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A kitchen utensil made to remove the stone or pit from small round fruits, such as cherries or olives. The pitter is commonly made of plastic or stainless steel that is formed with a circular shaft that pierces the fruit to push out the pit. There are a variety of different designs, but the typical hand plier designed pitter will have two handles, a blunt shaft and a small holding tray with a open hole in the center. The handles are squeezed together which forces the shaft down into the fruit positioned in the holding tray, and ejects the pit through the open hole in the tray. The fruit remains intact and pitless. This tool may also be referred to as a stoner.
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