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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 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
  • Very easy to use and quick.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 7, 2005
    • By: Elizabeth
    • From: TN
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I have never bought an apple peeler/corer but wanted to buy the best and only once. I have found that in this product. I won't have to upgrade as this does exactly what it is suppose to do and is QUICK.

    Arlene

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 7, 2005
    • By: Arlene
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Love this product. I had to peel, core & slice 10 apples for a recipe and this thing did it all in about 5 minutes.
    Plus, this product was recommended by my most
    favorite cooking magazine - Cooks Illustrated, which
    is why I bought it in the first place.
    I am very pleased.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 6, 2005
    • By: Jessica
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • I absolutely LOOOOVE this device! It is so easy to use, and amazingly cool-looking, too. I'm keeping it out on my counter always. I have used it so far to peel and core apples, core and slice apples (without peeling), and peel potatoes. It has worked wonderfully for all of the above. I gave one to my mother-in-law, who makes apple pies and streudel quite often, and she also loves it. I think I'm going to buy several more to give as Christmas gifts!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 6, 2005
    • By: Jennifer
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • 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.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 6, 2005
    • By: Edward
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • If a product is endorsed my the staff at Cook's magazine that is good enough for me.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 6, 2005
    • By: Michael
    • From: CT
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I love it. I wonder if there is some special way I should be cleaning it after use. I rinsed it off and dried it as best I could.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • August 24, 2005
    • By: Marilyn
    • From: IN
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Excellent quality ... very well built to last and does a great job on apples & potatoes!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • April 24, 2005
    • By: Loren
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • For the most part, it is a great help in the kitchen. Beats all that hand peeling for pies and crisps!! First one broke apart after much use, but chose to replace it with another!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 28, 2005
    • By: Rosemary
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • We cook dinners for our church on Wednesday nights. Its a great fellowhip with all our church members. We bought the apple corer and peeler so we could make apple pies etc. When cooking for a large group it takes alot of time pealing apples and is difficult when your hands aren't in the best shape. Let me tell you that apple corer and peeler is the best thing I have bought in a long time. I was amazed at how well it worked and the fact it not only pealed the apples, but corered and cut them in rings so that all I had to do was slice down through the rings. I made enough apple pies for over 70 people and it was a breeze. I love it. Thanks.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 24, 2005
    • By: Rebecca
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I put the corer/peeler together and attempted to use it and it tore the apple to shreds. I ensured that everything was put together properly tried it again and it tore up the apple and bent the blade.

    This will be coming back.

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    • February 7, 2005
    • By: Elizabeth
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • makes apple pie's a pleasure

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • January 22, 2005
    • By: RICHARD
    • From: TN
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • This is the BEST apple corer/peeler ever! It's base hold very firmy too! We've given several as gifts because no home should be without one!

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 10, 2005
    • By: Jacalyn
    • From: IA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • very easy to use. we eat many more apples.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 10, 2005
    • By: nancy
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I'm a gadget guy and this is a good one. I went and bought a bag of apples just so I can peel one everyday. I also just made a nice plate of potato hash browns for breakfast. The suction cup base is a real handy feature. The simplistic functionality and oustanding results make this a work of kitchen art.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 10, 2005
    • By: Thomas
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: For Special Occasions
    • Style: Family
  • Since we do not spray our apple trees, it requires plenty of peeling to make applesauce and other receipes. However it is actually fun to use this corer, which is also quick tro rinse clean without disassembly. We have never used so many apples!

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 9, 2005
    • By: Kay Frances
    • From: VT
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I love it. I peels and cores apples very easily. It also, peels potatoes, and you can make curly fries.. With the suction base, it doesn't slide off the counter. I'm glad I found it, it's just what I was looking for..

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 30, 2004
    • By: Glenda
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Very hard to work with tends to tear Apples apart.

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    • December 9, 2004
    • By: Georga
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • This is fun to use! I had pretty much quit baking apple pies (one of my favorites) because I took so long to peel cut and prepare the apples. No more. It is definately much faster than I could ever hope for. I've eaten a bunch of apples since we got it, and still having fun. And clean up is almost nothing.
    Potatoes, I've tried once and didn't have much luck, but it probably is better. But its really an apple peeler, so that doesnt bother me.

    One word of caution. They don't cover the blades at all. I was thinking about how I needed to be careful until I inspected it, and to inspect it picked it up with the slicing blade across my thumb. (It was on the backside, not readily viewable.) Had it slipped, or been a bit sharper, I would have had a nasty cut.

    Still, its a good addition, but I would be very cautious about letting kids use it. I have a healthy fear of blades because I keep mine extremely sharp, but most kids don't yet.

    Overall, its a great little machine, and will probably last forever. If you peel a lot of apples, you can't afford to be without one.
    Walter

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 6, 2004
    • By: Walter
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: Very Often
  • Good product. A little messy and doens't always get the whole apple/potato but it sure makes peeling and cutting sooo much easier!

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 2, 2004
    • By: Anonymous
    • From: CO
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
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