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August 5, 2011

Corn Kerneler


This puppy stopped me in my tracks when first I espied it (at 10:14 this morning, if you must know).

Cross a UFO with the kitchen space and this might be the result.

But then I got to thinking: Corn "kerneler" — or "dekerneler?"

This might be like flammable vs. inflammable, a never-ending source of debate.

If so, I know the perfect place to have it.

Hint: you're there.

But I digress.

Oh, yeah, another thing: constant readers (as in "The Constant Gardener") will note with amusement and/or dismay that this is yet another in a long skein of corn kernel removers.

A Short History of Corn Kernel Removers

Episode 1 (June 6, 2006 in the New York Times)

Episode 2 (April 24, 2007)

Episode 3 (June 16, 2007)

• Episode 4 (July 6, 2007)

Episode 5 (August 5, 2007)

Episode 6 (August 19, 2009)

"Don't stop till you get enough" has always been one of my favorite aphorisms.

Wait a minute... what's that music I'm hearing?

From the website:

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Enjoy Fresh Corn With Less Mess

Enjoy fresh corn without the mess of eating from the cob.

With our Corn Kerneler, you can easily remove corn kernels from the cob in one quick motion.

Just place the Kerneler at the narrow end of the cob and push straight down.

Stainless steel blades quickly and easily remove the kernels, which then collect neatly in the basin of the Kerneler.

Pour kernels out and start again.

Corn Kerneler basin holds about two ears' worth of kernels.

5"L x 4-3/4"W.


All your kernels are belong to us.

$12.95 (corn not included).

[via Trendsnow and cedric / kray]

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I was so hoping this little puppy was electric! Because that would have been a site to see - a self-propelled electric corn de-kerneling cob shaver!

Posted by: DougD | Aug 5, 2011 8:48:53 PM

My grandma had this very handy kitchen tool called a sharp knife. When the white corn was ripe, she would de-kernel the shucked corn by running the blade down across the kernels. It was great!

And then if we were lucky, she made "fried corn". This was creamed corn but the most best supremest corn ever. After she de-kerneled the corn, she ran the dull edge of the knife against the cobs and let the milk go into the cast iron pan. I imagine there was also something horribly bad for you yet delicious in there like lard or salt pork or bacon drippings, but oh, Law! It was so good.

Posted by: Becs | Aug 5, 2011 6:08:40 PM

Bowl + sharp knife. No unitasking kitchen appliances in my kitchen (save for the triplex fire extinguisher - and I'm far more likely to using baking soda in the event of a moderate kitchen fire).

I'll play John Henry against anybody who wants to race.....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 5, 2011 3:59:25 PM

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