Me too. But for sharing or tasting parties, or for any cooking where it would be handy to have wedges, an apple slicer and corer is quick, elegant, and indispensable.
|Sharp blades slice and core.|
These gizmos, however buff and sharp, all suffer from the Problem of the Last Quarter Centimeter.
|Bearing down only gets you so far.|
You can get it eventually but it isn't pretty: those blades are sharp and blood has been known to flow.
My apple slicer solves this neatly with a hinged cutting surface articulated with indentations that push the apple completely past the cutting blades.
Start each apple in the usual way, then swing the hinge almost shut and bear down. The blades finish their work with a satisfying pop.
|Articulated bumps on the hinged part finish the job.|
The hinge doubles as a protective sheath.
My slicer, a Progressive Wedge and Pop, makes 8 substantial wedges.
If you are feeling less generous, or are making a pie, Progressive makes a 16-slice thin model, also hinged.