August 01, 2012
Shuck Corn Stripper
From The Green Head:
"If you like to remove the kernels from corn on the cob, then skip trying to slice them off with a knife — just use the cool new Shuck Corn Stripper. This handy kitchen tool quickly and easily strips kernels off the cob without any wayward messes or juice splatters."
"Simply insert a fresh, frozen, or cooked corn cob into the cylinder, press down the 18/8 stainless steel blade, and the kernels come off, contained inside."
"A great solution for anyone who enjoys corn on the cob in a more civilized fashion."
$19.95 (corn on the cob not included).
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Wouldn't it be for someone who enjoys corn OFF the cob?
Posted by: Amy R | Aug 3, 2012 2:33:58 PM
Or you can just eat the corn ON the cob like a rational human being.
Posted by: Nathan | Aug 2, 2012 2:54:12 PM
Had me curious, so I did some research. There aren't a whole lot of options out there and the knife thing, well, messy at best. Seems like this is the new and better mousetrap, they even show it here:
even with different cob widths, I'll bet this thing works.
Posted by: tamra | Aug 2, 2012 2:19:20 AM
I usually use the knife method myself, but this year I'm instead wringing my hands over the drought-stricken farm that would normally be producing bushels per day of the best corn I've ever eaten.
There's other corn available, of course, and some of it's pretty good, but this small farm, where the same family has been growing corn for the better part of three centuries, beats them all by a factor of about two -- including the farms that win the local competitions that this place never enters.
Posted by: Mike Harney | Aug 1, 2012 9:56:12 PM
I don't know much, but I know corn. There's no standardized cob diameter that I'm aware of. Unless this machine can adjust for cob size, you're going to wind up with either kernels that have big gobs of cob stuck on, or a little pile of mutilated kernel tops. Avogadro's way is right - accent on the SHARP knife.
(My father would've never trashed the cob, but then, he never threw away anything, ever, because he claimed there was always something you could make out of leftover parts. He grew up on a farm in Kansas and they always had a stack of dried cobs in the outhouse. Ew. Eeew. Ew ew eeeeeeeeew.)
Posted by: Flautist | Aug 1, 2012 2:51:27 PM
I agree with Avogadro. This is just too much.
(I thought based on the name that it was a device for removing the husk, which would be much more useful, if perhaps also much more difficult to implement.)
I was also going to make a joke based on the title about seedy Midwestern bars, but I'll leave that to the imagination.
Posted by: Nathan | Aug 1, 2012 11:47:02 AM
There are more pieces to this gadget than there are nibs on the average cob!
I just set a cutting board over one half of my kitchen sink and put a bowl in the other half of the sink. I take a sharp chef's knife and stand the ear up on the end that used to be attached to the stalk (a trim may be needed to even out the base of the ear) and slice down the sides of the ear, turning 20% between slices. Use the back of the knife to sweep the kernels off the end of the cutting board and into the bowl, drop denuded cob into your compost bucket or trash can. Repeat.
Things left to clean: (1) Knife; and, (2) Cutting board; and, (3) bowl. Rinse sink.
I can easily handle two ears a minute.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 1, 2012 10:09:34 AM
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