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Old 07-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Need A Cherry Pitter?

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #2
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Very interesting!

Now you know why your Aunt Bea never makes cherry pie!
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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Lightbulb

Seems a lot of work....actually a hairpin bent (at the same angle, bending it at the loop end) does the same job!
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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I've seen videos of people using a wine bottle for pitting olives. Push down on the olive over the top of the bottle and the pit goes through the top and into the bottle. That should work with cherries, too.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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I've seen videos of people using a wine bottle for pitting olives. Push down on the olive over the top of the bottle and the pit goes through the top and into the bottle. That should work with cherries, too.
It would seem to me that the olives or cherries would squashed against the lip of the bottle when pushed down to free the seed.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Probably. They taste the same, so it doesn't bother me
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
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I have a regular pitter. I use it for olive oil cured olives. I love those things. Too bad they are so expensive. My daughter wonders .... why not just buy them pitted? I think the pit adds to the flavor of the olive. And the pitted ones cost more. They are expensive enough without adding the cost of labor and laziness on my part to the total cost.

The side benefit is getting my hands into the oil while picking out the olives. Great hand lotion.
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Good point Addie about flavour.

I feel it applies to meat and fish also, e.g. on the bone having more flavour.
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I have a regular pitter. I use it for olive oil cured olives. I love those things. Too bad they are so expensive. My daughter wonders .... why not just buy them pitted? I think the pit adds to the flavor of the olive. And the pitted ones cost more. They are expensive enough without adding the cost of labor and laziness on my part to the total cost.

The side benefit is getting my hands into the oil while picking out the olives. Great hand lotion.
I too have a cherry pitter and use it for both olives and cherries. I tried it on Lychees the other day...didn't quite work--the Lychees were too big. I used a garlic press for Key Limes--works great. I can't remember which DCer shared that tip--but THANK YOU!
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Given that you can pick up a cherry and olive pitter in most supermarkets for the equivalent of about $5 this seems rather excessively hard work.

Just noticed that Creative has mentioned the hairpin wheeze so I won't .
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