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.
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
I rarely get single purpose kitchen tools, but this one is a must if you are like me and scour the farmer's markets for sour cherries. I am that crazy lady who will buy as many quarts as I can.
Okay. It doesn't get every pit, but it most certainly dispatches most of them. Takes no time at all to pit several quarts of cherries. It has a place of honor in my kitchen
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