Apple slicers are tools that slice and core apples.
Cutting an apple with a knife is a hassle. It can also be a bit dangerous because you need to make additional, somewhat awkward cuts to carve the core out of each of the slices.
An apple slicer solves this issue by keeping the core and the slices apart.
When a small fruit is sqeezed without a tool, it can be messy and wasteful. It is difficult to get all the juice. Seeds or pulp end up coming out as well.
A citrus juicer solves these issues by providing leverage that makes it much easier to completely compress the fruit. The holes in the juicer serve two purposes. One is to create a predictable exit for the juice, and the second is that the holes are sized to keep seeds inside the utensil.
The top things to think about when buying a new apple slicer:
When you are buying an apple slicer make sure to count how many slices it makes.
Six to eight slice cutters will create apple slices that are thick and solid and often perfect for an adult depending on your taste.
When it comes to kids however, you may be wanting slices for smaller mouths. Apple cutters that have ten or more slices are likely going to result in child friendly slices that also do well for presentation.
Make sure to buy from a reputable company or a well reviewed product, there are far too many cheaply made ones out there to leave it to chance.
These slicers are sharp! They are not a toy for the kids. A good apple slicer will have room beneath the handles for your fingers so when you push down on it you are not hurting your fingers.
In my experience, most apple slicers do not actually slice the apple all the way through. This means that once you have pushed the slicer entirely through the apple, there will be a tiny bit at the bottom that still holds together a little.
This can be seen as a positive or negative. Positive in the sense that the apple slices do not go flying everywhere, negative in the sense that it does take a little extra effort and perhaps a hassle getting the core out.
This tool is our favorite overall apple slicer. It is the tool featured in all the images of the article above. If you are looking for a simple, solid and dependable utensil, this slicer by Oxo is the one.
Popular slicer that is great for thin apple slices. This slicer also has a molded bottom which means the apple will be cut all the way through.
What we like about this slicer is that it is made by Oxo (a reliable brand) and that the extra feature (slice and core removal) is great. Even better is the fact that you don't have to use the extra piece because if you don't you still have a great high quality basic apple slicer that works fine on it's own.