How to Cut a Pineapple? | 4 Efficient Methods

Some of us spend a lot of money on different tools and watch videos to know how to cut a pineapple. But when it really comes to the actual process of using a pineapple cutter, the problem arises, and we even get depressed about our failed attempts.

How to Cut a Pineapple

Pineapples can be a healthier choice than just having a biscuit or a cookie that has not got the same nutritional benefits.

Not only does a pineapple taste delicious, but also it is anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant for your own body.

That is why it is actually worth to read this article so that you can cut the pineapple easily without pain any more.

People use different tools to slice a pineapple. Some use a corer, and others just use a knife. There are even some people who buy a pineapple slicer.

In this article, we will tackle different methods for different tools. So, relax and read this article because I promise that you will no longer spend hours trying to cut your pineapple any longer.

How to cut a pineapple with a knife?

How to cut a pineapple with a knife

This method will not cost a lot of time. You will only need a sharp kitchen knife that will do all the job for you. It may take a longer time than other methods, but it is worth the time.

Don’t go a buy a new expensive knife for this method unless all your knives are dull. At this time, you need to buy a new one so that you won’t harm yourself.

My only concern about this method is that you may hurt yourself if you don’t know how to use the knife accurately.

That is why it is always important to read the instructions carefully first before applying.

The Required Tools

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board

Step 1: Grab your knife to get off the head

The first thing you need to do is to place your pineapple over the cutting board. Grab your knife and cut the pineapple’s top.

You can keep the head aside in case you want to use it as a decoration.

  • Try to season your cutting board with oil from time to time for the best performance.

Step 2: Turn the pineapple upside down

In this step, you need to flip your pineapple head over heels

Step 3: Let it rest

After flipping your pineapple, you need to let it rest for about 30 minutes.

This step is for a good distribution of the juices inside the pineapple itself so that you can get a juicy slice.

Step 4: Cut the bottom

Just as you did at the top, you will do the same at the bottom. Cut the bottom of the fruit.

  • Try not to cut a big slice so you can get the best amount of the flesh after finishing.
remove the skin

Step 5: It’s time to remove the skin

After cutting both the bottom and top of the pineapple, it’s time to cut the outer layer.

Start by slicing the skin off and try not to cut a big slice, so you don’t end up with a small amount of flesh

Step 6: Slice the pineapple

After having the pineapple completely peeled, it is your choice to choose the shape of the yellow slices.

  • For square-shaped slices:

Start by cutting the pineapple into half evenly.

You can cut the pineapple to your desired shapes.

Step 7: Repeat the process

In this step, you will cut every half you got into another half, so you end up with 4 quarters

Step 8: Pull out the core

Adjust an angle and take off the core of the pineapple.

Step 9: Cut the quarters into other halves

Get every quarter and cut it into half, so you get thin strips of pineapple

Step 10: Cut the pineapple into squares

Cut the strips into small squares and enjoy it!


This method is excellent if you get a pineapple, and you need to cut it without purchasing a specialized tool.

It may take many steps, but it is really worth the time.

How to core a pineapple without a corer?

This way of cutting a pineapple looks a lot similar to the last one. However, in this part, we are concentrating on coring the fruit than just cutting it into small pieces.

Some people do not like to eat the core of the pineapple. On the contrary, others prefer to save it for another use.

How to core a pineapple without a corer

You may feel that the core is a bit hard to eat or has fewer juices than the rest of the fruit.

Nevertheless, the pineapple core is a source of fibers that will prevent your digestive system from having any gut problems.

There are a lot of recipes out there for just the cores. If you just do not know the best one to choose from, I recommend doing the Pineapple Core Crisps

In this method, you will not need many tools. Just a good oiled cutting board, and you can read the article “Best oil for cutting boards” for more instructions.

I prefer using a carving knife for meat or a boning one instead of using a paring knife so you can core the pineapple perfectly.

The Required Tools

  • End-grain cutting board
  • Boning knife/carving knife

You can always use a sharpener to sharpen your knife before using ], which helps give you a better performance.

Step 1: Adjust your tools

Place your pineapple over your cutting board and grab your knife.

Step 2: Cut the head and the bottom

Take your knife and start by cutting half an inch from the top and the bottom.

Step 3: Peel off the skin

After cutting the head and the bottom, start peeling the pineapple just as the previous methods—slice thin strips.

