- Q and A
The push button cherry pitter is uniquely designed to fit on top of a screw-top glass jar, leaving your hands free to handle the cherries and the plunger. A soft rubber strip located on the base of the plunger centers and protects the cherry while removing the pit, keeping the cherry round and firm. And by using a larger canning jar for collection - you won't have to keep stopping to empty the pits.
Great Pitter! - By JoAnn Krueger on Jul 29, 2014
I have used this cherry pitter for over 25 years. At the moment I have 5 of them. Each July I pit at least 7-8 10pound pails of tart cherries. Sometimes I also pit a pail or more of sweet cherries. It works well. Just clean it good and DRY it after each use....The rubber strip does wear out. I recommend purchasing a few extra strips when ordering your pitter if you pit a lot of cherries. I have also used it sometimes without the rubber strip. The size and firmness of the cherries makes a difference. Small soft cherries may slip through. Tart cherries in particular need to be pitted right away. It helps to chill them or even partially freeze them first, Using a glass jar is ideal because you can see if the pit fell through each time. When I'm going fast I sometimes miss a pit or two but it's not a big deal.....Just put 18 quart bags of pitted tart cherries in the freezer and dehydrated another several quarts. A GREAT PRODUCT!