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How to Cut a Perfect Watermelon

July 9, 2010

One of my very favorite things about summertime is watermelon.  There isn’t a single bad thing about it, particularly now that seedless watermelon is everywhere you go.  But I hate cutting them up.  Well, hated.  Last summer my sister-in-law showed me a beyond brilliant and easy way to chop up that huge block of red deliciousness.  I can now cut up a watermelon into impressive uniform size chunks in less than half the time.  So, just in time for this weekend’s BBQ here’s a little watermelon how-to.

Make sure you’ve got a big sharp knife. And then keep your fingers away from it.  First cut that big guy in half and then trim off the end.

Start slicing off chunks of watermelon rind at an angle, following the curve of the melon.

You’ll end up with something that looks like this.

Then go around the melon again, trimming off the rest of the rind and any biggish white spots.

Throw all of this stuff away, or toss it in your compost pile/box/bag/whatever.

Starting from one end slice all the way from top to bottom to make big slices about an inch thick.

Turn your melon 90 degrees and make another 1 inch slice.  Then lay that new slice down on your cutting board and chop it up into 1 inch pieces.

Scoop up all those evenly diced pieces and dump them in a bowl.  Repeat the last two steps until your melon is all cut up.

Now doesn’t that look delicious!  Enjoy!  Happy Weekend everyone!

223 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    July 9, 2010 4:28 am

    I just know you are going to think this is weird but all that watermelon just makes me feel sick. I used to like it as a kid but can’t stand it now. I just find it way too sweet and the texture icky. Glad you enjoy it though. You can eat my share.

    • claire penn permalink
      May 31, 2011 9:59 am

      why would you even be on this page about slicing watermelon if you don’t like watermelon and feel like you have to make a statement about it making you sick?

      • rorke permalink
        July 31, 2011 12:09 am

        People use StumbleUpon and it can lead you to this page…not because they typed in a search for watermelon. Karen has a right to her own tastes… and I don’t think she was trying to be rude.

  2. Genie permalink
    July 9, 2010 7:44 am

    I love it, thank you for sharing this idea. I’m going to buy a watermelon and try it!

  3. July 9, 2010 7:49 am

    This is AWESOME! I hate seeing all that watermelon go to waste when I cut it…great post! Coming next week…the pineapple???

  4. July 9, 2010 7:53 am

    Wish I’d known your trick last weekend. Spent over 30 minutes dicing up my melon. Filing this one for future referece; thank you for sharing!

  5. July 9, 2010 7:59 am

    When I first saw this on the front page of WordPress, I decided to check it out because I was thinking “what a random post, how to cut watermelon…”
    But after looking at the pictures, this is actually quite the clever way to get ALL of the watermelon, and not waste any… I usually cut mine in half, then into slices, and just eat it like that… I may just have to try doing it this way next time! 🙂

  6. July 9, 2010 8:00 am

    Brooke, 30 Minutes? Seriously? Thank you for sharing, pinksuedeshoes.

  7. July 9, 2010 8:08 am

    I love watermelon. The perfect summer treat!

  8. Raul permalink
    July 9, 2010 8:12 am

    This is great! Thank You!!!

  9. July 9, 2010 8:12 am

    Thank you! And I agree with Dennis… how about a pineapple post? 😀

  10. lynnjake permalink
    July 9, 2010 8:20 am

    This is how they cut it in Mexico. Since I started cutting them this way a few years ago, I always have a plastic tub of cut up watermelon in the refrigerator in the summer. It’s a great snack~

  11. July 9, 2010 8:27 am

    W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L! I’m getting a watermelon asap!
    Thx for sharing!

  12. James permalink
    July 9, 2010 8:37 am

    Wow, thank you! This is great, I cut a watermelon a week and have always struggled with it. Thanks again for something I would never think to research!

  13. July 9, 2010 8:41 am

    Great job , i think i might have to try thhis way of cutting a watermelon and aggreed with you summer it`s all about watermelons!

  14. July 9, 2010 8:48 am

    Pineapple is easy-peasy to cut up (and did you know you can TWIST the leaves off?!) I think you should share your wisdom with the Internets. Ready? Go.


