One More Way to Pit a Peach: The Pit Popper

One More Way to Pit a Peach: The Pit Popper

Faith Durand
Jul 15, 2009

It's the season for stone fruit like peaches, nectarines, and plums, but as Emma demonstrated a couple days ago, it can take some work to get the pit out of a soft, ripe nectarine or peach. And what do you do if you want to leave a peach whole, instead of cutting it up? How do you remove the stone inside?

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

Related: For Cherry Pies, Use a Cherry Pitter


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