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Works very well to peel round apples
on November 8, 2014
I bought this because of all the great reviews and it does work, but not for all apples. I works easily; kids can do it.
Let me say that this is an apple PEELER ONLY. You get 3 different items in the box. The corer is another tool entirely that comes in the box with the peeler but is independent of the unit. The slicer is a third tool It is the same slicer your gramma had (set the apple on the table, put the gizmo on top, push down, voila, 8 pieces of apple with the core standing in the middle. The peeler itself works great on round(ish) apples - granny smith or rome or gala. 3 seconds to peeled - So, if ALL you want to do is peel roundish apples, get this one. If WONDERFUL. I peel, my husband cores, I slice them on the mandolin for the dehydrator. It's a OK process; not a miracle.
It works POORLY on apples that are more pear shaped with points on the blossom end (like a red delicious) this does not work well at all on them.
I debated on getting this vs the other peeler that you clamp on a table and can peel and slice and core all at once and can use on potatoes and turnips and whatever. I will probably not use so much as it does not meet my needs very well.
I wish I had purchased the other kind. In fact, I am going to get the other type now and let the kids use this thing so they can feel helpful when I have round apples to peel. I don't hate it exactly, but no, I would NOT buy this again.