November 01, 2011
Pomegranate Seed Remover
I happened on this tool in the November & December issue of Cook's Illustrated, which had this to say about it:
Picking the juicy seeds (called arils) from a pomegranate can be a messy, painstaking job. Enter the ART — Arils Removal Tool. You place half a pomegranate cut side down in its removable plastic sieve, which sits in a steep-sided plastic bowl. Then you cover the fruit with a soft silicone dome and give it a good whack with any heavy, large tool. The arils pass through the sieve and land intact in the bottom of the bowl. The dome and bowl corral any spraying juice, and a small spout lets you drain the juice away, while the sieve catches most of the white membrane and pith. All in all, it's a good tool. It squashes fewer arils than the old-fashioned method of simply holding the fruit over a bowl and thumping it with a spoon — and without any messy red splatter.
That endorsement by Cook's Illustrated is the equivalent of a lot of advertising money.
From the product website:
1. Remove the crown and cut the pomegranate in two across its hemisphere.
2. Place the grid on the cup.
3. Place one of the halves on the grid, cut side down.
4. Cover with the dome.
5. Hold the dome and strike it with a heavy spoon.
6. The seeds will fall into the cup.
• Includes cup, grid screen, and flexible dome
• Cup has handle and pouring spout
• Cup is 3.4" high x 6.25" wide
• FDA-approved plastic
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Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 2, 2011 10:50:38 AM
This may actually be the only one-use kitchen item I've seen, with the exception of a cherry pitter. Well spotted.
Posted by: Becs | Nov 2, 2011 6:29:10 AM
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