A corn stripper, also known as a corn peeler or corn cutter, is a kitchen tool designed to remove kernels from corn cobs quickly and efficiently. It is particularly handy when you want to enjoy the sweet and tender corn kernels without the hassle of manually slicing them off the cob with a knife.
The typical design of a corn stripper consists of a handle for grip and control and a cutting blade or blades at the end. The blade is usually made of stainless steel and is shaped in a way that allows it to slide easily along the length of the corn cob, cutting off the kernels as it goes. Some corn strippers have multiple blades or adjustable widths to accommodate different corn cob sizes.
To use a corn stripper, you hold the corn cob with one hand and firmly press the blade against the corn kernels on the cob. By sliding the tool downward along the cob, the blade cuts and strips the kernels away from the cob in one swift motion. The stripped corn kernels fall into a container or onto a plate below, leaving behind the cob, which can be discarded.
Using a corn stripper is a convenient and mess-free way to prepare corn for various dishes and/or recipes, such as salads, salsas, soups, or stir-fries. It saves time and reduces the risk of accidentally cutting too deep and removing unwanted parts of the cob. Additionally, some corn strippers come with a kernel-catching container to collect the kernels, making it even more convenient for cooking and serving.