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Mum Goes Viral With "Game Changer" Pumpkin Carving Hack

Mum Goes Viral With "Game Changer" Pumpkin Carving Hack

Fancy doing some pumpkin carving this Halloween but can't be bothered faffing when it comes to scooping out the insides?

Well, one woman has the perfect solution, which promises to save effort, time and mess.

Nina Rutherford, from Falkirk, shared a hack on Facebook to carve pumpkins in just five minutes - in a bid to help others save time when creating their spooky decorations.

In the post, Nina shared a series of pictures where she can be seen inserting an electric hand whisk into a pumpkin after slicing the top off.

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Nina placed an electric whisk inside the pumpkin (Credit: Deadline)
Nina placed an electric whisk inside the pumpkin (Credit: Deadline)

The pumpkin's fleshy insides could be seen inside the pumpkin, and then the snaps showed the whisk inside, scooping at the body and its sides.

After going at the pumpkin with the whisk, Nina then picked up a plastic spoon and removed the loose innards of the pumpkin, which had been removed by the whisk, making it easy to scoop out.

After the whisk you scoop out the insides (Credit: Deadline)
After the whisk you scoop out the insides (Credit: Deadline)
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The last image shows a clean pumpkin with all the seeds and slimy insides safely removed, leaving it ready for carving before Halloween.

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Voila, a completely clear pumpkin! (Credit: Deadline)
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Sharing the "genius" hack to Facebook, Nina wrote: "I feel I need to pass on this Halloween pumpkin hack: once you have cut the top off get a hand mixer (with one or two whisks on it as both work), use this to detach all the insides of the pumpkin.

"Take the whisks right to the edge of the pumpkin so it scrapes the bits off, then just scoop out the insides that are now all mush. It has just taken me five minutes to do the inside of a pumpkin."

Since posting the hack, the post has gone viral with over 14,000 shares and over 2,000 comments from impressed viewers.

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One Facebook friend wrote: "Game changer," while another tagged a pal and said: "I think we've found a genius hack for doing our pumpkin!! You know that pumpkin we keep forgetting about."

The mum shared her pumpkin hack (Credit: Deadline)
The mum shared her pumpkin hack (Credit: Deadline)
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A third chipped in: "Bet you could've used this hack yesterday instead of scooping it all out." while a fourth concurred: "Omg genius this is."

Nina, 34, said: "Each year I would say to friends and family 'oh you should try this hack'. Yet no one else had ever heard of it, and so this year I thought I would take pictures (a video is rather hard as you need both hands for this) and share them on Facebook.

"One of my sisters then asked me to make the post public so she could share it and it just kept going from there so I decided to share it on to a few pages I was a part of and everyone just started sharing it.

"I didn't think it would be this popular and honestly thought more people would have known about it already. Anything to make the pumpkin carving easier is always a win in my books."

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This has changed Halloween *forever*.

Featured Image Credit: Deadline

Topics: Life News, Life, halloween

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Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at joanna.freedman@tyla.com.