    • July 10, 2010 12:40 am

      You know pineapple is ready if you can pull the middle leaves out easily

      • July 10, 2010 2:30 am

        Thanks, I always wondered how I’d know, latest yesterday. Such odd and useful information 🙂

  15. July 9, 2010 8:51 am

    I’ve been cutting my melons this way for years didn’t know it was special or easy. I find cutting the rind off rather difficult and try to get one of my boys to do that part. Fun post though and pretty pics!

  16. July 9, 2010 9:02 am

    Now that’s a prime watermelon! Or perhaps I should say a choice watermelon…I’m not sure of the classification specifications for melons, but it looks delicious nevertheless.

    The Codger

  17. July 9, 2010 9:04 am

    Another way for cutting the melon;

  18. July 9, 2010 9:06 am

    Awesome! Another fun way to eat it: slice that puppy in half and use an ice cream scoop to scoop out round chunks. I’m pretty sure they have melon scoopers precisely for this, but the ice cream scoop is bigger so it is faster. You also only have 2 major pieces of rind which you can throw out or use as a serving bowl. 🙂

  19. July 9, 2010 9:25 am

    That’s great! Now I won’t feel so bad buying the whole darn thing.

  20. July 9, 2010 9:28 am

    That’s really smart… I spend way too much time trying to figure out the best way to cut it up. But that might be because I stop and eat as I go! I love watermelon and can’t wait to try this out!
    And, nice pics!

  21. July 9, 2010 9:31 am

    I wish water melons were in season in SA 😦

  22. July 9, 2010 9:36 am

    Just came across your blog on Freshly Pressed. Lovely post and photos! I especially like that you mention using a compost pile/box/bag. It such a little thing, but so important to cut down on waste.

    If I didn’t already have a mutilated watermelon in the fridge right now, I’d try this today. Will have to do next time though!


  23. July 9, 2010 9:37 am

    i know this is going to sound bad
    now i can finally cut a watermelon
    great post

  24. July 9, 2010 9:43 am

    *head desk*

    Of course it was that easy.

    Of course I didn’t come up with it, instead opting to make a drippy mess all over my counter.


    Thank you for the tip!

  25. susan permalink
    July 9, 2010 9:46 am

    Thank you for the tip! I will share! I had learned the pineapple version years ago and it has made all the difference in the world.

  26. July 9, 2010 10:02 am

    wow, it’s so simple and … great! thank you!

  27. July 9, 2010 10:05 am

    Wow! thanks for sharing a fresh and smart idea. Now, I don’t have wait for my husband to do the cutting work.


  28. July 9, 2010 10:10 am

    Great advice. I think I’ll try this after lunch. Thanks!

  29. July 9, 2010 10:18 am

    Thanks for the tip. I think I’ll let my husband do it though, I’m not great with a really sharp knife . Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! Great pictures, it looks yummy!

  30. July 9, 2010 10:43 am

    Thanks for the tutorial for cutting up a watermelon! I have one on ice right now that I can try this technique with today. It looks like it’s easier to store in the fridge this way, too.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    I’ve got to check out more of your blog, so I’ll be here for awhile, and definitely will be back. I’ve done plenty of sewing at midnight myself, too!

  31. sylviangirl permalink
    July 9, 2010 10:56 am

    Simple and effective idea 🙂 Now i’ll be able to eat watermelon in bite sized pieces instead of the big slices i normally cut which inevitably ends up with me dribbling red watermelon juice all down myself!

  32. July 9, 2010 11:06 am

    Awesome sauce! No more wasted melon! You Rock!

    • July 9, 2010 11:54 am

      Whoever you are–the fact that you also use the term “Awesome Sauce” means that we should be BFFs. Seriously.


  33. July 9, 2010 11:06 am

    Great post! I can’t wait to go get a watermelon…or4 🙂

  34. Lulu permalink
    July 9, 2010 11:13 am

    This is neat !
    Thanks for the tip! It’s worth trying for beautiful chunks

  35. July 9, 2010 11:43 am

    It looks beautiful in that bowl. Almost makes me want some, but the taste doesn’t suite me. However, my kids would probably devour that whole bowl.

