I have been looking at this item on-line for some time now, wandering if it's just another gimmick plastic bit of equipment that I don't really need. Something else to fill my cupboards to near breaking point. My husband and daughter are big pineapple lovers, but I have always hated the mess they make when I cut them up. The juice runs everywhere and you get some of those spikey bits of the outer skin left in the flesh. I can't believe how excited I was to get it home and try it out and I was not disappointed. This is a fantastic little gadget that does the job fast. Love it, love it, love it!