Last year, I was staring down a pile of cherries and wishing that I owned a cherry pitter. After making a gigantic mess and spending a ridiculous amount of time pitting them with a paring knife, I decided to buy one before the next year.
I was lucky enough to borrow one from a friend in the meantime and while it did an awesome job of pitting the cherries, it sprayed cherry juice all over us and the kitchen counters.
After looking around online for different cherry pitter options, I found this link with instructions for making your own homemade cherry pitter. You know I had to try it. For $.10 and a used fork from goodwill, I have my own awesome cherry pitter that works better than any of the other cherry pitters I have tried in the past.
It took me less than a minute to make the pitter. The only tool required is a small pair of pliers. Simply bend the tines of the fork as pictured and you’ll have your own homemade cherry pitter. It is incredibly easy to use as well.
The learning curve was just a few cherries and then it is a very quick process to pit the cherries. You simply hook the tip of the fork into the top or bottom of the cherry and pressing your thumb against the cherry, slide the pit out with the cherry pitter.
19 Comments Leave a comment or review
Magnolia Verandah says
Oh my how easy does that look. Will have to dig out one of my old forks and give it a go. Still don't know how good I will be at the pitting though!
Mother Rimmy says
This is totally creative! Just in time for summer cherries too!
looks so easy to prepare and delicious…mouthwatering!
Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme says
Thanks so much for the tip, I was just in the kitchen yesterday making a mess with my paring knife 🙂
Sue/the view from great island says
This is ingenious—I think I already have a few forks that look like this already from falling into the garbage disposal, can't wait to try! 😉
Wow! So happy I found this! Such a wonderful and inexpensive idea! Thanks so much 🙂
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
What a brilliant idea! I was laughing at the picture of you spraying your family and kitchen counters with cherry juice!!
Balvinder Ubi says
I like that.
Words Of Deliciousness says
Wow that is really cool, that you were able to make a cherry pitter for so little money.
[email protected] eco friendly homemaking says
What an awesome idea! You are one smart cookie!!
Woah!! This is pretty awesome!
Athena @ Lifes Abundant Adventures says
L-O-V-E This!! 🙂
Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy says
Wow, people are so brilliant! I found another idea recently that worked very well for me – use a frosting decorator tip, one that comes to a point. Stick your finger in it (like a thimble, but on your pointer finger), and poke it up into the cherry. Out comes the pit!
So smart! I have to try it! I have a pitter but it destroys some of the cherries! this one looks so cool!
Sure, after I just spent $12.99 for an OXO one last week. 🙂
rhonda bagley says
A picture using pitter in the process would be helpful.
Brilliant! I have a pitter but it makes a HUGE mess. This is something to try. 🙂
I pitted quite a few cherries this summer. I used a straw and it works great.
i prefer to pit them with my teeth. So yeah, i am saving $.10, woohoo!