Creaming Corn, The Easy Way!

Shucking, cleaning, and cutting corn has been around for centuries. However, the process of has not changed much over time. Personally, I am a fan of working smarter, not harder. In the case of shucking through corn cobs there is a very fast and easy way to get through a ton of corn. Let me introduce you to the EZ-Creamer.

The EZ-Creamer is the best way to shuck, clean, and cut corn. Using just one EZ-Creamer can help you easily produce 40 quartz of corn cream a day! This completely beats using a knife or knuckle buster that is not only dangerous, but extremely less productive. Time is money and the EZ-Creamer can help you get more done and let’s you focus on other important obligations.

The EZ-Creamer is perfect for not only residential use, but for commercial use as well. There really isn’t a better way to get the job done! Imagine lining up an assembly line of workers going to town on the EZ-Creamer!

Set up is simple. You can order from GardenHarvesters.com to get all you need to get going. The EZ-Creamer comes with the Shucker, Whole Kernel Tube, Creamer Tube, corn cob screws, mounting screws and a set of instructions. If you are planning to use both the Whole Kernel and Creamer Tubes be sure to pick up an extra bracket. If you don’t want to mount the brackets to the table with the provided screws you can simply use a c-clamp to hold the EZ-Creamer in place. The EZ-Creamer comes pre-installed with the Whole Kernel Tube setup. If you want to use the Creamer Tube you will need to either take of the bracket from the Whole Kernel Tube or buy another bracket to place on the Creamer Tube.

Once the EZ-Creamer is mounted on a the surface of choice, the next step is to install the corn cob screws into an electric drill just like you would with any drill bit. At this point you are ready to start shucking the corn in just seconds.

Shucking the corn literally only takes seconds, any more than a few seconds you will begin cutting into the cob. Again only 2-3 seconds is all that is needed! We like to use a basic 5-gallon bucket to catch the droppings.

What’s great about the bracket setup is that everything is already together making it a smooth transition from the shucking to the cutting/creaming stage.When using the Cutting Tube place he corn through the tube, use your extra hand to adjust the size of the cutter, and push the corn through the cutter. This process only takes a few seconds as well. Don’t forget to have a pan or bowl placed under the Cutting Tube to catch the goodies!

To use the Creamer all you have to do is run it through the tube. Pretty darn easy. I guess that’s why it’s called the EZ-Creamer.

We hear from many people who have used the EZ-Creamer and absolutely love it! As a matter of fact we spoke with a customer today and she made a video and shared it with her Facebook friends! Her friends then had to order an EZ-Creamer.

Buy your EZ-Creamer from GardenHarvesters.com

 

~Kerry

Side By Side Pea Sheller Comparison

One of the best ways to get to know about products is from a side-by-side comparison of what is offered. There are many pea shellers to consider for various reasons. Some of the those reasons may include how many peas are needing to be shelled, how many workers are involved, and what kind of peas are needing to be shelled. Fortunately, there are great choices to help get the job done!

First of all, there are four kinds of shellers to compare side-by-side. The Mr. Pea Sheller, Electric Mr. Pea Sheller, Taylor Pea Sheller, and the new Mini Taylor Pea Sheller. Each of these pea shellers are unique in their own ways, but all work hard so you don’t have to.

Mr. Pea Sheller

Mr. Pea Sheller is perfect for the home owner who needs to shell peas without the hassle of shuffling through each shell just to get dinner made. Not too mention Mr. Pea Sheller is very budget friendly without sacrificing quality. This guy will last for approximately three years!

Mr Pea Sheller

Simply attach the C-Clamp to a table, begin to feed the pea shells through the rollers, and start cranking out the shells through the rollers. If using the hand crank is too much work there is the option to attach an electric drill to the sheller making it possible to fill a 5 gallon bucket in just 15 minutes.

Electric Mr. Pea Sheller

Since we are on the subject of electric power take a look at the Electric Mr. Pea Sheller. This is the big brother of the Mr. Pea Sheller. The Electric Mr. Pea Sheller is ready to take you to the next level of shelling peas!

What’s great about the Electric Mr. Pea Sheller is it is strong enough for a home garden, but small enough to fit in a closet. Meaning getting work done faster and still able to store away once shelling is complete for the day.

