It’s strawberry season here. Mostly. The weather here isn’t so great for strawberries, but hopefully there’s a spot in this country where the strawberries are not being cooked on the plant. I like strawberries. I get a little annoyed by the stems, though.
Knives aren’t very good at getting the stems off while leaving the maximum strawberry. My mom had a strawberry huller when I was a kid, and I was never impressed with it. The edges were so sharp that it required great care to use, and the leaves had to be peeled back manually.
There are a few other styles of strawberry huller available, but I’m not even looking for them–I’m confident my mother found the best tool.
My mom discovered that her grapefruit spoons are great at hulling strawberries. I have one of her grapefruit spoons, which I use to eat grapefruit and hull strawberries. It’s great. The edges are not sharp enough to be uncomfortable when it hits your fingers, it’s big enough for large strawberries, it has two uses instead of just one, and strawberries can be hulled with ease.
Since grapefruit spoons are typically sold in sets, you might be hesitant to purchase four. Find a friend or two or three and split the set. Unless your family eats a lot of grapefruit, then you can just use the whole set yourself.