Best Nutcrackers

Updated June 2019
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A nutcracker is a kitchen tool designed to crack the hard shell of a nut to make it easier to access the edible part of the nut inside. Look for a nutcracker that will neatly crack the shell or split the shell without hurting or crushing the rest of the nut. While some of the result will be in the technique, a portion of the effectiveness of your efforts will be in the design of the nutcracker. A traditional hand-held nutcracker can be quite effective, even though it is little more than two pieces of metal attached at one end and can be pulled together. Some other styles may make it easier to crack large nuts, even without much strength in your hand, but are larger and more cumbersome. Most holiday nutcrackers designed to bring nostalgic visions of the Nutcracker Suite to your home are not actually constructed to crack nuts and are instead simply decorative items.

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    Writer

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