I bought some gadgets last month, one of which was this Corn Cob Cutter. It is called Lee's Corn Cutter and Creamer. I tried to use it last weekend and I was extremely disappointed in this tool. I should have known something was up when I read this warning on the packaging, and I quote exactly:
Warning! Remember, even scissors or a kitchen knife can be injurious if not used properly. KEEP FINGERS HIGH ON VEGETABLE and away from blades and cutting elements. This product has been used safely by millions for generations.
I was thinking the only reason to put something like that on there is a lot of people have probably gotten injured using this thing. The way this is supposed to work is you lay the tool horizontally flat on top of a bowl. You then take your corn and run it "in a quick motion" towards the cutting blades and push the cob past them. If you look at the pic below, notice where the person's thumb and fore fingers are pushing toward the blade. I tried this a few times and your hand gets so slippery because the corn and juices run down the tool and your hand. After 2 minutes, I thought, it isn't a matter of will I cut my finger off, it was a matter of when will I cut my finger off. I decided to just use a knife and I felt much safer.
I think this product would work great for cream style corn because the instructions tell you to set the blade depth to barely pierce the tip of the kernels. Thus making it easy to push the cob through the blades and for the serrated blades to cream the ear.
I don't like cream style corn and this product said you can just set the depth of the blade accordingly to cut the kernels clean. Easier said than done, the blade wants to dig in to the cob while cutting and thus your hands want to slip.
If you have used this tool to cut whole kernel corn and it worked great for you, please tell me what I am doing wrong. I have seen several videos on youtube of people using it successfully but they were always using it to make cream style corn.
I am going to do more research and maybe I will have better luck with another corn gadget.
Here is a pic from their website.