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  • Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base by Back to Basics

Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base by Back to Basics

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This popular kitchen tool can be used to peel, core, or slice. You can do all three without switching tools with minimal waste and clean up. Much easier than using a paring knife, the cast-iron peeler with easy turn handle is a quick way to prepare freshly peeled ingredients for salads, pies and cobblers, and fresh fruits and vegetables for canning and drying. Highly durable, the peeler comes with stainless steel blades and a suction base that secures it to your kitchen work center. A reliable, hardworking kitchen tool you'll use for many years. Replacement blades available through the manufacturer, Back to Basics.

  • Cleaning & Care: Handwash with mild soap, towel dry
  • Material: Cast iron body, stainless steel blades
  • Origin: China
  • Special Features: Easy operation with minimal waste
  • Warranty: 1-year limited
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS

  • First of all, this thing is built extremely well - very sturdy, and the suction cup works perfectly - this thing simply does not move once you suction it to your counter. And the suction cup does not leave any marks.

    Overall, it works very well and quickly. In a few seconds, you can have an apple cored, peeled, and sliced into spiral rings. The kids love the rings as a snack, but obviously they work well for pies, too.

    Once in a while, the peeler will appear to "maul" your apple: instead of nice, neat rings, it appears to shred them. After a couple of tries, I finally figured out that this is simply a matter of making sure the apple is positioned on the prongs so that the core will be centered as it goes through the cutter. A simple way to do this is to pretend you're looking down the barrel of a gun: look through the center of the corer at the bottom of the apple - if it's all lined up everything will work great.

    Also once in a while, it will miss some peel on a lopsided apple. This is usually because we're peeling too fast - which is easy to do because this thing is pretty fun. Just back the crank up a half turn and go over the spot again and it will be fine.

    Bottom line: after you figure out some subtle nuances, this thing works great, and it's actually fun. If you position the apple for them, kids can actually use it (under adult supervision - there are sharp parts, after all).

    The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is because you can't adjust the thickness of the rings, and you can't core the apple without also slicing it into rings (say, for baked apples). You can, however, core and slice without peeling.

    Also, be aware that this peeler is available in cast iron or cast aluminum. I thought other web sites had this model for cheaper, then I realized they were selling the cast aluminum model. The cast iron model is Back to Basics A505, the aluminum model has an "A" suffix, as in A505A.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Apple Corer review

    My order came quick. It works as says, is sturdy and of good quality. I haven't had any problem with suction. The only problem I did have with it was the peeler does not peel the whole apple as it mainly peels the middle. This really wasn't a big deal though. You also need to use firm fruit with uniform shape for best coring and peeling results. I made dried apples, apple pie and sliced apples, which I froze for later use. This product cut out considerable time and I'm so glad I made the purchase.

    I also use it for potatoes and I love it! I just wash the potato and stick it on the corer. You can have it peeled or leave the peel on for extra nutrients. It makes a nice spiral shape and can be popped in the microwave for a few minutes (including potato cores) I use butter, parsley or chives to microwave with them. It's a nice change from mashed or baked.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Short work of tedious task

    This was a bit of a challenge to set up for first time use, but the instructions were well written so didn't take long. Once set up this thing is great! Don't know how I got along without one all these years. Makes short work of peeling and coring, and was pleasantly surprised that it also slices... all three tedious chores done with an easy crank of the handle. The only reason I didn't rank this a 5 was because there is no option not to slice, so if you need things left whole this won't do it for ya. But other than that, a good sturdy handy gadget.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base by Back to Basics

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 200 ratings

    93% of reviewers recommend this product

    92% say this is a "good value"

    5 stars

    133

    4 stars

    51

    3 stars

    9

    2 stars

    2

    1 star

    5
  • The apple corer and peeler are just what I need. I have arthritic hands and a tree full of wonderful Granny Smith apples so I needed a way to prepare them with minimum pain. The peeler/corer works great. It requires a bit of adjustment from time to time especially with my unsymmetrical home grown apples. My 11 year old grandson figured out the needed adjustments and we made a yummy pie.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 2, 2009
    • By: Lynn
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR APPLE LOVERS

    This is the greatest little gadget when you have one apple tree or more. It is so quick and easy to use. I got so many apples peeled, cored and sliced then all I did was cut the apple in half and put them in a gallon freezer bag and put them in the freezer. I am making apple butter this weekend and applesauce in a few weeks. I work full-time and can't always get it done on my days off. This little gadget has really saved me lots of time and I hope my apple tree will give us even more apples next year.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 29, 2009
    • By: Joanne
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Awesome

    I had a sim. item from Pampered chef but it attached to the counter. The idea of the suction base is awesome. So much better.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 28, 2009
    • By: Michelle
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Cast iron apple corer and Peeler

    I've peeled and cored about 2 bushels of apples with this so far and I really like the peeling part of it. It gets very close for most of the apple. The coring part is okay but the apples tend to be difficult to remove. As for the slicing part, it's okay too as long as the apple is symmetrical and doesn't have brusies. All in all, it's a big help when you're making a bunch of applesauce but I did the second bushel without the slicer and coring part and used a regular hand held apple coring quartering device for the second half of the proceedure.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 11, 2009
    • By: Katherine
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • This works great with the apples from my backyard mini-orchard (5 trees) when I'm trying to put up a truckload at one time. Especially when the apples don't have many bad spots or worms. Much faster than doing it all by hand.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 27, 2009
    • By: Anita
    • From: MO
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Amazing

    I don't know how I lived without this tool. Saves a ton of time. In addition to using it for pies and apple sauce, it is great for kids who don't like skin on their apples.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 11, 2008
    • By: Melanie
    • From: VT
  • Great Apple Corer and peeler

