Cherry Pitters Reviews - All types, sizes and prices: Great prices, wide selection, fast delivery, reliable service on home food strainers and canning equipment

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Cherry Pitters and Strainers for Cherries and Related Canning Supplies

If you want to make anything with fresh cherries, you will need a cherry pitter.  If you've ever broken a tooth or crown on a cherry pit, you'll appreciate the need for a good cherry pitter! And given the wide variety of pitters available, see the reviews and comparisons below to know which cherry pitter is best for your needs and budget.

 We have all makes, model s and prices here. Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th year of canning; all the supplies you need are here, and at the best prices you'll find anywhere!  Scroll down this page for photos, descriptions, prices and ordering information. See this page for Canners (all types). You can find steam juicers on this page and mechanical juicers here!

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Cherry Pitters for Canning, Baking, Cooking and Eating Fresh

Norpro Cherry Pitters / Stoners

If you have fresh cherries and you want to do anything with them, you will definitely need a cherry pitter or cherry stoner. There are two basic types the hand held one-at a-time design sold in grocery stores, and the much more practical table model shown at left.

Comments from a visitor on June 09, 2012: "I have one of these cherry pitting "machines" and it works great! much faster than doing each cherry by the hand pitter...but sometimes the cherries get pitted on the side instead of straight down the middle. it doesn't make a difference in the apperance of your canned jars, though."






Leifheit Tabletop Cherry Pitter

Leifheit cherry pitter

  • White plastic cherry stoner with clear plastic catch container
  • Steel plunger punches stones out cleanly leaving fruit intact
  • Can process up to 25 pounds of cherries per hour
  • Non-skid pad on the bottom grips the surface
  • Dishwasher safe


Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner/Pitter

Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner/Pitter


  • Great for the home baker
  • Clamps to any 3/4-inch thick counter
  • Comes with a catch hopper
  • Speeds up a tedious task
  • Measures 7-1/2 by 6 by 14 inches

Blake, 2012: I got one of these and it does very, very well!

Comments from a visitor on July 1, 2010: "I wanted to let  you know about the Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner/Pitter. These things are GREAT!!!  They pit cherries reliably and remarkably fast!  Just tell your readers to NOT lose the orange inserts (they may be other colors now) that come with the cherry pitter.  They're definitely necessary to actually pit the cherries."



Oxo Good Grips Cherry Pitter

Oxo Good Grips Cherry Pitter  


  • Splatter Shield protects work area from juices and removes for cleaning
  • Sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease
  • Soft, comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure
  • Generous cherry holder accommodates large cherries like Bing and Rainier, and is recessed to secure smaller varieties
  • Locks closed for convenient storage








Old-Fashioned Food Colander / Strainer

This is just like the colander that my grandmother (and probably yours) used.  So many people have asked me where to get one of these, that I finally found one.  It looks very well made. On the other hand, I usually prefer the hand-crank or motorized strainers for anything but a small batch.

Product Description
Chinois Food Mill is made of stainless steel fine mesh and includes wood pestle for easy grinding. This tool is great for sauces, soups, vegetables and fruits.

Product Description
The convenience of a stand allows you to walk away and let gravity and the chinois do the work of straining. Use it for straining stock or in conjunction with the tapered wooden pestle as a food press to squeeze juice from raspberries or pulp from pumpkin while leaving undesirable fibers seeds and particles behind. The funnel shape traps the food so you can have at it with a pestle and it also directs the flow to bowl or pot. Note: Also called a a strainer or misspelled as "collander"

GOOD: KitchenAid K45WSSWH Classic Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer with Spatula, White


  • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty
  • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
  • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
  • 3 handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
  • Includes bonus spatula and guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes


BETTER: KitchenAid K5SSWH Heavy Duty 5-Quart Mixer, White


  • Measures 16-2/5 by 10-2/5 by 13-2/7 inches; 1-year warranty
  • 325-watt, heavy-duty motor with the capacity for kneading 3 loaves of bread
  • 10-speed, solid-state control for various mixing needs
  • 5-quart, stainless steel bowl with convenient, easy-to-use, bowl-lift handle
  • Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip; power hub for additional attachments

BEST VALUE: Factory-Reconditioned KitchenAid RRK150ER Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Empire Red (or other colors)


  • Reconditioned by the manufacturer to "like new" condition; includes 1-year warranty
  • 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
  • Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture
  • Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip; pouring shield not included
  • Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches


BEST: KitchenAid KP2671XWH Professional 6-Quart Stand Mixer, White


  • Measures 16-1/2 by 11-2/7 by 14-3/5 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Professional-grade stand mixer, with 525-watt motor and 10 speeds
  • 6-quart, polished stainless-steel bowl with ergonomic handle
  • 2-piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients
  • Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip



KitchenAid Attachments: Food Strainer

Add these to any of the KitchenAid's above, and in addition to the mixer dough maker and other attachments included you can make applesauce with ease, strain seeds from blackberries, make seedless/skinless tomato sauce and ketchup, make sausage grind and strain all kinds of fruits, vegetables and meats.

