So along with vanilla extract and vanilla paste (trust me, you want both in your pantry!) We purchased a tomato corer. Personally, I have a way of dealing, or not dealing with the 'core' of the tomato, but it really bothers the hubster, so he had to have this gadget.
This is how it works, as demonstrated via pictures with my darling daughter as a hand model . . . er, ignore the chipped blue fingernails . . .
|Press the green top in that opens the 'jaws'.|
|Vine ripe tomato|
|Press top in, jam jaws into tomato|
|See dog under my computer desk watching . . .|
|Twist and pull|