I adore pomegranates!!!! They are expensive especially at the start of the season but oh worth every penny...er...dollar or two! I cut them in half, and put them in a big bowl and sit for an hour or so picking each aril out, to be enjoyed one at a time. I was horrified to spot a 'device' that claimed to remove the gems. Upon reading the package, it seemed more like a citrus juicer where you jam half a lemon/grapefruit/orange whatever down and twist away. Not for this girl's treats, they deserve so much more respect!