Are you in the kitchen a lot? Especially around the holidays with baking? Well, my family loves pies but peeling, coring and slicing the apples for apple pies can take way too much time. I heard about this Apple Peeler gadget about three years ago from a friend and went on a hunt to find it. At that time it was a hard find but, I found mine at William Sonoma, but just about every kitchen store has them now.
When I took it out of the box I thought it was a complex unit but the directions were helpful. It is made of cast iron base parts, a steel arm piece that turns your apple and a cute wood handle. It has a sharp cutter unit which can be lowered to just core an apple while leaving the peel on! It has a suction bottom that sticks right to your counter top for a firm grip. I found it took awhile for me to figure out how to center the apple for precise coring, but I have the hang of it now. It does a wonderful job of cutting time!! You can use for potatoes too! I would not recommend putting in the dishwasher, a good rinse in the sink does well.
This product has proven to be another "kitchen must have"! My family loves my apple pies and I love knowing I didn't spend all day making them!