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  1. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Thought I would throw this out there anyway.

    When using the apple wedger if it doesn't slice ALL the way through the apple, don't try to push the wedges or the core out with your fingers.

    I did that this weekend and ended up in the ER with two stitches in my thumb :(. Thank GOD it was at home and not at a show!!!

    Lesson learned :eek:
     
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  2. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ouch!

    Same goes for the Pineapple wedger.
     
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  3. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Noora- I was thinking the exact same thing. It just stinks that it's so difficult to get the core out especially! Anyone have any tricks? I ended up finishing off my apples by wiggling the core out with a paring knife. I was in the middle of prepping apples for taffy apple tartlets :p
     
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  4. darlinclem

    darlinclem Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I pull everything up. Each wedge up single and then the core. I also warn people about it at my shows because I have had one customer's 14 yo daughter in the ER. She laughs about it so I pass it on as a laugh (and people then know in a story way how seriously sharp it is).
     
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  5. BeckyC5830

    BeckyC5830 Member

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    Ooohhh, I feel your pain! I did the same thing about five years ago right before we were going on a cruise in the caribbean. I refused to go to the ER as that would mean not getting it wet. I learned that the easiest way to get the apples out is to pull the slices up through the wedger -- they're not beautiful on both ends though, but it beats a nasty cut. I push the core down through the wedger to remove it.
     
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  6. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I tell everyone that as well..my bff was in a hurry one time and she was wedging an apple..well..her hurry got her into the ER..getting stitches into her thumb as well.
     
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  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ouch! I feel your pain.:cry:

    It happened to me too, but mine happened as I was showing people at a show what not to do with the Apple Wedger.:rolleyes:

    I had no idea I'd cut myself until a guest told me I was bleeding. Um, yeah, bleeding all over the place.:yuck:

    Fortunately, I had a consultant there observing my show, and she sorta took over for me while I cleaned up and took care of my thumb. I should have gone to the ER, but didn't want to cut short the show.

    The funniest part was that I sold 5-6 apple wedgers that evening!:D
     
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  8. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yup did the same thing here too! For the pineapple wedger line up the cover to cut through the rest of the way after you have pulled the peel off. With the apple wedger I just grab a hold o fthe apple and pull up.

    Some how I also managed to cut myself with the kitchen spritzer but I'm a total klutz.
     
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  9. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Okay, I'll bite, HOW? :confused:
     
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  10. Jen1409

    Jen1409 Member

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    how on earth did you cut yourself with the kitchen spritzer???
     
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  11. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I was pumping it and for some reason the lid slipped off and racked across my finger ripping the skin off. Hurt really bad when I did and it was right before a show!
     
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