Is it me, or does anybody else have problems with the AP/C/S? The apples don't peel evenly and I have to pare the remaining skins. Sometimes the core gets mushy, and the apple won't even turn. I wanted to use the AP/C/S for a show on Friday, but after practicing with a 3 lb. bag of apples last night I decided not to. I ended up hand-peeling the apples and just coring and slicing them on the AP/C/S. BTW, I went to a customer's house last night to show her how to use it. She said it gouges the apples (it did), even though I adjusted the blade. She commented that her neighbor bought one in Bed Bath & Beyond for less money and it works perfectly. I told her that if her neighbor had a problem, BB & B wouldn't make a house call to help her with the product.