I have 4 kids and we go through a lot of apples. Each of my kids have gone through a stage of where they didn't like the skin of the apple which is really annoying but I'd rather do it and have them eat apples! They don't like to eat them whole, they like slices so that means I'm always cutting apples. A friend of ours had this Apple peeler-corer and it amazed me at what it could do! Just a crank of the handle, after putting the apple in the right place, is all you need to do and you can have a fully peeled apple and a cored apple if you want as well. I like that you can choose whether or not to have the apple cored. The only weird thing is that for one of the settings (I can't remember which) it slices the apple into a spiral. The kids don't mind it being cut like that so it's not that big of a deal. Apparently you can also use this on potatoes which would be awesome! I haven't tried it on potatoes though. I also like that this one has a suction cup on the bottom to get it to stick to the surface it's sitting on. I've seen others that have a clamp and I'd be afraid of it damaging the counter top. Design It's a little hard to get the coring mechanism off of it so that's why I gave this a 7.