The 10 Best Olive Pitters
This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in February of 2016. Whether you use olives to dress up pizzas and salads or simply enjoy them on their own as a delicious, low-calorie snack, one of these pitters will take all the grunt work out of the preparation process by removing the stones quickly and easily. Many of the models we've selected are useful for cherries and dates, too, making them a versatile kitchen tool for a modest investment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 27, 2020:
It will probably come as no surprise to many home chefs that the Oxo Good Grips remains a top choice. Unlike some, it's made of sturdy materials, and it offers attractive styling, whether you opt for the red or black version. If you need to process a lot of olives quickly, the Prepworks by Progressive Stoner might be a better option, since it can hold six stone fruits at once. We've also added the Chef'n Preserve Prep Lid for those who need to work quickly. It fits on top of a canning jar and features a quick punch action that's mess-free. And like most of the models here, it also functions well as a cherry pitter.
If you've got little ones who want to help, there's the Talisman Designs Chomper or the Chef'n QuickPit. These were designed so that the part you squeeze or press is not near the part that actually removes the pit, so it's very unlikely that they can pinch or harm the fingers. Even so, it's a good idea to supervise young kids, and always double-check the olives for any remaining stone fragments, which could potentially become a choking hazard.
July 26, 2019:
Fans of Mediterranean food are likely well aware that a solid pit remover is a must-have in the kitchen. These tools remove stones efficiently so you can serve your guests quickly, and without having to slave away extracting pits with awkward tools that aren't intended for this very specific purpose. There are options here that are perfect for snack time, in addition to models that have slots for more than one olive, so you can process a greater volume in less time.
The Gonicc Zinc Alloy has been excluded from the list due to confirmed complaints regarding quality. The ChirRay Multipurpose, on the other hand, is a new addition, added for its unusual, yet simple, design and effectiveness on a variety of fruits.