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OXO Good Grips Corer
Make a quick, simple job of coring apples and pears for baking, canning or fruit salads with this ergonomic tool.Round, perfect apple rings are simple with this corer by Oxo. With itsdurable stainless-steel head, it slices swiftly through fruit; just shake it to get the core out of the tool. Use it to make pristine baked apples and apple rings, or try it with pears. A soft, oversized, nonslip rubber handle absorbs the pressure the work puts on your hands. With a large hole for hanging, storage is easy. Cleanup is easy, as well--like all Oxo Good Grips tools, this is dishwasher-safe.
Comfortable nonslip handle, wet or dry
Fruit core removes easily from corer head
Corer head is stainless steel for easy cleaning and precise cut
Large handle hole for easy storage
Safe to use in dishwasher
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57 of 62 found the following review helpful:
Husband now prepares own apples!Dec 09, 2007
By Sage Shopper
I like eating apple wedges with skin on, and so does my husband. However he doesnt like to fiddle with paring knives and I sometimes skip this healthy snack, just from laziness. It sometimes seems a lot of work performing the usual quartering and then cutting out little pieces of core from the quarter, ending with core bits and seeds and juice dripped around. I decided to try a corer, so I initially purchased another brand of corer, last month , but after one use I repackaged it and took it back - the cut diameter was way too small for the size of apples i like (large Red Delicious). Most of the core was still inside the apple! Then I ordered this OXO one from Amazon, due to the good reviews.
I can say yes it really works very well. Actually so well that my husband will now fix himself his own apple snacks with it.
This OXO corer is easy to handle, easy to clean, and it takes out a decent sized core, with almost no missed core left behind. It removes a circle of twice the area of the old useless one i returned. The actual inner diameter of the OXO corer is 3/4 inch or 19 mm. The thickness of the actual steel is 1 mm. The length of the steel is just around 4 inches long and the rubber handle is just about 4 inches long. The rubber handle is oval in cross section and there is decent sized hole at the end of the handle for hanging it up . There are nice little rubber "fins" build in to the rubber handle to make pressing down easy on the thumb and fingertips.
For the person who was concerned about the browning on the cut surface: yes this happens , it hardly makes the apple piece unpalatable, but to explain what is happening - this is just a bit of pulverized apple flesh that has been deposited on the cut surface, made of juice and broken cells of the apple which browns so fast in air, you see it within seconds. The color is natural oxidation of the fruit juice/pulp, it's not from the corer instrument. When you use the corer, the "cut" surface is a saw cut, so it is microscopically a bit more ragged than when using a knife. If the corer were to have a sharp tapered edge I imagine it would be a lot more expensive to manufacture, and if it were made of very thin steel the tool would be flimsy . Anyway if it's important to have the core be white, just rinse/drop the cored apple in to a anti-browning solution right away until you are ready to do whatever else you are doing to segment up the fruit. But I think unless entering your apple recipe in the county fair, most people would agree they would not bother with this blanching the core procedure.
I gave a rating of only 4 stars becuase I can't say how long it will be servicable for, however it does appear to be well made. I would only say that for the price, if it lasts me one year of coring just one apple per day, it will have definitely paid for itself, and should then be rated 5 stars.
21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Works pretty darn good!May 12, 2007
I was a little skeptical about this because the corers I've used in the past usually just mangled the apple. This one gives a nice clean cut and goes in and out relatively easy. The only fault which really isn't the product's fault is that the apple needs to be perfectly straight up and down to get ALL of the core out and can waste a little bit of apple if it's not.
31 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Very pleased...Jun 08, 2006
By Carol Nelson
I ordered this because it received a recommendation by Cook's Illustrated. They were absolutely right. This is a terrific tool, easy to use, easy to clean, very well designed!
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Excellent not only for apples but for cupcakesNov 25, 2010
Excellent corer, and it's great also for making a hole to prepare your cupcakes for filling. I don't like unitaskers and most of the cupcake plungers are made of plastic; some leave too big a whole, some not a big enough hole. This one is just perfect.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
OXO Good Grips CorerMar 22, 2006
This item turned out to be even more handy than expected. Works like a charm every time and is a snap to clean!
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