- Food and Cooking
Greatest Handy Gadget Ever for Peeling Apples & Pears
My Progressive Peeler and Corer
for both apples and pears is like a dependable old friend. It has been around my kitchen for years and years of happy use.
I bought it to ease the task
of making applesauce, one of Autumn's delights, and quarts of pear butter and apple butter, a big job I couldn't have done without my peeler.
Cut the peeling time by bajillions
and that's the real convenience. I first used it back in the family home where I canned scads of quarts of applesauce every year. I also made quarts of pear butter and apple butter, and couldn't have done it without my peeler.
I clamped it onto my deeply overhanging countertop, or onto the built-in breadboard and happily got the job done in a flash. Since we lived in a prime apple growing region of Washington State we had access to large boxes of fresh apples right at the orchard.
Now I clamp the peeler to my wood block table
or to a large bamboo cutting block. My previous kitchen was so small that I attached the unit to my butcher block art table. Since that setup was over carpet I laid down an old plastic tablecloth to catch any peels that jumped the fence, so to speak, and still enjoyed the process. It makes me feel so competent.
Cooking and canning solo, I still
get my smaller batches done with speed and still enjoy the smooth and easy cranking, always aware of how much hand peeling and slicing my slightly arthritic hands would have resisted doing any other way.
Even for one Thanksgiving apple pie
the peeler makes the job fly. Simple to connect, easy to wash, I love it.
Surprise family and friends with a specialty jar of your homemade applesauce, apple butter or pear butter, and use these classic jars.
Peeling and slicing all this fruit will make you eager to try new recipes and there's a whopping 100 in this beautiful book.