Strip leaves from woody herbs like rosemary, thyme, lavender, sage and more with this innovative stripper/measuring cup combo. Simply pull the herb stem through the correctly sized hole—the handy attached bowl conveniently collects and measures the fresh herbs.
Care: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 2" x 3"
Made in China
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I tried to use this for both thyme and rosemary. I thought this would be great for thyme as it so time consuming to take the leaves off- didn't work at all. No hole is small enough for thyme. With the rosemary - it would remove the needles but also pull some of the woody part. Great idea that simply doesn't work.
So far, I have used this on tarragon and cilantro. I didn't really expect it to work on cilantro because it's so limp compared to other herbs, but it worked like a charm! I love the various hole sizes, so far I have always been able to find one that worked for each stem
This device requires some human intervention to be helpful. It speeds up stripping those tiny thyme leaves by about 50% which for me is a big deal at such a small price. Worth buying and learning to use.
Every year I buy my girlfriends my favorite little thing of the yea as a Christmas gift. One year it was cashmere socks. Last year candles. I use lots of fresh herb and love this. It takes some figuring out. Once you strip the herb it is very easy with a few snips of kitchen shears to finely chop right in the bowl. Especially like for rosemary and cilantro.
I love and prefer to cook with fresh herbs. I usually strip the stalks with my fingers rubbing the stem against the direction of leaf growth. That works pretty good, except you don't get the leaves at the tip where you are grasping the stem. Hopefully this will be a little easier.
My Husband love's to Garden and he planted some Herb's for me,I was tired of paying for Basil it is very expensive,I use alot of Basil ,Rosemary,Thyme,so he planted these and my i just feel great when i need it and he is so proud to go get several twig's of the thyme and rosemary.I don't know if it will work on Basil,I hope so,It look's like a great product,Oh and my Cilantro!yummy
Yes! It's wonderful. If the stem does not catch, send 2 or even 3 stems thru a hole at the same time. The measurements on the side give you an easy estimate of amounts. Quickly I can collect a tablespoon or more of leaves. The only caveat might be that I get reckless sometimes going so fast that I need to cup my hand around the ""bowl"" to prevent leaves from flying! Thyme is now a friend!
No. Unfortunately, it does not work. I was thrilled to see it because every year I pick and dry thyme for winter cooking, and it is a real pain. I tried this with thyme, rosemary, lavender and oregano. No luck with any of them. This is a good idea and a poor implementation
I haven't purchased this item yet, but would like to in the future. I am concerned about the problem that has been mentioned in several of the reviews, which is the inability to strip small, thin stemmed herbs. I was wondering if using several stems together to pull through a larger hole might work. Would this be feasible?
Best Answer:I have stripped leaves off of every herb available to me using this tool. Best tool for getting leaves off without damaging them. I have not read what anyone aid about the tool---just telling you it is the best I have found to strip leaves. I used the tool in several Sur La Table cooking classes and bought it for use in my own kitchen.
Thinness of herbs stems doesn't seem to matter, but soft and tender stems (tarragon comes to mind) tend to break, but can be bunched and pulled through the largest hole. And Rosemary works the best it you thread it through tip to base (opposite from the technique illustrated in the photo), effectively pulling "against the grain".
Will this work for parsley? I like to make tabouli.
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
Best Answer:I was so excited about this tool, especially for stripping thyme leaves from the stem. But I have to say I've been disappointed. Even though it has different hole sizes, unless a stem is particularly big and tough, it doesn't work very well, I'm sorry to say.