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Pampered Chef: Be careful apple wedger

  1. ckmom002

    ckmom002 Member

    i just wanted to let everyone know be careful with the apple wedger i just sliced my thumb open by trying to push the apple out i willl never recommend this product for a child
    Mar 6, 2006
  2. My kiddos use this all the time. It's GREAT for kids, when they know how to use it w/out getting hurt (like anything else in the kitchen!)
    What I taught them to do, is to slice down on the apple, then flip it over on it's side. Pull the core "out" and the rest of the apple wedges will fall off on the other side. :D
  3. smarteez2

    smarteez2 Advanced Member Gold Member

    LOL Too funny!!

    Yes I did that to myself at my party in October. Lost a big chunk of my thumb but luckily it grew back. Hurt like H-E-double hockey sticks though I can tell you that. So NOW instead of pushing them through I pull them through!! LOL Easy AND painless.
    Mar 6, 2006
  4. AFwife

    AFwife Guest

    After you push the wedger down, grab the apple with one hand and twist.

    Pops right out. :D
    Mar 7, 2006
  5. I Have the Tools

    I Have the Tools Member

    But it does make sense that it could do that.

  6. adventurechef

    adventurechef Member

    My family loves the apple wedger.

    I do find that once you push it down over the apple the bottom little bit doesn't cut. I just grab a few of the sections, or even the whole appple, and twist while the core is left in place.

    I have nicked myself when washing the wedger and I reach into the sink and grab it without being careful (I am the dishwasher).
  7. jessica_momof6

    jessica_momof6 Member Silver Member

    that is the one thing about the PC wedger over others..it is very sharp and you cannot try to get pieces out that way. My kids are used to the duller wedgers too, so I will not get one until they are older.
  8. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

    Were you pushing the bottom of the apple up through the apple wedger?

    The reason I ask is because my MIL is totally kitchen handicapped. :D NOT SAYING YOU ARE, but when she bought her apple wedger from me I didn't explain that she shouldn't do that, thinking the entire time that she'd know better. :rolleyes: She even watched me use it and that's when she decided to buy one. Well, did she EVER prove me wrong. She pressed down on the apple and then flipped it over and tried to push the apple back up through the wedger! :eek: The end result is 4 or 5 fingers that ended up nearly skinned to the muscle! :eek:

    She actually called me to say "Why did you NOT tell me NOT to do that!!" My only response was "Didn't you know better than to stick your fingers into the business end of a sharp object?"

    Moral of the story! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER stick your body parts into or under something sharp.
    Mar 9, 2006
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