Wow - that was quick - yep, it peels and cores apples. It was crazy to see in action. These guys put an apple on a little cup that holds it. The weight of the apple makes the holder drop down and kick off a whole series of gears that swings the apple up next to a knife, spins it around to peel it, chunks the core out, and drops it into a chute. They are are going to use the apples for apple butter for a church fundraiser. They went through about 20 bushels in no time flat.