When there is hot weather in summer, your family will need a lot of fruits and vegetables... anything cool. Watermelon is definitely a certain food that just scream “summer”. From its bright-colored flesh to it sweet, refreshing taste, this fruit is a summer essential.
While there’s not one right way to cut a watermelon, there are certain ways that are faster and less messy. Here I would like to recommend the laziest and easiest-ever way to cut a watermelon into cubes.
Why Need Watermelon Cubes?
When chopping the watermelon up into nice bite sized cubes, you will find that these cubes are perfect for little hands and on the go meals like picnics.You can bring it to the beach or a barbecue as-is, or serve it in a salad, cocktail, granita, or make it into jelly.
Luckily, cubing a watermelon will be a simple hack with just a few key moves and with a creative tool - a watermelon windmill slicer. Even your children can use it effectively and safely.
The Step-by-Step Way to Cube a Watermelon
Step 1: Pick A Good Watermelon
Picking out a watermelon at the grocery store was always a semi-anxiety plagued experience, nobody would enjoy the watermelon tasted like a crunchy watermelon rind cucumber and then ended up by throw it away.
How to Pick a Watermelon at the Grocery Store
- Pick it up: Big or small, the watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
- Look for the yellow spot: Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.
- Give it a thump: Tap the underbelly of the watermelon. A ripe one will have a deep hollow sound. Under-ripe or over-ripe melons will sound dull.
Step 2: Cut Your Watermelon into Quarters
After you’ve washed and dried the watermelon, from top to bottom, cut the watermelon in two large pieces, then cut each piece in half to make 4 watermelon slices.
Note: the melon will keep better uncut so unless you’re prepping for a party, wrap one half in plastic and refrigerate.
Step 3: Use A Watermelon Windmill Slicer to Cut Cubes Fast
Here we use a watermelon cube gadget to help, this stainless steel windmill watermelon cutter makes it easy to cut a split watermelon in ready-to-serve cubes in just a few seconds, which is a whole lot faster than using your typical kitchen knife.
The watermelon cube cutter comes with one automatic cutter blade, just push the watermelon slicer tool into watermelon, those cubes come out automatic. The melon cutting ruler help you to measure 0-2CM cubes as your ideal size.
The unique slicer quickly and efficiently prepares the fruit with almost no hassle, so you don’t have to worry about sharp knives slipping or keeping a grip on the cumbersome melon.
You can name it a game changer for eating watermelon this summer. Please refer to the below watermelon cutting videos for more details.
Step 4: Store the Watermelon Cubes in the Fridge
Now that you have your cubed watermelon you can do just about anything with it. You can make some juice or a margarita, or maybe even some salsa. Or just enjoy a delicious bowl of the refreshing watermelon.
But how long does cut watermelon cubes last? A few days in the fridge, though watermelon tastes best freshly cut. The edges start to get mealy after about a day.
So you need to store these cut watermelon cubes in the fridge in an airtight container, for a few days.
If it isn’t sealed, watermelon easily absorbs off flavors from the fridge, so I recommend an actual storage container instead of a bowl covered in plastic wrap.
With this unique watermelon cuber, your family will call you the gadget king or queen, bring the family an extra sweet summer, just a click away! You can also learn more other ways of cutting a watermelon or cantaloupe, just enjoy.