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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
  • 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.
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    • October 15, 2006
    • By: Seletha
    • From: UT
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • great product. the only problem i really have is that the suction cup tends to not hold up after extended use.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 6, 2006
    • By: larry
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • The suction doesn't work no matter how many times we tried. The corer breaks the apple apart. I was very disapointed in the product. I ended up peeling by hand.

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    • September 26, 2006
    • By: Patricia
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • 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.

    Thank you Charlotte Newberg

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 12, 2006
    • By: Charlotte
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • 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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • May 9, 2006
    • By: Liza
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • Works great......highly recomended.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 14, 2006
    • By: Martha
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • 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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 29, 2006
    • By: Sandra
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Whether you want apples for baking or to make chips, this is the only way to core and peel the fruit. We have owned this tool for decades and continue to purchase it for gifts.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 29, 2006
    • By: Steven G
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Works even better than we expected...
    If you are toying with the idea of purchasing one, just do it, you will be pleased.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 26, 2006
    • By: Richard
    • From: CT
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • Great vacuum to hold peeler still. Easy to adjust for just the right thickness of peeling. Coring feature is so-so - maybe my apples were just a little too soft. Very quick peeling!

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 19, 2006
    • By: Marcia
    • From: CO
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • 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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 9, 2006
    • By: Carol
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • An easy to use, excellent product. It cut my prep time to about twenty minutes. ( it used to take me close to an hour) I highly recommend it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 3, 2006
    • By: Larry
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • I just received this product and only used it one time to peel, core and slice 2 apples. It was so quick and easy after I got my husband to put it together for me. I wish that I had this device before I prepared 5 pounds of apples by hand for a deep dish apple pie recipe for Christmas. I like that this product can peel without slicing because some apple pie recipes require that the apples be cut into sections instead of slices.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 3, 2006
    • By: Charles
    • From: NJ
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • It met all of my expectations. I used it to make apple sauce and it drastically cut the time from hand peeling all of the apples.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 2, 2006
    • By: Marijane
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • You may think it's faster and easier to peel & slice apples by hand, but this peeler is easy and quick to set up and works as promised. Be sure to read directions in terms of clearance measurements for cutting blade. At first I didn't & was frustrated, but when set up correctly, it works beautifully.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 1, 2006
    • By: Larry
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
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