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The Back to Basics Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base makes easy work of peeling, slicing and coring fruits and vegetables, saving you time and energy. A comfortable hand grip and smooth turning motion allow you to prep large amounts of food without fatigue. The durable cast-iron body lasts for many years and is rust resistant, while replaceable stainless steel blades retain their sharp edge under heavy use. Use the sturdy suction cup base to secure the unit to your work space to prevent slipping and sliding on your countertop while you work. Ideal for those who love baked apples and homemade peach crisps, this handy peeler has adjustable settings that allow you to show off your creative side in the kitchen.
Best Used For:
Use the Back to Basics Apple Corer and Peeler with Suction Base to peel and slice fruit for your favorite pie and cobbler recipes. It slices potatoes to your desired thickness, making homemade potato chips easier and less time-consuming to prepare. Use this fun little tool to peel potatoes for curly fries or to prepare vegetables for salads. You can even use it to make curly garnishes out of carrots and cucumbers for Asian dishes.
Cast-iron body is durable and strong
Stainless steel blades keep a sharp edge
Adjustable settings give you easy operation with minimal waste
1-year limited warranty so you can buy with confidence
Cleaning & Care: Handwash with mild soap, towel dry
Material: Cast iron body, stainless steel blades
Special Features: Easy operation with minimal waste
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
This is the easiest device to use - just stick on an apple and turn the crank. I'm not sure if it is me or the peeler, but it doesn't remove all the peel. Most often I get streaks of peel still on the apple. I'm still new to it so maybe it needs adjusting. Still a great tool! Makes cooking with apples a joy.
This product requires a little adjustment at first, after that you have so much fun with it. You can just peel potatoes or peel and core apples. I made a beautiful garnish by peeling and coring an English cucumber to wrap arount an appetizer plate.
My son (who's 15) is the baker in the family, every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas he makes several pies but some of them are Apple - and every year he sits there and peels and cuts them from the core. One day as I was shopping on this site, I saw the Apple Corer and Peeler, and thought WOW this would make his life easier - I also was thinking for the price even if it got him through this season of holidays. Well to my surprise as well as his, he was amazed on how quickly he peeled,cored and sliced these apples. This product is not only well made it works well! Well worth every penny spent. On another note he loved the product so much he said he'd make one every week since its so easy to do now. GREAT PRODUCT you will not be dissatisfied.
I have a young child who will not eat apples unless they are peeled...and he loves apples! This apple corer/peeler is a dream come true. It functions beautifully and is a breeze to use. I'll never go back to using the kitchen knife!
This product saves me a lot of time. The kids enjoy it so much they won't let me peel any apples and they eat a lot more of them which is great because my 10 year old wouldn't eat apples and now he will.
This is a good product but not a great product. It certainly does peel the apple and slice and core it but it isn't entirely effortless. I've had apple slices that fly to the floor, I can't always get it to peel uniformly and when it comes to coring, its good, but not great. I suspect some of my problem with this device is user error though.
If you want an apple peeler corer and slicer because you are making apple pie and need to make your way through a large number of apples as quickly as possible, then I think this is a great device and probably well worth the $20+ . But, if you simply want it for peeling coring and slicing the one apple you are about to eat, I think there are probably better devices.
The construction is superb... it is very sturdy and well designed. This thing most likely will not ever break on you.
This product (Apple Corer and Peeler) is a time saver. Using this product is 4X faster than coring and peeling using a knife or slicer. I have already purchased a second corer peeler as a gift for a friend.
This worked great and was very fun to use. The suction hold worked fine on our formica counters. There were a few adjustments needed on unpacking, but they were quite trival and straightfoward.
We noticed that for very large diameter apples, it had trouble doing the coring/slicing because then the apple is a bit larger than the slicing 'blade' that does that application, but otherwise, it worked fine.
Clean up by a bit of rinsing under the faucet seemed sufficient. It is best to put a light coat of oil on the long screw part. We noticed it starting to look a bit rusty-ish in the grooves after several days of playing with it and leaving it wet.