  • You can extract the eyes of the fruit using a carving knife.

Step 4: It is time to lay the pineapple

In this step, you should lay your pineapple over the kitchen board.

Step 5: Slice the fruit into small discs

All you have to do is to slice the fruit into evenly thin ring slices.

Step 6: Place the core and start removing

After having thin rings, you will be able to define the core in this particular moment, extract it using the carving knife, and enjoy your sliced pineapple.

  • If you feel that you will damage the ring, use any round-shaped lid and cut around it with your boning knife.


This method is a great one for extracting your pineapple’s core quickly with just simple tools found in every house.

Remember that the core of pineapples is healthy and full of nutrients. You can also store your fruit in the refrigerator for a long time.

You can always practice this method multiple times so you can do it easily later on.

How to cut a pineapple with a corer?

This method is for those who want to make the same rings of the canned pineapple you find in the supermarket.

If you want to know how these fancy rings are cut, just follow the following steps.

How to cut a pineapple with a corer

However, in this method, you may need to buy a good corer to get the job done easily and cut the fruit smoothly.

Cheap corers will end up being broken, or even worse. They can hurt your hand, so try your best to get a good one.

Do you know what the pineapple corer is? The simple answer is that it is a tool that is made to get the job done for you easily.

 It is a tool that is used specifically to get out the core of the fruit effortlessly. There are many different materials for them.

Some of them are made of plastic, and others are made of stainless steel.

As for the price, they mainly range from 9$ to 25$. It is always preferable to have one in your kitchen. They normally don’t take up a big space.

The Required Tools

  • Cutting board
  • Pineapple’s corer

Step 1: Cut off the top

Place your pineapple over your kitchen board and cut off the head.

  • In this method, we don’t cut off the bottom of the fruit.

Step 2: Adjust your corer over the core of the fruit

Once you cut the top, you will be able to identify the core of the pineapple. Place the corer over the pineapple’s core.

Step 3: The clockwise move

After placing your corer tightly, then it’s time to start to move your corer in a clockwise pattern until you reach the bottom

Step 4: Pull off the corer

After reaching the bottom of the pineapple, it is time to take out the device

  • Try wriggling it if it doesn’t come out easily.

Step 5: Separate the corer from the fruit

In this step, we need to pull the flesh from the corer. Some devices have a button to separate it, while in others, you have to pull it by your hands.

Step 6: Use a thin knife to get the core off

To pull out the core, you need to use a blunt knife to push the core out of the corer.

  • If you do have a thin knife, just use any other tool to get off the core.

Step 7: Choose the shape you want

If you want to make rings, just cut a lengthwise slit, and you will get the perfect rings.

  • You can use the shell of the pineapple as a decorative plate for your guests.


This way of cutting a pineapple and extracting the core is an easy one. However, it may require a special tool.

Corers can be found in many stores like Walmart. There are different brands of them out there, so try to get the best one for you.

How to use a pineapple slicer?

How to use a pineapple slicer

In this part, we are not looking for a corer to extract the core but instead a slicer to get the best slicer of a pineapple.

 Forget about the pain of cutting or the worry of ruining the shape. In this method, you will need to get a pineapple wedger.

There are a lot of options you can buy it online or from the store. Try to choose wisely the best one that will last with you.

It will help if you look for a one that has an ergonomic handle.

You can always use the skin of the fruit as decoration for your kids. Let your children enjoy the chunks of pineapple every day.

Always look for a firm tool that is sturdy enough to live with you.

The Required Tools

  • Cutting board
  • Pineapple wedger

Step 1: Get off the head and the bottom

Place your pineapple over your cutting board and cut off the head and the bottom.

Step 2: Rotate the pineapple upside down

Make the top of the pineapple in the face of the cutting board.

Step 3: Place the wedger

Adjust your wedger over the pineapple and start pushing.

Step 4: Remove the shell

The wedger will cut the shell into 4 pieces, get them off.

Step 5: Remove the core

The wedger will separate the core from the rest of the flesh so that you can remove it easily.

Step 6: Cut the pineapple

Choose the shape you want and cut your pineapple, whether into rings or cubes. You can also cut the fruit into small chunks.


This method can be the easiest one of them. All you need is a simple small gadget, and the process will be done quickly.

However, you may need strong arms to push the wedger into the fruit.

How to choose the best pineapple?

