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Anyone else notice that lil lurker down in the corner there?
Not until I read your comment. Holy shit.
What is that??
A kid..? lol
A... baby goat?
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Too much work. I’d just spit the seed out.
Probably more for things like cherry pie.
Someone grab the cream! We're going to have a feast tonight!
Still too much work. This is a pretty terrible technique for any kind of volume unless you've lost all your good tools and absolutely have to pit a cherry.
I’d assume this is for a pie or similar
Or kids. My mom is the queen of one use kitchen tools. If I ever acknowledge one I know I'm getting it as a gift. So my avocado thingy, butter boy, pistachio bowl, and others are collecting dust. However, the cherry pitter is amazing for my kids in the summer.
Step one: Get those enormous giant atomic cherries I have only ever seen in Washington.
Only thing in life that’s worth the diarrhea is Rainier cherries.
Every year I can’t stop eating them until they make me sick. Even then I still buy them a few more times just to make sure I had enough for a season.
I am a huge cherry lover, so for me it usually takes 3-4 weeks of eating 3-5 pounds per week (which isn’t that much, considering one of the gallon ziplock bags is probably 3-4 pounds alone. After a few weeks of that cherries don’t even sound appealing.
I really love cherries, so my goal is to eat enough of them so I don’t crave any until the next cherry season is close.
The fiber in cherries is what really does it. I probably underestimated a bit in order to average it out over a month -month and a half Rainiers are in full swing.I’ve definitely had days where I’d easily eat 2-3 pounds in a sitting, but that’s far from regular lol that really makes my tummy unhappy a few hours later.
Love me some Rainier's.
There was a life hack on Reddit a while a go that used a chopstick and empty glass bottle or this purpose. you place the cherry on the mouth of the bottle and punch the seed out with the chopstick. It makes serving cherries as a dish such as dessert much easier!
That sounds really useful. You don't have to handle all the seeds as you go, just toss the bottle when done.
Yes exactly! I just use an empty beer bottle and throw it in the recycling
A strong straw, like what you get at a Culver's or better, works just fine for pitting cherries. It's messy until you get the hang of it, then it's easy and a rather clean process.
Or, you could buy a "stoner" for like $3. And make the jib real easy.
Yea but you can use a funnel for more than one thing. No unitaskers.
Edit: Really? You people like having tons of gadgets in your kitchen that are only good for one thing?
Good Eats reference?
Yep. Also just good life advice.
Alton brown went overboard with his advice. Some "unitaskers" will do a much better job than a makeshift alternative and do it quick. What he should've promoted more was to be creative and resourceful with what you have rather than denounce all gadgets. Some people take his suggestions literally and buy things they didn't own just to make a unitasker unknowingly because they won't use them for any other reason. He had plenty of good advice but people just linger on this one.
If you enjoy doing something and a certain tool saves time and effort, make your own call. Also, just because a unitasker is marketed for one job, doesn't mean it can only be used for one thing. Half of his MacGyver'd solutions involve using a "multitasker" for alternative purposes.
Also, I was an avid good eats fan for the longest time and Alton himself is guilty of using unitaskers in some episodes while talking about "the right tool for the job". (a custom wooden hot chocolate stirrer?) He also back pedaled on some of his cooking techniques after the show finished his run since not every tip was 100% accurate. His show is good and I love what he's done to make people inquisitive about cooking, but it's no Bible.
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There's a difference people's kitchens and craftmen/businesses.
I like the cut of your job.
She really popped that cherry
Its probably not the only cherry she's popped
sigh unzips pants
Indeed. This post was sexier than I anticipated.
The best part is that she uses so much effort to push it down.
That and it appears she already used a knife to cut off the stem area. Why couldn't she just slice it and get the seed out?
Or just swallow it. 👍
Step one: acquire giant cherries
This hardly seems worth it. You have to have a funnel that specific size, there is a possibility of destroying the cherry, you would have to de-stem the cherry first. All around easier to just spit the seed out.
Does this work with olives?
If they have a cherry seed in the center, yes.
Yes,if the olive is big enough or you can buy a little handheld tool that's a little more versatile. I got mine for 1.50.
This is obviously a magic trick. You can tell because she covers up the cherry while she's "de-pitting" it. Also she tries to distract us with the dog in the corner.
i think the dog is a human child, actually
Human child you say? The mystery runs deeper!
But why would you want to? The best part of cherries is spitting out the seed!
Never heard of that. Sounds like a lot of work.
I think I need to get some. ASAP.
A little bit goes flying off of the right side of the frame though
It can't be that easy.
I have never seen a cherry that looks like that before, what’s going on
And here I am eating the cherry and just swallowing the seed. Likely not too healthy for me, oh well.
Man you really popped that cherry
You can use a straw in the same fashion
Use a straw. Works amazingly and the stem pops out too.
put the cherry over an empty wine bottle and poke the pit through with a chopstick
Maraschino Cherries or bust
Maraschino cherries are just shit cherries soaked in sugar water, just nasty in anything other than a super sweet drink
Gifs, videos, etc. that teach you something.