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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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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. Features:
  • 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
  • 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 192 ratings

    94% of reviewers recommend this product

    92% say this is a "good value"

    5 stars

    125

    4 stars

    53

    3 stars

    8

    2 stars

    1

    1 star

    5
  • 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.
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    • November 11, 2008
    • By: Melanie
    • From: VT
  • 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.
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    • 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.

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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
  • Great slicer! Ok peeler

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 3, 2007
    • By: Joan
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • cast iron apple corer and peeler

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 8, 2006
    • By: Hannah
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • Takes the Cake or Apples I should say

    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 recommend this product.
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    • November 30, 2006
    • By: Kim
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • the best!

    this is the best and coolest apple pealer to date. I use it all the time!!

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 25, 2006
    • By: shawn
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Professional
  • If i would have been more patient, I would have found this item locally and cheaper.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 6, 2006
    • By: Robert
    • From: LA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Professional
  • 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!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 15, 2006
    • By: Seletha
    • From: UT
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
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