Peeling apples isn’t exactly difficult, but if you have a ton to peel (and you don’t have a tabletop apple peeler), it can be time consuming. When we stumbled on this method from Instructables user bricobart, we had to give it a try. Good news, it works! Kind of.
So, can you peel apples in seconds with a cordless drill? Sure! It works surprisingly well once you really get into it….but we can’t really recommend it unless you have a ton of apples to peel and maybe a garage or a tarp you can hose down when you’re finished. It’s really messy, and you’ll probably spend more time cleaning than you would actually peeling the apple by hand.
Here’s how it works. Get a flat-headed drill bit (make sure it’s clean!), stab the apple through the bottom, and then press your manual peeler against the surface of the apple. Pull the trigger on the drill, and watch the magic happen. In reality, “the magic” is apple spray and skin flying everywhere. Reposition the peeler as necessary to get the rest of the skin off, and when you’re all finished, your apple is ready for slicing, candying, or cooking.
Sure, you don’t have to go out and buy something you don’t have, like a big apple-peeling unitasker for your kitchen, and yes, if you get to the point where the time you’d spend manually peeling apples is more than the time you’d spend cleaning up after this, it’s definitely a time-saver, but you might want some safety goggles before you get started.
Hit the link below to see more photos, and the walkthrough at Instructables.
Peeling Apples — The Hacked Way [Instructables]