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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26 Responses to “I got to meet Alton Brown!!”

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    stephchows — October 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    OMG that inscription is fabulous!!! hahahahaha Alton is totally a cute nerdy guy… I would have tried to hug him for sure!

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    gaga — October 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    That’s so awesome, I’d love to meet him too! I tried the chewy and it didn’t work out, but I blame that on myself. NONE of my cookie recipes turn out right, and I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong…

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    Jade — October 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I love what he wrote!! It would be so awesome to meet him!

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    Megan — October 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    That is wonderful! It’s such a great feeling when you get to meet someone who inspires you so much!!

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    mamakrystal — October 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh, you’re so lucky! What a great inscription. I would totally frame that book!

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    Joe — October 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve found such a huge Alton Brown fan. He’s like the food version of Mr. Wizard, another nerd show I watched back in the day. I think Good Eats and Iron Chef America are my two favorite Food Network shows. Your night sounds like a blast, I’m sorry I didn’t hear about it and get to join in fun.

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    VeggieGirl — October 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    SO fabulous that you met him!!

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    Kerstin — October 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Oh how cool, I’m totally jealous! πŸ™‚

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    oneordinaryday — October 15, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I just looked in the mirror. It’s true what they say…. I AM GREEN. LOL So exciting. I watched the 10th anniversary show last night on FN. I love him!!
    (Side note: I think he got toooo skinny. He needs to be fattened up a smidge!)

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    laurasrecipecollection — October 15, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    That’s awesome! His inscription is so funny!

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    Karin — October 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Alton Brown is the ONLY FN star I would want to meet ever! And I live in his State..his county…heck… his city and shop where he shops. I never get to “bump” into him πŸ™‚

    You are so so lucky!!

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    Katrina — October 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Awesome! I love meeting people like that and I love it even more when they are cool and nice in person!

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    Edie — October 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Sitting in RI jealous that you got to meet AB. You are so right about The Chewy! That’s the ONLY recipe I use now.
    HUGE AB fans down here πŸ™‚
    Lucky you!!

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    penniesonaplatter — October 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Very cool! One of my faves!

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    Stephanie Wagner — October 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    How cool! What a great experience!! And the picture is awesome to boot!

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    Jen — October 16, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Joe – did you see the 10th anniversary episode? Apparently when he was dreaming up the show he said he wanted it to be Julia Child + Mr Wizard + Monty Python.

    Sorry to make everyone jealous, and I do agree that he looks TOO skinny.

    Everyone be sure to check back tomorrow for a big AB giveaway!

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    bec — October 16, 2009 at 1:57 am

    LOVE!

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    Julie — October 16, 2009 at 2:51 am

    How fun! I love his shows, he seems like an interesting guy.

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    Kristy — October 16, 2009 at 3:41 am

    how exciting!

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    Sam — October 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Very cool!

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    Peace, Love and Sweets — October 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    i cant say it is a specific favorite tip or show memory…but i always seem to remember his handy tricks and tips whenever i am making something!

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    G'ma Jan — October 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I think my favorite episode is the one making biscuits with his grandmother, but my favorite recipe is the one for a dutch baby.

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    Shannon — October 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    how awesome is that!! love the story πŸ™‚

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    HanaΓ’ — October 23, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    That’s awesome. Too funny! I love AB.

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    Samantha Angela — June 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Oh wow, how cool!!
    Alton Brown is ultimate because he actually teaches you WHY you do things in certain recipes. A lot of steps that I would probably skip I learn why I shouldn’t

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    Sarah E. — January 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I am a new follower of your blog (which I must say is an absolute inspiration with me having just started my own. I hope that one day mine can be half as good as yours!) and I literally squealed when I saw this post. I’m a huge fan of Alton too. What a guy! πŸ™‚

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