This apple wedger is far faster, easier, and safer to use than a knife for coring and slicing apples. Ease of Cleaning It can be somewhat difficult to clean the inside of this apple wedger, particularly if it has sat for a little while between the time of cutting apples and the time of cleaning. Bits of skin and juice from the apple can dry onto the sides of the blades, and it is extremely difficult to scrub it out, especially when it builds up in the corners. Durability We have used this apple wedger for several years, both for apples and pears. The blade is still plenty sharp enough, and the frame of the wedger is solid enough that it will not bend easily. None of the blades have bent, leaving it to cut even slices all the way around. Design The handles are wide enough to grip and push down without a danger of accidentally getting a finger under the blade. The plastic cover also helps prevent accidental cuts when not in use.