I finally bought an apple machine after wanting one for years. Matthew loves it even more than I expected and peels at least two apples a day. I'm going to set it up permanently for the season so he can use it whenever he wants to and we're planning on apple picking soon, so there'll be plenty of opportunity. I see a lot of apple sauce in our future.
I love this thing. It works so smoothly and every time Matthew uses it, EVERY TIME, he says: "Are you ready apple? Yup, I'm ready!"