Video: OXO Pineapple Slicer (and Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Pineapple Rings)

Grilled Cinnamon and Sugar Pineapple Rings | Very Culinary

by Amy on July 10, 2012 · 50 comments

Right about now, you need a crowbar to get me away from my grill. Even in 100 degrees, you’ll still find me out there. The end result is just so worth it.

This entire month I’m celebrating grilled food. And OXO is doing it with me! Thanks to them, I had a chance to try out some of their newest products, perfect for the summer season. And every single one of them was awesome. OF COURSE. OXO never disappoints. 

First up is the Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer. I cored and made flawless rings in less than 2 minutes. No need to even peel the pineapple. Seriously incredible.

Want a demonstration? I thought so! So we made a video for you. View and watch pineapple slicing awesomeness ;-)

Video music provided courtesy: “squirrel hunter” by septahelix. Licensed under a Creative Commons.

The Giveaway
2 lucky U.S. readers have a chance to win an OXO Stainless Steel Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer, courtesy of OXO!

There are three ways to enter: (1) leave a comment on the blog (2) go “like” us on Facebook or (3) Already a fan? Just leave a comment on The Wall. Want to increase your chances? You can leave a comment here and on Facebook.

THIS DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED. The lucky winners were Sarah Bates and Ray Mullins. Congrats you two!

Fine print: product provided by OXO, opinions are my own.

Grilled Cinnamon and Sugar Pineapple Rings
Makes 8-10 rings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes

• 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings (fast and easy with the OXO pineapple slicer!)
• 1/4 cup cinnamon
• 1/4 cup sugar
• vanilla ice cream (optional) – I used Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light
• toasted coconut (optional)

Preheat an outdoor grill (or stove-stop grill) for medium-high heat.

In a flat dish, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Dredge both sides of each pineapple ring in the sugar mixture.

When your grill is hot, oil the grates or coat with cooking spray. Grill pineapple for about 3 minutes per side, or until heated through and tender, but not mushy.

Transfer 1 or 2 pineapple rings to dessert bowls and top with a scoop of ice cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve immediately.

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Barbara D. Newman June 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

That looks so yummy, I’m salivating. Hope I will be a winner!


Esther December 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Boy, that sure would come in handy …. could have used it several times this summer….


Ray Mullins July 17, 2012 at 7:18 am



Becky July 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

That is seriously COOL, I love OXO stuff:)


Brian July 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I try to avoid single-use kitchen gadgets, but that looks awesome. Great recipe too!


Ann Egr July 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

Looks amazing!!! I would love to see this in action. Can’t wait to try the recipe!


Sarah July 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

pineapple love! we are so all about pineapple coconut ice cream with “stuff” in the TasteSpotting kitchen now…:)


Ray Mullins July 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

Very nice! I’ve avoided fresh pineapple for the same reasons (that and sharp knives and I don’t get along).


Mom July 13, 2012 at 6:31 am

Very impressive!


MommaMary July 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I like you on facebook!


MommaMary July 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

That recipe sounds delicious! My grandmother would make me baked pineapple when I was a little girl, thanks for the memories!


TK July 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I love the taste of fresh pineapple, but I also love it roasted in the oven with cinnamon and brown sugar.


JoAnn July 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I love pineapples! Awesome OXO!


Diane July 12, 2012 at 7:45 am

I have grilled pineapple on the grill. I soaked it in coconut milk and then dredge in cinnamon. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. I think that your recipe would probably be as good and considerably less expensive. Thanks for posting!


Erinn July 12, 2012 at 6:41 am

I’ve seen that Pineapple slicer at food specialty stores, but they were completely sold out (sure sign of a great gadget). If cutting the fruit would be that easy, I’d eat so much more of it!


karen July 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Wow, that looks awesome. Love me some fresh pineapple.


Angela Cianfaglione July 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I love OXO products and this looks like another winner!


ChefBigMike July 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I am a major OXO fan… I am doing the recipe on the grill this evening. Thanks again for all the info on FB and Twitter..


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Uhm holy wow that was simple and they really do make awesome products.


Steven Nelson July 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

OK that looks fantastic! Can I use it on things other than pineapples? How about watermelon? A boneless ham?


Dad July 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

Wow! You could use that on a small ham, too, and then have perfect sandwiches. Or not.


Tanya July 11, 2012 at 6:55 am

I have a pineapple waiting just for this!


Jessen July 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

Great Giveaway! I can think of a thousand other ways to use it besides slicing pineapple!


Mb July 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm



Joanne July 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

You know I basically live solely to see your videos, right? Any chance to see that cute face of yours!

Sigh. Love OXO. They just sent me a cherry pitter!


amy marantino July 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I “Like” you on Facebook


amy marantino July 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

i love pineapple and this looks like a very handy tool.


Deb July 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I am so ready for an easy way to prepare fresh pineapple! I would adore the OXO pineapple slicer!


Doreen July 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Fresh pineapple is wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!


Catherine July 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

We discovered fresh pineapple this year, oh my gosh, I’m putting it on everything. The OXO slicer would mean I could cut it faster and use fresh pineapple on more recipes. Thanks for the great give-away!


Leslie July 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Oh my, a gadget I don’t already have. lol. This looks great!


PJ July 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I loved grilled pineapple! I am the worst at cutting it up so this would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity! Great video!


denise July 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

I was just telling someone how I need that kinda thing!


Donna July 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

LOVED the demo! That is such a cool tool!!


Andrea July 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

Ooh, I love OXO stuff too. That is so cool!


Heather July 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

I love that invention!! I need to have one! We love pineapple.


Nancie Nelson July 10, 2012 at 8:51 am

AMAZING…THIS would get me to eat pineapple ALL the time !!!


Jenna July 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

. . . and I’m already an FB fan. =)


Jenna July 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

Nice! I could definitely put this slicer to use–there’s nothing like fresh pineapple!


Jen July 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Yes, CRAZY AWESOME! I sat in amazement as I watched! I might be more inclined to buy fresh pineapple with this puppy.


Cherie Cabral July 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

Looks like an amazing slicer!!!


Stephanie July 10, 2012 at 7:19 am


Damn you and your pineapple goodness! This tool is SO AWESOME an my house has no use for it. Tell Trevor to talk some sense into my husband. :)


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

I love OXO and that is hands down the coolest kitchen tool I’ve seen. Loved the video, except we couldn’t see your pretty smiling face!


Jackie C July 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

Also left a comment on Facebook.


Jackie C July 10, 2012 at 7:02 am

I “Like” you on Facebook


Jackie C July 10, 2012 at 7:01 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend!! Love the pineapple slicer, great gadget!!


Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary July 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

This is a multi-tasker I need! We love pineapple but hate prepping it!
Of course I already like you on Facebook and in real life too!


Melissa July 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

I LOVE IT. Love. I want one. It needs to be in my drawer next to my cherry pitter and my julienne peeler and all my other one-use gadgets that I ADORE. :D


The Home Cook July 10, 2012 at 5:32 am

I like you on Facebook.


The Home Cook July 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

That is awesome!! I’d love a pineapple slicer. We love pineapple and eat it all the time.


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