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Recommended Apple Corer/Slicer?

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OK, so I'm usually the one in my house requesting and choosing cookware and utensils, but this year my wife has requested one of the ubiquitous push-down combination apple corers/slicers.  I've attached a photo of a Winco model just so y'all can see the genus.

 

Considering our ages and the plethora of unitaskers we already have, I'm loathe to get one at all.  But DW has been extremely indulgent with my cookware buys, so she can have whatever she wants.  The problem is:  she doesn't know which one she wants.  I'd rather buy the best-in-class.

 

Who has what, and what do you consider best?  Thanks!

 

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It looks like they pretty much all have 4½ stars on Amazon, so I'd go with whatever color she'd like, if she indeed has a preference. Otherwise, just buy whichever is the easiest to get. Me, I'd probably opt for the Calphalon or the Oxo.

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2 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I use one similar to this:

http://amzn.com/B001DLTD1C

 

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(Picture from the other year's tarte tatin.)

 

 

I think you misunderstood me.  She wants a corer/slicer, not a peeler.  I already have one of the mechanical peelers.  Thanks.

 

 

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I have several. These are two I use.  The yellow handle one is heavy and the blades are well past the rim so it cuts cleanly. Made by Wilton.

 

The black one is adjustable and has a cap for the blades, made by AMCO.   Can be set for 8 or 16 segments.  The segments vary just a bit in width but unless you are really picky, it is not a problem.  

 

The core cutter in the yellow one is smaller so occasionally there will need to be some cleanup of some seed case left in the slices. I just spread them out on the cutting board and use a measuring spoon with a round end. 

 

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I have a twenty-slice model that has a base on a hing which allows for easier pushing when you're almost done -it gets the base through the cutter faster. I prefer thinner slices, with the wider type of cutter, I always wound up cutting the slices smaller and often found it was easier to just use a knife  from the start rather than bother with it at all.

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42 minutes ago, Lisa Shock said:

I have a twenty-slice model that has a base on a hing which allows for easier pushing when you're almost done -it gets the base through the cutter faster. I prefer thinner slices, with the wider type of cutter, I always wound up cutting the slices smaller and often found it was easier to just use a knife  from the start rather than bother with it at all.

 

I rarely use these because I like flat apple slices, especially with the large apples I like (Envy apples are back)

I cut them in half, core them, lay them cut side down and make parallel horizontal cuts the thickness I want.  

If cooking them, they cook evenly and unlike wedges don't get mushy at the thin edge while staying too firm at the thick side.

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11 hours ago, boilsover said:

 

I think you misunderstood me.  She wants a corer/slicer, not a peeler.  I already have one of the mechanical peelers.  Thanks.

 

 

 

The device I indicated cores and slices, as well as peels.

 

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Wow, I had no idea.  How does your machine core and slice?  I thought all these types were peelers or spiralizers.

 

Does it slice radially like the exemplar I showed?

 

[Edit] Nevermind, I watched the video.  My wife wants the wedge-type slices.  But this is a versatile machine you have!  Thanks.


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On 12/6/2017 at 10:19 AM, andiesenji said:

I have several. These are two I use.  The yellow handle one is heavy and the blades are well past the rim so it cuts cleanly. Made by Wilton.

 

The black one is adjustable and has a cap for the blades, made by AMCO.   Can be set for 8 or 16 segments.  The segments vary just a bit in width but unless you are really picky, it is not a problem.  

 

The core cutter in the yellow one is smaller so occasionally there will need to be some cleanup of some seed case left in the slices. I just spread them out on the cutting board and use a measuring spoon with a round end. 

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 10.15.35 AM.png

 

 

 

Thanks, andie.  I bought an all-metal 8-segment Amco model today.  It also has a blade guard.  Oddly, the coring aspect is octagonal, rather than round.  Surprisingly heavy. 

 

Re: flat slices, I saw a lighter-weight one of this type that cuts flat slices, i.e., the blades aren't radial.  If you're interested, I'll try to get you brand and model info.

 

[Edit]  Here's the flat one I saw.  I may get her that one, too.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+slicer&client=tablet-android-hms-tmobile-us-noonebox&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcy5CmsvnXAhUL8WMKHWasBfMQ_AUIEigC&biw=600&bih=1024#imgrc=uaKKmtk0moJxjM:

 

 

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