An apple corer is the best gadget to use when you’re in a hurry and want to grab a whole apple to eat on the way.
It’s also extremely useful when you’re preparing lots of apples for dehydration or cooking and don’t want to spend a whole hour on the boring job of cutting to remove the seeds.
The typical apple corer has a handle on the upper side, and a coring ring or tube which cuts through the apple to remove the seeds and the hard kernel part. It’s small, handy, and is very easy to use and to clean.
However, not all corers are created the same. Some small differences in the material and the design can result in a totally different apple prepping experience.
If you’re an apple lover, check out this little collection of the best apple corers on Amazon. These simple tools can save you a lot of time!
This Newness apple corer is chosen into our list thanks to its two innovative features: the smart handle, and the splittable shaft. The tool still looks very simple. However, those two features make a big difference compared to corers of lesser quality.
Let me tell you first why the handle is so useful.
On normal corers, it is usually made to look like that of a knife, with a thick layer of plastic covering the upper part of the corer.
The thing is, you don’t usually hold the corer in the same way you hold a knife. Also, in order to remove the core, you have to apply quite some force.
The horizontal handle makes the pushing a lot lighter, as you don’t have to spend your energy gripping onto the device. Rather, the pressure now goes directly down to the shaft. On very hard apples, the handle makes it easier to twist the corer to go through it.
The shaft of the device is also an example of good engineering. It has small teeth at one end to cut into the apple more easily. After coring the apple, you can split the body by pressing the lever right under the handle and voila – the core drops free. The only thing I wish to change about it is the diameter of the shaft. It’s quite big and works beautifully on big apples. However, on smaller ones, you may feel like too much of the meat around the kernel is taken away.
Like most other simple corers, the Newness is very easy to clean. Wash it in soapy water and rinse well, and it’s clean for use again. This is a device that helps save your time on coring apples without wasting your time on the cleaning.
This may look like small pair of tongs with a plastic handle, except it’s used for removing the apple core.
If you’re coring a lot of apples at once, you will find the design particularly practical and useful. You can keep doing the coring without stopping to use your fingers to push the cores out. No juice or mess on your hands, yay!
Since it is made out of two tongs, the corer can work on both big and small apples theoretically. You can always adjust the distance between them – press them together if the apple is small and release a little if it is big.
In reality, however, it can be a little difficult to maintain the exact position while you’re busy pushing to cut through the fruit, especially if the apple is very hard. While the handle is very comfy to grab and the “blade” is sharp with small teeth to help it cut through easily, you will still have to apply quite some downward force to do the job.
The most effective way is to just go through the bigger apples a second time. This probably sounds like more hassle than it really is. In fact, you take no more than a few second to core one apple this way.
The cleaning of this corer is extremely quick and simple. It’s dishwasher safe, but since it’s so easy to wash, I’d recommend rinsing it with water immediately after use and hang it up for drying by itself.
If you want to remove the core of your apple with a perfectly clean cut, this Kitchen Basix corer is your best bet.
All you need to do is to put the ring in alignment with the core, twist the corer while pushing down, and pull out. There it is, the core with all the seeds, waiting for you to untrap it from the corer. It’s so nicely cut you may feel a little guilty when you throw it into the waste bin.
The handle of the corer, while not having the special designs other corers in this collection enjoy, is not any lesser in quality. It is non-slippery but very comfortable to hold, thanks to a thick layer of rubber around it. You don’t want your hand to develop calluses from gripping onto the hard surface!
With a small ring, the Kitchen Basix corer works perfectly on small and medium sized apples. It’s easy to wash, and has a hole on the handle so you can hang it to dry by itself.
Overall, I love the design, the ease of use, and the sharp ring which offers the nicest cut of the apple core. The only thing I wish to add to this corer is something to remove the core after I’ve done the work, so that I don’t have to push it out with my other hand. This is not the best tool if you plan to core a dozen apples at a time. However, if you only core several, it’s definitely among the best corers on the market.
The ORBLUE has the typical design of most apple corers. It just feels a little more solid, and does the job with a little more efficiency.
The corer has a sharp serrated coring ring which cuts very nicely and crisply through the apple when you slightly twist and push it. The core will be held inside the ring, and you can get rid of it by pushing it out with your fingers.
If your apples are all small and medium sized (think Gala or Granny Smith), the ORBLUE will be your best friend. The short, bold body and small coring ring work seamlessly to remove all the kernel and the seeds while saving the precious meat on the fruit. It’s perfect for small and medium pears and bell peppers too!
On larger apples, however, this corer may not be sufficient for the work. It sometimes won’t cut through the whole fruit. You can turn the fruit to core again from the other side, but I consider that a hassle. Also, the small ring may not remove all the hard part of a big core. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend this if your favorite apples are the larger kinds.
To sum up, with its sharp blade and easy use, the corer can save you a lot of time on apple prepping if your apples are small. Cleaning it takes only seconds, but if you’re very lazy it’s also dishwasher safe.
If you have a lot of apples to prep at once every day, you’re gonna save plenty of time using this Nopro apple corer.
Instead of small teeth, the blade of this corer has three edges. It looks less scary, but is nevertheless sharp and cuts through the apple very quickly without bruising the fruit.
On the upper side of the corer, there is a plastic “bulb”, which you push down when you core the apple. It’s solid and is very properly sized and designed to reduce pressure on your palm and fingers as you apply downward force on it. At the center of the bulb is the plunger, and that is what makes this corer the one of its kind!
Here’s how it works: As you push the corer down and twist it, the apple core goes into the tube, pushing the plunger up. Now as you pull the device out, push the plunger down and there it goes, the core just drops out of the tube! This is what we call a smart design. You can finish dozens of apples at once this way, never having to stop to push or pull the core out of the tube.
The convenience in use comes at a small cost, though. As there is a long tube instead of a short ring like in other plunger-less corers, this one takes a little longer to wash. It’s dishwasher safe, but most users have recommended washing it by yourself, which takes not even a minute.