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Pampered Chef: Pineapple Wedger

  1. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    is on Back Order! I think we have another Mix n Chop! Back order isn't long...estimated delivery 4/13:eek:
     
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I was really hesitant to like it, but I really do love it. When we show it and get excited, people will love it too! :chef:
     
  3. cincychef

    cincychef Advanced Member

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    Has anyone shown this and had people comment that it wastes alot of pineapple? It seems like every time I show it someone(or many) comment that it wastes alot of pineapple. What would you say?
     
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  4. Liquid Sky

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    I would say that there are all pineapples are of differing sizes and that's going to determine how much "scrap" there is. Even tho it seems like there's waste, the wedger eliminates those little brown holes that have some rind in it, it only leaves fresh, perfect pineapple pieces/slices.

    Sure, you can hand cut the pineapple yourself and take 8 minutes, or use the wedger and the job's done in 2 minutes.

    My husband and I had this exact conversation when we tried the wedger out and I said I would have to figure out something to say when someone mentions they think there's a lot of wasted pineapple. ;)
     
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  5. pamperedharriet

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    You can use the kernel cutter to get the extra off the skin part that is there when you use the pineapple wedger. You really don't waste much when you take this extra step. I have been cross selling both.
     
  6. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    NICE! Would have never thought of that. :)
     
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  7. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Legacy Member Gold Member

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    How many sales have you lost when it's been demonstrated at your show?

    Not my favorite product -- and it wasn't my idea to demo it, the neighbor ran home to pick up a pineapple from her house. I do share helpful hints for those who are interested in purchasing but it's not one that I'm going to go out of my way to promote. I think there will be lots of people disappointed when they get it home.
     
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  8. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    None of the people who have bought from me have been disappointed. Someone did a neat Pineapple Wedger Hints thing too. I'll attach it here but whoever did it originally did a great job! I think I changed the font so it would fit on one page.
     

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  9. aalbert

    aalbert Novice Member

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    You can also use the Core and More, thus resulting in fresh crushed pineapple! I cross sell these alot!
     
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  10. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    My customers have been really loving the wedger. We use it almost every 3 days b/c we are eating that much fresh pineapple now. I think the tips are great & also make sure that any customer who purchases the wedger knows to use it on a lower surface than their countertop, especially if they are 'vertically challenged'. :)
     
  11. pckellyd

    pckellyd Member Gold Member

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    I only have people raving about it. One of my hostesses got it for free and used it, now today she's raving about it on her facebook page!
     
    Apr 3, 2009
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  12. quiverfull7

    quiverfull7 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Everyone that I've sold it to loves it. I use the kernal cutter at shows to show them how to save that "waste" too just like Harriet mentioned. I have sold 16 already and I just love that thing!
     
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  13. cincychef

    cincychef Advanced Member

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    Harriet, Thanks for the tip on the kernal cutter. I did not think of that. I had already been telling everyone that pineapples come in many sizes, but showing people how to avoid the waste is great too.
     
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  14. lisa717

    lisa717 Member

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    I sold 6 at my last show..I love it....I am sure they will too...
     
    Apr 4, 2009
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  15. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    Thanks, but I got the tip from someone else (can't remember who at the moment).

    I just love how we all help each other!
     
  16. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    another great idea!
     
  17. D Levad

    D Levad Member Gold Member

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    I used to think this way but now I love the Pineapple wedger. I just wasn't rocking it enough when I started it and now that I use the cover to release it it works like a charm. I do cut it in half so it is easier and this way I can do one at a show and let someone else try it as well.
     
    Apr 4, 2009
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  18. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Legacy Member Gold Member

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    It's not really a matter of just thinking that way, it's what happened at a show. :)

    I do them all the helpful hints I've learned, and one I came up with on my own, so that they can have success when they get their wedger home.

    My helpful hint? Use a permanent marker to make a line across the part of the cover that doesn't stick up at all. This helps you find where to set the pineapple down when you are using the cover to complete your wedging so you don't cut off or into the raised plastic area.
     
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  19. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I'm wondering if they are on back order while we clear up a quality control issue..
    I've had 2 break and know of other consultants whose have broken
    I'm still selling lots of them but a little worried about the returns customers may be making
     
    Apr 4, 2009
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  20. I love this product. I love it even more now that someone posted how to get the pineapple all the way through the cutter. Use the protective cover to push it the rest of the way through. No cut fingers. Fresh pineapple is soooo much better than canned and buying a whole pineapple is sooo much cheaper than buying it already cut from the grocery store. Demo this at your shows. You also get to show off our terrific knives because you hav to cut the top and bottom off the pineapple and cut the pineapple in half. With our forged cuttlery, it is effortless.

    Paula :chef:
     
  21. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    I sold 7 of these puppies today at my show - out of 11 guests (one girl already bought one)! I've been selling them well by just talking about them, but it REALLY pays to demonstrate - I showed how to cut the top/bottom off, use the wedger, push the bottom with the cover, used the Apple Wedger to wedge the 2 half-moon sections of pineapple then cut them into chunks (with the Santoku of course!) and then used the kernel cutter to get the rest of the meat off of the peel. Thanks for all the great tips, fellow cheffers! I sold some apple wedgers and kernel cutters, too! ;)
     
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