Record set February 25, 2017 in Finland
February 26, 2017 8:32 PM   Subscribe

 
Nope - commercial machines can do 12 apples per minute. Which is 5 seconds per apple.

You know that mechanical apple peelers have been around decades right?

This Atlas-Pacific peeler is also way more efficient.
posted by GuyZero at 8:53 PM on February 26, 2017


Lots of funny moments in there, but my Occupational Health & Safety side kept wondering where his gloves and safety glasses (or even full face mask) were. Like if a piece of the blade on the peeler detached while the apple was spinning at 4500 RPM... yikes.
posted by good in a vacuum at 8:56 PM on February 26, 2017 [10 favorites]


And results in a much prettier peel with a lot less mess, too.
posted by kafziel at 8:56 PM on February 26, 2017


Nope - commercial machines can do 12 apples per minute . Which is 5 seconds per apple.

Did you watch the video? This guy is doing them way faster than 5 seconds per apple. The last one was 0.32 seconds. Although not exactly the cleanest peeling method, as kafziel points out!
posted by good in a vacuum at 9:00 PM on February 26, 2017 [15 favorites]


Plus adorable Finnish accents and cats!
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:02 PM on February 26, 2017 [7 favorites]


I should probably come clean and say there is nothing that delights me more than this man's accent ("appluhpeeeeler")
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:03 PM on February 26, 2017 [3 favorites]


Youtube videos are getting more and more like television every day. By which I mean, they make you wait longer and longer for what you came to see.
posted by BentFranklin at 9:05 PM on February 26, 2017 [12 favorites]


"I think you can call this peeled. It is good enough."

"It is not."

This conversation within a relationship is not foreign to me.
posted by mobunited at 9:08 PM on February 26, 2017 [48 favorites]


This guy is doing them way faster than 5 seconds per apple.

It's cheating if you don't count load in and load out time.

CHEATING
posted by GuyZero at 9:09 PM on February 26, 2017 [5 favorites]


Also I thought this guy was like 65 from his voice. I'm honestly surprised he's under 40.
posted by GuyZero at 9:09 PM on February 26, 2017 [5 favorites]


Also I thought this guy was like 65 from his voice. I'm honestly surprised he's under 40.
I KNOW RIGHT
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:11 PM on February 26, 2017 [3 favorites]


CHEATING

THERE ARE CATS AND ACCENTS FINNCATCCENTS

/runs around in a circle at power tool speed
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:20 PM on February 26, 2017 [7 favorites]


GuyZero: "This guy is doing them way faster than 5 seconds per apple.

It's cheating if you don't count load in and load out time.

CHEATING
"

Nope. They claimed to be able to peel an apple very quickly, not process a whole apple quickly.

IANAL, but don't let your jealousy and envy cloud your judgement, buddy.
posted by Samizdata at 9:51 PM on February 26, 2017 [8 favorites]


So, because of the links at the end of that video I learned of the existence of Ice Carousels.

I am pleased.
posted by Horkus at 10:00 PM on February 26, 2017


Nope. They claimed to be able to peel an apple very quickly, not process a whole apple quickly.

By that logic I'll stick an M80 in a cored apple and peel it instantly.
posted by GuyZero at 10:05 PM on February 26, 2017 [2 favorites]


GuyZero: "Nope. They claimed to be able to peel an apple very quickly, not process a whole apple quickly.

By that logic I'll stick an M80 in a cored apple and peel it instantly.
"

Well, first you have to core it, then load it, then wait for it to detonate. No go on that one. Plus I doubt any of the fragments will lack peel.
posted by Samizdata at 10:11 PM on February 26, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'm so happy to see any "how it's made" type videos about food processing. Processing anything really.

I'm also delighted to see cats, accents, danger, and wonder.

Thanks for posting. And for the silly disagreement in the comments.
posted by poe at 10:16 PM on February 26, 2017 [4 favorites]


poe: "I'm so happy to see any "how it's made" type videos about food processing. Processing anything really.

I'm also delighted to see cats, accents, danger, and wonder.

Thanks for posting. And for the silly disagreement in the comments.
"

At least some people appreciate my life skills! HEAR THAT PARENTS?!
posted by Samizdata at 10:21 PM on February 26, 2017 [3 favorites]


By that logic I'll stick an M80 in a cored apple and peel it instantly.

I expect the right way to do this is with a carefully calibrated blast of some sort of EM radiation, possibly coherent... the idea being that you either want the apple skin to boil and explode and go bye-bye, or you want a thin layer of apple right under the skin to boil and explode, taking the peel with it as it goes bye-bye. If you did this fast enough you might not even damage too much of the apple.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:33 PM on February 26, 2017 [2 favorites]


I am glad the awesome folks behind the Hydraulic Press Channel not only keep us safe from the very dangerous animals, they have adorable cats and are not afraid to peel apples at ridiculous speeds.

