Capable of 3 separate functions: pare, core and slice; pare only; or slice and core only. Features a stay-sharp, deluxe stainless steel blade. Vacuum base holds securely to any smooth surface. Includes a deluxe paring and coring/slicing blade. Also ideal for potatoes and pears. Recipes and instructions included. Hand washing recommended. Not just for apple paring, coring and slicing use the This Apple-Mate and Apple-Master to create curly fries, chips-on-a-stick using russets or sweet potatoes. Scallop potatoes. Quickly create onion twists to deep fry, make french onion soup or to garnish a steak or hamburger. Core and slice pears for dessert.