The Best Cherry Pitter Ever

Photograph by Carlo Mendoza

There’s no surer sign that summer is in full swing than the sight of plump, juicy cherries at the farmers’ market. From mouth-puckering tart cherries, perfect for pies and jams, to crimson sugar-sweet fruit that can be puréed into smoothies or topped on ice cream, the possibilities are endless.

Yet, for anyone who loves this summer fruit, a pitter can be a wise investment. Nothing is most frustrating – or messy – than trying to remove those stubborn cherry pits. This one from OXO pits both cherries and olives of all sizes, plus the removable splatter shield prevents the juice from going everywhere. $15, OXO Good Grips.

To put your cherry pitter to use check out this list of tasty cherry-themed recipes:
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Cherry Slush
Cherry Vodka Collins
Easy Cherry Pie with Almond Crumble Topping

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