The Cherry season is on in full swing, and I’m excited about the Cherry Picking trip that we’ve planned for this weekend! Can’t wait to get my hands on these cute ruby red fruits that are a powerhouse of nutrients, especially anti-oxidants, and packed with loads of flavor! Everyone loves cherries, and this versatile fruit can be relished in so many different ways, bake a Cherry pie, make a classic Cherry Margarita, or make your favorite Cherry sauce to pair with a salad or dessert, there’s no end to Cherry recipes. Unfortunately, there’s just one glitch – its a pain to remove the pits from the cherries before they can be used in cooking.
Well, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to a bunch of cool Cherry Pitter gadgets which could do all the dirty work on your behalf, leaving you with a bowl full of fresh pitted cherries that you can use to make anything you fancy! Here are a few Cherry Pitters (or Stoners) that are worth a mention, will make your task less daunting, without breaking your wallet.
3 Cute Efficient and Inexpensive Cherry Pitters
Leifheit Cherry Pitter (US)
Made in Germany, Leifheit brings us this amazing device that extracts cherry stones quickly and easily. It is ideal for a big job, not just a few cherries. The large feeder funnel holds up to 15 cherries, and the spring-loaded steel plunger punches stones out cleanly, leaving fruit whole. Processes up to 25 pounds of cherries per hour. A nonskid pad on the bottom anchors it firmly to the countertop. Light-weight, sturdy and easy to disassemble for cleaning – these qualities make it an ideal investment. You can buy this Cherry Stoner from ChefsCatalog at a sale price of $30.
Oxo Cherry Pitter (US)
This small and sleek Cherry Pitter designed by OXO features a removable splatter shield that directs juices downward and prevents them from soiling your work area. When not in use, the splatter shield fits inside the front chamber and a lock holds the Cherry Pitter closed for convenient storage. Sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease, and soft, comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure while you squeeze. The cherry holder is extra large to accommodate Bing and Rainier cherries and has a recessed cup to securely hold smaller varieties when pitting. The small design is perfect for pitting a small number of cherries, looks good on your countertop, can be carried for picnics or outdoor parties, and can be conveniently stored in a a drawer when not in use!
Talisman Designs Cherry Chomper (US & UK)
This cute and nifty device makes pitting cherries a fun job. In fact, you can just assign the task to your kids and let them have all the fun, while the Cherry Chomper does its job! Simply pop a cherry in its mouth, press the head and release. The rapid plunging action pushes the stone through the cherry leaving it perfectly pitted and ready to eat. Bonus tip – you can even use this to pit Olives – 2 birds in 1 stone:) A clean design, ease of use, dishwasher safe and extremely lightweight, this is an ideal buy for smaller jobs. People in US can buy it from Amazon for a mere $10, while those in UK can buy it from FireBox for £12.99
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