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Here's the best way to pit cherries without buying a cherry pitter

Removing cherry pits is, well, the pits. Turn to household items for help. Kelly Senyei tests out three options and finds the best one.
/ Source: TODAY

Nothing says summer quite like the taste of fresh, juicy cherries. And while we all may love their flavor, removing their pits is, well, the pits. Cherry pitters are an effective solution, but single-use gadgets can be costly and take up excess space in the kitchen. So why not turn to a few household items instead to pit that pile of cherries?

I searched far and wide for the best cherry pitting hacks and put three of the most popular to the test.

Watch the video and see me try the chopstick method, the paper clip trick and the pastry tip technique. Some were more successful than others, but the real winner proved that pitting cherries can take just seconds when you use the right everyday item.

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Kelly Senyei is the founder of Just a Taste, an on-camera host and a professionally trained chef. She is also the author of "Food Blogging For Dummies." Follow her on Facebookand Instagram.