This post comes to us courtesy of food blogger Margie Tsai.
Summer marks the peak season for sweet, flavorful strawberries at their ripest. My mom used to make a simple dessert of sliced strawberries and blueberries with a touch of sugar to make the strawberries sweet. I watched her meticulously hull the strawberries with a paring knife. As I got older, I tried to match her precision and speed but always fell short. I usually just leave the green tops on or cut straight across the top of the fruit.
Everything changed when I bought the Chef’n Strawberry Huller. It’s a small, easy-to-use tool that almost looks like a strawberry.
Pushing down on the green button extends a “claw.” You push the claw into the strawberry top, release the button slightly to allow the claw to grab on, and twist while you are pulling out. The claw extracts the stem, leaves and hull, leaving you with the perfect berry.
I recently showed my mom my new acquisition. She didn’t think it could be as efficient as her paring knife, but after using it on several strawberries, she got the hang of it and really started to like it. She enjoyed the Chef’n Strawberry Huller so much, she took mine home!
About the author: Being an engineer at heart, Margie Tsai has developed a passion for kitchen gadgets. Over the years, she has amassed quite a collection and is always on the lookout for new kitchen Tools, Electrics, Cookware or “kitchenTECH”. Margie hopes that someday she will have a gourmet kitchen large enough to house all of her kitchenTECH.