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Hulling Strawberries

Martha Stewart Living, April 2008

Use a grapefruit knife to hull strawberries. The curved blade will cut away the stems smoothly while leaving most of the fruit intact.

Comments (18)

  • brabydoll 21 Jun, 2011

    I use a straw to push the hull through. It works really good and easy to blow out the hull that gets stuck in the straw. It is conveinent if you can find a strong staw from a childs sippy cup and save it to use every time because it stores so easy.

  • HelenWoodson 9 May, 2011

    I use a teaspoon.

  • maggieviolet 27 Jul, 2010

    Good idea using the grapefruit knife but I have a good trick as well.I use a drinking
    straw.The straw must be a regular size plastic straw not one of the narrow ones.Holding the straw firmly near the bottom push the straw up through the bottom of the strawberry and out the top.This will get rid of the hull and the leaves all at once.I have used this method for many years and many pounds a of strawberries! I hope this method will help others.

  • ojolie 26 Jul, 2010

    I was without a knife to cut the hulls of the strawberries I had so I used my pizza cutter. I did angle it a bit to cut as little off the top as possible, but it worked like a charm!

  • ojolie 26 Jul, 2010

    I was without a knife to cut the hulls of the strawberries I had so I used my pizza cutter. I did angle it a bit to cut as little off the top as possible, but it worked like a charm!

  • ojolie 26 Jul, 2010

    I was without a knife to cut the hulls of the strawberries I had so I used my pizza cutter. I did angle it a bit to cut as little off the top as possible, but it worked like a charm!

  • SMontesano 26 Jul, 2010

    I have a strawberry huller but find it doesn't work that great I also have the tomato shark mentioned above which is brilliant for tomatoes so will try that and also have the grapefruit tool in the photo so will try both of these from now on instead of slicing the top of which is what I have been doing! Yes kitchen gadgets are my thing but only if they work!

  • joyously 24 Jul, 2010

    I have a little gadget called "tomato shark" cost about $.95. I use it for strawberries, potato eyes, bruises and/or bad spots on anything! Plus tomatoes.
    It sort of looks like a melon baller with real sharp 'sharky' like teeth. I also have a good egg slicer which I also use to slice mushrooms fast easy and even slices. I broke many a cheap slicer before I got smart and bought an all metal one.

  • JoyceClaire 24 Jul, 2010

    I use a melon baller to remove the leaves and the core. It leave a nice berry and it doesn't take long. I have used a strawberry huller, and many times it won't get everything. Depending on the size of the strawberry, you can choose to use the small or large size of the melon baller.

  • elielizondo 24 Jul, 2010

    I like strawberrys but they don't last more than 2 days, How should I store them?

  • iowadoglover 24 Jul, 2010

    People need to cut a large amount off the top after washing them with SOAP and water. There are little tiny worms that are cream color, like the color of the tops of strawberries under the green leaf caps. I used to try to cut only a small bit off the strawberry tops, but not any more.

  • luckysuz 24 Jul, 2010

    I use my small strawberry huller tool I purchased at Williams Sonoma. It's super cheap and does the job in 1/2 a second.

  • CapeTownGirl 24 Jul, 2010

    The best way is to use a straw. Insert from the bottom of the fruit and it pushes out the stalk. Then all you need to do is pull off the excess leaves.

  • voicemom1 24 Jul, 2010

    A teaspoon or grapefruit spoon help with the back side up works extremely well tp scoop off the cap and the hard part beneath it. This works especially well with delicate, home-grown strawberries.

  • martimouse 24 Jul, 2010

    The end of my potato peeler works great.

  • mrsnap1 24 Jul, 2010

    The drinking straw is the best way to hull the strawberrys.... and it even leaves a nice clean [filtered word] if you should want to stuff them.

  • Nouvisimo 2 Jul, 2008

    Using a drinking straw to push up from bottome of the berry also works and is kid friendly.

  • marciintemecula 28 Apr, 2008

    I use a small melon baller and it works wonders too.