I love carving pumpkins around Halloween. The carving itself is a lot of fun and it is very rewarding to see your work light up for the first time. The least fun part of carving pumpkins is gutting them. Pumpkins are sticky and messy on the inside, and while it is a lot of fun to play with that goop when you’re a kid (and you have someone there to clean up after you!), it is a little less fun when you’re an adult who is trying not to get orange goo all over everything. I like to get to the carving, so I do what I have to do to get my pumpkins properly cleaned. I typically use a large, sturdy metal spoon, but I suspect that my work would be a lot easier if I had a Pumpkin Gutter to use.
The tool is uniquely designed for the task of carving out large gourds. The balloon-shaped tool is made of stainless steel, the edges of which are sharpened to allow them to cut easily through even a tough pumpkin. It attaches to any standard electric drill, which should give you easy control of the speed and direction in which the Gutter moves around. It will scrape out strings of pumpkin goo and corral seeds in mere seconds, and it can also be used to thin and even out the walls of your pumpkin, which can make it much easier to carve. It’s about 12-inches long, a length that will allow it to work with a variety of pumpkin sizes (even extremely large ones, though very small pumpkins may still be done by hand best). Since you’ll be saving time cleaning, you’ll have a lot more time for carving and might even feel like decorating a few more pumpkins for your display than you did last year!