All Things Are Not Created Equal: A Tale of Five Corn Strippers

Margaret

I had a debate with a friend recently about the merits of corn strippers. OK, I know what you’re thinking…’get a life.’ And normally I would agree; however, I take my corn stripper very seriously. Incidentally, corn strippers having nothing to do with the removal of clothing; lewd or realme 5 pro price lascivious behaviour. They simply strip corn from the cob. If you’re like me, you enjoy the sunny sweet taste of fresh corn on the cob. And if you’re like me, you also hate the icky feeling of corn kernels wedged between your teeth. My friend and I are in agreement on that note.

Where we differ is on which corn stripper does it best. Needless to say, there’s more than one option for the corn stripper discerning public. My friend’s choice is the Kuhn Rikon Corn Zipper, a Y-shaped serrated peeler. She thinks it’s great because she can remove several rows of kernels at a time by running it along the cob. My issue with this product is it’s unstable and, frankly, messy, messy, messy. I might as well use a knife–in fact, I’d prefer a knife to this stripper. My choice of corn stripper rather resembles a computer mouse.

The top portion is dome shaped; this is the reservoir where the corn collects. Underneath is a single plate of serrated teeth, that you run up the corn cob, while holding it firmly. My favourite thing about this product is there’s virtually no mess. I hate it when the juice from the corn gets all over the place–and trust me, it flies in every direction. But to prove to my friend that my favoured corn stripper was the best, I invited her over to demonstrate five different kinds–two of which were her pick and mine, which I’ve already described.

One of the new entrants in this corn stripper pageant was something that resembled a doughnut. The idea is you place the doughnut over the top of the cob of corn and push down firmly. It’s supposed to collect the kernels of corn inside the doughnut, but it was hard to push down; it didn’t do a very good job of collecting corn, and it got jammed fairly easily. Another version of the corn stripper resembled a mandolin.

But it too jammed easily and I found it challenging to run the cob of corn along the surface. So, the verdict? After seeing all five corn strippers in action, my friend grudgingly agreed that my computer mouse-shaped version was the clear winner. It easily and efficiently cleaned five cobs of corn in just under three minutes, and with virtually no mess. If you love fresh, sweet corn on the cob, but hate the feeling of kernels between your teeth, this kitchen gadget is worth a look. Fresh Corn Recipe: Sauted Fresh Corn (it doesn’t get any more pure than this!)

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