If you make more than a dozen jars of applesauce per year, it's worth it for that alone!

I've had mine for 20 years and make about 120 quarts of applesauce every year with it, so I know it works and holds up!

To use the strainer you will ALSO need the grinder, to which the strainer attaches. See the next item below:


The food grinder alone

  The food grinder plus the sieve


Kitchen Aid Attachments: Food Grinder

You can buy the food grinder by itself, or bundled with the food strainer / sieve.  If you have neither, obviously, the bundled package is the best value!

I've had mine for 20 years and make about 120 quarts of applesauce every year with it, so I know it works and holds up!


kitchenaid food grinder sieve and more

Kitchen Aid Attachments: Mixer Attachment Pack for Stand Mixers


  • Includes food grinder, slicer and shredder, and fruit and vegetable strainer
  • Grinder has fine and coarse grinding blades
  • Two slicing and two shredding cones included
  • Can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer
  • Most parts are dishwasher-safe


kitchenAid ice cream maker attachment

Kitchen Aid Attachments: Ice Cream Maker Attachment

No need to buy a separate ice cream maker when you can just get this attachment for your KitchenAid.

 kitchenaid pasta rollers

Kitchen Aid Attachments: Pasta Roller

And with this attachment, you can make your own fresh pasta.


  • Stainless-steel set includes pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and linguine fine cutter
  • Fit all KitchenAid stand mixers
  • Clean with included wooden cleaning brush and toothpicks
  • Attachments measure approximately 9 by 3 inches
  • 1-year warranty; made in Italy



kitchenaid pasta maker attachment

Kitchen Aid Attachments: SNFGA Pasta Maker


  • Makes five different kinds of pasta
  • Use with any KitchenAid household stand mixer
  • Includes storage case, cleaning tool, and food grinder attachment
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • One-year full warranty


Mirro Stainless Steel Foley Food Mill 2Qt.


  • Heavy tin-plated steel
  • Rice potatoes
  • Has supports for resting on top of bowl or pot
  • About $20 - click on the links at left for current pricing


Mirro Stainless Steel Foley Food Mill 3 1/2Qt.


  • Heavy tin-plated steel
  • Rice potatoes
  • Has supports for resting on top of bowl or pot


jelly strainer at Amazon            

Jelly Strainer


  • Stainless steel
  • 7" Diameter x 9" Deep
  • Includes one filter bag
  • Legs bend to fit pot


Fagor home canning accessories kit

5-Piece Canning Accessories Kit

  • Comes with canning rack, jar wrench, jar lifter, lid lifter, funnel, ladle, bubble freer, and cookbook
  • Designed for use with 10-quart Fagor pressure cookers
  • Stainless-steel funnel and ladle are durable and attractive
  • Bilingual cookbook (English and Spanish) includes more than 100 pages

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Canning Jars

Canning jars delivered to your doorstep and guaranteed! Any size you need.  Click on the links below

Canning jars: quart (32 oz) jars

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Canning jars: 8 oz jars

Quilted Canning jars: 4 oz glass jars






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Canning books

Canning & Preserving for Dummies
by Karen Ward
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

This is THE book on canning!  My grandmother used this book when I was a child.  It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc.  If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

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Ball Blue Book of Preserving



Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

by United States Dept. of Agriculture

Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second book to get, after the Ball Guide. Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)
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Food Preparation Equipment

Make the job faster and easier with these great tools!

Bean "frenchers"

It is tiring and laborious to prepare green beans for canning; there are so many of them and you do them all by hand.  But wait there's a new device that makes it easy.  Hmmm, actually, these devices have been around since our great-grandfather's day!  Here are several different types and makes, some hand fed, some cranked: choose the one that meets your need and budget!

For photos and features of the bean frenchers, click here!



More Canning Supplies


Lids, Rings and Jars




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Pectin, Pickle Mixes and Sauce/Salsa Mixes

Making Jam?  Need Pectin, but the local store is out?

Is your jam too runny? Pectin enables you to turn out perfectly set jam every time.  Made from natural apples, there are also low-sugar pectins that allow you  to reduce the sugar you add by almost half!

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Pickling Mixes and Pickling Supplies


Whether you want dills or sweet pickles; canning them or straight into the refrigerator; there is a mix for every taste and need here!Get them all here, delivered direct to your home,  at the best prices on the internet! Get everything you need to make pickles: mixes, salt, brine, etc. here!



Sauce and Salsa Mixes

Get ready season mixes for tomato sauces and salsas here.  They make it simple to get it right every time!



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Home Canning Kits


Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

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