Monday, December 17, 2007

Apple Corer

Apple Corer

The 'Apple Corer' was among the first single function kitchen items I bought, purely for its novelty value more than anything else. Yet, I find myself reaching for this little tool so often that I thought I should do a post about it, especially now that apple season is upon us. The corer is to be held vertically, with sharp side down, to core out the seedy middle that is generally not eaten or used. After that, the apple can be peeled if needed, and sliced or chopped as required.

I make this Apple Chutney, and also an Apple Pickle about once a year. Other than that, I use apples in various salads, and sometimes for baking, but primarily for eating on their own, sliced. It might look as though it is one additional thing to wash, but it it not that significant an effort, and so well worth it.

There are also tools that core and wedge apples at the same time, that are likely to be just as useful, but I have not convinced myself yet that I need one of those. In the meanwhile, this works!

12 comments:

Cynthia said...

The other day when I was making the individual apple pies, I wished I had a corer but kept saying to myself that I did not need it, I just wanted one :) but I think that you have convinced me that I need one :)

KALVA said...

Yes i agree you do need one...

bee said...

we had one of those scary looking clamp thingies with which you can do some heavy-duty surgery. it was called an 'apple corer'. we lugged it around over five homes over seven years, and then donated it. yours looks simpler and something that won't occupy much space in a drawer.

Nags said...

ahh looks nice and simple :)

Rachel said...

That looks like avery handy tool!

evolvingtastes said...

bee, yaai! I know which one you mean. As a bonus it gives you a long apple peel ribbon doesn't it?

sra said...

I've also seen a small, wheel-like appliance that you push with your palm onto the apple, I think it cores the apple as well as slices it into a few pieces!

Happy cook said...

I do agree with you. I have one in my kitchen and i use them always.

bindiya said...

After all these reviews I think I should get one for myself.

Shella said...

Hey I never thought this could be put to such major use, I guess I must give into my urges n buy the same, along with so many others.

evolvingtastes said...

sra, the wheel like thing is the one that cores and slices, but press it with your palms only if it is covered on side, it could be sharp. If it isn't covered, it usually has two handles that you can use to apply pressure.

KayKat said...

I'm with Cynthia on this one - always thought I'd never need one of those crazy corers! But then again ... maybe I do :)

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