Easiest (cleanest) way to open an Orange

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I haven't seen many Instructables on peeling oranges. Lately I have been eating oranges all the time and have developed a really simple, quick and clean way of peeling oranges. Trust me, after this you will find the difficult part of eating oranges is to decide what side to eat first!

Step 1: Crack the Line!

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First find a place on the orange where you think the slice under the peel might be. Then make a crack using your thumb (or knife) from bottom tip to top.
make.it.proud8 months ago
Thats not an orange its a tangerine
doo da do3 years ago
I use a pocket knife, cut just past the skin make quarters and it works like a charm
blondman2153 years ago
. The easlest, neatest way to peel an orange is the way my grandmother and mother  did it.  Make one superficial slice just through the skin, from stem to stem (top to bottom); then insert a large soup spoon at a very slight angle through the slit and push the spoon around just under the skin. This takes one or two tries before you get it right but once you do, you're a convert!
gordmartin3 years ago
Good if you are knifeless. But if you are scoring with a knife, why not just quarter the thing and munch on the quarters? Either peel the quarters much the way your method hauls out sections, or just hang onto the peel ends and chomp/slurp away. What am I missing?
seasanity3 years ago
"First find a place on the orange where you think the slice under the peel might be."

Like with your x-ray vision? How do you do this?
darkinertia3 years ago
your story was on komonews.com! im so glad cuz this is epic haha
djdole3 years ago
Don't use it as a hat for your pet... make some orange Jello with citrus vodka (Orange jello-shot mix) and pour it in the orange skin 'cup'.
Let firm up and then slice into wedges for awesome easy to eat orange jello-shots!
volquete6 years ago
lol, cool!
Seikojin7 years ago
My family has been doing this since we have seen it: it is teh awesomez! :) Great and easy to follow inst :) This has made me want oranges even more :)
eggmix (author)  Seikojin7 years ago
Thanks! makes eating oranges fun again!
CHEMIHEAD7 years ago
Good idea, but ive found the best way to peel an orange is with a spoon
eggmix (author) 7 years ago
practice makes perfect!!!
gmjhowe7 years ago
wow such a clean tear - normally juice goes everywhere!
Satka7 years ago
Nice technique, thank you ! I'll try it as soon as I can. That was a refreshingly nice instructable (and I'd love to see pics of orange peel wearing !!!)
nedfunnell7 years ago
I tried it, it worked pretty good. My orange didn't have a crease of any sort, though, and missed when I scored it with my knife. I think I can get it with some practice, though.
Awesome! I hate picking them and they get into your fingernails. Nice job, now I can actually eat the oranges at school instead of trying, getting mad, and throw it away.
schorhr7 years ago
Neat! As soon as I can buy some again downtown I'll give it a try ;-)