Seeking Help in the Kitchen.

Updated on January 25, 2007
C.W. asks from Rehoboth, MA
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My kids love bing cherries but I hate pitting them with a knife any suggestions on how they can have cherries & I can keep my finger tips too.

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Thanks all. I have recently ordered a cherry pitter from pampered chef (from another mamasource mom) Looking forward to using it. My fingers thank you all.

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M.S.

answers from Springfield on

I think I'm right in remembering that Trader Joes sells pitted frozen cherries. I believe they are a decent price, as well. Good luck.

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R.T.

answers from Philadelphia on

Someone makes a cherry pitter. It may be Pampered Chef or Williams and Sonoma. My friend has one (she bakes) and says it's amazing. I hope this helps. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll ask her where she got it.

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N.P.

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PamperedChef used to make a cherry pitter, try this link http://www.pamperedchef.biz/lyndamclean
she'll be able to help you get a hold of one. I know her children were the same way.

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K.

answers from Philadelphia on

Hi C. --
You can buy a cherry pitter for about $8 at any kitchen store. There are high-end models for around $25 if you're doing a lot of cherries e.g. for jam or pie. We have two sour cherry trees and get bushels of fruit eash year...We have tested three models; my favorite is the $8 one I got from Kitchen Kapers (Cherry Hill Mall).

Online -- try Chef's Catalog or Williams-Sonoma. They also come disguised as "olive pitters" but it's the same technology.

Good luck!
K.

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K.

answers from Harrisburg on

C.,
Pampered Chef sells a cherry pitter that will do that for you so you don't have to dig into the cherry yourself. I've seen them because I used to sell Pampered Chef. Just go to www.pamperedchef.com and you can look at their catalog online. If you don't want to search thru all of their products to find it, you may be able to do a search for "cherry pitter" on their website. I don't remember how much it was, but I don't think it was very expensive. Good luck!
K. B.

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E.

answers from Glens Falls on

They sell cherry pitters. Check Walmart or a kitchen type store.

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R.T.

answers from Philadelphia on

Someone makes a cherry pitter. It may be Pampered Chef or Williams and Sonoma. My friend has one (she bakes) and says it's amazing. I hope this helps. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll ask her where she got it.

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J.S.

answers from Allentown on

C.,

Since you asked, I am a mommy of little cherry lovers too and also a Pampered Chef consultant. We sell a Cherry pitter tool that makes pitting cherries very easy. I would love to send you a catalog. We have lots of tools that make cooking faster and easier. My favorite is the sandwich press which let me make sealed, round peanut butter and jelly sandwiches everyday. Let me know if you want more info. I will give you a discount. I don't know if this responce is public so e-mail me directly and I will give you my contact info. ____@____.com
Jen Shull

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J.

answers from New York on

My husband has used our olive pitter to get the pits out of cherries for our daughter. You can usually get them at any type of kitchen store and it is very hand to have.

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J.D.

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C.,

I know Jennifer S responded about Pampered Chef's cherry Pitter. Theirs is really nice, and it works well. A heads-up though. If you're interested in one from them, get it quick! They are removing it from their product line as of Aug 31! Nothing wrong with it, they just have to make room for all the cool ctuff coming out in the fall catalog on Sept. 1.

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M.S.

answers from Springfield on

I think I'm right in remembering that Trader Joes sells pitted frozen cherries. I believe they are a decent price, as well. Good luck.

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C.D.

answers from Boston on

Hi C....
Pampered Chef has a 'cherry pitter'!! I don't know if that's what they call it...but I was at a Pampered Chef party this past fall and they have one!
If I were you I would contact your local Pampered Chef consultant or go to their website and get yourself one!!

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L.L.

answers from Washington DC on

Been there! We found a cherry pitter. Great little gadget! Can't remember where, but possibility at Bed, Bath & Beyond or similar stores.

