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7/8/08 9:37 P

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OK I'm happy. I ordered a mango pitter on the suggestion of Afoot and it arrived today. Can't report on how good it is as I don't have a mango right now. I'll let you know when I use it.

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7/8/08 11:04 A

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I will buy a few mangos and cut them up. We eat some fresh but I like to freeze some too for smoothies.

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7/8/08 9:45 A

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I finally tried cutting the mango last night. It worked much easier! It was ripe enough, thanks to the hint of smelling it first. I peeled it, then cut off the fruit from the pip and sliced the fruit. It wasn't stringy or mushy. Just juicy and very good! Thanks everyone! I have one more in the kitchen for tonight or tomorrow.

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7/4/08 1:20 A

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Novice here, but here's what has worked for me.

Mangoes are best when you can smell the sweet fruit--then it's usually ripe. I cut slightly off center on each side, take a large spoon to remove the fruit from the skin, and then take the ends on the other sides of the pit. Then I chew off the remaining part on the pit--no eager kids here most of the time. If we're just eating slices, each of us just eats the mango off of the peeling which I've washed thoroughly. I'm buying a slicer as soon as I have time to find one, Sophie.

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7/3/08 2:33 P
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I used to do it--slice basically in half and then score the fruit and cut off the skin, but I saw someone do one on TV not too long ago the way Kinglooser described. I just did some mango salsa the other day and id it the new way--peel the skin off with a paring knife, then slice the fruit off the stone. I thought it worked much much better.

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7/3/08 9:06 A

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the best way I learned to cut one.... Cut it in half and remove the pit. Score lined down to the skin but not through the skin so you get little squares. Then carefully cut the pieces off the skin.

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7/2/08 11:39 P

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The way we always did it was just to peel it then using a fork spear it through a thick part so that it has a handle then pour lemon and tapatio all over it, ummmmm I'm getting hungry! LOL!

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7/2/08 11:21 P

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Thanks so much!! I will definately buy another mango and give it a try again. I thought I did buy a soft one, but I'll let it sit at home for an extra day or two before I try to peel it. I'll let you know how it goes!

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7/2/08 11:05 P

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Well our friend AFoot swears by a Mango pitter. So I just ordered one on his recommendation

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7/2/08 10:50 P

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I watched a few of the videos and have to say I like my way better and think I get more of the fruit off even before I hand the pit over to a child.

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7/2/08 10:43 P

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I need to watch the video myself but the way I cut them is to peel it first with either a paring knife or even a potato peeler that cut it along the stone so the knive slides right on top of the flat side, turn it over and do the same on the other side and keep cutting over the top of the mango until we have gotten a reasonable amount of fruit off. I then hand the stone over to one of my eager children who is more than willing to nibble the remaining fruit off the stone.

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7/2/08 10:37 P

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There is a 2 minute video on YouTube that shows you how to cut it. Here is the link.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6dPnL0uJho

But it sounds like yours may not have been ripe. You might want to put it in a paper bag for a few days until it is softer. It should 'give' when you touch it. Good luck !

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7/2/08 10:30 P

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We bought a mango a couple weeks ago, but it was so hard to cut! What we did manage tasted very good, but it's such a pain to cut and we had a lot of waste. I looked for mangos already cut up in walmart today but with no luck. Help!!

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