I am so ashamed.
Shamefully I scoffed at this kitchen gadget for years. Years! “Silly, silly, silly strawberry gadget,” I would smugly muse to myself. “Look how corny-campy you are, trying to be all look-at-meeee-I-am-a-strawberry.”
Let me redeem my shameful self by letting you in on a secret.
This strawberry huller, the StemGem, from Chef’n rocks.
Recently we were at Alicia’s, my sister-in-law, house. “Hey, Lyndi, want to use this strawberry huller and prep the strawberries?” She innocently asked.
The mean-girl voice inside of me started silently mocking. “Silly, silly, silly strawberry gadget. She fell for its cuteness trap.”
No longer a shameful mocker, I am a convert.
I drank the cool-aid and I am obsessed!
You may be thinking a paring knife is fine and dandy and does the trick well enough. You may think that but you are wrong, dead wrong.
As was I.
With a quick pump release of it’s prong, you easily slip it in and twist off the stems to reveal a perfectly presentable and uniform fruit.
After dinner at Alicia’s, I went to Williams-Sonoma at Pinnacle Promenade the very next day and bought it.
It is so simple and wonderful and at just $7.95 it will not break the bank.
I will be less skeptical in the future.
Here, check out the how-to video from the Chef’n website.
Happy 4th of July!
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.