I read somewhere here a hint for cutting corn off the cob. (I can't find it now) Use a angel food cake pan and prop the ears on the center. Use an electric knife to cut the kernels off. The pan catches most of the kernels. There is very little overspill. I modified it a bit, I put a custard cup upside down on the stem to protect the pan and knife. I used the back of a table knife to scrape the milk out of the cob. I just finished 20 ears in about 20 minutes,not including shucking and washing. Thanks so much for the hint, whoever posted it!