Named for the town in Tchaikovsky’s famous Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, the Drosselmeyer Nutcracker [$40] turns nutcracking into an easy task. The award winning design is one of the most powerful nutcrackers on the market. It’s a quick, clean and easy way to crack nuts. Drosselmeyer is the first handheld nutcracker to have a double lever action and a container to collect the shells. There is no spraying of nuts and shells (and we hate it when our nuts spray all over the place). Any size nut (except maybe coconuts) can be accommodated. It’s made in Sweden.

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