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Old 06-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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ISO: Easier (faster) way to stone cherries?

I have on of those cherry "stone" removers. I still find it takes a long time (I want to do salmon with a cherry sauce). Is there an eaiser way to get the stone's out than using the stone-remover tool (rolling them under the blade of a knife like chefs do with olives?) Having not grown up where cherries could grow, I seem to have missed acquiring this skill...

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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I have an Oxo pitter that I sometimes use for olives. I would not want to do a whole jar at one sitting, but it does work well. Just set it in and squeeze the handle.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
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I have on of those cherry "stone" removers. I still find it takes a long time (I want to do salmon with a cherry sauce). Is there an eaiser way to get the stone's out than using the stone-remover tool (rolling them under the blade of a knife like chefs do with olives?) Having not grown up where cherries could grow, I seem to have missed acquiring this skill...

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I got a contraption from Chef's Choice catalogue. Called Leifheit Cherrymat. It has a hopper where you can put a bunch of cherries in, squish the handle, and out pops pitted cherries. Worked pretty slick, though I did have to check it occasionally as it could forget a pit once and awhille.
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I got a contraption from Chef's Choice catalogue. Called Leifheit Cherrymat. It has a hopper where you can put a bunch of cherries in, squish the handle, and out pops pitted cherries. Worked pretty slick, though I did have to check it occasionally as it could forget a pit once and awhille.
We had one like this (held lots of cherries in a sort of hopper and the all fed through. It always left a pit to end up in Dad's piece of pie! He used to get so mad! Later when Mom and Dad were a lot older, they picked a bunch of cherries and couldn't find the "pitter" so Mom got out a bobby pin. It worked like a charm, and you guessed it, no pit in the pie!
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We had one like this (held lots of cherries in a sort of hopper and the all fed through. It always left a pit to end up in Dad's piece of pie! He used to get so mad! Later when Mom and Dad were a lot older, they picked a bunch of cherries and couldn't find the "pitter" so Mom got out a bobby pin. It worked like a charm, and you guessed it, no pit in the pie!
Why do Dads or Husbands always get the only bone or pit in any dish?
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We get them too, it is just that we don't pitch a hissy about them, so it is not as . . . memorable.
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We get them too, it is just that we don't pitch a hissy about them, so it is not as . . . memorable.
Ah yes...true!
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We get them too, it is just that we don't pitch a hissy about them, so it is not as . . . memorable.
That's what I was thinking! Dad complained so much that we were secretly happy when he did get the pit. Shhh
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That's what I was thinking! Dad complained so much that we were secretly happy when he did get the pit. Shhh
Dad threw such a fit once, I asked him if he wanted "it" bronzed...I was an adult when I finally got the guts to ask him.
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Dad threw such a fit once, I asked him if he wanted "it" bronzed...I was an adult when I finally got the guts to ask him.
If he is anything like my dad, you had to wait until you were an adult! If I would have said something like that to my dad as a kid, I may not have lived to be an adult!
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