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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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.
Slice Fruit in Just 3 Easy Steps
Step 1: Push the blade down over the fruit.
Step 2: Flip the lid underneath.
Step 3: Pop the wedges out.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
As for the reviewers complaining that this is difficult to clean--one even saying that he had to resort to using a toothbrush to remove apple particles stuck in crevices--these people are clearly from another planet. Honestly folks, if cleaning this thing is problematic for you, you should probably not be around sharp things in the first place. There are no crevices. It easily rinses off under the faucet in ~1.445 seconds. Even if a few stubborn apple particles were to somehow remain stuck on the blades, they'll just dry up and fall off. Or, worst case, you might end up eating one with your next sliced apple, which will be totally harmless because it's just a tiny freaking particle of dried fruit. Some people actually pay to eat dried fruit. In larger quantities than microscopic particles, too. Really, you have much more important things to worry about, such as properly de-linting your jeans pockets, or pretty much anything else at all. So buy it, enjoy your sliced apples, don't try to use it to shred documents or cut firewood, and just rinse it off when you're done. (Sometimes a rogue seed will come out in one of your apple slices rather than all staying safely locked within the core, in which case you should deploy your backup seed-extrication plan and pick it out with your fingers. Flicking it at your spouse is optional.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! My favorite is the part the flips down for the last cut!Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
This apple cutter is the best one I've ever used. The blade portion slices through fruit with ease and clamping down the gray portion at the end of slicing finishes up the job (it... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Anonymitea
Works pretty well.
My boss had one at work and I saw how easy and quickly it worked. I usually eat an apple a day (me and the dog)
This makes quick order of cutting up... Read more
Works well. I like that it has the bottom to flip and make the apples pop out. I sliced my thumb once when pushing an apple through a different wedger. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke
Works perfect right now!Simple but Practical, easy to handle. Strongly recommend this apple slicer to whom like apple so much.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
We use this almost every day in our house and it is still holding strong!! My kids love having their apples cut and this saves me the extra work of having to core and cut it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lindsay Coleman