  36. July 9, 2010 12:33 pm

    Yum! Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Cheers, Niconica

  37. hopecouncil permalink
    July 9, 2010 12:35 pm

    Thank you so much! I have a watermelon just WAITING to be cut up, but the process I’ve used in the past is dreadful. I can’t wait to do it your way!

  38. July 9, 2010 12:35 pm

    haha…too funny. I just figured this out myself like a week ago… your sister and I must be kindred spirits!

  39. July 9, 2010 12:55 pm

    Watermelon are nice.Great idea.

  40. July 9, 2010 12:56 pm

    Great post.Thank you for idea.

  41. July 9, 2010 1:08 pm

    Wow, I am shocked at the amount of people who did not know this method of cutting all melons, not just watermelon. Beautiful pictures. If you really want that wow factor, after you cut the rind off, use a wavy cutter (you can buy one at any kitchen supply store) to cut your chunks. it looks pretty and it helps the watermelon hold up a little longer in the refrigerator.

    • Dragonflly permalink
      March 8, 2013 6:55 am

      What bothers me is how many of you think this is life altering! Sheesh, if you can’t cut a watermelon up, god help you with a pineapple, or god forbid a mango! Guess you don’t often use real food, must be Americans then huh?

  42. popscure permalink
    July 9, 2010 1:37 pm

    now i’m craving watermelon martinis

  43. July 9, 2010 1:38 pm

    Ooooh! Nice!

  44. July 9, 2010 1:55 pm

    Watermelon cutting is an art form similar to ironing….looks simple enough, but definitely isn’t! Thanks for the direction =]

  45. July 9, 2010 2:09 pm

    Lol okay, I just used this method on my watermelon, and even though I cleaned my cutting board well, the watermelon tastes a little garlicky! Hah. I guess the advantage to cutting into wedges is that the watermelon never touches my cutting board . . .

  46. scandalousmuffin permalink
    July 9, 2010 2:26 pm

    Brilliant. Thanks so much!

  47. July 9, 2010 2:48 pm

    Fabulous! I wish I had this post a couple of days ago…

  48. xtina92 permalink
    July 9, 2010 3:18 pm

    awesome! thanks!

  49. July 9, 2010 3:21 pm

    I’m so happy with myself – as I’ve always done it the exact same way – which I thought was pretty brilliant too. Therefore I love this post – thanks

  50. July 9, 2010 3:42 pm

    This is great! Thank you!

  51. Maria permalink
    July 9, 2010 3:48 pm

    Loving the watermelon tutorial! Have a hankering for some right this second…


  52. July 9, 2010 3:54 pm

    Almost any fruit can be cut in a similar way and every chef would cut a piece of fruit thusly. Pineapple is impossible any other way. This is great for making “supremes” of orange. You just use this same technique for cutting off the rind and get rid of the pith at the same time. Then you cut in between the membranes and release segments of orange with no pith whatsoever. Pithless orange. Cool. Thanks fellow midnight seamstress!

  53. July 9, 2010 4:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing this…love the pics 🙂

  54. July 9, 2010 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the tip! Summer is full of yummy watermelons so I’ll be sure to use this technique next week. Love the photos. You did a great job of incorporating it into the blog.

  55. July 9, 2010 4:40 pm

    56 comments!!! Holy cow there are a lot of watermelon lovers out there! Thanks for the tip!

  56. July 9, 2010 5:25 pm

    The pictures really help out a lot. I have half a watermelon in the fridge, can’t wait to try it and impress my mom. Thanks for the great summer post.

  57. July 9, 2010 5:57 pm

    Brilliant!!!! Now I can’t wait to get a watermelon and try it out. Enjoy your weekend, as well! 🙂

  58. July 9, 2010 6:15 pm


  59. July 9, 2010 7:36 pm

    this is SO cool! LOL. I will try that with my other half of watermelon! thanks! LOL.

