A Cherry Pitter that Works

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Fillmore Container sent me this cherry pitter to try out. I’ve never found one that works. so I have to say I was skeptical.

And I even told Fillmore that before they sent it!

We are preserving cherries today and guess what…it works! Even my son said it worked.

I did a video of two of my boys pitting cherries at our kitchen counter. Scroll on down to see the cherry pitter in action.

Using the springy cherry pitter tool on top of the canning jar.

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Simply Canning Kids Using the Cherry Pitter

Here is a video of two of my boys working on a box of cherries. They both said they liked the way this one works…and believe me, if they didn’t, they would not have said it. 🙂 I love the no-mess factor! Until the boys start cherry wars.

Watch the video:

Features of This Cherry Pitter

Looking down at the lid where you place the cherry in the indentation and push the spring down into the fruit to remove the pit.

My pitter came with an extra rubber. See the little rectangle space where the cherry sits? That has a rubber gasket that sits in that round hole, making the rectangle slot. The pit goes down into the jar through that slot.

With use, the gasket does get stretched out, so check that. If the hole is stretched, you might want to replace it with this gasket.

Fresh cherry sitting on the top of the jar cherry pitter.
Works best if you have the cherry stem side up.
A Ball canning jar filling up with cherry pits.
All the cherry pits end up in the jar, and the mess is minimal!

This is my son using a pitter years ago. We really tried to make it work. I don’t remember the brand of that pitter. But it was not family-approved in my house.

One of Sharon's sons using a white cherry pitting tool to pit cherries.
One of our failed pitters from years ago.

He ended up filling that little bowl and then switching to a small piece of tubing and just poking out the pits.

And that is how we have pitted our cherries for years.

Pain in the behind! Huge mess. But it got the job done. And gave ups many cute pictures. 🙂 (See below!)

One of Sharon's smiling sons with cherry juice all over his face.

Does the Cherry Pitter Work on Thawed Frozen Cherries?

So, I’m adding this little section today. I made this cherry cobbler for my guys for supper. I pulled some cherries out of the freezer (the recipe works for frozen cherries too). What I thought were pitted cherries turned out to be cherries with the pits! That is the pits…pun intended.

Soft cherries being pitted using the cherry pitting tool with a jar of juicy cherries sitting to the back of the pitter.

After mashing up a few soft, soggy frozen, then thawed cherries with my fingers to get the pits out. I decided to go ahead and give this cherry pitter a try. Honestly, I didn’t think it would work. In case you don’t know, cherries are super soft and soggy when frozen then thawed. I figured the pitter would just create mush. Well, to my surprise, it didn’t do too bad. Not as effective or clean as with fresh cherries, but it did work.

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Canning cherries is a good alternative to freezing and adds some bright color to any pantry. Use them for making quick cobblers, pies, or candied cherries.

Cherry jam is easily made and mastered. Control the sugar and flavor to suit you!

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A Cherry PItter that Works

Page last updated: 11/5/2021

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11 months ago

Hi! I have this Cherry Pitter and love it better than ANY other! My hands don’t get nearly at tired pushing the spring-loaded stem as they do squeezing an OXO type. The squirt from the cherry is contained in the jar so there’s less mess. It’s one of my favorite kitchen items. Sadly, however, I wanted to order another so that my hubby and I could pit in tandem, but I can’t find them anywhere, not even Fillmore Container. I hope it’s just the time of year making it unavailable. Buy one if you find it.