Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Corn Stripper

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MINOT, N.D. - Most people love to enjoy corn on the cob, but some people prefer to remove the kernels off the cob. So in this week's don't buy it until we try it, Stephanie Rank puts a corn stripper to the test.

Corn is one of the country’s most popular side dishes in the US and while some may enjoy it on the cob, others prefer just the kernels and the Corn Stripper claims to strip the kernels off, but I had to see if it's claims were true so I headed over to Minot Restaurant Supply to test it out.

Since fresh sweet corn is out of season, we used frozen corn.

"I know it would work on better on whole cobs of fresh corn verses this frozen corn," said Dave Forthun, owner of Minot Restaurant Supply.

Then all we had to do is put the device on the top of the cob and push.

"I was a little apprehensive but it does a good job," said Forthun.

It also was more safe compared to using a knife.

“You might poke your finger but you're not going to cut yourself. It's pretty simple, if I can do it - most anybody can," said Forthun.

Making this product a sweet purchase.

"I’ll give it a thumbs up for small amounts of corn, you know you got a dozen ears of corn, now why you want to take the corn off the cob - I don't know but if your kids and I have grandkids that'd rather have it that way, this would work very good for it," said Forthun.

The Corn Stripper sells for about 8 dollars .