As we approach the end of summer and head towards fall, I start to think about pie season. Of course, you can make a pie any time of year, but there is something about baking a sweet apple pie while the leaves outside are turning golden and red that just feels right. One tool that comes into play when you’re working with apples is the apple corer. Apple corers remove the core and seeds of an apple in one fell swoop and, when you have a dozen or so apples to cut up for a pie, the time they save adds up. I’ve had my apple corer longer than I can remember and have always had a few complaints about the design – namely that it wasn’t sharp enough (and hard to sharpen!) and very difficult to get the core out of the corer after the job was finished. Instead of struggling with it for another season, I started to look for alternatives and found a new Cuisipro Apple Corer. This corer has a streamlined design that makes coring even easier and more efficient.
The Cuisipro model has a handle that is easy to hold and gives the user a lot of stability. It has serrated teeth along the edge to grip the apple as it slices. Best of all, it has an easy-release lever to dispose of the core so there is no need to struggle to push it out (as I have to do with my old corer). This is definitely a big step up in the design and ease-of-use department, making the corer more functional and a lot more appealing. The corer can also be used for other fruits and vegetables that might need to be cored, but it excels with apples and just might inspire you to make apple pie (and plenty of other apple desserts) a little more often than you might otherwise.
The Sweet CupcakerAugust 25, 2011
could have used a good apple corer for an apple cupcake I just made!
Stephanie P.August 26, 2011
That handle is ingenious! As someone “blessed” with two types of muscular dystrophy, one of which greatly affects my lower arms and hands, having that handle means a lot with my limited dexterity. Great review!
I do think that if you bake more than 3 apple desserts a year, the apple peeler/corer is well worth the $22.
michelleAugust 26, 2011
I have this corer and while it works well, one of the bolt thingeys keeps popping out so it gets loose. I don’t know why it happened. I always hand wash it.
SusieAugust 30, 2011
We have this exact apple corer. I bought it last fall, specifically so my husband could make a polka dot jack-o-lantern! It worked great.