SAFETY WARNING: A knife is required for cutting a pineapple. Injury is a possibility during this task therefore, it is important to take safety precautions. Make sure fingers and other limbs are a safe distance from the knife. Parental Supervision is advised if under the age of 12.
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Step 1: Gather the Materials Needed for Cutting a Pineapple.
For this task, a medium sized cutting board, a sharp knife, and a pineapple is needed.
Step 2: Wash Hands.
You will be handling the part of the pineapple that is eaten so it is important to make sure your hands are clean.
Step 3: Cut the Top of the Pineapple Off.
First, place the pineapple on its side. Next, place the knife about half an inch below the top of the pineapple. Press down firmly. The skin of the pineapple is thick so lots of pressure might be needed. Once the top is cut off, the yellow inside of the pineapple should be revealed.
Step 4: Cut the Bottom of the Pineapple Off.
Repeat step 3 but for the bottom of the pineapple.
Step 5: Cut the Sides of the Pineapple Off.
Take the knife and place it as close to the skin of the pineapple located on the sides as possible and thinly slice down the pineapple. You will want to avoid cutting off as little of the yellow part of the pineapple as possible.
Step 6: Cut Any Extra Pineapple Skin Off.
After the sides have been cut off there will be some pineapple skin left on the yellow part of the pineapple. Take the knife and carve these parts off. Again, avoid cutting off as little of the yellow as possible.
Step 7: Throw Away the Pineapple Skin That Has Been Cut Off.
Take the skin that has been cut from the pineapple and throw it away in order to have a clean work space for the next steps.
Step 8: Cut Around the Core of the Pineapple.
Locate the core that is found in the middle of the pineapple. It will be firm. Slice down the edge of the core resulting in four large sections of pineapple. After the four large sections have been cut from the core, throw the core away.
Step 9: Slice the Four Large Sections Into Smaller Pieces.
Turn one of the sections horizontal and cut it into pieces to your desired size. Repeat for the remaining three sections.
Step 10: Place the Pieces of Pineapple Into a Container.
Once all of the large sections of pineapple have been cut into smaller pieces, grab a desired container and store the pieces of pineapple in it.
Step 11: Clean the Work Station and Enjoy.
Wash the cutting board, the knife and your hands because they will be messy after the entire pineapple has been cut up. Lastly, enjoy!