Learn how to pit cherries easily and how to contain the cherry mess that comes with pitting cherries.
Looking for how to pit cherries easily? Well, if you want the easiest way it’s using your teeth when you snack on them. However, our cherry pitter of choice is the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter. Cherries have a large seed inside and it can be a choking hazard for adults and children. If you want to snack on cherries without being worried about a pit we’re going to show you how to pit cherries with our favorite oxo cherry pitter.
Find a few fun facts about Cherries on our all about cherries page. Think we’re missing something? Let us know and we’ll add it to the page! 🙂
When cherries are in season we get a lot. They’re so fun to pick and certainly whatever you pick always tastes better, am I right? It’s a great learning experience to get out and see how food is grown and how to pick it. Kids love being involved with their food and learning where it comes from.
how to pit cherries easily
We give our cherries a good wash and make sure they’re nice and clean before pitting. Always plan ahead before pitting your cherries. Cherries stain and splatter all over when pitting. The best way to pit cherries is in a large sized bowl. Doing it in a large bowl creates splatter on the bowl, instead of all over.
If you don’t want to use a bowl you can use a plate, towel, anything that is easy to clean up. Just know that if you’re using your favorite towel the cherry juice will stain the towel. We have used lemon essential oil with success in removing cherry stains from fabric so that is worth a try if you’ve already stained your shirt/towel.
With the OXO pitter, simply place the cherry inside the device and push the pitter close. Viola, you have pitted cherries. Hurry up and enjoy them. They are quicker and easier to eat then they are to pit! Kids can now enjoy and you don’t need to use a knife. We have tried cherry pitters that pit multiple cherries, but we prefer the single cherry pitter.
Cherries freeze well, so if you’re going to get a lot when you’re cherry picking go ahead and remove the cherry pits before freezing. We love pitting a bunch of cherries to freeze and then use the frozen cherries for smoothies and even our cherry popsicles.