My kids would have eaten more fruit if I knew about this

My kids have come home from school and raved about their friends eating appleslinkies. I had no idea what they were talking about so I popped my head into the school canteen to see what it was. Ooh I wish I knew about this years ago, my kids would have eaten more fruit if I knew about this.  They have always been good fruit eaters, but it would have made morning tea time a little more fun!!

It’s a machine that peels and slices an apple into a slinky, genius!

apple-slinky-machine

TWISTED APPLE – PEELER, CORER, SLICER – a kitchen accessory that makes apples fun and appealing to all by coring them and creating an ongoing coil of tasty apple. You can create your apple spiral with or without peel and if you only want to peel your apple it does that too! AVAILABLE HERE.

twisted-apple-peeler2I highly recommend this machine to you, it will peel, core and slice the apple.  How fun for the fussy eaters!

apple slinky machine 2

Great tip from reader Genevieve:  Fresh, juicy apples work best. If your apples are a bit old or perhaps a kind that are a bit “floury” they will not slinky as well. Once slinkied with the peel on, wrap in gladwrap, should keep the brown away until brain food time. Peeled apples will go brown much faster.

Do you have one of these Twisted Apple Machines?

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24 comments

catherine wheeler August 13, 2010 - 10:21 PM

hi katrina. roughly how much is an apple slinky machine??

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Katrina - The Organi August 13, 2010 - 10:33 PM

I paid $29.95. If you are a potlight VIP customer you should have received a voucher in the mail recently. If you spend $80 you can use your $20 voucher. So if you need a few things take advantage of your voucher and get the slinky!!

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Kelly August 13, 2010 - 10:56 PM

WELL WORTH THE MONEY!! My kids (9 and 7) love doing the slinky themselves (with a bit of adult supervision!!) They will choose an apple at night for dessert just so they can use the slinky!! They also take an apple or pear slinky for 'brain food' some mornings at school. I even send my slinky to school some days so the class teacher can do it for other children, they just love it. I do find however that the apple goes brown quite quickly when they take it for 'brain food' which is about 9.30am (and we leave the skin on) , if anyone has any suggestions on how to avoid this, my children would be very happy (Not so appealing when discoloured!!)
Cheers
Kelly

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Leanne September 2, 2015 - 8:55 PM

To stop Apple from going brown, sit it in some soda water for about 3mins. It works well, even on peeled Apple.?

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Katrina - The Organi August 13, 2010 - 11:48 PM

So happy to hear at 9 they still like their apples slinkied. I'm going to get my money's worth for sure. Kelly, have you tried 'Tupperware' containers for the apples. I put my cut apples in tupperware small square rounds and they don't go brown. Does anybody else have any suggestions??

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Anita September 2, 2015 - 4:03 PM

To keep the “brown” away, I soak any cut or peeled apple (slices, grated, wedges) in cold water with a bit of salt for about 5 minutes. Drain off the water then absorb the excess moisture with a paper towel. Store in preferred container. The salt doesn’t leave a taste like lemon juice would.

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Del September 21, 2010 - 8:44 PM

We use ours for making stewed apples for my 6 month old baby Neddie. It makes the whole process super quick. We got ours at Matchbox for $$25. Its brilliant! I read somewhere online that you should squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on the apple and store it in a non clear container.

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Katrina - The Organi September 22, 2010 - 6:01 AM

that's a great idea to keep the apples from going brown, I wonder why a non clear container though??

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Del September 22, 2010 - 6:33 AM

Its something to do with sunlight.

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Jasmin February 29, 2012 - 10:24 AM

I am going to find myself one of these!! My kids would love it 🙂

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Bookbek February 29, 2012 - 11:07 AM

I like these but have trouble getting my apple to slinky slice without breaking, and I often have skin left on it. Any tips on how to get it to work properly?

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:21 PM

I’ve never had those troubles. Perhaps it needs a little oilingn so it’s a smooth twist of the leaver??

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Kylie February 29, 2012 - 1:06 PM

My kids love apple slinkys we go through so many apples its fantastic, you can get them from Robin’s Kitchen.

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Renee Simpson April 11, 2014 - 5:58 PM

My kids love these as well, I should get mine back out again.

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Julie September 2, 2015 - 7:40 AM

Sorry, but it’s slinkies- not slinky’s!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 2, 2015 - 10:23 AM

thank you Julie, just fixed it 🙂

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nat September 2, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Our school tuck shop has this you can purchase an apple or byo the kids love it

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 2, 2015 - 10:22 AM

that’s a lovely idea that your tuckshop lets the kids BYO!

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Genevieve September 2, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Fresh, juicy apples work best. If your apples are a bit old or perhaps a kind that are a bit “floury” they will not slinky as well. Once slinkied with the peel on, wrap in gladwrap, should keep the brown away until brain food time. Peeled apples will go brown much faster.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 2, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Great tip Genevive, I’ll add it into the post for all others to read 🙂

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Kylie September 2, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Once I have slinkied the apple, with the skin left on, I push the whole apple off the prongs of the slinky machine- core and all- and then quickly wrap the apple in glad wrap. Then at ‘crunch & sip’ time (around 9.30) the kids just unwrap the apple and push the core out and away they go. My son has only had a slight discolouration around the core one day when ‘crunch & sip’ was a bit later than normal. I have tried the lemon juice but I found it changed the taste of the apple too much.
Our schools P&C has just purchased a slinky machine for each of the kids classrooms- I think they will get quite a workout!

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JB September 3, 2015 - 5:07 AM

I’ve done something similar with potatoes when making French fries. Also with carrots and zucchini for stir-fry’s which makes for fun and an interesting meal.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant September 3, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Ooh i like the idea of zucchini slinky’s! Would be very effective.:)

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Ros March 6, 2018 - 1:34 PM

I also use mine to make baked apple spirals with a bit of cinnamon sugar. I also use it for potatoes with a spray of oil and herbs or spices on it. Also end up with a nice ‘core’ to bake as well.

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