Most helpful critical review
85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
One of the worst of the imitations.
on September 16, 2012
About a year ago I purchased two of these devices from another company (also listed on Amazon) and was extremely pleased.
They are solidly built and do exactly as promised. A truly good value for less money than several of the imitations (also sold on Amazon).
My kids and grandkids love them. I think every apple, potato and anything else remotely similar was peeled and sliced within 6 hours of opening the box. Caution: It didn't work well with bananas.
I wanted to give another daughter one and was too hasty in ordering. I was faked out by the color, box and description.
The 'good' ones are cast metal, solidly built with decent machining and finish. I expect them to be hand me downs for at least a couple of generations.
The imitations are much lighter, substitute stamped metal parts for the cast metal and have poor fit and finish. The only things they copied well are the general shape / design, color, box and description.
Amazon evidently doesn't want me to point out the item I have now purchased 5 of but if you carefully compare the weights you can make a good call.
These are truly family fun and lead to apple slices for lunch boxes or snacks, apple pie, dried apples, apple brown betty and numerous other treats. Your family will love it. Just avoid this company's product.