Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets – Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer

Every kitchen has a set of indespensible gadgets. An apple peeler, corer, slicer is one of those such gadgets. Normally, I abide by Alton Brown’s mantra of no uni-taskers. While you won’t find a cherry pitter, avocado slicer, or a specific plate for eggs in my kitchen, you will find a garlic press and this apple peeler, corer, slicer (I’m going to call it a PCS from now on).

The first time I showed this contraption to Hubby, he thought it should go in a pile for Goodwill. We were going through kitchen items when we downsized to move into our tiny Boston kitchen. He had never seen a PCS and joked that it looked like a medieval torture device. I have to agree, it does look somewhat intimidating… I convinced him to let me keep it and promised to show him how awesome it was when the fall rolled around.

Soon enough, it was time to start thinking about apple goodies and I whipped out the PCS to show Hubby the wonder of this gadget. He was hooked instantly! Even to this day, Hubby likes to peel, core, and slice apples for various recipes for me using this contraption. It literally takes about 20 seconds to process an apple through the device.

If you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting one! I stole inherited mine from my mom when I moved out of the house. You can find them relatively cheap on Amazon as well. I have heard that the ones that suction to the counter aren’t so great. Mine has a clamp so you attach it to the side of your counter. It works really well.

One Year Ago: World Peace Cookies
Two Years Ago: Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
Three Years Ago: Best Dang Thing Ever Bars
Five Years Ago: Spinach, Sundried Tomato, Goat cheese and Chicken Sausage pizza and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

What’s a must-have kitchen gadget in your kitchen?

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7 Responses to “Oh What a Night”

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    Sarah — July 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Interesting to know those things really happen! So what was your official feedback, and had everyone been raving about the food before the announcement? Hubby and I have eaten the Wanchai Ferry Sweet & Sour Chicken and weren’t thrilled with it (tasted very sweet and goopy, just overall processed). I guess it’s all psychological!

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    nutmegnanny — August 1, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hahahaha that’s so funny that they did a little switch on you. Like you pointed out, I guess that is how they did the Pizza Hut commercials.

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    Megan — August 1, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I think you did a great, fair recap of the event. It was at least really nice to run into you there! And you got some great pictures.

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    Jen — August 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sarah – I updated my post to include more feedback. As I mentioned, we were discussing how the first two courses were much better than the entrees. At least at our table, there was no raving.

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    Kerstin — August 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I’m glad you had fun, although I’m a bit perplexed that they thought they could fool foodies with a frozen dinner! I still haven’t been to Flour and really need to go – I feel like I’m a bad Boston blogger!

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    Jen — August 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I agree Kerstin, most food bloggers probably don’t eat many frozen entrees… But it definitely wasn’t all food bloggers.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I heard about this event from Megan and it sounds interesting to say the least. It just seems like GM didn’t do their research because that is not similar to Myers + Chang’s food! Either way, at least you had fun with some other food bloggers!

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