  60. July 9, 2010 7:39 pm

    This is great, I have a similar technique which I would love to share. If you have a flexible fish knife or a narrow boning knife. Quarter the watermelon. then take the flexible knife and start cutting the mellon along the white flesh near the rind. Gently saw and cut to the center of the quarter piece cutting from one corner to the other, freeing half of the melon side. Turn and cut the other side. The rind will guide the knife. You will end up with only four pieces of rind. Place the rindless quarter fruit in the bowl or tupperware, slice it length wise and then widthwise and voila, Juicy chunks of yummy watermelon. You slice a pineapple the same way. For some reason, the melon taste sweeter after it has been in the fridge overnight. When I get pictures of this I’ll post it on my blog

  61. July 9, 2010 7:46 pm

    My dad bought me a truckload (seriously, a truck load) of watermelons when I was in high school. It has been a love affair ever since. I would say that I never met a watermelon that I didn’t like but I really don’t like yellow meated ones. No flavor! Black diamonds are the ultimate!

  62. July 9, 2010 8:06 pm

    This is fantastic! Cutting a watermelon is always a big mess and I end up with misshapen chunks. Thank you for an informative post. The lighting on your photography is perfect too. I just started my blog ( and lighting seems to be my biggest enemy. Are you a photographer? Thanks for any tips…greatly appreciated.

    • elpe permalink
      July 9, 2010 8:35 pm

      marvelous..thanks for the tips. and for the pict, hmm…its deliciousss…

  63. July 9, 2010 8:51 pm

    Yeah but if you do it that way you can’t <a href=""make a watermelon hat! 😀

  64. July 9, 2010 8:54 pm

    sorry… wrote the code wrong.

    a watermelon hat!

  65. July 9, 2010 8:59 pm

    Awesome! Will be using this tomorrow as I just purchased a watermelon today! Thank you!

  66. July 9, 2010 9:00 pm

    LOL… this is a coincidence. I have a watermelon left in my fridge.
    My request for next tips : Pineapple.

  67. July 9, 2010 9:14 pm

    My husband taught me this technique the first time he witnessed my attempts to cut up a watermelon. Glad to see you’re getting the word out!

  68. July 9, 2010 9:18 pm

    I love watermelon! Only good fresh! The pre-chopped stuff you can buy in stores sucks. Watermelon is like 90% water, so that means no calories and a guilt-free sweet treat! Btw, I’m assuming dried watermelon slices don’t exist, right? hahaha.

  69. July 9, 2010 10:02 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I’m about to go to the store and pick up a giant watermelon. Now that I can actually cut it and not waste so much!

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  70. July 9, 2010 10:38 pm

    Really loved reading this article and learning more about how to handle watermelons. Used to grow them in my backyard down south where there was good black soil and lots of water.

    This article caught our eye on the WordPress main menu as we logged in to blog about food and corporate accountability.

    We lead that post with a link to your site.

    Keep up the fine work. Your pictures are beautiful.

  71. July 9, 2010 10:59 pm

    Wow, Chica! Not only is that cool, but look– you’re famous!!!

  72. July 10, 2010 12:24 am

    I used this method today to cut up a huge watermelon, it made it much faster and easier! Thanks!

    Watermelon and lemonade are both summertime favorites in my family, especially fresh squeezed lemonade, rather than a mix. Here’s a recipe from another blog that I’m going to try, that combines the two:

    I’m working on my own blog here:

  73. custompaperpoint permalink
    July 10, 2010 12:49 am

    wow it looks really nice and juicy. i will try this.

  74. July 10, 2010 1:37 am

    Lol….. I kinda want to buy a watermelon now.

    x Action wolfe

  75. July 10, 2010 1:50 am

    Thanks for the tips. I love watermelon, I need to buy a big one now 🙂

  76. Jornal do Whisky permalink
    July 10, 2010 2:34 am

    I’m too stupid! 😳 😳 :oops:I love watermelon into pieces, but I always cut into triangular slices first.

  77. July 10, 2010 2:59 am

    i want to eat.

  78. Sue permalink
    July 10, 2010 4:55 am

    Nice . but I dont like to peel off the skin and then eat.

  79. buytupperwarebangalore permalink
    July 10, 2010 5:19 am

    Gosh that is really impressive. Thanks for the tip

  80. July 10, 2010 6:10 am

    thanks for sharing……..good idea.

    have a nice summer time.

