Apple corer

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steel tube with one toothed end and an offset plastic handle on the other. Cutouts in the sides of the tube, and a lever just below the handle for pushing the core out of the tube.
A modern apple corer
A bone with a rounded end, half of the shank cut away longitudinally, and the end without the knob narrows to a point.
A 1700s apple corer made from a cannonbone.

An apple corer is a device for removing the core and pips from an apple. It may also be used for similar fruits, such as pears or quince.[1]

Some apple corers consist of a handle with a circular cutting device at the end. When pushed through the apple, it removes the core to the diameter of the circular cutting device. The core can then be removed from the apple corer.[2]

An apple cutter, with a corer and slicer

Another type of apple corer can be placed on top of the apple and pushed through, which both cores and slices the apple. This is also often called apple cutter[3] or apple slicer.[4]

An apple corer is often used when the apple needs to be kept whole, for example, when making baked apples,[5][better source needed] or when a large number of apples need to be cored and sliced, for example, when making an apple pie or similar dessert.[6]

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  2. ^ "Küchengeräte - Alles über Küchengeräte". Netzwissen (in German). 4 December 2008.
  3. ^ Jagmohan, Negi (2013). Food Presentation Technique (Garnishing and Decoration). New Delhi: S. Chand. p. 42. ISBN 978-8121935753.
  4. ^ Traverso, Amy (2011). The Apple Lover's Cookbook (1st ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. p. 71. ISBN 978-0393065992.
  5. ^ wikiHow staff. "How to core apples". wikiHow. wikiHow, Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  6. ^ Waggoner, Shea (2006). Homemade in Half the Time: Smart Ways to Cook Delicious Meals Every Time (1st ed.). Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale. p. 22. ISBN 1594863652.