Kitchen Hacks ~ How To Core A Strawberry With A Straw

03/14/2016 4:55 am · 56 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Kitchen hacks, Stawberry recipes made easy HOW TO CORE A STRAWBERRY WITH A PLASTIC STRAW, this is such a cool trick and perfect for kids helping in the kitchen.How To Core A Strawberry With A Straw

My girls love to help me in the kitchen. This weekend we are making a big bowl of strawberries for strawberry shortcake. All the berries needed to be washed, cored and sliced.  When my girls help me core the strawberries they often take too much off the top with a knife, or I am worried they might cut themselves with the sharp paring knife.  To this straw trick is the perfect solution.

Kitchen hacks, Stawberry recipes made easy HOW TO CORE A STRAWBERRY WITH A PLASTIC STRAW, this is such a cool trick and perfect for kids helping in the kitchen .All you need for this kitchen tip/ hack is a thick straw. They are sometimes called milkshake straws or smoothie straws. They are just a normal plastic drinking straw just with a bigger hole and stronger sides, they work great for this project.  The thin straws do not work as well and you will just get frustrated.

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Kitchen hacks, Stawberry recipes made easy HOW TO CORE A STRAWBERRY WITH A PLASTIC STRAW, this is such a cool trick and perfect for kids helping in the kitchen .Poke the straw in the bottom of the strawberry, push upward towards the stem. You can use your hand your holding the strawberry in to push down on the berry. The straw will pop out of the top taking the core  and stem with it. If you do not get the straw right in the middle of the core you might have to do it again. But after a few it is easier to judge where the middle is and get it centered every time. My girls are 7 and 10 and did a huge bowl of berries all by themselves. Hope you enjoy this tip 🙂

Kitchen hacks, Stawberry recipes made easy HOW TO CORE A STRAWBERRY WITH A PLASTIC STRAW, this is such a cool trick and perfect for kids helping in the kitchen .

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Margy Lacy McMennamy
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I do this all the time

Heidi Kimball
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Had a great time thanks

Tracy Tonkin Dyke
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Post a pic of your waffles please

Amanda L Powers
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Thanks for entertainment your girls are so beautiful and funny

A Thrifty Mom
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Here is the Slicer we are using – works great on Eggs/ Strawberries/Bananas/Avocados —> http://amzn.to/1Uds14n

Roxie Smith
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Looks so yummy !!!

Jill Kovach
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5 kids, wow. How old is everyone?

Amanda L Powers
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In hotel while my daughter has radiation 🙁

Laura McIntyre
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On a road trip thanks for keeping me entertained

Roxie Smith
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Oh great thank you !!! Red is my favorite color !!!

Vikki Kopelic
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I got a strawberry slicer on Amazon…..works great….

Roxie Smith
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Where did you buy your red egg slicer!

Tracy Tonkin Dyke
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What is the red thing they are using?

Melissa Hale-Hudgeons
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Melissa Hale-Hudgeons

What are you using to slice the strawberry??

Bonnie Keslar
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I actually have a strawberry slicer was a gift from Avon.

Elizabeth Valdez
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This is awesome. Gonna do this with my kids.

Ann Jones
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It keeps sticking

Brandi Smoot
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I am going to do this with my kids. Awesome!! Good job kids!

Trena Dean
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Mackenzie, my daughter says your girls are so pretty.

Trena Dean
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Do you ever do spiralized speghetti noodles?

Tish Rice
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Cook idea I can use with my grandkids!!U0001f49c

VeLasco ArtuRo FriDa
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Owesome idea and the egg slicer!

Rebecca Pool Feltz
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Lol, you just made my girls night!!

Rebecca Pool Feltz
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Awesome idea! Hello from Illinois!

Trena Dean
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Your kitchen is so clean! I only have three girls, and my house looks opposite of yours! Love this live feed.

Lea Lord Vhon Richard
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Lea Lord Vhon Richard

Hi from philippines

Jill Howell
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Thick milkshake straw!

Angela Salinas Barrios
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Angela Salinas Barrios

Hi from Texas

Debbie Lyn Elwood Barber
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Debbie Lyn Elwood Barber

Hi from Omaha, Nebraska!!!

Joanna Gearing
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No Savannah accent I am from the UK 🙂

Angela Kifer
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Hi from Swanton Maryland

Danyelle Wood
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Well poke. Lol

Trena Dean
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Hi from East Washington!

Danyelle Wood
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That’s how I cut my strawberries too

Joanna Gearing
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Hello from Savannah! GA

Jill Howell
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And a set of hands

Shelly Vetter
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Hi from Maine!

Tina Fairchild
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Hello from Central NY!

Debbie Murdock Rogers
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Debbie Murdock Rogers

Jenny Slaton Sanders

Donna Sears
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Jack Neal, show this to Becky!!!!

Dee Lynch
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But my huller has been used for years and years and wastes less of the strawberry.

Cecelia Thacker Eggett
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Cecelia Thacker Eggett

a straw is sooo much less expensive!!!!

Mari Sol Chevez
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Maybe to fill it up with chocolate!! 🙂

Michelle Lee Kerth
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that’s what I was thinking 🙂

Addie Dupre Old
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I would only do this if the strawberry is huge and has a hard white center. Otherwise this method removes too much of your delicious strawberry.

Addie Dupre Old
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A smoothie straw would take way too much strawberry out. A simple V cut with a knife takes off the top.

Michelle Lee Kerth
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dumb, but serious question what would you core a strawberry for?

Sofía Rogers
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It works with cherries too! 🙂

Sarah Christensen-Andersen
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Sarah Christensen-Andersen

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Angela Cannistraci
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Cristine Morgan

A Thrifty Mom
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Just make sure you use a THICK straw like a smoothie or milkshake straw, they work best

A Thrifty Mom
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That’s a great tool too

Dee Lynch
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I like my little strawberry huller from Pampered Chef. It does the job quickly and easily.

A Thrifty Mom
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My girls take too much of the top off with a knife. So this tip saved more of the strawberry 🙂 but someone with better knife skills might do better with the v cut

Addie Dupre Old
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I tried this and decided it takes too much of the lower strawberry off while just cutting off the top green leaves in a V with a knife works for me.

A Thrifty Mom
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My girls love this trick

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