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I cracked a lot of walnuts when I was a child, as bowls of mixed, unshelled nuts including almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and of course, walnuts, were our primary treats. This is the technique for your nutcracker. I never had anything better, and I did it alot Align the "split" in the walnut with the arms/jaws of the nutcracker. Apply ...


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After the nutcracker type was added to the question… Those are frankly the worst type of nutcracker. You have no control over how far the jaws close & not much leverage - so you tend to try get each nut as far into the jaws as you can to get enough force, then squeeze two-handed with all the force you can - risking nut, knuckles & any nearby ...


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In our family we use a screwdriver in the same way as the first answer uses a butter knife, (and I think that butter knife is more likely to be the safe choice.) But for those nuts that resist and for most other nuts, we use a 'waterpomptang', which is translated to pipe wrench or tongue-and-groove pliers, you need the kind with the two legs and the ...


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At my house we use a butter knife. At the bottom of a walnut, there's always a small crack that we can slip the tip of the knife through, then twist the knife by the handle and the shells come apart. The little separator in the shell can also be easily removed with the butter knife. But other than that, we sometimes opt to simply grab two walnuts, and with ...


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