I was gifted this pineapple slicer from a friend. I was unsure about accepting the gift at first,do I really want another kitchen gadget? I limit myself to one small drawer of kitchen tools. I must say for anyone who eats as much pineapple as I do " The Dharma Army"this has made life easier and preparing pineapple simple. So I will happily use this and eat pineapple even more often now. This is a tool that can simplify your life. For many I think there is a tendency of purchasing already cut pineapple. This will save all that plastic and your Pineapple will be pranafied instead of sitting on the cooler shelf at wegmans and on a truck for how many days?