OXO Cherry/Olive Pitter

The other day I was visiting with some friends from the beginning of time when I was offered a ton of cherries fresh from their tree.  I’m all for local produce and I couldn’t help but think how much more local could I get than St. Clair and Oakwood?  I figured I would make some sort of baked treat because eating that many cherries on their own seemed kind of obscene.  Then it hit me, I would have to pit all of the cherries.


I knew there had to be a better way so I started searching.  There were some makeshift tips involving paperclips, skewers etc. but they all sounded like there could be a potential for disaster and not a guaranteed outcome.  Not what I was looking for.  I decided to check out my fave Toronto home/gadget store, Kitchen Stuff Plus and lo and behold I discovered a tool for pitting cherries.

It’s by OXO and costs $12.  I usually have a rule about NOT buying kitchen tools that only have one use.  The package for the cherry pitter says that you can use it for olives too…problem solved!

Let me just say ths product is great!  I plowed through a whole bowl of cherries in minutes.  It’s really easy to use… as easy as a stapler and the results are fantastic.  The pit comes out cleanly and there is minimal waste so you get maximum cherry goodness.

My post about what I made with said cherries to come in a few days…

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One Response to What I Bought: Cherry/Olive Pitter

  1. Nirmala says:

    I excitedly discovered this tool in my fiance’s kitchen. I saw cherries really cheap at the grocery story and am thinking about drying a lot in my dehydrator!

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