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Just like the Mr. Pea Sheller the Electric is easy to use. The tray is slanted at the right angle to keep the pea shells flowing through the rollers at a nice rate. Ideally 1.5 to 2 bushels can be run through an hour.  To get started spread out the pea shells, let the rollers pull the shells on it’s own, and the peas will fall into the provided pan.

Another great fact about the Electric Pea Sheller is their is no assembly required and is easy to clean up! Simply plug-in and play. Once the Electric Pea Sheller is all setup it can handle most types of peas. Some of the types of shells that can be run through includes black eyes, purple hulls, creme 40s, and pink eyes.

Taylor Pea Sheller

It’s time to graduate to the big leagues with the Taylor Pea Sheller, a.k.a. “The Little Sheller.” This guy is meant for those looking to shell out around 3-4 bushels an hour that packs a 1/3 horsepower motor! If that doesn’t impress keep reading.

John Taylor is made in the U.S.A. and defines what quality craftsmanship is all about. Manufacture in the great State of Georgia, The Little Sheller keeps the customers in mind with not just quality materials, but safety, speed, and efficiency as well.

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The Little Sheller can produce up to about 4 bushels an hour. Rather than a slanted tray it has a flat tray that allows approximately 1/2 of a bushel at a time. The 1/3 horsepower, 115-volt, 60Hz Dayton electric motor keeps you from doing the hard work and allows you to get more done. This is perfect for commercial use!

Unlike the Electric Mr. Pea Sheller, the Little Sheller accommodates all size pea shells. The Little Sheller is made to get the job done quicker so you can increase production.

Mini Taylor Pea Sheller

The Mini Taylor Pea Sheller is the little brother of the Taylor Pea Sheller, just a bit smaller making it weigh less and portable. Don’t let the size fool you! This Mini can shell through about 1 to 2 bushels an hour.

The Mini Sheller is a TRUE bean sheller!  This shelling machine is excellent for black-eyed peas, crowders, lady fingers, white acres, English peas, and mature butter beans. Due to the adjustable scientifically engineered rollers, you can easily go from shelling purple hull peas to mature butter beans in just a few seconds.

Mini Pea Sheller

The Little Sheller carries over the same quality to the Mini! The American made 1/10 horsepower motor keeps the rollers moving. Speaking of the rollers, they are constructed with just enough strength to keep the peas/beans in good shape. The rollers will grab the pods just fine without mashing em up. Too add to the build quality of the machine, it is cooled with a fan to keep from overheating ensuring it will not get bogged down.

The rollers are protected by a shield, which in turn keeps fingers and hair from getting caught during operation. Just like The Little Sheller the belt is guarded by a shield as well.

Both the Little Sheller and Mini Sheller include an on/off switch that guarantees the machine will not be functional when powered off. However, there is a foot petal that can be attached to the power switch to operate similar to as a sewing machine or saw.

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Need Help With Freezer Bags?

Frozen peas

Trying to wrestle with freezer bags can be a pain at times, especially when you are working with gallons of peas and other produce. We love having an extra set of “hands” in the kitchen. This baggie holder makes filling your gallon size bags with peas, beans, corn, pasta, nuts, and more a breeze. Use it as your extra set of hands and fill bags faster than ever with less mess.

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We love this little baggie stand so much because it doesn’t matter what we need to put in our freezer bags, fresh produce, leftovers, pasta, snacks, soup, stock, meat… the list can go on and on. It holds up well and hasn’t let us down.

bagwell pouringThe freezer bag stand folds up for easy storage so you can slip it right into a drawer. You don’t have to find a special place to fit it and it is out of the way when you don’t need it.

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When you are ready to use it rotate the arms of the bag stand holder in an *X* shape to create a sturdy stance with the curved posts at the top. Fold over the top edge of a one-gallon storage bag to create a lip on the top edge of the bad. Put the storage bag in the middle of the baggie stand and slide the lip over the 4 upright posts. Fill your freezer bags with peas, beans, creamed corn, peppers, berries, pasta, snacks, soup, toys and more!

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~Kerry Clabaugh