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The Right Grapefruit Knife Makes Eating Grapefruit Easier

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Endurance Double Bladed Grapefruit Knife

Acrylic Handle With a Special Double Blade on One Side

The Endurance Grapefruit Knife
Credit: Image Originally From Amazon. Used By Permission.

I Love My Grapefruit Without Sugar

Full of Antioxidants, But Messy

 

Grapefruit is packed with so many rich nutrients and vitamins that it should be a part of every person’s daily diet. It’s especially good for your diet during the winter months when you are spending more time indoors and it is harder to find fresh produce.  It’s lower sugar levels also make it an acceptable fruit choice for people who are concerned with their sugar intake and it can be sweetened with an artificial sweetener if a person’s tastes demand it. 

The most difficult part of grapefruit, however, is the mess it makes. Everyone knows that it’s tricky to eat a grapefruit, especially if you’re wanting to avoid the bitter pith that separates that sections of the grapefruit. Most people simply cut the fruit in half and then go at the segments with a spoon. There’s nothing wrong with that method, but it does tend to squirt the grapefruit juice everywhere within a ten foot radius. (At least it does when I try it)

There is a very simple solution to this universal problem.  It's called the grapefruit knife. One of these knives is the the Endurance Double Grapefruit Knife which actually has double blades to make cutting around the pith easier.

The double-bladed side of both knives works by sliding the membrane between segments into the 1 mm space between the blades, than sliding along the membrane to separate the fruit from both sides. The curved end of the knife works to loosen the fruit from the rind, then scoop it out. By using a grapefruit knife instead of a spoon, you gently cut the fruit instead of mashing it, keeping it from squirting and oozing into a mess. 

The double-bladed Grapefruit Knife gets really great reviews from people who know how to use it, but a lot of confused, frustrated reviews from those who don’t. It seems to hold up really well, and while being lightweight, it does hold true to its name of “Endurance.”  

People have tried other ways of cutting out their grapefruit, but most of the devices end up being discontinued after several years.  Let's face it, there is not a lot of demand for special devices for cutting out grapefruit.  

One of those more recent devices that has recently been discontinued is the Citrus Express which was a great idea to easily segment oranges and grapefruits.  If you look around, you may still be able to find a few of them out there on the internet, but most of them have been sold out. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/HIC-Harold-Imports-Squirt-free-Grapefruit/dp/B000J0ZJDY/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326397594&sr=8-1-fkmr1 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Stainless-Acrylic-Grapefruit-Double/dp/B000BUB5AI/ref=sr_1_6?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1326397141&sr=1-6 

Grapefruit Knife


Grapefruit is packed with so many rich nutrients and vitamins that it should be a part of every person’s diet. It’s especially good for your diet during the winter months when you are spending more time indoors and it is harder to find fresh produce.  It’s lower sugar levels also make it an acceptable fruit choice for people who are concerned with their sugar intake and it can be sweetened with an artificial sweetener if a person’s tastes demand it.

The most difficult part of grapefruit, however, is the mess. Everyone knows that it’s tricky to eat a grapefruit, especially if you’re wanting to avoid the bitter pith that separates that sections of the grapefruit. Most people simply cut the fruit in half then go at the segments with a spoon. There’s nothing wrong with that method, but it does tend to squirt the grapefruit juice everywhere within a ten foot radius.

There is a very simple solution to this universal problem. The Endurance Stainless Acrylic Double Grapefruit Knife is a very good example of utility knives designed specifically to eliminate the squirt factor of grapefruit consumption. A lighter weight, less expensive version is the HIC Harold Imports Squirt-Free Grapefruit Knife. Both knives make it incredibly easy to remove the grapefruit segments without any mess, letting you eat them directly from the fruit or remove them into a bowl to use in recipes.

The double bladed side of both knives works by sliding the membrane between segments into the 1 mm space between the blades, then sliding along the membrane to separate the fruit from both sides. The curved end of the knife works to loosen the fruit from the rind, then scoop it out. By using a grapefruit knife instead of a spoon, you gently cut the fruit instead of mashing it, keeping it from squirting and oozing into a mess.

As far as differences between the two knives, the Endurance Stainless Acrylic Double Grapefruit Knife gets really great reviews from people who know how to use it, but a lot of confused, frustrated reviews from those who don’t. It seems to hold up really well, and while being lightweight, it does hold true to its name of “Endurance.”  The Harold Import Squirt-Free Grapefruit Knife gets rave reviews on its quality, but a lot of people complain that the hand is too short for their hands to grip without the blade being in their hand, so it is not a good option if you have bigger hands.

My favorite citrus tool, the citrus express, has gone out of production, so I’ve had to switch to a traditional citrus juicer and grapefruit knives, but I haven’t hurt for the change. I enjoy having more individualized tools because of the minimized clean up.  I really enjoy using the double bladed grapefruit knives and have also tried the Endurance Stainless Steel Grapefruit Spoons.

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