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Tis the season for Rainier Cherries

Rainier cherries have the highest sugar content in the cherry family. I buy them every season for breakfast cereal, smoothies and to make ice cream. However, pitting cherries one at a time is a slow process, with hits, misses and pits flying everywhere. I hate doing it. So here’s the solution:

Can’t say this is an essential kitchen gadget, but it works great. Cherries can’t wait to roll down the chute–a whole bag of them pitted in minutes. It’s German designed and built with an all-metal plunger mechanism and housing. Others I looked at on Amazon were plastic. (It takes quite a lot of force to push a seed out; plastic will never hold up). This one goes for about $80.

And the prize:

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