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Old 04-12-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Presto Electric Potato Peeler

Has anyone seen or used this appliance?

It's made by Presto. I bought one for $29.00 at Macy's. They were on a clearance sale.

I tried it out, but I have mixed feelings about it. I ended up needing the manual peeler anyway because the machine does not get out the eyes.

Plus, while this thing is on, you can't leave it alone because if you do, it will
strut its stuff all over the counter!!

You have to hold it down while it's on. I was going to post the link, but it seems that Presto has stopped making it. Must not have been much of a hit.

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Old 04-14-2008, 11:23 PM   #2
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I'll use a modern hand held potato peeler and beat that gadget everytime.

I bet even a 1950's apple peeler hand crank one would do better.

Presto is a funny company. They still find a niche and ppl to buy their products.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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I've not tried this Presto device. I've bought Presto products in the past tho.

Presto sold a gazillion small deep fat fryers. I owned one of them.
Good for cooking chicken wings and drummettes. Remember that product?
A simple round black deep fat fryer. No bells or whistles. Plug it in and go.
It worked pretty darn OK for chicken drummettes/wings.

Presto still has their hand in everything cooking "gadget."
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:00 AM   #4
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Cory 123, STOP AND TAKE IT BACK.




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Old 04-15-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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I use these at work, a little more expensive but do a good job
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
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How in the heck would an electric potato peeler work?????
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:21 AM   #7
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How in the heck would an electric potato peeler work?????

The only one I've seen is a commercial one in a church kitchen. It's a large drum like a cement mixer with an abrasive interior by way of metal points on the interior of the drum. You toss in a bunch of potatoes and the rotation of the drum rubs/grinds/scrapes off the skin.

I'm pretty sure that's not what Corey has. Probably works like an apple peeler.
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Another device that is probably better at separating money from your wallet, then peeling potatoes, imo.
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Jennyema, I was thinking the same thing. If you still have to hold it and the potato. What the what?????????

and Tattrat, I was also thinking the same thing!

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Old 04-15-2008, 02:55 PM   #10
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I don't even peel my potatoes, that is the best part.
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