An Officer wrote:
The other massive contraption seems absolutely ridiculous and over the top for such a simple job! And all the goodness is in the skin anyway... but I guess you do not want to be consuming a dozen different kinds of pesticide with one bite!
I was trying to find my Mom's just the other day
The only time I ever have known of someone using one was when they had a whole tree worth of apples that needed to be frozen. I've been peeling apples by hand myself all week and am only half way through.