A strawberry huller is a kitchen gadget that is made for capping, or removing the leaves and hulls, of a strawberry. In most cases, a strawberry huller is made of stainless steel or aluminum and bent and shaped like miniature tongs with spade-shaped tips. The general idea behind the use of a strawberry huller is to pinch the tips together around the leaves and hull of a strawberry, twist, and pull. A strawberry huller is designed to make easier work of capping strawberries without losing any of the fruit as you might if capping with a knife.
Realizing what this kitchen gadget is designed for leaves us with its practical application. Many such kitchen gadgets exist that make easier work of food preparation such as a melon baller, an apple corer, cherry pitter and a vegetable peeler. In theory, any tool or gadget that makes easy work of a task is appreciated, but sometimes theory is lost in application. This can be the case with a strawberry huller.