How To Cut a Pineapple

One of the cool things about traveling to different parts of the world is you get to learn so many great and wonderful things, like how to cut a pineapple. You may think that pineapple cutting is easy but let me assure you, it’s harder than it looks.

Before seeing the demo, I had no idea that you were not suppose to cut the top of the stem. Instead, you should twist it off and plant it back into the ground. In 18 to 20 months, it’ll give you a brand new pineapple to cut!

The following video demos two ways to cut a pineapple. The first is very easy but produces quite a bit of waste. The second produces no waste but takes quite a bit of skills.

Yes it’s true. At John Chow dot Com, you not only learn how to make money online but how to cut a pineapple as well. It’s a skill that you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life. 🙂

33 thoughts on “How To Cut a Pineapple”

  1. dole plantation tour is awesome. Been there done that.

    1. I didn’t know there was such a tool as the pineapple cutter. But it wasted a lot of fruit.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        Yeah, I didn’t know either. That pineapple looks really tasty. There’s nothing like fresh pineapple from Hawaii!

        1. Pineapples are delicious and healthy too. The video is very interesting and I didn’t know of the tool either. The core is a bit tougher which is why they tend to remove it. A lot of canned pineapple has the core removed and the slices are ring shaped.

          I think that soaking the fruit in tap water is a bad idea, though. It will absorb all the chlorine from the water which is way worse for you than a little acidity. The acidity of the fruit is natural, the chlorine in the water is not.

  2. This one was really fun to watch … specially commentary from that lady … lollzz

    1. I especially liked her suggestion that you should smell the pineapple before choosing it as a smell indicates it may be fermented.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Keep writing posts with these kind of titles and you will soon become a profitable content farm.

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m already a profitable content farm. 😛

      1. Yes, you are and any how to title is good especially if you are showing something useful like in the video.

        I noticed Adsense adds in your YouTube video. That may be bringing you a few cents extra to your content farm..

  4. I need to make a video on how to cut a pineapple because there’s another way. We have them in our garden and we love em.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That’s really cool! I live in a condo so no garden in which to grow pineapples, but I sure do enjoy pineapples. Very tasty, indeed!

      1. I’d be interested in watching another video and learn of yet another way to cut pineapples.

        Having them in my own garden would be indeed cool but I think that they require a steady warm temperature which is not what we have where I live.

  5. David Ng says:

    This is hilarious! Now, if only I can find a way to profit from this. Enter the pineapple top removing machiney thingy.

  6. Wilson says:

    If you ever visit Colombia man you’ll see some crazy ways to cut a pineapple or any other fruit. It’s cool to see how different cultures do things in different ways.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      When I was in Hawaii (on Maui), we went on a plantation tour. They showed us how to cut open coconuts, it was really cool!

      1. That would be really neat to see – cocnuts end up smashed and uneatable in our house 🙂

  7. Ari says:

    Interesting! How to cut pineapple online 🙂

  8. Togrul says:


    that’s pretty interesting John. Thanks for sharing.
    Is there any chance of a video with cutting of a mango? 🙂


  9. Thanks for this post, I have a pinapple in my frig right now, that I was wondering how I was going to cut. I have never cut a pinapple before. I bought it becasue they were on sale at the supermarket 🙂

  10. fas says:

    Crazy, the miscellaneous adventures of a dot cm mogul!

  11. I love pineapple! Where was this? It looks like one of those cool vacation spots. It makes me want to go grab some pineapple from my local grocer lol

    1. John Chow says:

      This was at the Dole Plantation.

      1. Maybe one day I’ll get to go there….when I’m able to quit my job which will be soon!!!!!

  12. Oh Boy, cutting a pineaple isn’t an easy task. It’s like cutting a apple grenade, you know that fruit is amazing! Is there a better fruit then pomme granate? I doubt it.

  13. WTF News says:

    Great vid, thanks for sharing it… I hate cutting these damn things, always seem to get suckered in by the wife to cut them for her heheh

  14. Allen Walker says:

    Cool! I knew that you could plant the stem and grow baby pineapples from it, but I didn’t know that you could twist it off. 🙂

  15. That goes for fruit in general, especially thin-skinned ones. Smell the skin before purchasing.

  16. Her second method reminded me of filleting fish – separating the flesh from the skin – very similar, but I have to get myself one of those gadgets to do the first method – pineapples are on special here at the moment. I am surprised you have not got a link to an Amazon gadget on the page, John 🙂

    Pineapple Pete

  17. anitha says:

    I agree with you cutting the pineapple its not an easy one we have to sit and cut with sharp knife

  18. Design Flyer says:

    Apparently it does not look like a difficult job but after these details and video I can understand how difficult it is..

    1. Fazal Mayar says:

      haha yes, its all about the ‘technique’

  19. christina says:

    i love to eat pineapple its so nice to have with sugar mix

  20. christina says:

    have you any one tried pineapple juice its superb to taste it

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