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Melon Baller Techniques?

The Oracle | | Oct 1, 2007 02:56 PM

I'm attempting the throw together a quick fruit salad tonight, and HATE the mess cutting up melon makes (so much so, I've avoided it for years).

I purchased a melon baller, thinking I could slice the melon (watermelon, honeydew and cantalope) in half or quarters and start scooping out balls.

But then I remembered doing this several years ago (10+) and seem to remember not being able to make balls - but instead, making these odd 1/2 or 3/4 ball shapes..... which got me thinking:

Are there any techniques I could use to make the actual round shape? Any tips on ways to do this quickly and efficently? ...or am I overthinking this -- just press down, twist, and scoop out? Any way to not have juice from the melon all over the place?

TIA for helping me get over my avoidance of preparing melons!

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