I love cherry potters, I buy them to test the function. Someday I may design and make one. The concept of pitting two cherries at once is a great idea. While the build and execution is great the pitter just doesn’t work as intended.
One cherry is often stuck on the pit plunger,, There is no catch bowl for the pitted cherries, they just roll away onto the counter, dripping cherry juice everywhere after pitting. Dangerously there is no guard or warning on the stoner. Without thinking I rested my thumb on the fruit stoner anvil. Then when a I operated the potter the stoner blade came down forcefully on my thumb thereby inflicting a bloody injury on myself. Lest you think I’m an idiot, I’m an engineer and product designer and have safely run a metal lathe and milling machine for years without incident. I wanted to love this product but it just doesn’t live up to its potential as well as being dangerous. Westmark should re-review the engineering safety analysis, withdraw this product from the market and redesign it.