Introduction: How to Easily Peel Any Citrus HACK

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Here I have found a simple yet effective way to 'peel' an orange.

It is really easy and you won't waste and of your fruit doing it this way.

It only works on segmented fruits.

Read on to find out how!

If I won the formlabs contest, I would begin making useful pieces with the 3D printer.
I have seen the printers before and I have a million ideas running through my head as to what I could make!

Step 1: Materials

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You will need the following:

  1. Plate or breadboard to cut on.
  2. Sharp knife.
  3. Segmented fruit of your choice.

Mandarins work best for a first-timer because they are loose.

Step 2: Method Part 1/2

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First we need to cut both ends off of the fruit. Cut about 1cm off either end like shown.

Now find the joint between two segments. This should be fairly easy.

Make a shallow cut around half of the orange and be sure it lines up with the joint of the segment otherwise it will be harder to open.

Make sure your previous cut was straight. If it is you can go ahead and cut half way through the orange.

Now, move on to step 3.

Step 3: Method Part 2/2

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You now have to dig your thumbs into the cut you made and pull it apart. It is hard at first, but once you have done it a few times you will get the hang of it.

Once peeled, the segments may only separate into groups of two or three. This is fine!

This method will work on all segmented fruits.

Thanks for viewing, please share!


You are better than computer hackers, you can hack food! XD

Thanks, I am always looking for better ways to eat under the name of a hack...

MaggieCr (author)2014-11-07

Love it!! Thank you.

JM1999 (author)MaggieCr2014-11-07

Cool, glad you liked it!

Please share it around and vote :)

TheFrankTurk (author)2014-10-27

I would vote for this hack for the FormLabs contest, but I want to win that contest. :-)

JM1999 (author)TheFrankTurk2014-10-27

Well, you vote for mine and I will vote for yours :)

TheFrankTurk (author)JM19992014-10-27

You can't fool me - I just had my smart pills!

JM1999 (author)TheFrankTurk2014-10-27

So funny!

Which project do you want me to vote for?

You don't have to vote for mine but I promise I have voted for all of your entries.

Carleyy (author)2014-10-27

This is great! I always get so messy when I peel oranges. Very useful. Thanks for sharing!

JM1999 (author)Carleyy2014-10-27

It certainly eliminates a lot of mess and time and effort, I really enjoy peeling oranges this way :)

shruti.takhral (author)2014-10-27

good idea

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Aries0412 (author)2014-10-27

So neat !

JM1999 (author)Aries04122014-10-27

It looks even better when it is sitting in front of you waiting to be eaten!

nicholas.reyan (author)2014-10-16

Awesome will have to try next time my mother gets oranges

JM1999 (author)nicholas.reyan2014-10-16

Yes, be sure to try it!

I have adjusted the steps slightly, please tell me what you think.

nicholas.reyan (author)JM19992014-10-16

Still an above excellent instructable just easier to understand I like it!

JM1999 (author)nicholas.reyan2014-10-16

Thanks, I hope it gets featured!

kbc2 (author)2014-10-15

very cool. my daughter loves oranges and this will make for easier serving. Thanks for sharing!

JM1999 (author)kbc22014-10-15

Cool, I hope she likes it!

seamster (author)2014-10-15

Great idea! Thanks for posting this.

JM1999 (author)seamster2014-10-15

Cool, I am glad you like it!

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