When you’re serious about baking cherry pie or making preserves, this is the dependable and efficient helper you need. This large cherry pitter can pit up to 26 pounds of cherries in an hour. It has a spring-loaded steel plunger and large funnel feeder.
Leifheit High-Volume Cherry Pitter
When you’re serious about baking cherry pie or making preserves, this is the dependable and efficient helper you need. This large cherry pitter can pit up to 26 pounds of cherries in an hour. It has a spring-loaded steel plunger and large funnel feeder. Made in China.
Leifeit brings the quality and luxury of European kitchen tools and housewares into American homes. A leader in the European market, Leifheit has been known for innovative products and pioneering design since 1959.
This thing misses....a lot. If the cherries are too large, they aren't center and the plunger thing doesn't hit the pit properly so it just pokes a hole through the cherry. My sister-in-law bought a $25 pitter that works better than this one, but the pit container is much smaller
I wondered when I bought this, if it was worth the money. And boy, is it ever. Once I got the hang of it, I can pit cherries at a great speed. Does the pitter miss? Very, very seldom. I wish I had this years ago. No more stained hands. No more picking cherry pits out of my mouth
I thought the package was exaggerating when it claimed you could pit 12 kilos of cherries per hour. Heck that's 24 pounds. no way. Sure the thing works well, fastidiously well, cleanly pitting cherry after cherry. Easy to clean, easy to store, all that, but 12 kilos. That seemed outrageous so I just timed myself pitting 6 1/4 pounds, still being careful, and it took 13 minutes, and that included answering the phone and talking briefly. They aren't kidding. there's a trick though to using this thing efficiently, that is getting a collection system that you don't have to fiddle much with. I use a glass lasagna pan which hold a lot of cherries. If you use a small container you have to keep emptying it. The other option I've used was a small 4 cup plastic container that I emptied into a freezer bag every few minutes. ... inefficient but the fruit was in the freezer sooner. Granted this thing isn't cheap and how many cherries does one need to pit? but it's fun to use and makes an easy task of what could be a tedious chore, at least if you are stoning 12 kilos with any regularity
Will the Leifheit High Volumn Cherry Pitter pit olives at the same rate as cherries?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2011
Best Answer:I spoke to a gentleman at leifheit customer service to get a definite answer on this one. He told me that this pitter is only suggested for pitting cherries, as the pitting stone is slightly different than one used for a device made to pit cherries and olives
Haven't tried it but given that my old hand cherry pitter worked on olives, this will probably do as well. Though round olives will work much better as they will roll down the feeder shoot like cherries do. the oblong olives might require a little nudging. I'll have to go buy some olives to try