Comments: A pineapple is not a user-friendly object. The flesh is amazing, but it is covered with diamond-patterned bumps and an irregular skin, and it has a woody core running down the center. You can skin it with a knife in large brush strokes, and then cut away the flesh from the core in several more broad strokes. You can skin it less deeply, then cut out the deeper eyes with many diagonal cuts of the knife, repeating the coring process when you get there.
Or – and this is the point to which we have been building – you can use Rösle's Pineapple Cutter to cut and remove the flesh in one simple process. Cut off the top of the pineapple with a knife, insert the cutter and twist to screw it to the bottom of the pineapple. Lift out the cutter with all the flesh neatly wound around the core, remove the top of the handle (by squeezing buttons on either side of the handle), then lift all the flesh of the pineapple off the cutter in one long spiral (you can make a cut through one side of the pineapple spiral for perfect pineapple rings). Remove the core of the pineapple from the center tube at your leisure (with a chopstick or something else pokey). Remove it immediately if you're coring multiple pineapples.
The empty pineapple husk now makes a beautiful serving bowl for grapes, strawberries, or something else on, say, a fruit platter. (You may have to put a wax paper circle in the bottom to keep grapes from slipping out the hole where the core used to be.)
Some complain that too much juice is lost during the cutting process, and we suggest doing it on a plate, so that all the juice can be captured. Some complain that too much flesh is left behind with this one-size-fits-all cutter. There is something to be said for purchasing pineapples that are just about the right size for the pineapple cutter. But we spent a little time butchering the bowl of a somewhat larger pineapple, and wound up with very little extra flesh (after lots of work).
And no matter what some people say, we love this device. It is so easy to use, so fast, and works so well – and it cleans up in the dishwasher. You'll be grateful for it if you only cut a pineapple now and then. But having it, you'll probably make eating pineapples a more regular part of your life.