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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Don't Buy This Item





There is two gashes in my hand. One could benefit from stitches. Sorry Ekco, but I will not be buying this again.

I have a metal one I bought in Yoder (Amish village). I will stick with that one.

It really burns. And yes, this just happened.

the smaller one on the right side of your screen (cut) feels like there is salt in it. The larger one just throbs like a son. . . Sailors were blushing after this one.
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10 comments:

jinman2871 said...

I completely agree with you! I have an old metal one an elderly neighbor gave me when she quit canning - I can't imagine trying to do mass quantities of apple coring with plastic!
Sorry for your owie!

SkippyMom said...

Ouch. Wrap that up tight darling! I have one from Pampered Party and it has worked great for years, but I will definitely never buy one from Ecko.

Hope you stop bleeding soon. :(

Phelan said...

I have never done mass amounts of apples with this one. I picked it up for the boys to use. Small was trying to use it, I am glad I decided to take it from him and do it for him this morning. Who knows how bad it could have been on him.

It has now stopped burning, just throbbing and swollen now.

Jamie @ Woodside Gardens said...

I have one from KitchenAid which I absolutely love. They are definitely a necessity at canning season!

Margo said...

Ouch. That's so aggravating! I've never seen one do that, but then I've stuck to the old school knife-only method for years, whether it's for jelly, mincemeat, or what all. @SkippyMom's right though: clean it, wrap it, and keep an eye on it. We need our hands! Heal up soon.

ChainedAngel said...

Cheese whiz and applesauce that looks painful! (Yes I do say cheese whiz and applesauce. However I do not recommend eating the two together. ick.)

I'll stick with my all metal Pampered Chef one tyvm. I got one of the plastic ones before and it fell apart the first time I tried it. Thankfully I didn't cut myself. So sorry...

Barb and Steve said...

Thst does look sore! I have a hint of the natural medicine kind...I use cayenne pepper on cuts & it stops the bleeding. You would think that it would sting bad, but it doesn't. good for next time :-)
Barb

Phelan said...

Thank you Barb, It is a trick that I do use on a regular basis. It also contains a substance that works like a mild pain reliever. Unfortunately this time, it just couldn't take that stinging sensation away.

Kelekona said...

Other than me thinking that a handle-corer is better than a similar device that could manage to do its job...

Screw it, I have a good knife and a sharpener and I could have an apple de-cored in four cuts.

On the other hand... what was the intended use of that gadget, and where was the warning label about not using it on apples? I guess most people aren't so cautious as I to recognise the exact forces where a device could fail.

Phelan said...

It's an apple slicer/corer. I used it how it was to be used.

They come in handy when you are processing a couple hundred lbs of apples.

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