Enter the Pit Popper, a small gadget that promises to do just that. How does it work? Well, on their website, the Pit Popper folks explain that you insert the Pit Popper into the stem end of the fruit, then turn it clockwise, "like a doorknob" and draw it back out. The serrated tube of the Pit Popper grabs the stone and pulls it out.
This little button of a gadget is apparently designed to work on soft, ripe stone fruit and on pears, too, for when you want to leave them whole to poach or bake.
We think this is rather brilliant — if it works well! It's the kind of single-use gadget that could end up being really useful, especially during the summer season. Have you ever tried one of these?
• Find it! The Pit Popper, $4 at PitPopper.com
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