Corers are a time saver (and a bit of a life saver!) when working with large volumes of fruits and vegetables. A corer is a kitchen tool with a hollow center to remove the hard center or core of fruits and vegetables, leaving the edible, soft and sweet meat intact. Apple corers are longer and work great for coring apples, pears and similar fruits with a simple twist of the shaft. There are also special corers for coring pepper and scoopers for removing tomato or strawberry pits and stems.