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Clever Fruit Peeling Machines - A Better Device to Peel Fruit

Updated on May 7, 2014

An Old Fashioned Fruit Peeler

An old style apple peeler
An old style apple peeler | Source

Fruit Peeling Machines that make My Kitchen Life Easy

Now that I am addicted to fruit smoothies I find that peeling and preparing fresh fruit is time consuming and tedious. With this in mind I started using tinned fruit, which is neither as healthy nor as flavoursome. That was until I discovered these very clever fruit peeling machines which take all the effort out of preparing fresh fruit and ensures that I get all the benefits of the fruit I buy straight from the local market.

I am a big fan of the life (especially in the kitchen) is meant to be easy mantra, and that is what all these kitchen fruit peeling machines do. Make my life easy...and oh so delicious!

The Ultimate Fruit Test - Pineapple

Delicious but impenetrable Pineapples.
Delicious but impenetrable Pineapples. | Source

Pineapple Corer and Peeler

Pineapples are the bane of the fresh fruit lover. Almost no other fruit is as difficult to prepare fresh. No matter how sharp your knife is or how adept you are at using it, the pineapple with its thick spiky peel, pointed fronds and awkward shape becomes an impenetrable fortress to getting at the fruit.

That was until I discovered the brilliant pineapple corer and slicer. Now all I have to do is cut the top off the pineapple and let the pineapple corer go to work. It even cuts the pineapple into handy circular shapes, just like in the tin, but without any of the added preservatives or unhealthy syrups added. Perfect for my breakfast smoothie and homemade muesli recipes.

Pineapple Slicer and Corer

Rienar Easy Tool Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Corer Slicer Peeler Cut
Rienar Easy Tool Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Corer Slicer Peeler Cut

Made of stainless steel so it's easy to clean and stays nice and sharp. All you have to do is to cut the top off the pineapple, insert the corer and start to twist. Perfect pineapple rings will be the result time after time. Then you can use the hollowed out shell of the pineapple to serve one of your delicious pineapple creations.

 

How to use a Pineapple Corer

Apple Peeling Machines

Delicious Apples just waiting to be peeled and cored.
Delicious Apples just waiting to be peeled and cored. | Source

Apples. Cheap, Delicious and in need of Coring.

Whatever time of the year it is I love to eat apples. They are cheap, delicious and healthy, (one a day keeps the doctor away!) but when you use an apple in a smoothie its peel gives the drink an unpleasant texture. You also need to core the apple, which is another of those tedious tasks associated with fresh fruit. The perfect solution, which dates back over a century, is the apple peeling and coring machine.

From the delightfully retro cast iron ones through to the modern funky plastic versions, the apple peeling machine was the first and best version of a fruit peeling machine. One which I love.

Quickly Peeling and Coring an Apple

Starfrit 93013 Pro-Apple Peeler with bonus core slicer
Starfrit 93013 Pro-Apple Peeler with bonus core slicer

The perfect device to peel apples, pears or even potatoes. Simple to use and made of funky clear plastic that shows the inner workings of the machine, you will amaze your friends and family with your seven second peeled apples. Also due to its robust plastic design this apple peeling machine is easy and quick to clean after use.

 

Using an Apple Peeling Machine

A Machine for Every Occassion

More than one at a time. Good for Olives too.
More than one at a time. Good for Olives too. | Source

So What Else is Out There?

There is a whole world of fruit out there and whilst the above two machines can be adapted for potatoes and pears etc, what do you do when you want to prepare strawberries, mangos and bananas in a hurry? You get a peeling or cutting machine to help you, that's what you do.

Give humanity enough time and an annoying task and someone will invent a machine to do it. That's how we ended up with the motor car. Lets be honest, who really wanted to ride a horse hundreds of miles to get anywhere?? Never mind all the horse poo that filled the streets. They never mention that in those old Western movies do they!!?

So here are a few more peeling and pitting machines that will make your life all the easier.

Easiest Way to Pit a Mango

Mango Cutter - Mango Slicer, Pink, Colorful in Kitchen, Easy to Use
Mango Cutter - Mango Slicer, Pink, Colorful in Kitchen, Easy to Use

A really difficult fruit to prepare, so any help with a mango is a good thing!

 

Splitting a Mango

After spending time in India during mango season I both know how delicious they are and what a pain they can be to prepare. Easy to use with a flexible blade that hugs the pit and removes all the fruit, you will never be afraid to enjoy the pleasures of a mango again.




How to use a Mango Splitter

A Great Strawberry Topper and Corer

Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller
Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller

Perfect for removing the both the green top of the strawberry and the small core. Leaving you a perfect berry.

 

Topping Strawberries

Those pesky little tops on strawberries require careful removal, especially if you are going to use the berries to top a delicious cheesecake. Whenever I use a knife II find I always lose the top of the berry, which considering how expensive strawberries are is such a waste.

It also makes the berries look not quite right, which can be a problem if you are using them to top a delicious cheesecake.


World Famous Kitchen Icon - The Banana Slicer

Banana Slicer

Quite possibly the most useless fruit slicer in the world thanks to the ease of using a knife to cut a banana, the banana slicer has garnered over 4,000 reviews on amazon, making it one of the most commented upon items and raising its status to a must have kitchen icon.

The hilarity of many of those reviews makes having a look at the banana slicer definitely worth your time, especially if you are a fan of clever irony. And if you do fall for the slicers charm you will have a great dinner party conversation starter... and sliced bananas.

World Famous Banana Slicer

What Fruit Peeling Machine do you own?

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    • debarebear profile image

      Dani Forster 5 years ago from Melbourne

      I'm torn, which to buy first, the pineapple peeler or the mango cutter! Until today I didn't even know they existed....thanks for enlightening me!

    • Chris Achilleos profile image

      Chris Achilleos 5 years ago

      Great hub. I don't own a fruit peeling machine but after reading this hub I must admit I would love to have one :)

      Voted up and useful!

      Chris

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