Best Kitchen Gadget Ever

When I received my lastest Sur La Table catalogue, there was one little item that caught my eye.  I bolted out the door and went straight to my local Sur La Table store to get it.

May I introduce to you . . .

The Stem Gem Strawberry Huller

I had just purchased 8 pounds of Florida Strawberries to use in making a bunch of Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, so I really needed this little gadget.

Not only is it really adorable, but  it works like a charm.  I had all those strawberries perfectly hulled in about 10 minutes.  Record time! And, equally important,  it saved my french manicure, as evidenced in the pictures below.

Here’s how it works:  first you push in the top button to open up the “claw” . . .

Then you stab the strawberry’s hull with the claw . . .

and then you twist it a bit while releasing the button , and pull out the hull . . .

and the you open the claw again and flick the hull into the disposal or garbage.

It took me about 4 or 5 times to get the right twisting action, but after that it went really quickly.  Whoever designed this thing is a genius!

If you have strawberries to hull, this is the best $8 you’ll ever spend.

 

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