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Progressive International Wedge and Pop Apple/Pear Slicer

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  • Wedger quickly slices apples and pears into 8 wedges
  • 3 easy steps--just push down, swing the cover underneath, and pop the wedges out
  • Cover also protects the blade during storage, keeping it sharp and ready to use
  • Made of ABS, stainless steel, and polypropylene; dishwasher-safe
  • Measures approximately 5-1/5 by 7-1/5 by 2 inches
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Product Description

Color: Green/ clear

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Wedger with cover for pushing the wedges out. View larger.
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Creates 8 clean slices.
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Quickly slice apples and pears with this easy-to-use Wedge and Pop kitchen tool by Progressive International. The handy gadget not only slices an apple or pear into eight tidy wedges, but it also pops the fruit out in one fast motion. Just push down, swing the unit's cover under the fruit, and pop the wedges out. Both the wedges and the core come out cleanly and effortlessly. In addition to helping release the slices, the wedger's cover also protects the blade during storage, keeping it sharp and ready to use.

Sliced apples (everything from Granny Smith to Red Delicious) and delicious pears (from Bartlett to Bosc) make a healthy choice when packing the kids' lunches or setting out an after-school snack. They also plate up well with cheese and crackers to serve to guests during a party or special event. Keep the task of slicing and coring apples and pears simple with the Wedge and Pop on hand.

Made of durable ABS, stainless steel, and polypropylene, the Wedge and Pop measures approximately 5-1/5 by 7-1/5 by 2 inches and can safely go in the dishwasher to ensure thorough cleaning between use.

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Comfortable loop handles.
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Highlights:
  • Slices an apple into 8 wedges
  • Cover swings forward to pop the wedges out
  • Wedges apples and pears
  • Made of ABS, stainless steel, and polypropylene
  • Dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup
  • Patent pending
Slice Fruit in Just 3 Easy Steps
Step 1: Push
Step 1: Push the blade down over the fruit.

Step 2: Flip
Step 2: Flip the lid underneath.

Step 3: Pop
Step 3: Pop the wedges out.


Product Details

Color: Green/ clear
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.2 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004S67UHS
  • Item model number: GPC-2650
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,815 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By lighten_up_already2 VINE VOICE on April 28, 2012
Color: Green/ clear Verified Purchase
First of all, congratulations to the design team that finished the job on the venerable apple slicer. The plastic piece that you push after you flip over the slicer really does push the apple out of the slicer. Amazing it took so long for someone to figure this out.

That said, there are two design flaws that may haunt you after you get over that giddy feeling of total apple slicing control. First, the slicing blades are made of sheet metal that are folded in at the "core" of the slicer, creating numerous small openings for apple particles to lodge in ways that are very difficult to clean, except with a toothbrush. Second the little corners of the slicing blades are exposed around the outer perimeter of the metal slicing assembly. They are very sharp. If this utensil is grabbed the wrong way, perhaps out of a sink full of dirty dishes, the potential for a nasty cut is there and could easily happen in my opinion. Pictures of these design flaws will show up if you select to "view and share related images."

So, just after the return expiration window has passed I'm throwing it out. Bummer.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Roberts VINE VOICE on May 19, 2011
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A good slicer should be a) sharp, b) easy and comfortable in the hands and c) cut through the fruit cleanly.

Typically, slicers can ace two of these - most are easy and comfortable in the hands, but the sharpest ones stay sharp by never quite going all the way through the fruit and the ones that do cut through completely dull quickly.

This slicer solves the problem rather ingeniously. You slider the sharp cutting blades straight through the fruit and then flip over the plastic lid to pop them out the rest of the way. It works on all manner of apples and pears. It's only "flaw" is that it can't magically make it easy to cut through crooked apples, but the person who figures out the solution to that problem probably hasn't been born yet.

Excellent, excellent, tool.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 2, 2011
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At least three times a week I core and section apples, and have done so for a couple of years. The first tool I used for this task was a simple cylindrical apple corer that is centered over the stem and pushed down separating it from the apple, leaving the flesh to be sliced, diced, etc., as desired. It worked okay, but the core remained stuck in the cylinder, creating a somewhat hazardous situation. To remove it required a finger or a separate utensil to push it through. Pulling the corer out of the apple requires strength, and the action eventually causes the handle to come off. After trying several different brands, I moved on in search of a better design.

Next I tried something similar to this tool. The convenience of coring and slicing an apple in one movement is appealing, but I found a similar design flaw to the device noted above. The core gets stuck. Additionally, the blades sometimes don't cut all the way through the apple skin so effort may be necessary to free the wedges from the cutter. Again, depending upon the sharpness of the blades, this action may be dangerous.

Since this is a utensil I use frequently, I was anxious to test out this new version. The blades are sharper than my previous model which permits it to be easily pushed down through the apple. When done, snapping the plastic bottom on causes the apple core and wedges to pop up and out of the device, so, no need to put fingers in or around dangerous blades. This is a smart design and it works beautifully.

I am a female with reasonable, but not exceptional, hand strength and found the slicer required very little effort. One slice required the removal of a seed, but the core size for the utensil is no different than others I've encountered. There is simply no one perfect size.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Troy Edwards VINE VOICE on May 18, 2011
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This product has one of those twist that make you say, "Well, that just seems obvious. I wonder why no one has done that before".

The built in cover (on a hinge, so it's never lost), keeps the slicer sharper longer. It also protects other items where you keep your slicer stored.

A clever twist on a common household item. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Terrence A. VINE VOICE on April 28, 2011
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The blades are sharp and ergonomically speaking, its pretty comfortable to use. It also looks pleasant and would probably fit right at home with your Tupperware collection. It does its job, it does it well but in the end, it really is just a different way to cut up some fruit and not necessarily a replacement for a standard knife. This would probably be better suited for jobs that require cutting and coring up a whole bunch of apples rather than digging it out just to slice up one. Plus, cleaning it takes a little more work due to the number of blades and the way the slicer is constructed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bargainhunter on April 14, 2012
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Wonderful concept and pops fruit out fine, just happens I got a dull one and it is very hard to cut into apples. Three other people tried it without better luck, so it wasn't just my hand weakness.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ayres VINE VOICE on August 11, 2011
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I have the regular apple slicer (like this but without the plastic push base) and got this one to see if there was much more to it. I have to say, no.

Apple slicers are awesome and easy to use. They are great for finicky kids who don't want to do the work of biting the apple to bits (or adults for that matter). And, lets be honest, most of us ARE that lazy. I love using slicers to speed up work to make pies or have a nice PB and apple snack. The only thing I don't like about these useful gadgets is trying to clean the blades.

This model helps a bit with that aspect by dislodging the core and most of the pieces that get stuck on the bottom of the (sharp!) blades. It is somewhat like getting popcorn stuck in your teeth: you floss and brush and do all sorts of things but still end up having a piece dislodge at some odd moment a day or so later! Simple rinsing (like dental work) does not do it. It also has that bicycle spoke thing going on that leaves a small point where it is hard to scrub out the bits. Dishwasher safe, yes. Dishwasher clean, not so much.

If you're worried about cutting your finger dislodging the core or are annoyed at the bits of skin that get stuck in the bottom when you slice (apple skin, not yours), than this is a good choice. Otherwise, it is really only a tiny bit better than the older versions available. It does have a snazzy color though!
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