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Sweet corn is a favorite around our house but the hassle and time of de-silking the corn makes it a chore to process even for a small batch. Until now hand held de-silking brushes have been the only way for the home grower to remove the silk and even then we still end up pulling off the hair like fibers as we chomp into a fresh ear of corn.
Now with the power of an electric drill or a stationary drill press you can de-silk a batch of corn in no time.
This special spinning brush was designed by an Amish gentleman to clean corn silk off large batches of sweet corn. Ideal for the home and hobby farm gardener.
The special designed soft brush bristles remove the silk without damaging the tender corn.
It is perfect for a few few ears to bushel baskets of corn. A great labor saving addition for the small to medium size produce grower, restaurants, and even grocery stores. Anyone who cleans sweet corn will love this easy and quick to use gadget.
Unlike other food processing equipment this sweet corn cleaner is not a hassle to set up and use even just for a few ears at a time.
Just let the silk dry and blow off to clean. Take off the husks, bring the drill speed to medium and gently sweep the corn back and forth on top of the brush to remove the fine silk strands.
The stationary H-20 model clamps to a table or can be bolted to a board. The shaft fits into a 3/8” electric or battery operated power drill, (C-clamp and drill are not included) Cost is $28.
The P-10 model attaches to a drill press is cost $5 more.
These are only available online at Cottage Craft Works .com Located under the Kitchen and food processing/Kitchen Cooking Utensils, or under the Farm and Garden/American Garden Tools.
Great but how do you get the corn silk out of the brush?
Amazingly the silk doesn't wrap around the brush as you would think, the silk spins off in front as in the picture. Apparently it is not long enough to wrap. We didn't have any in the brush at all. We just left it sit for a few hours for the silk to dry out and blow or shake it off what is left on top of the brush and on the base. It looks just like it did out of the box.