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Melon Peeler

Brief Description

Melon Peeler provides consumers with a safe and efficient method for removing the rinds from cantaloupes, honeydews, and watermelons.

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Purpose of the Invention

Melon Peeler is designed to safely and quickly separate the rind from a watermelon. This innovative product features a unit containing a concave base and an adjustable, horizontal blade. Suction cups on the bottom of the unit provide stability and allow the invention to be securely affixed to a countertop or table surface. Users may simply push a wedge of melon into the blade with the rind side facing down. Once the wedge has traveled toward the center of the blade, users can then grasp the melon from the other side and pull it through the rest of the blade. It can be used with any type of melon and is ideal for preparing attractive hors d’oeuvres.

Problems Solved by the Invention

Prior to consuming or preparing melons for appetizers, many individuals remove the rinds to create a smooth, clean appearance and taste. This is often achieved by placing a sharp knife between the rind and the fruit and then slicing through the fruit by pulling the knife toward the user’s body. This is extremely dangerous, as the knife can easily slip and cut the user’s hand or pierce the user’s body. Mild or severe injuries may result, requiring the user to seek immediate medical attention. An effective, preventative solution is necessary.  

Detailed Description

Melon Peeler allows users to safely and easily separate rinds from melons. The invention may comprise a unit containing a concave base positioned below a raised, horizontal blade. The base is curved to conform to the curvature of a melon. The blade rests on vertical supports containing a series of notches, which allow the blade to be adjusted up or down to accommodate melon wedges of varying widths. The blade can be made of stainless steel and may be designed with a small, flat cutting edge that is sharp enough to slice through a melon but not sharp enough to easily cut a person. On the underside of the base can be four suction cups, placed at each corner, allowing the invention to be stably and securely affixed to a kitchen surface. After the rind has been removed, users can continue to slide the fruit through the blade to create strips and shapes of melon at desired thicknesses. A large platter, small platter, and skewer holder can be included for assembling completed melon hors d’oeuvres. The exact specifications may vary.

Image Info

FIGURE 1 Shows a consumer pushing a wedge of melon through the blade, causing the fruit and the rind to separate.
FIGURE 2 Shows the wedge pushed to the mid-point of the blade.
FIGURE 3 Shows the user pulling the remainder of the wedge on the opposite side through the blade.
FIGURE 4 Shows a large platter of fruit hors d’oeuvres made with the invention.
FIGURE 5 Shows a small platter of fruit hors d’oeuvres made with the invention.

File #GA012972