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You hold the macadamia nut with the nutcracker or vise grip, rest it on a hard surface, and hit it with the hammer. I didn’t have to hit that hard, I think.

A Macadamia nut shell is hard so normal nutcrackers usually can’t open them or you have to get an expensive nutcracker for opening the nut. When i just used the hammer the macadamia nut bounced all over the room and still stayed intact. This is an inexpensive way to open them with common household tools, I think.

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To make the macadamia nut cracking easier place them in the freezer one hour before you want to crack them

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Your welcome, Debbietook! :)

Rawsiki- the towel method is a great alternative! Thanks! :) Haha! The rock method is as old as macadamia trees are! Very natural!

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Yuna, although the stone worked quite well the bits used to go everywhere. I'm thinking I could target more precisely using a hammer. Hoping to try this later! Love raw macadamias. Thank you so much for this.

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I usually wrap the nut in a towel and hit it with the hammer. It works perfectly. I also used to live by a macadamia nut tree (Oh such bliss!) and I would gather loads and sit outside and place them on a big rock with a little grove to place the nut it and I would crack it with another rock...a little messier than the towel version, but it got that sucker open! This sounds good too!

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Did the stone method work well? Maybe a stone by itself would work better than a hammer alone because it is wide so the macadamia will not be able to move?

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Hi Debbietook! Totally understand. :) It happens to me, too. Glad I could help! :)

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Ah...two debbietook comments, and you may see more. Computer running very slowly this morning - kept hitting 'Leave Comment' - sorry!!

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Ah...two debbietook comments, and you may see more. Computer running very slowly this morning - kept hitting 'Leave Comment' - sorry!!

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Yuna - thank you! I'd been putting them on the kitchen floor then striking them with a stone (doorstop). This is infinitely more sensible and efficient.

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Yuna - thank you! I'd been putting them on the kitchen floor then striking them with a stone (doorstop). This is infinitely more sensible and efficient.

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Yuna - thank you! I'd been putting them on the kitchen floor then striking them with a stone (doorstop). This is infinitely more sensible and efficient.

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