We Tried the TikTok-Famous Rotating Watermelon Slicer + Here's What We Thought

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Playing We Tried the TikTok-Famous Rotating Watermelon Slicer + Here's What We Thought

Watermelon is a delicious summer treat, and we're still savoring every last bit of summer! It helps that watermelon's versatility makes it one of our favorite fruits to use for all kinds of recipes and impressive edible centerpieces. So while it can definitely be worth it, we're not denying that buying and cutting up a whole watermelon (or two!) is somewhat of an undertaking. (Who among us isn't guilty of splurging on pre-cut to avoid having to do it ourselves?) If only there were a tool that could make this easier...  

Of course, in the age of TikTok, there is such a thing! As soon as we heard about this internet-famous watermelon cutting tool—which claims to take the work out of cubing a watermelon—we knew who to call. Our Senior Culinary Producer and resident watermelon queen, Jeanette Donnarumma, actually had multiple people recommend she try this gadget. She tested it out for us, and we're sharing her thoughts below. 

Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer

Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer


How does the rotating watermelon slicer work? 

Made of stainless steel, the windmill-style rotating blade is designed to quickly cube a long section of watermelon in one go. There are ruler marks (0-2 cm) to help you measure where to insert the tool, depending on your desired cube size. Then, just push it forward and carefully pull it out. (Watch Jeanette do this in the video above!) 

What did we think of the watermelon slicing tool? 

"The watermelon tool was really fun to use," Jeanette says. "The instructions were very straight forward and it's very cool to have it cubed for you."  

Tips for better results using this watermelon slicing tool: 

Jeanette does note that it's important to use a watermelon that's more firm. "The cubes get a little mushy depending on the texture of your watermelon," she points out. "And when you get all the pieces of it out, there is still some watermelon on the edges that the tool doesn't reach." 

The tool does come with a bonus melon baller, though, so you can scoop out the extra watermelon to reduce food waste. 

Another pro tip? If you want your cubes to retain a consistent size and shape, Jeanette recommends being "very careful about how far down you push it." 

Jeanette says that overall, this was "a fun product to try, but there are ways to cut a watermelon with a knife that are just as easy." 

For us non-professionals, though, who are happy to have a watermelon quickly cubed for easier snacking and faster fruit salads, we think it could be $12 well spent. Especially when it comes to recipes where the presentation of the watermelon cubes isn't a top priority—if you're going to puree them for watermelon frosé, say—we're here for any tool that will save us time. 

You Might Like