Chef'n Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool

The Grapefruit Cutter – Here’s Why You Need One

TL;DR – Our Picks of Grapefruit Cutters

1) Messermeister Pro-Touch 4 Inch Grapefruit Knife

The Pros:

  • It offers you a lot of comfort while you’re cutting
  • Its cuts just like I wanted and needed it to
  • It’s very used friendly and reliable

The Cons:

  • I think the gently angled blade can definitely be a little sharper so that it’s going to segment the fruit easier.

2) HIC Squirt free Grapefruit Knife

The Pros:

  • The blades are stainless steel and are attached to a wooden handle, so it looks nice and is durable as well
  • It might need a little practice at first, but once you’ve got the hang, opening grapefruits will never be easier
  • Once you get comfortable with it, it works like the tool you never knew you needed, plus it’s a score with the low price tag! 

The Cons:

  • The tweezer-like pinchers has me thinking that sooner or later you’re going to get frustrated with not being able to line up the membranes correctly
  • Cleaning between the two pinchers is a schlep
  • The dual-blade construction and the short handle had my hand palms pushed unsafely against one blade while I was cutting the fruit

3) Endurance Grapefruit Double Knife

The Pros:

  • The clear acrylic riveted handle is great for durability
  • Once you get the hand of it, this knife is really quick at slicing and sectioning grapefruits
  • It has a lightweight and compact design

The Cons:

  • Again, I had an issue with the double ended knife pressing into my palms
  • The design is short and the slippery handle is hard to grasp when it gets wet
  • The tweezer-like tool is impossible to clean

4) Chef‘n Grapefruit Citrus Sectioning Tool

The Pros:

  • Yes its bulky, but it looks pretty rad and kind of futuristic
  • The tool allows for one-handed grapefruit sectioning
  • It works well on large grapefruits with identical sections (if you can find one) 

The Cons:

  • The juices dripped into the inside of the tool, and the fact that it can’t be opened up for cleaning is a pain
  • I was annoyed with the fact that I had to literally pull the handles apart to get the fruit out of the scooper

Grapefruit cutters might sound frilly to you, but when you have to get hydrated in the field STAT, they’re always great lifesavers!

I think you’ll agree with me here:

We, seasoned hunters take every precaution to ensure we don’t get injured in the field. Because we know just how bad that sucks. We handle out knives safely and we learn all about the habits and habitats of our prey, so that we’ll be safe right? But there’s one thing a lot of us just totally overlook…dehydration. This horrible ordeal also happens to be one of the easiest to prevent too!

Dehydration Happens All the Time

I know that you probably think dehydration only happens in extreme heat. That’s not the whole truth though, and while heat does worsen the situation and make it more likely to happen, you can actually become dehydrated in any climate, regardless of the temperature outside.

When to start suspecting dehydration:

The first and most “natural” sign of dehydration is thirst. If you’re feeling it, make work of it and drink up. Don’t wait to feel thirsty though, because then you’ve already started dehydrating. Opt for 1 to 1 1/2 gallons of water a day when you’re out in the field.

After the thirst becomes nastier like fatigue irritability, dry mouth, headache and dark colored urine:

Here’s How to Rehydrate ASAP

Technically, you shouldn’t start doing something about the water problem once it’s already dragging you down. Make sure you get in enough water during the day and to stay hydrated make sure that you snack on grapefruits.

Why Grapefruits Are Great For Hunting Trips?

Well, the explanation is pretty simple. They’re super for quenching your thirst because they’re loaded with water and vitamin C for an extra boost. They’ll also easy to just throw in your pack before you head out, and if you have the right tool, they’re easy to slice open and enjoy as a hydrating snack on the way.

I’m no dietitian or scientist, so that’s about as much as I’ll say about why grapefruits are great for hunting trips. I mentioned that you need the right tool to get the thing open in the first place and make the most of its nutritional contents.

So…

With the mumbo-jumbo out of the way, we’ll head right over to the review of the best grapefruit knife so that you can make the most informed decision when you’re out for shopping.

As a side note: Grapefruit cutter or knives are small little serrated tools that are designed to section the pulp of the grapefruit by hugging the walls and membranes as you cut it. Now that we’re all on the same page here, check this out…

The Best Grapefruit Cutter Options Are Here

Messermeister Pro-Touch 4 Inch Grapefruit Knife

I have to say that I really enjoyed this knife’s sturdiness and the lightweight handle it sports. It actually looks like a unique tool that can get the job done and handles pretty darn well.

The Pros:

  • It offers you a lot of comfort while you’re cutting
  • Its cuts just like I wanted and needed it to
  • It’s very used friendly and reliable

The Cons:

  • I think the gently angled blade can definitely be a little sharper so that it’s going to segment the fruit easier.
Messermeister Pro-Touch 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife, Black

Messermeister Pro-Touch 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife, Black

 

HIC Squirt free Grapefruit Knife

I liked this knife for its two-pronged segmenting blade. It has one double serrated blade side and another curved blade side for maximum efficacy. Its cheap and ideal to just chuck into your pack when you’re heading out.

The Pros:

  • The blades are stainless steel and are attached to a wooden handle, so it looks nice and is durable as well
  • It might need a little practice at first, but once you’ve got the hang, opening grapefruits will never be easier
  • Once you get comfortable with it, it works like the tool you never knew you needed, plus it’s a score with the low price tag! 

The Cons:

  • The tweezer-like pinchers has me thinking that sooner or later you’re going to get frustrated with not being able to line up the membranes correctly
  • Cleaning between the two pinchers is a schlep
  • The dual-blade construction and the short handle had my hand palms pushed unsafely against one blade while I was cutting the fruit
HIC Squirtfree Serrated Twin-Blade Grapefruit Sectioning Knife

HIC Squirtfree Serrated Twin-Blade Grapefruit Sectioning Knife

 

Endurance Grapefruit Double Knife

Essentially, this is the HIC Squirtfree’s replica, coming in at just a pinch cheaper. It doesn’t have dual serrated edges like the HIC, so I suppose that’s where the main difference comes in either way. It worked and I reckon one is as good as the other in the end.

The Pros:

  • The clear acrylic riveted handle is great for durability
  • Once you get the hand of it, this knife is really quick at slicing and sectioning grapefruits
  • It has a lightweight and compact design

The Cons:

  • Again, I had an issue with the double ended knife pressing into my palms
  • The design is short and the slippery handle is hard to grasp when it gets wet
  • The tweezer-like tool is impossible to clean
Endurance Stainless Acrylic Grapefruit Double Knife

Endurance Stainless Acrylic Grapefruit Double Knife

 

Chef‘n Grapefruit Citrus Sectioning Tool

This tool is kind of big and bulky and it sort of reminds me of a shovel, but it still gets the job done.

The Pros:

  • Yes its bulky, but it looks pretty rad and kind of futuristic
  • The tool allows for one-handed grapefruit sectioning
  • It works well on large grapefruits with identical sections (if you can find one) 

The Cons:

  • The juices dripped into the inside of the tool, and the fact that it can’t be opened up for cleaning is a pain
  • I was annoyed with the fact that I had to literally pull the handles apart to get the fruit out of the scooper
Chef'n Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool

Chef’n Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool

 

That’s about it as far as grapefruit cutters go. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a grapefruit in your backpack to keep you hydrated and that you at least have some kind of tool to open and eat it with.

Coming up next, I’ll tackle the issue with the best meat slicer for home use. It’s pretty interesting and something I wouldn’t want to be without, so you might want to read up!

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