Calphalon Easy Grip Apple Slicer
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- Oversized handles for comfort and control
- Super soft control zone
- Dishwasher safe
- Lifetime warranty
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The crucial difference between these two kitchen tools lies not just in the somewhat easier to grip and more comfortable handles on the Calphalon slicer, but in the fact that the handles are raised and set off from the main body of the slicer itself. The OXO corer and divider has the handles essentially flush with and in the same plane as the main body of the tool.
The raised handles provide additional leverage and force when pressing down to core and partition whatever it is that you need to process into eight approximately equally sliced portions.
I also find that the Calphalon slicer cuts more cleanly through the skin on apples, while the comparable OXO tool frequently requires some additional help after the fact (push through with fingers or other tool) to completely separate the skin when coring.
Thus, the Calphalon tool makes this task not just easier, but also quicker and more enjoyable overall - highly recommended!
RCC, Lincoln Heights, CA 9003
I prefer the OXO Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider over the Calphalon (this item). While the Calphalon works ok (it will slice apples for years), I think the Oxo stays sharp longer because the blade is slightly recessed, and has a slimmer profile so it takes up less space in the "gadget drawer".
Issue 1: Extending cutting ring means it gets dull fast.
The central cutting ring on the Calphalon extends out beyond the plastic cutting base. This is supposed to make it cut that last bit of apple skin to release the apple wedges. Yes this does work, but you really have to push down pretty hard and wiggle the slicer around for the blade to cut the skin completely. More important, if you slice an apple every day on a ceramic plate like I do then this will dull the blade in about 1 week! If you cut on wood, then maybe you have about 2 months of daily use until the central ring is completely dull. If you slice apples infrequently then you may not notice the dulling for quite a while.
I find it's a lot easier to just slice down (still a tiny bit of apple skin left), then grab the entire apple and pull up, with a slight wiggling motion, to cut through the reluctant last bit of skin. It takes about 1 second. With this slicing technique the extended cutting ring is not needed. The Oxo's blade is recessed, so it stays sharp a LOT longer. My 5 year old Oxo is sharper than my 3 month old Calphalon!
Issue 2: Oversized handles take up too much space
I find the Calphalon's oversized handles annoying large without any real benefit. Bigger means it eats up more space in the drawer. I'm a guy with average-sized hands.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product - does a great job of slicing apples just as I like them.Published 1 day ago by M. Callaghan
Amazingly wonderful considering that I have been using my paring knife to do what this device does with flare and ease.Published 6 days ago by G. Hearty
Thank you,delivered quickly, great selling company,great product.Published 8 days ago by Kathy Richardson
Great apple slicer, great handle and durability. Careful about the blades, i accidentally cut myself because i was checking their sharpness.Published 13 days ago by david li