  81. Kolush permalink
    July 10, 2010 7:21 am


  82. July 10, 2010 8:48 am

    Thanks for tip. I love watermelon. My problem is finding a watermelon that sweet enough for me to enjoy. But the next time I will try that idea

  83. July 10, 2010 9:07 am

    I LOVE watermelon! Never tried to cut up the entire loaf though. I always serve thin slices with the rind on so as to serve as handles. Watermelon today for the most part does not taste like it did 30, 40 70 years-ago because our soil is depleted of minerals. There are a great many varieties. I must look up the origins of watermelon. These blog comments are really great. Thanks!

  84. The Weddington Adventures permalink
    July 10, 2010 9:18 am

    interesting! great stuff. keep in touch:)

  85. July 10, 2010 10:19 am

    Great idea! I actually laughed my head off at the first comment… What a hoot!

  86. July 10, 2010 11:01 am

    awesome awesome awesome! great tip!

  87. July 10, 2010 11:30 am


  88. July 10, 2010 11:50 am

    You are very talented. Great site!

  89. July 10, 2010 1:49 pm

    Amazing! I’ve always wondered about this, and now I can’t wait to try!


  90. goldenpast permalink
    July 10, 2010 2:13 pm

    My mom will be VERY impressed next week, when I make her the “Perfect bowl of Watermelon”! haha

  91. July 10, 2010 2:19 pm

    Thanks for your post. I have been avoiding buying a watermelon because it’s just me and all I did in the past is slice it in big sections. I tried buying it already cut up and it was not very sweet. I am going to buy one today and cut it up your way then I can take it to work in an air tight container for lunch or snack. Thanks again!

  92. July 10, 2010 3:36 pm

    I really like watermelon and can eat an entire half of it in one sitting. I always cut watermelon into slices and eat them off the rind, but this seems to be a much easier and faster way. Thanks for sharing and the pics are amazing. I also agree with Dennis. Next week should be pineapple.

  93. July 10, 2010 3:51 pm

    Great post! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  94. July 10, 2010 4:04 pm

    Goodness galore. Thank you.

  95. July 10, 2010 4:10 pm

    This is brilliant! I adore watermelon, and can eat entire bowls of it. I also enjoy having it on hand to make agua fresca. But I restricted myself to pre cut portions from the store, because cutting up an entire melon up looked daunting, and storing a whole one in the fridge and slicing portions of it off at a time was too messy. Think I’ll take a run out to the store after dinner to pick up a nice big one and cut it up this evening.

    BTW, to the person who doesn’t like watermelon’s texture, I don’t know what to say, but like with pears, the texture to me is just divine, and while it can be sticky if eaten in wedges, cutting it up makes it manageable. I don’t think it’s too sweet either, it’s always struck me as having a perfect balance. The only time I avoided it, was as a little girl, after a friend told me after having swallowed a seed, that a watermelon would grow in my belly, and it terrified me.. but I didn’t avoid it for long.

  96. July 10, 2010 4:18 pm

    Watermelons are wonderful, and yes I have dreaded cutting them. This looks like a wonderful way to cut one. Thanks for the tip.

  97. July 10, 2010 4:24 pm

    You know, anything related to cooking usually doesn’t sit too well with me. I’m probably the world’s worst cook, matter of fact. (I burn eggs!) But this, however, seems like something even I can handle. My girlfriend is going to be so impressed!

    Thanks for the post!

  98. July 10, 2010 4:27 pm

    Beautiful looking watermelon! Makes me a little sad and jealous though when the happy summerness of the watermelon reminds me of how cold and wintery it is here in Australia now!

  99. July 10, 2010 4:49 pm

    love the photography, you’ve popped a smile on my face. What a fab site and well done for appearing on the home page of wordpress. Look forward to seeing you on the home page again.
    Regards Anne x

  100. bernardsville permalink
    July 10, 2010 5:33 pm

    I just wish you coulda seen the way my dad massacred a watermelon during our vacation last month. It actually made my kids NOT want to eat their favorite fruit. Thanks for the tutuorial…I will be passing it along to him.

