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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 10th May 18, 9:02 AM
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    A 'Strawberry Huller' Really?
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    • 10th May 18, 9:02 AM
    A 'Strawberry Huller' Really? 10th May 18 at 9:02 AM
    https://www.lakeland.co.uk/14023/Chef%27n-StemGem-Tomato-%26-Strawberry-Huller?src=emails180510PineappleUK_3&spMailingID=5 6578680&spUserID=MTg3ODIwOTU5OTE4S0&spJobID=140132 6444&spReportId=MTQwMTMyNjQ0NAS2

    I've seen it all now.

    Why would anyone pay 7.50 for a gadget to replace the perfectly good tools on the end of our arms?
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
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    • grunnie
    • By grunnie 10th May 18, 9:05 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:05 AM
    Way back in the day when I was a student think 1970 I spent a summer hulling strawberry at a certain jam factory in Fochabers. You brought it all back with that wee gadget . haha.
    • buildersdaughter
    • By buildersdaughter 10th May 18, 9:35 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:35 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:35 AM
    My sister got one of these as a Lakeland freebie. When hulling enormous amounts of strawberries for family 'dos' or village fund raisers, I have blessed it. Hulling strawberries for a whole morning is surprisingly hard on the fingers!
    Given their high quality and amazing customer service, I forgive Lakeland almost anything!
    • kittie
    • By kittie 10th May 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:57 AM
    its obvious, a very good tool when hulling lbs of strawberries for jam or for the freezer. All I can say is, if you cannot afford it then don`t get into debt buying it

    Love lakeland stuff
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 10th May 18, 12:59 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:59 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:59 PM
    If the arthritis in my hands gets any worse, I might well consider it for prepping strawberries for jam-making; but at present I can still manage without it.
    LameWolf
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    • splishsplash
    • By splishsplash 10th May 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 7:36 PM
    I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.
    • Lindsay C
    • By Lindsay C 10th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:14 PM
    My mum has one as she doesn't have a lot of strength these days. If my MS got worse is definitely have one!
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:28 PM
    Doesn't hulling with a straw take some of the strawberry away with it? It seems to on the video. I eat all the strawberry once I've removed the green leaf top. I don't leave the 'core' unlike on an apple. Plus strawberries are so small, I wouldn't want to not have all of the berry to eat. Unless I've been eating strawberries wrong my whole life and you're meant to leave a bit.

    If the lakeland gadget only removes the green top, I can see it would be useful if you have reduced/poor motor skills in your hands or if you've got plenty of strawberries to hull.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th May 18, 7:41 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 7:41 AM
    Originally posted by splishsplash
    You beat me too it! Except to say that straws are evil plastic things

    I'm ashamed to say I'd probably buy it if I saw it for 25p in a chazzer. I'm a sucker for kitchen gadgets.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 11th May 18, 7:51 AM
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    Maybe it's a 'nail' thing? I just slip my thumbnail under and pop off the top, maybe I have particularly strong nails? I can honestly say it would take longer to faff with a gadget.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th May 18, 8:39 AM
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    It's a lifestyle thing... if you buy 1-2 punnets/year at most ... seems pointless, but if you're a "Ladies who Lunch" type, wearing light linen clothing and having "a bit of a do on the lawn" .... yet not yet able to afford your own staff, it's a job done. Or some jam makers ....

    I often eat the strawberry by holding the green bit and plucking the strawberry off with my teeth (which probably says more about my class than any form of simple ingenuity).
    • Badrick
    • By Badrick 11th May 18, 3:54 PM
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    I'm ashamed to say I'd probably buy it if I saw it for 25p in a chazzer. I'm a sucker for kitchen gadgets.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Not quite at your price point, but 58p delivered on AliExpress.
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