...you deserve it!
Merci, Cerise! Going online to purchase one now.
Absolutely love my cherry pitter, like yours it languishes at the back of the drawer but come November I’m putting kg’s of cherries to freeze for winter and to languish in brandy for a really yum desert… you don’t even have to wait for them to thaw!! Can I also add that prunes soaked in brandy are another wonderful desert!!
When our neighbor arrived at the door of our Shackteau with a 7-liter bowl of cherries from his trees, I said screw this straw/bobby pin hack and bought my first cherry pitter. I will say it was after you gave us permission! Over Covid border closings when we were stuck at home in the US, I bought my second one.
What have I learned from this? I learned I don't like clafouti but I do love Cherry Frangipane Tart from the NYT, made with homemade cherry jam (David's recipe) and drizzled with an almond icing glaze. Even though it took three days to make.
Just hauled out my Leifheit to pit cherries for a delicious pie. So worth having! I’m actually pretty fast with the hairpin technique, but my hand cramps after a while. And the Leifheit is much less messy
I purchased the Oxo cherry pitter about a month ago when I wanted to make liquor-soaked cherries for cocktails. I attempted several of the aforementioned "hacks" for pitting cherries with household items, but they did NOT work for me and seemed incredibly inefficient. I worked part-time at Williams-Sonoma for 11 years and purchased my fair share of single-use kitchen items - most, as you pointed out, have served me incredibly well and were wise purchases for me and my household. Some, not so much. I guess the silly single-use purchases were the reason I attempted the hacks for pitting cherries before shelling out less than $10 for the pitter... I'm so glad I sprung for it. I might still be standing over a wine bottle with a cherry on top attempting to pit a pound of cherries with a chopstick!
Oh cherries, my favorite! And they arrive for my birthday too!! I am going to try your cherry jam recipe! Merci beaucoup
My dad hammered a long nail through a small board and that was our cherry pitter when I was growing up. It worked well--better than a bobby pin, I'm sure!--though we didn't have more that one cherry pie per season. My aunt sent me cherry jelly every year since she had a tree. Well, we did too, now that I think of it, but we moved away from that house and tree when I was 10. Looking forward to trying one or two of your recipes even though organic cherries require a second mortgage around here.
Holy heck- I never saw that Leifheit box… pitting is what stops me from buying a case in season for freezing but that could be a total game changer!!! Just like I love my single use coffee maker, I think this deserves a place in my kitchen! I actually have a box of rarely used tools on a shelf for many years… move over, there’s a new tenant for that space!!!
Love my cherry pitter, especially when my neighbor brings over an enormous bowl of cherries from his trees.
Thanks! It’s a real pleasure to read you each and every time!
Re the dishwasher chef... I don't think I'd want all my dishes to smell like fish!!
Just ordered two OXO cherry pitters from Amazon!
David, do you know where I can get a set of solid silver kumquat forks? xo
I have two OXO cherry pitters and might yet buy a third for a Father's Day gizmo. My two teenagers expect to use them whenever I've bought farmstand cherries or we've picked some at one of the area U-pick farms. Though my husband somehow does not love cherries, he's game to help pit them because it's a neat tool. If they help prep fruit so I can start cooking, we all enjoy the results faster
I have 2 cherry putters, in case one falls apart mid-stream. I love cherries, I love pitters — costs a lot less than an iPhone, as you rightly suggest. Happy clafoutis!
Abby in Oakland, Ca
As long as there are fresh cherries around I, too, will always cherish my cherry pitter! Even if I were a tiny house person…..