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- With classic style and function, makes easy work of coring, slicing, and peeling apples or potatoes
- Ideal for salads, pies, canning, drying, delicious treats, and everyday kitchen use
- Durably made of enamel-coated cast-iron with stainless-steel blades and a chrome shaft
- Designed to stand up to heavy use; provides years of trouble-free service
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
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Top Customer Reviews
I borrowed the Back to Basics from a friend. It is heavy duty and works well. The suction works great on my counter tops.
The problem is that when I ordered the Back to Basics from Amazon, it was a generic peeler in a brown box with no markings on the peeler. The real Back to Basics has a wooden handle, not a plastic one, and seems to be made of cast iron, not aluminum. The real one says "Peel Away" on the base. The one that got delivered had nothing on it.
Fortunately, Amazon has a great return policy. My guess is that the one that they shipped me would be okay, and most people would never know that they didn't get the real thing because they have nothing to compare it to.
Bed Bath and Beyond used to sell the Back to Basics model. I bought a peeler from Bed Bath and Beyond but when I saw it was the same cheap version as the Norpro, and the one shipped when I ordered the Back to Basics from Amazon, I returned it.
In the end, I am going to buy it from Williams Sonoma. Hopefully, the picture they post online is the same as what they ship.
On the other hand, for actually peeling things, well, it's not all that efficient. If you only have a couple of things to peel its fine, but more than two or three apples/potatoes/whatever and it's faster to just use a regular peeler.
I will say the suction cup held the peeler to the table/counter nice and securely, and that is about 90% of the product...if it isn't secure, it's not going to work. So yes, this works as described, but again for large quantities of product you're going to want to get a regular old Oxo Grips peeler.
About the suction: It was self evident as soon as the peeler was unboxed that the rubber/plastic/polymer foot wouldn't hold suction very well nor for very long. To have good suction both the surface and the foot need to be blemish free and very smooth. One look at the peeler foot showed that the manufacturer's tolerances are pretty broad. The foot is rough and scratched. It will hold a suction briefly to peel one apple. I wet the foot and the counter surface to encourage a decent vacuum; otherwise, it won't hold. If I had a way to use the clamp version in the kitchen, I'd return this one for the one that clamps.
Forget trying sweet potatoes or anything that has an uneven or mottled surface to peel. It kind of, sort of peels some of the vegetable some of the time. Haven't tried regular potatoes yet, but will report back when I do.
Overall, I'm still looking for the great peeler that America's Test Kitchen claimed existed. This version definitely isn't the "one".