What a tedious job pitting cherries during cherry season. Well lets say it used to be a tedious job before the OXO Cherry Pitter. Now pitting cherries for making homemade preserves, canning cherries and have cherries on hand for cherry pie is a a breeze. You can also use the pitter when you just want to eat fresh cherries for eating or to put in fruit salad.
The beauty of the OXO cherry pitter is that the cherry holder is extra large so that it will take the larger cherries such as the Bing and Ranier varieties and a recessed cup which will securely hold smaller varieties when pitting.
There is a removable spatter shield so that the juice is directed downward away from your work area when you are using it, and the splatter shield fits inside the front chamber when you lock the pitter closed for storing.
The OXO cherry pitter is made from die-cast zinc and you can remove the cherry pits with ease. The non slip handles are soft and comfortable to hold and they absorb the pressure while you squeeze.
The Cherry Pitter is easy to clean and can be placed in the dishwasher. Do make sure that it is placed in the dishwasher in its unlocked position.