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July 6, 2007

Corn Kernel Stripper — Episode 4: The Cob Strikes Back


In Episode 1 we focused on the Corn Zipper.

On April 24 Episode 2 introduced a more global approach, removing kernels circumferentially.

Episode 3 appeared just two weeks ago, featuring a nice price break on Episode 2's version.

Today we take a fresh look at the problem of separating kernels from cob with a device employing a mechanism that remains stationary while you move the cob back and forth against it.

Let's see what this one's all about.

From the website:

    Corn Cob Cutter — Fresh Corn Off The Cob In Seconds

    Serve delicious fresh corn without the cob — no problem!

    Our Corn Cob Cutter easily strips the entire kernel off the cob, or use it to scrape milk from inside kernels for creme-style corn.

    Preserve corn at peak summer freshness for canning, freezing and delicious dishes all year long.

    Wood and stainless steel.

    Hand wash.



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I personally MUCH prefer corn off the cob. As for 'creamed corn,' I wonder if you've ever had it done right. That is...corn cut from the cob, with the 'milk' stripped from it as well, and cooked with just butter, salt and pepper. NEVER with milk or flour added.
I could fill a bathtub with that and eat it all.

Posted by: Anna | Sep 1, 2008 2:52:07 AM

I'm curious, too. I've been coping all these years by standing the ear of corn on a piece of wax paper or other clean surface, then cutting the kernels off with a sharp knife. I don't think there's a gadget in the world that could make the task any easier.

Posted by: Elizabeth | Jul 6, 2007 3:07:27 PM

I just have to ask about this corn-kernel removing obsession. Is it born of a dislike of chewing the kernels off the cob? Is the naked, fuzzy cob aesthetically displeasing, and somehow disturbing? Or maybe there is simply the pure technical challenge of clean, fast removal of edible portion?

(If you require truly huge portions of corn kernels, you can always go frozen. Family size bags of it. One bag = enough for one good all-corn repast. Don't stray from the bathroom for a day or two, though.)

And by the way, I know I'm a southerner and all, but creamed corn is an abomination against humanity. It goes against nature. It's just wrong.

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 6, 2007 2:28:06 PM

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