I'm looking for a commercial grade apple peeler / corer. We're doing 2+ bushels of apples a day and manual peelers aren't quite up to the task.
What are people out there using?
I recently purchased a Pease apple peeler/slicer/corer, made in New York state by a very reputable old company. I paid $3500 for it. It is all stainless steel, hand crank, very well designed, and heavy duty. We are doing volumes similar to you, and have been through lots of smaller, cheaper units, including the Kali, and none of them are adequate. It you're interested, let me know, and I'll give you more info.
Thank you for your recommendation on the company out of new york. We are receiving 600 pounds of apples (one time) and are hoping to find an electric machine to help peel. Possibly something with resale value, as this is a one time operation. Do you have any electric suggestions? Would you be willing to send us the name of the new york company? Thank you
Roman: thank you for your questions about apple peelers. We also need to purchase a commercial grade apple peeler to peel and core six hundred pounds of apples. Did you have any luck with any of the suggestions??? Do you recommend anything? We are looking at the commercial potato peelers but they say they damage the apple. We are making apple pie. Thank you for your consideration. Best, Nyla
I have been looking for an apple, peeler, corer for a while now and wondered the same thing-- I found some industrial ones-- one is perfect for me and it wold be for you but there is always a catch-- In the US it is 9,000.00 I thought it would be about 4500 but it appears that China is got some kind of scam going so I would stay away from that-- They were selling it for 2400.00-- Real sketchy but there is a company Charlies machine and supply- go on their web site and you can watch this little machine in progress-- yes-- you will fall in love with it but I don't have that kind of money-- I work full time and my pie business is part time at this time. Charlies also has another manual industrial which does all thee things but that is also 4,000.00 There is another place called FB Pease in Rochester, NY and they also make industrial manual machines which look good-- I don't have a price on that yet. I live in upstate, NY so I am trying to deal with people in this general area. Also, I just got on a link from a place in Germany that makes this sweet machine that I so love-- I don't have a price from yet either
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I have been looking into that one called a "Combo" at Pease-- I am going to go to Rochester this week and take a look at it-- I am only 2.5 hrs away from there-- There is also a Company called Charliei's machinery in Colorado and they actually have what I want but-- It is electric, and does all three things also-- but they are charging close to $9,000.00 . It does not look at all like it should cost that much-- also, that same machine was advertised under "Alibaba" in China and it was only $2100.00 but it was very sketchy and I think it was all a scam so that is out also. Thanks for your helpl
As an aisde: I bought an ice cream machine off of alibaba at like 1/3 the price of the one in town, and it works, they sent me a machine and everything :) Only took a week to get it. So, not necessarily a scam, most of them manufacture the machine FOR the companies you would buy from in town, that's why it's the same machine.
@roman I did a bit of research and the machine that Mary mentioned can be found here http://www.charliesmachineandsupply.com/catalog/applemachine.shtml Not a great website but the machine looks quite amazing. There are other options but they have to be ordered from china. I think for the cost I would try the potato peeler first. Let us know what you went with.
I finally purchased an apple, peeler, corer, slicer from a company in Albany-- It is electric and works fairly well-- the biggest problem is you have to use the med size apples and if it has a big core, the machine does not get the whole thing sometimes there is still that little part that surrounds the seed. It cost $8.000 but i purchased it for $4,000 because it was a demo The company is Kronen and they buy from Germany. The were great to do business with no scams and helped me out when ever I needed help
It does help alot I purchased one-- The only thing is it does not get the whole core-- It leaves that little hard shell around the seed if the apple is not perfect and it has to be about the size of a med apple. Those early, early apples, i forgot the name, does not do well. The core is too big and you end up trimming by hand thus defeating the whole purpose. If the cylinder was bigger, it would probably take too much apple. I pd $4,000 for it-- it is usually $8,000 but I BOUGHT A DEMO from Company in Albany, NY called Krogen-- nice to do business with
I would not order that machine from China-- who can you go to if something breaks or something happens to it. It is kind of a delicate machine-- The alibaba corp that you go through does not regulate any of the business trying to sell this stuf-- they basically copy the US or other countries and make some cheap crap and sell it cheap-- They are very shady also
My ice cream machine still works fine, and I even ordered a part I dropped and broke and they had more parts and sent me what I needed. I'm just saying, I've had success with the alibaba site. I don't think it means everyone will, but I haven't had any issues. Seriously though, where do you think the companies that sell you stuff buy from? It's china. Big shockers.
I just get tired of everyone saying they suck when they haven't ordered anything.
Has anyone ever used a drill to peel apples successfully? I can't get it to work. The drill bit turns inside the apple!
I need to peel, core, slice and puree a few hundred pounds of apples usually once or twice a year so not enough to warrant a very expensive machine. The hand cranks never work for me and I tried the KitchenAid Spiralizer which is only peeling the first half of the apple and sometimes just spinning inside the apple as well.
I use Mutsu apples and they are not always perfectly shaped. Not sure if that's the issue?
Ideas? The drill peeler would be amazing if I could get it to work.