There’s a lot of stuff in the internet and many people ask…
…how to make a cherry pitter? Cherry pitters came in handy last year when I was faced with a mountain of the fruit. To avoid another disaster, I resolved to buy one as soon as next year after spending much too much time pitting them with a paring knife.
In the meanwhile, I was fortunate enough to borrow one from a friend, and while it did an excellent job of pitting the cherries, it sprayed cherry juice all over us and the kitchen countertops. Looking online for cherry pitter choices, I came out to make a cherry pitter. Of course I had to give it a go. And in this article, I will tell you how to make a cherry pitter. I made a cherry pitter that outperforms every other cherry pitter I’ve used before.
Making the pitter just took a few seconds. One pair of pliers is all that’s necessary. Simple, just bend the fork’s tines as shown and you’ve got a home-made cherry pitter! As an added bonus, it’s a breeze to work with! Once you get the hang of it, pitting cherries is a quick and painless operation. By pushing your thumb against the cherry, you can slide the pit out with the cherry pitter with just a little help from the fork’s tip.
What is Cherry Pitter
Cherry pitter, also known as cherry pit remover or cherry pit extractor. It can be used for removing pits from cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines and other stone fruits such as kiwi fruit, mangoes etc. The most commonly know use of this tool is making juice by extracting juices from fresh fruits with it. This device has been around since ancient times but now you can find them online at very affordable prices. In here, we also have article about best cherry pitter
How To Make A Cherry Pitter
How do we make one? Well first off let me give you an overview of what makes up a cherry pitter, a base, handle, and An auger. Now lets take a look at each part individually:
- Base – There are two main types of bases which are available to buy; wooden & plastic ones. Wooden bases tend to have more weight than their plastic counterparts so they’re better suited if you want something heavy duty. Plastic bases are great because they don’t rust like wood does and they’re cheaper too. They just need to be cleaned regularly though.
- Handle – You’ll notice that my cherry pitter doesn’t come with a handle attached. That’s fine because you can always cut down any kind of branch/stick into whatever shape you’d like.
- Auger – This is where things get interesting. What I’ve done here is taken a piece of wire and bent it into the shape of the hole on the top end of your cherry pitter. Then I put some glue inside the hole and pressed it onto the outside edge of the bottom half of the base. After letting it dry overnight I drilled out the center of the circle using a drill bit slightly smaller than the diameter of the auger.
- Assembly – Finally once everything is assembled together, the whole thing should fit snugly into the middle section of your base. If not adjust accordingly until it fits perfectly. Also remember to grease the area between the auger and the base.
- Use – Just push the cherry through the hole with your thumb and you can easily remove the pit without having to worry about getting splashed with cherry juice.
- Cleanup – So there you have it folks! How to make a cherry pitting machine! With just a couple minutes’ effort, you can turn those cherries into delicious sweet juicy morsels.
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