If you have ever eaten a fresh mango you know the dilemma of removing the pit. Trying to use a knife to cut around the pit can be cumbersome and messy and unless you eat a lot of mangos you might think it almost not worth the effort. But there is a tool that makes this process less of a job, it's called a mango pitter or mango splitter. You might be thinking what a great idea but what is it and where can I get one? Keep reading to find out the answer to these questions and more.

What is a mango pitter?

Oxo Good Grips Mango Splitter

A mango pitter looks and works a lot like an apple corer. It's a rounded piece of plastic and metal roughly the size of a mango with two rubber handles. In the center is another smaller metal circle that will fit over the pit of the mango. The bottom the mango pitter has a sharp stainless steel edge that helps slice through the mango as you push it through. Simply sit the mango pitter over the mango and push down it's that easy, leaving you with two perfectly sliced pieces of pitted mango for your enjoyment.

Chances are if you purchase a mango pitter it will be the Oxo Good Grips Mango Splitter. It comes in a variety of colors including white, orange, and stainless steel. It is dish washer safe and has a limited lifetime warranty.

Where can I purchase a mango pitter?

There are many places you can purchase a mango pitter. They are available in many of the major retail stores like Wal-mart, Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They can also be purchased online from sites like Amazon.com, Williams-sonoma.com, and crate and barrel.com. No matter where you purchase one the price is relatively the same around $12.00 give or take a dollar. A helpful tip if purchased online, watch how much you pay for shipping you can almost double your cost if you're not careful.

Is a mango pitter worth the money?

Another question you might be asking is whether the purchase of this tool is worth the money. The answer is it depends on who you ask. Some think it is the best thing since sliced bread others would prefer do remove the pit by hand claiming that the mango pitter leaves to much fruit attached to the pit. In the end it's up to you and you will have to ask yourself is it worth twelve dollars to find out?