I have tried everything I can think of to remove corn silk from the ears: brushes, sponges, and fingers; dry and running water. Nothing seems to do a very good job. I have also tried different ways of removing the kernels from the cob but they always come out different sizes and more or less in pieces. The companies that can and freeze corn seem to have figured out how to prepare it cleanly and neatly. Does anybody know how they do it, and if their methods can be duplicated at home?