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Norpro 5120 Deluxe Cherry Pitter with Clamp
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- Clamp width up to 1.75 inches/4.5 cm
- Measures 15 x 6.5 x 4.25 inches
- Comes with a catch hopper and automatic feed tray
- Hand washing recommended
- Measures 7-1/2 by 6 by 14 inches
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Features automatic feed tray and catch hopper. Removes pits quickly without bruising or crushing cherries. No mess or wasted fruit. Sturdy spring loaded plunger. Ideal for canning, freezing, dehydrating and baking.
Norpro's cherry pitter cuts down cherry pie preparation time immensely. Push the catch hopper and one of the pit gaskets in place, fill up the automatic feed tray with cherries, and start plunging the seeds out. This method minimizes wasted fruit and wasted time, adding speed and ease to pie making, canning, freezing, or dehydrating. Measuring 7-1/2 by 6 by 14 inches (length by width by height), this cherry pitter comes with a clamp, which will attach it securely to any countertop that's 3/4 inch thick, and two gaskets. It should be hand washed after each use. --A.J. Rathbun
Top customer reviews
Let's get the critical piece out of the way: Does it work? Yes. Does it work well? No, in my specific case. Can I picture a situation under which it would work really well? Yes.
That out of the way, here are the details.
I bought this because I've just moved into a house with a sour cherry tree out back. I netted the tree, so I actually got a pretty decent harvest. This morning I picked about 2 quarts of cherries (all that was ripe, and not bad for 15 minutes work!). This evening I washed the cherries, pitted them, and put them in bags to freeze.
The problem I had with this tool was that it's really better for larger fruit. If the try isn't full enough, the cherries don't self feed. If it's too full, the fruit jams rather than rolling into place. The real problem is that, with the size cherry I got off the tree, the difference between not enough and too much is about three cherries.
Now... that said, it did work. With a little practice I figured out how to feed the fruit in by pushing it into place while working the plunger, and it was certainly faster than trying to do it by hand would have been. So it works, but it's not great.
I bought this item at the same time as a motorcycle battery and unfortunately Amazon shipped both in the same box. The heavy lead battery crushed the plastic pit cup. When I looked up a replacement cup and a couple of extra spare rubber inserts from the factory I found that I could purchase a new one cheaper from Amazon. I got my replacement cup, two spare inserts and got the rest of the pitter for free.
This item is just plastic, but for the price it cannot be beat. A friend of mine has one that has lasted for over 7 years, and they go to U pickit places every year for cherries. Great product at twice the price.
You can quickly pit a large number of cherries without too much wear and tear to your hands
Large pit container to collect the discarded pits
Splatter - there is no guard to prevent sending cherry juice all over your counter...and you
Depth and location of vice grip - the vice grip was just barely wide enough to fit on my granite counter top, and it has to fit one direction so I couldn't place it where it would work best for me.
Plastic - the handle broke off the first time I used it.
The tray holds a handful of cherries and the plunger rarely misses letting a cherry get past the pitter. The pits are neatly caught in the plastic cup and the spout puts the pitted cherries in the bowl of my choice. A great feature of the Norpro is the clamp. It is easy to tighten, didn't mar the cabinet edge, and prevents the Norpro from moving around from the energy used on the plunger. Other models I saw tested had a suction cup bottom that had to be reseated many times - wasted effort when you have gallons of cherries to pit.
The Norpro worked so well, I brought one for myself and my sister for this year's cherry crop. Get yours at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005EBH0/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title.