This is a great wee gadget. It doesn't slice all the way to the bottom of the apple as mentioned by the other reviewers, but this is not a bad thing. Simply push down on the apple from the top and it will slip back through the corer. Then the apple can be torn from the core very easily, or for a packed lunch, left on the core, wrapped in a bit of cling film and popped in the lunch box to be unwrapped later without having gone as brown as it would if cut and put in a box. My son wouldn't eat apples at lunchtime until I started doing this. I really wouldn't be without mine.