  101. LadyMarko permalink
    July 10, 2010 6:21 pm

    Wow! Piece of cake! Thank you. Am going out to buy me a watermelon right now!

  102. July 10, 2010 7:05 pm

    As we our on our 12th or 13th watermelon this year, I saw this post and couldn’t resist. I think we will adopt this method and if nothing else, the deer are going to be rather upset. They like the red part like us!

  103. July 10, 2010 7:47 pm

    Thanks to you…this serial watermelon butcher has been stopped. No more life of “crime” 🙂


  104. July 10, 2010 8:52 pm

    Yummy! It will be fantastic in this summer heat.

  105. July 10, 2010 9:36 pm

    Maybe now my husband and I won’t have to fight over the “right” way to cut a watermelon.

  106. July 10, 2010 10:24 pm

    wowh I dreamed my girlfriend do it for me….:D

  107. heather permalink
    July 10, 2010 11:06 pm

    that looks amazing.

  108. July 10, 2010 11:06 pm

    Wow, that’s so simple to do! And ! love watermelon. 😀

  109. July 10, 2010 11:22 pm

    We always like making watermelon balls and using the shell as a nice bowl! All you need to do is take half of the melon, and have the red side facing up. Use an ice cream scooper to carve out ball-shaped pieces, twisting the spoon around in a circular motion to complete the sphere. Of course, some pieces won’t be perfect, so I just like to eat those as I prepare. If you feel ambitous, cut the edge of the shell into this kind of shape: /\/\/\/\/\/\ and you have a lovely work of art to present to your guests. Otherwise, just toss it all into any bowl and it still looks great! I love watermelon in the summer.

  110. fdaray permalink
    July 11, 2010 1:43 am

    Nice! A unique way of slicing the melon. It looks so tasty.

  111. Theresa_w permalink
    July 11, 2010 1:52 am

    Wonderful! That looks so easy. I have a watermelon sitting on my counter right now, and the task of cutting is what is keeping it there! I shall try this tomorrow. Thanks!

  112. July 11, 2010 4:02 am

    thnk u for sharing ur idea. you kno what attracted me to read ur blog?? — the colorful pictures of watermelon. I live In Bangladesh, and its summer time here too. Watermelons grow in here too, but our one’s has seeds inside them, which often irritates me while eating. i wish he had seedless watermelons here 😦

  113. July 11, 2010 5:03 am

    Come on! How cool is this post! You rule! This has just become one of my favorite blogs!

  114. July 11, 2010 5:06 am

    admin add

  115. July 11, 2010 7:40 am

    love it^^

  116. therband permalink
    July 11, 2010 9:28 am

    that a nice cut..;)

  117. July 11, 2010 11:36 am

    This is the best demonstration of a universal language I’ve seen. If I did not know one word of English,I could do this and be grateful to you for doing the hard part.

    Well done. A new era is upon us. Blogging is the means to that end.

  118. July 11, 2010 11:49 am

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  119. July 11, 2010 11:59 am

    I think this is a better idea than the square watermelon (yes, they have it in Japan) invention! Thank you for sharing.

  120. July 11, 2010 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the tip…

    i like it… 🙂

  121. July 11, 2010 1:56 pm

    oh thats perfect because we had just in this moment a dispute who has to cut the watermelon and now my little brother does it voluntarily…..great (:

  122. July 11, 2010 2:14 pm

    my life will never be the same again.

  123. July 11, 2010 3:42 pm

    Colourful with simple and easy instructions! Thanks for this refreshing post.

  124. July 11, 2010 3:49 pm

    That DOES look great and easy! Thank you for the tip! Happy eating.

  125. sayitinasong permalink
    July 11, 2010 4:28 pm

    Thank you for the tip and the excellent photos. . My attemps usually end up looking quite messy, will heed your advice next time!

  126. July 11, 2010 6:15 pm

    Sometimes you see things and you think, “Wow, that is so easy, why haven’t I been doing it that way?!”. Great post!

  127. July 11, 2010 6:31 pm

    This. Is. Genius.

    Not only does it get rid of a lot of the “white” part of the watermelon, the presentation of little uniform watermelon cubes is very nice, especially when you have company over.


