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A corn stripper that really works

By Jennifer Armentrout, editor

May 28th, 2009

I don't know when it happened exactly, but at some point in my life, I became obsessed with finding a corn stripping gadget that works.  It's not that I really need one - a knife works fine for me - but there are a lot of corn strippers on the market, and it's always frustrated me that none worked well.  In my experience, they generally mangled the corn, rather than neatly slicing it from the cob. So over the years, whenever I crossed paths with a new corn gadget, I'd give it a try. At this point, I've tested at least a dozen of these corn strippers, usually with disappointing results.

A couple of weeks ago, one of our advertisers, Kuhn Rikon, sent a sample of their newest corn stripper model. Ever the skeptic, I whisked it away to the test kitchen and introduced it to an ear of corn. Much to my delight, it worked pretty well. After a little practice at getting the pressure right, I found that it pretty neatly sliced the kernels from the corn cob without much effort right into a bowl set underneath the cob. And the best part is that it's not a bulky contraption. At about the size of a large-ish y-shaped peeler, it fits into a kitchen tool drawer without any hassle. If you want to see for yourself, it's available at for about $12.

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Comments (1)

Chef_Mario_Goodman writes: I really like this model. It's very functional and I've considered listing it on our site. We chose this one to list instead:

(i hope you don't mind me posting the link)

My team and I would be glad to send you one of ours. Just let me know guys! It's similar to the oxo version but it's a tad sharper in my opinion.

Love your site by the way. Looking forward to your correspondence. Cheers! Posted: 8:15 pm on July 11th

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