Ahhh summer! The time for tomatoes, and berries, and CORN! I love corn (kennedy, not so much, but he’s from the south, what can I say!?) I love it on the cob (and have a great Cool Tip for getting the husk and silk off) and off the cob in dishes like Corn Soup and Shredded Zucchini Sauteed with Corn and Chives. But getting the kernels off the cob can be messy, frustrating, and sometimes even a little dangerous. (The knife down the corn cob always makes me a little nervous, and knives just aren’t curved the way a corn cob is.)
Well, we found a great solution, although I admit, I was skeptical at first…
The Corn Stripper from Chef’n is nothing less than a revelation. It’s deceptively simple: a corn-looking plastic cylinder with a stainless steel saw-toothed cylindrical blade with a slight inward curve. My skepticism came from the fact that how could one size fit all? But miraculously, it does. You just insert your corn cob into the cylinder on the “teeth side” of the blade and twist. The surrounding plastic “corn cob” acts, not only as a comfortable handle, but also as a shield and “funnel” to make sure the corn kernels go neatly into your bowl.
I’ve used this stripper several times, and have found it to be the very best corn stripper I’ve found. And at $7.99, it’s quite a bargain...very definitely a Cool Tool!
- Stainless steel saw-toothed blade
- Stainless Steel and plastic
- Outer diameter: ~3”/7.5cm
- Blade diameter: ~1 ¼”/3cm
- Height: 2”/5cm
- Top rack dishwasher safe