Fresh cherries are absolutely delicious, but their pits are not. It can be very time consuming and messy to pit a pile of cherries. It can be done by hand and without special tools when you only need a small quantity of cherries to do, but when you’re planning to bake a couple of pies, cobblers or even cakes, it is well-worth having a cherry pitting tool at your disposal. The Cherrymat Cherry Pitter is a tool that will help you pit cherries very quickly, with almost no mess and almost no waste. You simply feed cherries into the tray at the top of the pitter, where they are funneled down into a chute that holds them in place for the plunger. The plunger, which is hand-powered, neatly pops the pits out into a basket beneath the cherries and drops the pitted cherry into a waiting bowl. All the juice is trapped inside the chute – and it is dishwasher safe, for easy cleaning later – and doesn’t splatter all over the kitchen or stain your hands. The pits are left with virtually no cherry “meat” on them, which means you get pitted cherries with very little waste. The machine can pit up to 25 pounds of cherries in one hour!