Souped-Up Apple Peeler

Turn a hand-powered peeler into a more efficient, easy-to-use electric apple peeler.
August/September 2011
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/electric-apple-peeler-zm0z11zhun.aspx
Now that’s some speedy apple peelin’!


PHOTO: AMY AND ONESTO AMODEI

After picking apples from a friend’s tree, I began using my hand-crank peeler to prepare apple butter. My husband wanted to help, but after peeling only two apples he said it would take forever to peel them all.

Then, he had an idea! He took off the small turning handle and attached his cordless drill to the peeler. He pressed the trigger, and the apple skin flew all over! So, he adjusted the speed to slow it down, and it peeled perfectly and quickly. I had 4 pounds of apples peeled by the time I stopped laughing at his creation.

Amy and Onesto Amodei
Levittown, Pennsylvania