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Pampered Chef: Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer

  1. TriciaAnn

    TriciaAnn Member

    Wanted to know if anyone ever had a lot of problems with the APSC. I don't have it yet. But I thought about getting it for myself. Let me know what you think about it. :eek:
    Nov 3, 2005
  2. chef_leeanne

    chef_leeanne Member Silver Member

    I've owned mine since 1997 and it's still going strong! :D

    Lee Anne
    Nov 3, 2005
  3. PCAbby

    PCAbby Member

    It works perfectly as long as the apples aren't at all soft.
    Nov 3, 2005
  4. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    I have owned mine for 10 years now...no problems and my only tip is that large, cold granny smith apples work best
  5. Believe it or not? My mom found mine at a yard sale for $5 before I became a consultant, and with a stand. That was 6 years ago. One thing though, don't let your husband put it in the dishwasher!!! Mine did that and it rusts alot now. Only on the joints, not the cutting blades or crank. I have to keep on top of it and bought all new parts for it. I call it my Star of the show because everyone loves it. I think I am going to get a new one in April.
  6. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

    Speaking of which...I've only had mine a month but I bought it to help at the apple pie fundraiser we were doing at my school. We made just over 300 pies and had 10 APCS there! I brought 3 of them (2 borrowed). I did however, find that the rod that cored the apple became all black and would get on our hands and apples after awhile and we would have to continuously wipe it down (and change gloves).

    Would this just be because of the millions of apples we were doing or is it a common thing? Otherwise, I LOVED it!
    Nov 3, 2005
  7. That's common after a million apples :)

    I used to use one at the resort I worked at. The owner's favorite was homemade apple pie and it sold really well.

    The blackness doesn't happen in household use very often.
  8. ChefVicki

    ChefVicki Novice Member

    Feel differently about APCS

    Well I guess I am of a different opinion here about the APCS. My mother bought it from me and gave it back to me and said she didn't like it and couldn't use it did I want it. Well, I of course said yes. I used it at a show last week and it was a total disaster!! I told the host to be sure to buy firm apples and she did. But---when I got up in front of everyone to demo it the apples just fell apart and mushed up. I was SOOOO embarrased, I wished I could just melt into the floor. I had to cut up 5 apples with a knife by hand it took forever and I lost the whole crowd. They all started talking among themselves and lost interest in what I was doing, cutting apple after apple.
    Don't try anything but Granny Smith is my recommendation!!!!!
    Good Luck,
    Nov 5, 2005
  9. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

    I love mine as well and I only use granny smith apples. I do however have the problem with the black. I just keep wiping my hands off.
    Nov 5, 2005
  10. Vicki,

    You might want to get a new blade/corer. You can get one on the replacement order form. I would probably get a new peeler part too. I don't know how old yours is but you might want to tell HO about it. You could of had defective parts and could get a new one if it is still under the guarantee.
  11. I have had my APCS for over 10 years and my whole family loves it. The kids (ages 9 and 7) love to snack on apples and they enjoy timing me as to how fast I can turn the crank. It is funny!!! :p

    I also have the issue with the black stuff. I will look into purchasing the replacement parts or maybe a new one.

    I love tart apples, but McIntosh don't fair so well when used with the APCS! Granny Smith work great since their skin is tougher and the apple is firm.

    Kelly Ossont
    Poland, NY
    Nov 6, 2005
  12. chefloriray

    chefloriray Guest

    I have a friend who keeps hers out and attached to the counter at all times. Her kids enjoy turning the handle and they would rather eat an apple now for their snack after school as to something not good for them!
    Nov 6, 2005
  13. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

    APCS vs USAG

    I have just started to use my Ultimate Slice And Grate to slice apples . I use the corer first then peel the apple then I slice away . think about it you can only use the APCS for apples and a potato , but by showing the Slicer it can be used so much more . It will still slice the apples thin for pies and all of the other veggis, eggplant,onions peppers ect that it can slice,and the best part is do you want to sell a APCS for 28.50 for the few people that make pies or the USAG for 45.00 that can do soooo much more .I make the cinn,nut bread in the small saute pan with the biscuits and add 1 apple flip it onto the med square SA the use the flour sugar shaker with powder sugar as a quick easy second recipe and everyone LOVES it look how much you can sell.
    ( and after I slice the apple for this I chop it in the chopper too)
    1 45.00 for the USAG
    2 38.00 small saute pan
    3 20.00 med square SA
    4 28.50 chopper
    5 5.50 flour /sugar shaker thats 137.00 in products to show in a 5min recipe trust me its so easy and I have been selling higher priced items is such an easy recipe
    Doreen Zaino
    Future Director pdzaino4@aol.com 5 1/2 years of a Great job :p
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2005
  14. PCAbby

    PCAbby Member

    is the apple nut bread file posted here? if not could you please do so?
    Nov 14, 2005
  15. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

    How do you all wash yours???? I just rinse with hot water and air dry... got mine in October... will it rust this way?
    Nov 25, 2005
  16. luv2cookathome

    luv2cookathome Member

    I'm new around here but I wanted to post to say "Thank you" to Doreen. I would love the recipe too as I've never been a big fan of the APCS but I love the US&G. Please, please, please post the recipe for the cinnamon nut bread. :D

    Eating out is expensive.....
    Eating at home with family...PRICELESS!!
  17. luv2cookathome

    luv2cookathome Member

    I think I may have found the recipe Doreen was referring to. I spoke with my Director and this is what she gave me. I am posting it for everyone since I wasn't the only person who asked for the recipe. HTH! :D

    My Director said to be sure and practice the recipe a few times before doing it at a show. :p

    Attached Files:

  18. Washing

    I wash mine in hot soapy water. It does a lot better now that I have new parts on it. I still rinse it right away and then wash when I am ready.
  19. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

  20. bread receipe

    I just want to let everyone know the the Grand bisquits come in a small package of 5, and that is the amount that they want you to put in the pan. Maybe I'm the only one who looked at the tube of ten and went "HUH???". :eek: Not all stores carry the 5 package.
    Nov 30, 2005
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