I put their closing phrase in my last talk and I don't think anybody got it, but sometimes these jokes are just for me.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:37 PM on February 26, 2017 [8 favorites]


ROU_Xenophobe: "By that logic I'll stick an M80 in a cored apple and peel it instantly.

I expect the right way to do this is with a carefully calibrated blast of some sort of EM radiation, possibly coherent... the idea being that you either want the apple skin to boil and explode and go bye-bye, or you want a thin layer of apple right under the skin to boil and explode, taking the peel with it as it goes bye-bye. If you did this fast enough you might not even damage too much of the apple.
"

You would. Not all of us come from a culture with easy access to directed energy weapons.
posted by Samizdata at 10:52 PM on February 26, 2017 [6 favorites]


I expect the right way to do this is with a carefully calibrated blast of some sort of EM radiation, possibly coherent...

Sounds like some sort of Culture tech to me.
posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 11:12 PM on February 26, 2017 [2 favorites]


The combination of Making a Skateboard from Toilet Paper on a Hydraulic Press and Skating the Toilet Paper Skateboard from You Make It, We Skate It is like Internet Inception.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:20 PM on February 26, 2017 [4 favorites]


Who cares about apples? WHAT KIND OF MAGIC FINNISH CATS ARE THOSE?!!!
posted by tippy at 11:23 PM on February 26, 2017 [3 favorites]


I know, I was like, 'They have a leopard!' then I realised it was just close to the camera.
posted by biffa at 1:33 AM on February 27, 2017 [6 favorites]


Was that their living room? And they were peeling apples at high speed? That's reckless.

(said guy who soldered his headphones twice on the bed)
posted by lmfsilva at 2:05 AM on February 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


I'm also delighted to see cats, accents, danger, and wonder.

And face-melting metal.
posted by NoMich at 3:42 AM on February 27, 2017


These guys seem like they'd be great fun to know IRL. "What did you both do today?" Mikko*: "I peeled an apple in 0.32 seconds." Anni*: "And I filmed it! And the cats participated!"

Daww.

Also, thing #38 I like about Metafilter is that the disagreements are really funny. Keep it up everyone.

* Not their real names, which I couldn't find
posted by iffthen at 4:29 AM on February 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


I adapted a power drill to my Hario Skerton coffee mill by replacing the knurled nut with an M10 hex nut. My results weren't that much different from theirs.
posted by klarck at 4:43 AM on February 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


iffthen - Lauri and, indeed, Anni :) (wiki)
posted by lokta at 5:31 AM on February 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


boo! The Wikipedia article doesn't mention that they both do powerlifting, my fav fact on them.
posted by lokta at 5:40 AM on February 27, 2017


Came to this thread for cat comments. Was not disappointed.
posted by schmod at 5:41 AM on February 27, 2017


"No! This doesn't go!"
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 5:51 AM on February 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


I love these two more and more as they continue to step out from behind the camera. I would basically watch them attempt anything as long as it was narrated in their heavy ESL. This video especially made me think about how much fun they must have together.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 6:24 AM on February 27, 2017


SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 6:34 AM on February 27, 2017


I adapted a power drill to my Hario Skerton coffee mill

I did that too, but it melted some of the plastic on the axle housing when I drove it too fast. Learned the hard way that you can't stick just any old axle in a drill chuck for a speed boost.
posted by jackbishop at 6:50 AM on February 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


Anni is always the best part of these. She stays quiet and in the background most of the time, apparently by preference, but when she leans in to contribute something, it's always pertinent, pithy, and usually with perfect deadpan comedic timing.
posted by Scattercat at 8:08 AM on February 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


At a guess I would say the cats are Bengal cats. The spotty one, anyway; the solid red one may be an Abyssinian.
posted by The otter lady at 8:40 AM on February 27, 2017


Anni is always the best part of these.

Yes, she's incredibly talented at playing the straight man to Lauri's mild buffoonery.
posted by tobascodagama at 9:13 AM on February 27, 2017


Why peel your apples at all? I stopped peeling the apples in my pies decades ago and have yet to receive one complaint!
posted by rikschell at 10:47 AM on February 27, 2017


I think that was first peel-ed and then it explode!

Needed this today!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:54 AM on February 27, 2017


Given my previously mentioned reaction to a baby carrot lathe, I think I'll have to spare watching this video until I'm home and can get my pants off.
posted by Quindar Beep at 11:41 AM on February 27, 2017


I love this.
posted by Annika Cicada at 12:35 PM on February 27, 2017


Peels everywhere.
posted by Splunge at 12:39 PM on February 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


That apple looks very dangerous and may explode at any time. So we must deal with it.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:09 PM on February 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


I like how as soon as he starts on apple #2, the cats NOPE the heck out of there.
posted by easily confused at 5:27 AM on February 28, 2017


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