Progressive Prepworks Safety Cover Apple Slicer

Last updated date: April 17, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Progressive Progressive Prepworks Safety Cover Apple Slicer placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Apple Slicer for a detailed review of all the top apple slicers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
600 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
While many competitors leave slices attached to the core by their bottom skins, the Progressive Prepworks (about $9) boasts a hinged metal plate that pops the fruit through the blades, guaranteeing an even, complete cut, and doubles as a protective cover when not in use.
- Wiki EZ Vid
When cutting the apple, you can lift the lid to put it aside. As you finish the cutting, close the lid and voilà! All of the apple wedges are popped beautifully all the way through.
- Healthy Kitchen 101
Works well for people with hand dexterity problems.
- BestReviews
Flat to the bottom blades cut an apple well.
- Kitchen Thinker
We really liked the fact that with this corer, the size of the apple slices is just about right for using as snack or putting them on fruit salads. Also, this product is dishwasher safe.
- Food Shark Marfa
Moreover, the attached safety cover protects your fingers while slicing the fruits. You can safely cover the blades by using this cover.
- Awesometoplist
What experts didn't like
Plastic body
- Healthy Kitchen 101
Can be difficult to get all of the small apple shavings out of the bottom of the slicer.
- BestReviews
Not large enough for apples with a bigger size.
- Kitchen Thinker
Slices get uneven with large sized apples
- Food Shark Marfa

From The Manufacturer

Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our functional gadgets, tools, food-prep items and household products make cooking and meal preparation more efficient and fun. At Progressive, passion and creativity unite to create the right balance of form and function for today's cooks. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. Prep works products from Progressive International are created by people who understand having the correct kitchen tool can make your cooking experience more enjoyable. prep works -essential items for today's cook. Quickly slice apples and pears with this easy-to-use Wedge and Pop kitchen tool by Prep Works for Progressive International. The handy gadget not only slices an apple or pear into eight tidy wedges, but it also pops the fruit out in one fast motion. Just push down, swing the unit's cover under the fruit and pop the wedges out. Both the wedges and the core come out cleanly and effortlessly. In addition to helping release the slices, the cover also protects the blade during storage, keeping it sharp and ready to use. Made of durable ABS, stainless steel and polypropylene, the Wedge and Pop measures approximately 5.25 by 7.25 by 2 Inch and can safely go in the dishwasher to ensure thorough cleaning between use.

Overall Product Rankings

1. OXO Good Grips Apple Corer & Slicer
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Elbee Home Easy Grip Apple Slicer & Divider
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 1
3. SAVORLIVING Ultra-Sharp Apple Corer & Slicer
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Newness Focus Premium Large Apple Corer & Slicer
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
5. Mueller SpeedSlice Apple Corer & Slicer
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Utopia Kitchen Easy Grip Apple Corer & Cutter
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Progressive Prepworks Safety Cover Apple Slicer
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
8. CukAid Extra Large Apple Corer & Slicer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
9. New Star Commercial Heavy Duty Apple Corer & Divider
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Utopia Kitchen Rust Resistant Apple Slicer, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Apple Slicers

Cutting enough apples for an apple pie or afternoon family snack can be time-consuming, not to mention rough on your hands. Fortunately, apple slicers are able to cut your prep time in half. Baking is no longer a chore, but rather a fun way to spend an afternoon.

The first thing you want to look for when purchasing an apple slicer is how many slices the unit can cut at once and whether or not the device also cores the apple. Most models have a center circular blade to core the apple. Typically, they produce eight apple slices. The SAVORLIVING Ultra-Sharp Apple Corer & Slicer, however, is able to create 12 slices from one apple. That means each slice is thinner, which is great if you have small children at home.

Next, examine the construction of the apple slicer. You want it to be durable, so you don’t have to replace it after just a year of use. Stainless steel blades, like the ones found on the OXO Good Grips Apple Corer & Slicer, are a must. Stainless steel doesn’t rust and stays nice and sharp to continue producing perfect apple slices every time. It’s also stain and odor-resistant, which is helpful if you plan on cutting more than just apples with your slicer.

Check out the apple slicer’s handles next. You need the handles to provide a comfortable sturdy grip to keep your hands and wrists from tiring. The Elbee Home Easy Grip Apple Slicer & Divider has anti-slip silicone handles that meet this requirement.

Look for any features that make one apple slicer more desirable than another. For example, the Newness Focus Premium Large Apple Corer & Slicer comes in either bright orange or rich red. It’s also larger in size, which means you can use it with potatoes and other large fruits and vegetables.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that apples actually belong to the rose family? How about that there are 8,000 different varieties of the delicious fruit? Here are a few more little known facts about the apple:

  • To make one gallon of homemade apple cider, you need approximately 36 apples.
  • The Guinness World Records holder for the heaviest apple is Chisato Iwasaki from Japan. It weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce.
  • It can take between 4 and 5 years from the time you plant an apple tree until it begins to bear fruit. After that, the apple tree can live as long as 100 years.
  • Apples are able to float because 25% of their volume is air.
  • Cherry Yoshitake holds the Guinness World Records title for the most bobbed apples in one minute. He achieved this feat in October of 2015 when he bobbed 37 apples in 60 seconds.

The Apple Slicer Buying Guide

  • If you have any difficulty getting the apple residue out from the small corer, you can use a toothbrush with a little dish soap on it to remove the residue and clean the corer.
  • Use caution when cleaning the apple slicer, as the blades are sharp enough to cut the skin if not handled properly.
  • Apple slicers without soft covers on their handles may not be as comfortable to operate.
  • Always check the size of the apple slicer, as some models don’t work well on large apples.
  • The more blades the apple slicer has, the more resistance you’ll experience. Keep this in mind as you shop, especially if you don’t have a great deal of strength to push down the slicer.
  • Most apple slicers are dishwasher-safe, although there are a few models that recommend you wash the slicers by hand with warm water and dish soap. If you do place your apple slicer in the dishwasher, it’s a good idea to place it on the top shelf.
  • Apple slicers, in general, are extremely affordable. They only vary in price slightly due to construction materials and the number of apple slices they produce. You’ll find the Elbee Home Easy Grip Apple Slicer & Divider is one of the cheaper models. Both, the OXO Good Grips Apple Corer & Slicer and the Newness Focus Premium Large Apple Corer & Slicer are moderately priced. Since the SAVORLIVING Ultra-Sharp Apple Corer & Slicer is made from stainless steel and able to produce 12 apple slices at a time, it commands the highest price.