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by Mr Stroud
It does what it is suppose to do, needs warning on instruction not to pull crank handle to far back as it will dislodge the shaft release spring which is hard to put back on. Suction pad does not hold for long on worktop.
Published 15 01 2015
by Michael Sproule
I bought this as a replacement for my earlier, green, version that has given probably 15 years service. Finally, parts became worn and it was time to change for a new one. I bought the current model and immediately noticed soem significant differences. Firstly, the whole item is much lighter, so feels less strong. Secondly, the suction cup is less efficient. It really will only work on a shiny smooth surface like glass. It certainly wouldn't hold on a wooden table as in the picture. Thirdly, the lever to ready the corer has lost its handle on top so is less user friendly. Still efficient.
Published 11 12 2014
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by Mrs Layng
Bought this last year after years of peeling, coring and slicing scores of apples every season. Does the job in a fraction of the time and despite other reviews I have found little problem with Bramleys- yes, the odd bit of peel missed but a very small price to pay for such speed and simplicity. Also used throughout the winter to peel and slice potatoes. Worth every penny !
Published 20 11 2014
by Rhona Phillips
Other reviewers have experienced the same problems I had. Found it impossible to peel or core any apple, whatever size or shape. Only achieved large chunks being gouged out rather than the peeling I expected. Very disappointed as the products I have purchased from Lakeland, since your very early days, have been entirely satisfactory.
Published 12 11 2014
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Fab Gadget Bought it when it first appeared in Lakeland and have been using it regularly ever since. Very easy to use.
Published 06 10 2014
The Apple Master is brilliant - and so ingeniously designed. It makes short work of a glut of home-grown apples: I prepared a dozen Cox's to make compote in about 10 minutes flat. Love it!
Published 01 10 2014
I love it!”
by SarahJane Skinner
I bought this product as I find peeling and coring large apples makes my hands ache and is a bit of a chore. It is absolutely fab! I love my iPad and think Sat-Navs are great, but frankly this made me really smile. Thanks Lakeland for another great gadget!
Published 29 09 2014
fantastic gadget beat expectations”
by Mrs Robinson
I am highly sceptical of most kitchen gadgets, however at the price I decided to give it a go. With three apple trees in my garden, peeling is an annual chore. This saved days. Only issue the suction cup needs to be improved. Easy as a bottle opener to use and so simple its astonishing.
Published 27 08 2014
oh my i love it”
I read all the reviews before I bought so I was a bit undecided, I love it, why did I wait, this is fabulous. I watched the video and it is as easy as that, we have perfect apple slices every day.
Published 15 08 2014
Peel the Bramleys first.”
by Mr WETHERALL
We had identical experiences to other reviewers with Bramleys. After several frustrating attempts I was about to return it when I had one last try after peeling the apples first. It then cored and sliced very well and was still less of a fiddle than coring and slicing by hand. It makes processing easier so it will continue to be used. I cannot remove the peeling arm but at least I can remove the blade for safety. One improvement to the design would be to put some pins or some such to precisely relocate the coring/slicing plate - once it gets loose it's very difficult to realign.
Published 06 08 2014
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by Sheila Downing
I am very disappointed in the Apple Master. All other items bought in the past from you have been great! This item will only work if the apple is perfectly round. Useless for Bramley apples. It was bought as a present and now sits in a cupboard as it does not work. Even the demo on video use a small round apple not a large uneven one. Very disappointed in you Lakeland!
Published 06 08 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that you've not been so disappointed with the apple master and will be in touch shortly. The flexible blade is designed to cope with uneven surfaces so can handle potatoes and apples.
I bought this apple peeler as, with a large number of apples on our tree, it was taking a long time to peel and core them ready for pies, crumbles etc. and this seemed a good solution to make my life easier. However, after many attempts at mastering the peeler, it was taking me far longer to partly peel (very badly) each apple and the work surface was covered in juice and pulp! A complete waste of time as it was then far harder to continue peeling each messy apple. A very bad buy!! Quicker to do by hand.
Published 30 06 2014
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BRILLIANT APPLE MASTER”
by Miss wilson
My mum recently purchased your apple master she makes a lot of apple tarts so it was a very tedious job! Peeling and slicing down to the core not now she wizzs through her brambleys now. I was a bit dubious she is a gadgetaholic!! But got to admit this 1 works brilliantly with very little wastage well done Lakeland.
Published 29 01 2014
Fun and Incredibly Quick”
We have a large number of bruised and imperfectly shaped apples which take so long to peel and core with a knife that often they get thrown away - especially the smaller ones. It takes just a few seconds to mount an apple onto this gadget and maybe 10 seconds to run it through the cutters. With a well shaped and unbruised apple, that's it. If there are imperfections, you'll need to cut them off with a sharp knife afterwards and that's much easier if you've helped the sliced apple to retain its shape by holding it loosely with your spare hand as it comes off the end.
Published 24 01 2014
Apples are not uniform therefore this machine cannot cope with apples not PERFECTLY round eg BRAMLEYS. You then have to try and peel an apple that has been sliced. I shall return to my Lancashire peeler.
Published 09 12 2013
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Resorted to trusty knife.”
by Mrs Sunderland
As with other customers, the Apple Master is hopeless with large apples such as Bramleys. Complete waste of time as I had bought the Master specifically for cooking apples. Another box for the back of the cupboard.
Published 21 11 2013
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I personally prefer eating apples with the skin, but my husband insists on peeling them. Apple Master was a good choice as he can now have apples his way. You can even adjust the peel thickness. It's true peeling flatter potatoes is a hit-and-miss job, but once the machine does most of the job, it's much easier to scrape (not even peel) away the rest of the skin. I agree it's fiddly to set up in the first place, but it's real fun to use when you get in the groove. What I've not yet been able to work out is how to remove the corer for use on potatoes.
Published 19 11 2013
Not man enough for cooking apples”
I brought this because it showed how good it was to peel apples and as I have a bramley I thought this would be quicker. I set it all up and did a eating apple first (I add brought one so nice and round) perfect. Then tried a bramley in fact several bramley's but it would not peel them, or core them. I had them stuck half way, it will not cope with funny shape apples, large or small After e-mailing lakeland I must say I am really pleased with their response and very happy with the rest of my order. Thank you Lakeland for your help.
Published 09 10 2013
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the biggest thrill I've had in years”
by Jacqui Rickman
I have 2 cooking apple trees full of miniature fruit that is so tedious to peel, core and slice with a knife. When my apple master arrived yesterday, I was so excited with its efficiency, I immediately video'd myself using it and popped it on Facebook. I think I should be on commission, but really anyone with an apple tree should buy one! I can't wait to go and pick more apples!
Published 08 10 2013
wonderful tool by betty moore”
I have already got an apple "peeler" but have just ordered a second[in reserve] I used mine on T.V. food glorious food so "as seen on T.V."
Published 08 10 2013