A small thing but surprisingly effective. I had one of the "claw-type" strawberry hullers a couple of years ago but it required pushing with my thumb to open the claw and I have severe arthritis in my right thumb /see photo enlarged joint that doesn't work/ and after a few strawberries, I was in agony. So I tossed it. And most of you know how much i LOVE gadgets. Just not this one.
A few weeks ago I received this gadget from Amazon to test and it is amazing. So much easier for me to grasp against the base of my thumb/palm and operate with my fingers.
And you should see what a job it does on tough pineapple "eyes" and so easy. It took me only 3-4 minutes to de-eye a large pineapple, a job that usually takes me at least 20 minutes - or longer.
I went through 3 pounds of strawberries in short order and could use it to nip off the white parts in those that weren't fully ripe.
Also tomatoes - I got some of the "ugly" tomatoes that are odd shaped and have very large stems and cores. Not a problem with this gadget.
This is the review I posted on Amazon:
THIS ONE IS IT! It works easily, even with my arthritic hands, to neatly core/hull strawberries and does a fantastic job removing the "eyes" on a pineapple. (Watch the video)
I bought a pineapple and after the outer trimming, used this huller to remove all those eyes in a FRACTION of the time it usually takes me using a paring knife.
A really efficient and reasonably-price gadget THAT DOES WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO!