I always have trouble pulling off the stem from my strawberries. Is their a better way to take the stem off without leaving part of the stem still on? Maybe some sort of household tool I can use?

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By using part of its name!

A good straw pressed through the bottom to push the stem out.


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    The only downside of this is, that you'll lose some of that precious, tasty strawberry!
    – Alex
    Sep 14, 2015 at 16:47

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I like a bird's-beak parer, but a vegetable peeler will work pretty well for this. Use it point-first to make a circular cut around the stem, which will come right out. I use this technique for a number of other things - removing eyes from potatoes, scooping blemishes out of fruit, etc.


Use a pair of metal tweezers.

Just stab into the top of the strawberry, squeeze, and pull. You'll get the stem, base and all, every time.

Make sure to use a pair that is flat on the end, not the kind with a sharp tip. Like this:

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    Note: Make sure to clean the tweezers first. This should go without saying.
    – Gwen
    Sep 13, 2015 at 9:31

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