  128. Luke permalink
    July 11, 2010 6:38 pm

    Thats cool. I’ll get my mom to try it sometime LOL 😀

  129. July 11, 2010 8:55 pm

    It’s winter here in New Zealand, so thank you very much for injecting some well-needed sunshine into my day!

    Lovely post, too.

  130. July 11, 2010 9:04 pm

    Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tip! I use salt on my watermelon but a friend of mine uses chili powder. Although I haven’t tried it yet, she says it’s awesome 🙂

  131. Jess permalink
    July 11, 2010 9:22 pm

    Thanks, I was dreading the one I have to cut right now cause my husband left.

  132. July 11, 2010 9:28 pm

    It looks great! Gonna go 2 the grocery and try it!

  133. July 11, 2010 9:35 pm

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing and thanks WP for putting it on the front page! Kind of out of season here at the mo (in W Australia) but when they’re back I’ll be giving it a go.

  134. dian purnama permalink
    July 11, 2010 9:51 pm

    astonishing. 🙂
    I really like your blog. it really is inspirational for women.

  135. July 11, 2010 10:15 pm

    Melon is my favorite. When I eat , I cut it into halves. Then, cut it into fourths. And lasltly, into eights. But I like your way of slicing. Its quite artistic , simple and unique. I’ll try.

  136. July 12, 2010 12:24 am

    awesome! thanks for the info!

  137. July 12, 2010 12:51 am

    This is awesome. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  138. Kati permalink
    July 12, 2010 12:53 am

    I adore the way your site looks as well as all the tutorials! So fresh, vibrant and creative! If you are ok, I am for sure going to send people on my site to yours. 🙂

  139. July 12, 2010 1:52 am

    Before you cut, examine the sharpness of the knife. Its to insure a good slice. Must have presence of mind. You might slice you fingers. “Oh my God, so painfuuuuul…..llll

  140. July 12, 2010 4:11 am

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of my nephew when he’s still about 6-7 years old. We had a trivial quiz about fruit, guessing the fruit based on the characteristics. When it comes to his turn, he explained, “The color is red, the shape is square or triangular, and it has many seeds. What fruit is that?” And the answer is… watermelon! 😉

  141. July 12, 2010 5:48 am

    very nice.. really love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  142. July 12, 2010 7:00 am

    Well done thanx. Last nite at a BBQ I served a salad with red and yellow watermellon, red and yellow tomatoes……all cubed much like your pictures, also had some cubed chorizo, and a vinaigrette (made with a grainy mustard, pear infused vinegar, some fresh squeezed lemon juice, safflower oil, a bit of red wine, some balsamic and honey.

  143. July 12, 2010 3:12 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this! I ran out and bought a watermelon right away… it made me enjoy it so much because it was hassle free 🙂

  144. July 13, 2010 1:53 am

    you made something so simple, and yet so helpful! thanks. now why didn’t i think of that?! maybe i should post my complicated way of doing it as well.

  145. July 13, 2010 5:50 am

    Nice work! But how did you deal with the seeds? Watermelon has a lot of seeds.

  146. July 13, 2010 7:58 pm

    After seeing this post, I bought a watermelon to hack it in two and cut it up. It is so ripe that when I started cutting, it split right open. LOVE THAT! Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely photos, by the way!

  147. July 15, 2010 3:14 am

    I can’t wait to eat this watermelon , thank you for sharing this idea. I’m going to buy a watermelon and try it!

  148. July 17, 2010 10:37 am

    wow that is neat……….

  149. July 30, 2010 11:59 am

    ouahouu great… Many thanks to your sister in law, first and second to you to share this…


  150. Nicki Stoneridge permalink
    August 14, 2010 5:13 pm

    Darn. I wish I had thought to look up cutting a watermelon earlier in the season. I just tried your method and yes, it is very easy. I used my chef cleaver knife and it worked perfectly down to scooping up the cuts. Thanks for posting this. I looked for a FB share button but didn’t see one.

