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.