Apple Peeler

Apple peelers are mechanical tools which peel, core and slice apples.

  • Victorian era machines that are still used to this day.
  • Apple peelers are very interesting and attractive to children but have many sharp areas and are not toys.
  • Warning - I will just say one thing again. Many sharp parts! Use great caution.

Peeling and slicing and coring enough apple to make several apple pies is exausting. Even the though of it makes me tired.

One would need traditional hand peelers, knifes for cutting and maybe a manual apple corer as well to get it all done.

An apple peeler however accomplishes all those things using just one tool and when done correctly can be much more safe.

An apple peeler does three things at once.

  • Peel
  • core
  • slice

How to use an Apple Peeler

There are many blades and sharp edges on these tools. Use caution and follow manufacturer instructions.

  1. Pull back shaft by handle so that prongs are behind the coring / slicing side. Center apple and press to place apple onto prongs.
  2. Spin handle until apple reaches the peeling blade and make sure the peeling blade is catching the apple peel.
  3. Continue spinning handle until apple is completely peeled.
  4. Remove the apple by sliding out away from the tool. The apple core will remain on tool.

Remove the core and repeat with more apples if needed.

What to look for when you buy

The main option that is good to know about is that there are two main ways these tools are kept stable.

  • Suction base type
  • Clamp base type

This is important to know before you order or purchase.

Clamp based

The clamp base style will not stand up by itself. It will need to be clamped onto the edge of a table or some other surface.

These types can be secured very well and provide a very stable tool to use if clamped correctly.

Suction based

The suction base style will stand up by itself. It will have a wide based that supports the tool.

These types are most often secured by having a suction cup type of mechanism at the bottom of the base.

Brands / Products

Victorio - Johnny apple peeler - Suction base


See at Amazon


This apple peeler (like most) is basically the same as the images you see on this page. These tools are made from a cast so they are for the most part the same as others. This is the suction based version.

Victorio - Johnny apple peeler - Clamp base


See at Amazon


This apple peeler (like most) is basically the same as the images you see on this page. These tools are made from a cast so they are for the most part the same as others. This is the clamp based version.