    The attribute I like the most of this apple corer and peeler is the suction cup to hold it in place while using it. With most of these products (and I have one) you have to bolt it on to something like a counter top. With this one you just set it down and and move the lever. It didn't move at all while peeling a bushel of apples. It's also easy to clean. Just rinse it under hot water and your done.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 31, 2008
    • By: Patricia
    • From: MD
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • eating apples

    never easier -- I love this thing. Easy to use. Inexepensive. Makes snacking on apples quick and easy - and you avoid the apple stuck in the teeth. thing.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • April 7, 2008
    • By: Tabitha
    • From: OR
    • I Cook: When I Must
    • Style: Family
  • Apple Corer and Peeler

    This product is very difficult and time consuming to set up and calibrate. The apples have to be of uniform size, otherwise there is a risk of peeling the entire apple rather than just the core. It's messy, inconvenient and definitely not worth the money. It took me less time and mess to use a regular, paring knife. A paring knife and a manual apple corer/slicer would be a much more efficient, cleaner and less expensive option.

    Was this helpful?
    • January 21, 2008
    • By: Carole
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • The vacuum base really holds secure. I wonder how I survived so long without an apple peeler. It does not do a perfect job on very lopsided or irregular apples, but just a few swipes with a paring knife will remove any remaining peel. Also there will be a small circle of peel left at each end of the apple that must be sliced of by hand. Overall, this really speeds up peeling apples and doesn't waste much of the apple with the peels.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 5, 2007
    • By: Jane
    • From: WY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Short work of tedious task

    This was a bit of a challenge to set up for first time use, but the instructions were well written so didn't take long. Once set up this thing is great! Don't know how I got along without one all these years. Makes short work of peeling and coring, and was pleasantly surprised that it also slices... all three tedious chores done with an easy crank of the handle. The only reason I didn't rank this a 5 was because there is no option not to slice, so if you need things left whole this won't do it for ya. But other than that, a good sturdy handy gadget.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • August 22, 2007
    • By: Darrien
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Apple Corer review

    My order came quick. It works as says, is sturdy and of good quality. I haven't had any problem with suction. The only problem I did have with it was the peeler does not peel the whole apple as it mainly peels the middle. This really wasn't a big deal though. You also need to use firm fruit with uniform shape for best coring and peeling results. I made dried apples, apple pie and sliced apples, which I froze for later use. This product cut out considerable time and I'm so glad I made the purchase.

    I also use it for potatoes and I love it! I just wash the potato and stick it on the corer. You can have it peeled or leave the peel on for extra nutrients. It makes a nice spiral shape and can be popped in the microwave for a few minutes (including potato cores) I use butter, parsley or chives to microwave with them. It's a nice change from mashed or baked.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 20, 2007
    • By: Kellie
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • apple peeler-corer

    This is a wonderful product - fun to use and very practical. Makes great slices and one long peel!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 10, 2007
    • By: Linea
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: For Special Occasions
    • Style: Family
  • Great time saver

    This is a great time saver over peeling with a knife. It was very easy to use and to clean. The suction cup really sticks -- I was afraid it would come up when I was working with it, but it never did.

    Several times I had to push in on the cutting blade to get it to grab the peel about half way through the process of peeling an apple. Not sure why this happens, but it did at least once per apple.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 10, 2007
    • By: SHARON
    • From: IN
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • VERY HAPPY WITH THE APPLE CORER, PEELER, SLICER I PURCHASED. MAKES BAKING SO, SO MUCH EASIER. DOESN'T WORK REAL WELL WITH VERY LARGE APPLES, BUT IS JUST FANTASTIC WITH NORMAL SIZE APPLES. MAKES APPLE PIE BAKING A BREEZE. WELL WORTH THE PRICE! HEAVY DUTY, HIGH QUALITY.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 9, 2007
    • By: MARY
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Apple corer a big disappointment

    I bake a bunch of pies every winter, most including apples. I peel the apples with an old peeler. It takes time so I was excited to read the glowing recommendation in Cook's magazine. Unfortunately the Back to Basics peeler could not peel the apples that I use (Northern Spy). The apple was sometimes gouged and always had much of the peel left on. After numerous tries I gave up and went back to the manual peeler.

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    • February 9, 2007
    • By: Ira
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I bought this item as a gift, so I did not personally use it, but I have one of my own that I've used for about six years, and have been very happy with it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 8, 2007
    • By: Cristy
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Better than I imagined

    I'd heard from friends that an apple corer and peeler is a great kitchen item to buy. I used to make apple crisp maybe twice a year, and now I could easily make it once a week without much effort at all! I chose this model by Back to Basics b/c of the great reviews by Cook's Illustrated. The setup instructions aren't super clear but it's easy enough to figure out.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 8, 2007
    • By: Kendra
    • From: VI
    • I Cook: When I Must
    • Style: Family
  • Apple Corer is great

    The Cast Iron Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base is sturdy and well built-- to last a lifetime! I've found it best to 'disengage' the Corer/Slicer part and just peel the apple first; then disengage the peeler, reengage the Corer/Slicer, and core and slice the apple. Trying to do all at the same time with a Delicious Apple, caused the spike holding the apple to turn the stem end into mush and prevent the apple from turning. Maybe I just need more practice or patience, but even with my two step process, it does a quick job of peeling, coring and slicing an apple. My two year old granddaughter loves watching it and she especially loves eating the resulting treat.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 8, 2007
    • By: John
    • From: MD
  • This product really works and saves a lot of time when peeling apples. My 4 year old loves cranking the handle to help me once I mount the apple for peeling. My one disappointment is that the Peeler doesn't handle large apples very well--it's just not build big enough. It works just fine for a standard apple, and the smaller ones you find in the bags for pies, etc., but extra large won't do.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 8, 2007
    • By: Christine
    • From: VA
    • Style: Family
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