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L.

answers from Philadelphia on

C. -

There is a tool to remove pits from various items. It looks like a nutcracker but w/ a spear at one end to kick the pits out of the olive or cherry. It's a great tool. I got mine from William-Sonoma but I'm sure you can find one at any kitchen appliance store. That should do the trick and save you much hassel!

L.

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J.R.

answers from New York on

Almost all major department stores, as well as Walmart, Kmart and Target sell cherry pitters. If you're like me and want to spend as little time as possible preparing healthy snacks for the kids, try pitting a few pounds of cherries at a time and freezing them. It's a good way to have fresh fruit all year long.

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K.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.,

Maybe your kids would enjoy the cherries that are already pitted and bottled for sundaes.

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J.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Hi C. try Tupperware they have a cherry pit thing that will help you out I know a consultant who can get that for you

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P.

answers from New York on

purchase a cherry pitter. williams-sonoma has one or bb and beyond might. or if you know someone that sells pampered chef products. i know someone so let me know if you need me to get it for you!

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P.S.

answers from New York on

Trader Joe's sells awesome frozen pitted cherries that are easy to defrost in the microwave.

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C.

answers from New York on

Have you considered investing in a cherry pitter. The cherry pitter discards stem and pit while leaving the cherry intact. I have one at home...was only a few dollars and it works fine.

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B.

answers from Philadelphia on

Hi C.... I was in Holland this summer visiting my in laws and someone there had a cherry pitter. Its somewhat like a garlic press but it pushes out the pit. I have kicked myself for not buying one while in HOlland, but I"m sure if you google it you may be able to order one on line somewhere. Good luck!

B.

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H.

answers from Albany on

Check out Le Gourmet Chef--they have a website--I use to work there and I know they have cherry pitters. I don't know if there is a store near you but you can order online if not. I believe there are 2 kinds a bigger one and a smaller one, but I HAVE heard good results on them. I do not know what other stores carry them.
Good Luck H., 24--Wife to davide, stay home mommy to Eann, 3, and Kieran, 1 tomorrow, my two beautiful boys, and Angel Hope, our little angel in heaven

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M.T.

answers from Harrisburg on

Just wanted to let you know- Trader Joe's has jars of pitted cherries that you can just plop on their tray without worrying about the mess of pitting them. I don't know if you're near one or not, but those are the only cherries that I give my daughter, who also loves them. =)

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S.S.

answers from New York on

What you can try is flattening them with a flat wide knife, or something flat and hard. Press on them until the cherry breaks and then smoosh the pit out. Hope it works! :)

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K.A.

answers from Providence on

Hi C.,
Pampered Chef has a tool for pitting cherries. You can find it on their website www.pamperedchef.com. Hope this helps.
K.

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B.T.

answers from York on

Yep, cherry pitter or stoner is the answer. Good luck with all that pitting. Rejoice that your children want to eat cherries instead of chips or cookies! Hope you find one soon!

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E.

answers from Harrisburg on

I am pretty sure Pampered Chef makes a tool for this! Good luck!

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S.K.

answers from New London on

Hi- buy a cherry pitter! You can get them at any kitchen store- try the Grey Goose in Old Mystic Village. That's what I use and it's a life saver! It's just a small hand tool that you place a cherry in and it pokes out the pit.
My girls love cherries as well.
-S.

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V.

answers from New York on

Hi C.,
I know what you mean!
Try using a cherry/olive pitter, they work pretty good and is very affordable.
I have one from pamper-chef and it works fine.
Good luck
V.

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S.H.

answers from Boston on

Have you ever tried Dream Dinners for meal prep?

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S.E.

answers from Washington DC on

Get a hand held cherry pitter. We used to use them for canning.
http://www.amazon.com/Nor-Pro-Opal-Cherry/dp/B00061N0GO/s...

A tip on freezing cherries: put them on a cookie sheet. When they are mostly frozen, then transfer them to ziplock bags, that way they don't stick together.

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