  151. August 15, 2010 10:17 am

    Thanks for sharing your method. That huge bowl of watermelon pieces looks so delicious! Now I want some, too! 🙂

  152. Kay Nicholas permalink
    November 1, 2010 10:44 am

    I do this, then put chunks in ziplock bags to have for easy snacks. I also have put a saucer upside down in a large bowl and stored in the frig. This keeps the watermelon out of the juice and it stays fresher longer. Dr. Oz just showed eating frozen watermelon chunks….sounds interesting. Also, I love the yellow watermelons. They have a different sweeter flavor.

  153. June 13, 2011 7:45 am

    This is SOOOO excellent 🙂 not only do I love watermelon but I happen to have one sitting on my counter right now. It was a gift!! And It’s just waiting for me to open it! I will be using your how to steps right now 😉 I just started blogging myself! That’s how I found you. I’ve subscribed to your posts and will come back again soon. This blogging stuff is neat lol.

  154. Joy permalink
    June 17, 2011 12:03 pm

    Wow! I will never dreed cutting watermelon again!

    • Joy permalink
      June 17, 2011 7:50 pm

      I must correct my spelling….the word is dread. Oops!

  155. emilyflippinmaruna permalink
    July 4, 2011 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve linked back to you on my site, The Handmade Experiment. Happy 4th!

  156. July 9, 2011 4:30 pm

    Absolutely brilliant! I’ve had a 15+ lb watermelon sitting on my counter all week and I’ve been dreading cutting it up and storing it, than came across this site. Cut it up quickly with no hassle. Love that all the rind is cut off so the only storage space used is strictly for the melon.

  157. July 12, 2011 3:12 pm

    I don’t know why I never thought to do this before! What a fantastically simple way to cut a melon. THUMBS UP! 🙂

  158. jerry permalink
    August 5, 2011 6:17 pm

    Someone said they thought watermelon was too sweet. I somewhat agree so i add a little salt (just a bit) and it sparks up the taste.

  159. August 22, 2011 6:15 am

    I saw this on pinterest and thought “really? people need cutting tips for a watermelon?” But I was intrigued by the nice cubes in the picture.

    I’m sold! This is a much better way than the way I’ve been cutting my watermelons! And I don’t get them too often (even though my kids LOVE them) because they’re such a pain to cut up. I wonder if there are any still out at the grocery store when I go out today…

  160. October 2, 2011 10:04 pm

    Wow this is great! I love watermelon 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  161. December 27, 2011 7:59 pm

    thanks for sharing a fresh and smart idea.
    nice 🙂

  162. June 5, 2012 10:11 pm

    Just feel that you should know that thanks to this post, I have near-single-handedly eaten an entire watermelon over the last 3 days. 🙂 Cory was concerned for my well-being while watching me wield a large knife and cutting off the rind, but it was worth it. Will definitely do it this way forever from now on… though I might chop of the ends before I chop it in half, so I can do it while it’s laying down. I think that was the part that had Cory the most nervous. 🙂

  163. Mike permalink
    June 10, 2012 3:01 pm

    This is the best way to cut a watermelon I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the tip!

  164. Sarah permalink
    June 20, 2012 5:13 pm

    This worked so great! I was rather apprehensive about chopping apart a watermelon after seeing numerous slaughterings of watermelon but I managed to waste barely any of the melon. Thank you so much for this!!!

    • June 20, 2012 6:28 pm

      You are so welcome. It has been a life changer in the summer fruit department for me! Happy Summer Watermeloning 🙂

  165. Mrs Mommy permalink
    July 10, 2012 5:30 pm

    Ha!! That’s awesome! That is totally the way I have always done it…in fact we had family over this past week and they thought I was NUTS for doing it that way!

  166. nayara permalink
    August 7, 2012 12:28 pm

    AMAZING… Thank you sooo much !!! I mean it seriously … I am a new wife that doesnt know much about cooking or even being a wife that sure made things much much easier
    Seriously… Thank you

  167. Terri permalink
    May 19, 2013 9:40 pm

    I cut all my melons like that. Of course with Cantaloupe
    and Honeydew you have to de-seed them after you peel them

  168. May 26, 2013 5:41 pm

    A) I’ve never cut any type of melon in my life. B) Someone gave me a watermelon. C) I found your post, thank God! Makes a lot of sense & I’m going to do it right now!

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