple, then simply drill down through it.  It takes out the core, and you're left with this -



Oh, and some pineapple rings.

If you'd been given one of these for Christmas, would you have believed it actually worked?  Nope, me neither.  But it does, effortlessly!  It's the best thing ever invented.  I do like it when they get something right.

9 comments :

  1. Ah yes, kitchen equipment.

    I have come to the realisation that anything outside of pots, pans, knives and wooden spoons...will only gather dust in this household.

    Now Lawrence on the other hand, loves a gadget. And he uses them. So, I am going to put that on his birthday list. Thanks for that.

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  2. Based on oil drilling technology no doubt. How many pineapple rings are there on the seabed in the Gulf of Mexico, I ponder.
    Best thing ever invented? Surely the chestnut paling fence beats it?

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  3. If that husk were a bit bigger you could make four and stretch them over your tyres next time it snows. Think of the saving!

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  4. Efficacious for inner ear infections, too.

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  5. That looks brilliant - and no great effort to wash afterwards, which is often the downside of a gadget that works well.

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  6. I have thrown away most of my similar kitchen stuff, but this one's staying, because it's both useful and beautiful. Can't promise to explore the imaginative alternative uses or recycling options (pipe lagging springs to mind), but thank you anyway.
    Oh, and Z, it's best to remember to remove the pineapple core before putting it in the dishwasher (unless you collect very clean pineapple cores, of corse).

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  7. Oh I love things that work. And it's certainly stylish.
    I wonder, if we had one of those, would we eat pineapples more often.

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  8. I've got one of these and it is brilliant. The trouble is that I got so carried away that the family went on pineapple strike and refused to eat another one. Consequently, it has been in a dark cupboard for rather a long time!

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  9. I've got one of these and it is brilliant. The trouble is that I got so carried away that the family went on pineapple strike and refused to eat another one. Consequently, it has been in a dark cupboard for rather a long time!

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