Splatter Shield protects work area from juices and removes for cleaning Sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease Soft, comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure Generous holder accommodates large cherries like Bing and Rainier, and is recessed to secure smaller varieties of cherries and olives Locks closed for convenient storage OXO Cherry & Olive Pitter: With the OXO Good Grips Cherry & Olive Pitter, baking cherry pies, canning cherries and making homemade preserves is no longer the pits. The Pitter features a removable splatter shield that directs juices downward and prevents them from soiling your work area. When not in use, the splatter shield fits inside the front chamber and a lock holds the Pitter closed for convenient storage. Sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease, and soft, comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure while you squeeze. The holder is extra large to accommodate Bing cherries and has a recessed cup to securely hold smaller varieties when pitting. Also try the Pitter to prepare fresh cherries for small children. The Cherry & Olive Pitter should be placed in the dishwasher in its unlocked position. It’s the Little Things: At OXO, we consistently develop products that address even the tiniest of pet peeves, because we know it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. We spent nearly two years developing a splatter shield with the length and angle needed to direct the juice and pit downward (and away from clothes). Features & Benefits: Comfortable Pitting: Sturdy, die-cast zinc and soft, non-slip handles absorb pressure making even repetitive pitting nearly effortless Clean pitting: A generously-sized splatter shield directs juices downward, protecting the work area (and clothing) from unwanted messes Generously-sized: Pitter accommodates large cherries like Bing and Rainier, and is recessed to secure smaller varieties of cherries and olives. Cleaning & Storage: Dishwasher safe for easy clean-up; Locks closed for convenient storage Good Tip: Northwest Cherries are at their peak from June through August. To enjoy delicious cherries all year round, rinse, pit, and store them in the freezer for later.