I don’t remember where I heard this but if you take a nice strong straw and stick it through the bottom of the strawberry until it pushes the core out on the top. That way you can have a perfectly cored strawberry without making a mess.
You are absolutely right, I use that method all of the time to hull strawberries. I’ve used this method for about 32 years now as I use to live close to Plant City, FL and went to their strawberry festival every year and they had a demonstrator showing people how to hull a strawberry with a straw and believe me it really works and no mess either it is so much faster and easier to hull than the old way of hulling.
“Try it you’ll like it” LOL.
Southern Belle 2067