This is one of those truely indespensible kitchen tools, that once you have used it, you’ll never want to do without it again. Ours has saved us many hours of work and much frustration over the years. It was a great day when we 1st happened upon ours and decided to give it a try. It is a slim wooden board, 17 inches long, with a trough the length of it and an adjustable cutter in the middle. You simply lay your corn cob in the trough and push forward through the cutter, which makes easy work of neatly slicing off the kernels. Then lift the ear, rotate the cob, and push again. It takes 4 to 6 quick strokes and you are done. The sliced off kernels feed down into a baking dish that the cutter is resting on. You can really zip along. I wince when I think back to the years I balanced my cobs on end and sliced kernels off with a butcher knife. These corn cutters work no matter what the size and maturity of your corn cobs are. Of course, smaller cobs are more work, but still slicing is a breeze, and sometimes you have smaller cobs to deal with. The cutter blade is made of stainless steel and is adjustable for kernels or cream style. The Lee’s Stainless Steel Corn Cutter is made exactly as the wooden corn cutter except that the whole tool is made of stainless steel.