I like to snack on oranges at work, but usually juice gets on my fingers and makes them sticky, so I have to get up and go and wash my hands.

Is there a way to peel and eat an orange, without utensils, without my hands getting sticky?

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    Deja vu. They changed the Matrix again.
    – Dawnkeeper
    Dec 10 '14 at 20:52
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    @michaelpri That's like comparing apples to oranges.
    – Sterno
    Dec 10 '14 at 21:55
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    @Sterno I think that the possible answers are the same
    – michaelpri
    Dec 10 '14 at 21:57
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    @starsplusplus The main issue is that oranges need to be peeled, and peeling them with my hands makes them sticky.
    – fredley
    Dec 10 '14 at 23:52
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    With lots of types of oranges, with different amounts of juice and varying degrees of difficulty of peeling, the type(s) of orange you have trouble with could be useful information. Dec 11 '14 at 8:25

I found this very helpful Instructable.

  1. Make a crack with your finger from the top of the orange to the bottom

  2. Line up your fingers on the crack and split the orange apart

  3. Pull out the slices and enjoy!


How about wearing those plastic gloves that grocery store workers have? They are cheap and sold in bulk at supermarkets. While you're at it, you could also equip yourself with plastic protective goggles so that the orange juice droplets don't get in your eyes.

But that is protecting yourself from the orange. You could try the opposite − protecting the orange from everything else. Put the orange in a plastic bag and operate it from the outside. That way you can take the peel off and keep 100% of the orange body inside the bag during the process.

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