Top positive review
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on April 22, 2011
This is a superb product!
A. You have the choice of 8 or 16 slices (ya hoo!)
B. It has a large diameter core.
C. The Core Blade is serrated, making it very secure (safe)... it "holds on to" the apple!
D. Once you've completed the core/slice stroke, you place the corer in its "lid", push down once more, and the slices POP OUT of the unit.
Regarding the one star reviews: With all due respect, this is one of those products that won't work well if you don't use it right. Contrary to what one reviewer said, the blades are not "too thin." (He or she stated that the blades were bent after only six uses.) YOU MUST PUSH DOWN STRAIGHT, FIRMLY AND SWIFTLY. This is precisely the same concept as in using a mandolin slicer. That is, no matter how much you spend on one, you can't slice things if you go too slowly. And - just as with this corer/slicer, no matter how expensive the mandolin you can count on seeing several one-star reviews, almost assuredly blaming "dull" and/or "thin" blades.
There is NOTHING wrong with this unit: You simply have to LET IT KNOW WHO THE BOSS IS - just as with many kitchen tools and gadgets.