Choosing a good pineapple may be a tricky part. You may need to do a group of steps to get the best one.

Start by smelling the pineapple from the bottom. If it smells delicious, then this one is ripe. The pineapple may smell fermented. This case means that this fruit is over-ripe.

Choose a strong one that is not soft and always look for the green leaves. Make sure that it has fresh green leaves.

The green leaves mean that the fruit is full of fiber and nutrients.

It is better to eat it immediately after purchasing it. Do not leave for a long time. So, the next time you go to the grocery store, try to apply these tips to get the best one.

How to make the best use out of the removed skin?

You will be pleased to hear that the skin of this fruit has a lot of nutrients. The skin contains most of the bromelain, which is a protein that helps you digest better. 

You can use the skin to make pineapple tea and be the best chef at your home.

You will need 1 cinnamon stick, Honey and Organic Sugar for an extra sweet flavor beside your skin.

Putting the skin in the freezer and using them frozen is a great idea and will save you a lot of time instead of peeling a new one for just a homemade cup of tea.

So always try to preserve some of the skin in your fridge next time you buy a pineapple from the grocery store.

Start by boiling the mix for 30 minutes. Finally, all you have to do is to strain and enjoy your tea.

How do you get rid of a pineapple eye?

How do you get rid of pineapple eyes

Pineapple eyes are a tough and tasteless part, which must be removed. As simple as it is, all you have to do is to follow the following technique.

Start by making diagonal cuts so you can eliminate the pineapple eyes. This step takes time, but it will be worth the effort, and you will end up with only the sweet flavor of the fruit.

Remember to grab your knife and extract them diagonally.  

How to make pineapple smoothies?

In hot summer days, there is nothing more exciting than making smoothies using pineapples.

pineapple smoothies

There are a lot of recipes out there to apply, but the best one I prefer is a tropical mixture of fruits.

You will also need Greek yogurt in this recipe. Start by adding a banana or another fruit that is sweet to you. Then, add your Greek yogurt; you can also use a fat-free yogurt.

You can customize the thickness of it by adding milk to the mixture.

For an extra sweet flavor, you can add sugar or honey to your smoothie. I really like to add chocolate chips at the top of the smoothie.

I promise that after trying this recipe, it will be your favorite snack.

How many calories are in a pineapple?

This golden fibrous fruit that is full of potassium and vitamin C is surprisingly low in calories as 1 cup chunks (165 g) has only 74 calories and 206 mg of potassium. I guess that these nutrients sound good.

As for the carbohydrates, this fruit is low in them as 1 cup of chunks contains only 19.5 g.

That is why I recommend you to continue eating pineapples to secure your bodies from diseases.

How to make grilled pineapples?

You must have seen pictures of grilled pineapples and wonder how it tastes; it tastes great.

grilled pineapples

This recipe is pretty easy, and every father can do it for his kids and be the chef of the day. The recipe doesn’t require any special skills.

A homemade recipe always costs less and has a lot of nutrients.


  • Entire rings of pineapple
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Pinch of salt

I always recommend you to slice watermelon and store them so you can easily use them later on in hot sunny days.

Step 1: Use a sealed bag

Place the rings and add the rest of the ingredients. Then let the mixture marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Preheat your grill

 Start by oiling the grill and let it heat for a couple of minutes.

Step 3: Grill for a couple of minutes

Place every slice over the grill and flip it from time to time.

  • You can dip your pineapple in a bbq sauce, or you can pick up your favourite one.

If you want to learn how to make a homemade bbq sauce, try reading this article for a great simple “homemade bbq” that easier than anyone.

How to make your kids eat pineapple?

You can watch a video from which you can learn how to make shapes out of the pineapple, or you can buy online ready-shapes.

Distribute these shapes to your kids and let them learn how to make things on their own.

After finishing, you can preserve every piece on a tray and leave it in the fridge.

Try this method and be the best chef for your kids by cutting the fruit into small sections.

Final thoughts

As we have said, pineapple is a delicious fruit that is full of vitamins for your body. Whether you like it as a drink or as a dessert or even as a smoothie, just small chunks of it will taste great.

You don’t have to worry anymore about how to cut your pineapple because I promise you that it will be an easy task after reading this article.

  All you have to do is to prepare your tools and buy a good pineapple. Read the article thoroughly before applying.

If you tried any of these methods, feel free to comment with your best experience and thoughts.

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