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Old 08-25-2016, 12:47 AM   #21
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My mother had one of those. I learned to peel with it. The handle of that style has become very painful to hold. Not at all suitable for aged arthritic hands. I am unable to make a fist with both hands. So I need a much thicker handle.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:34 AM   #22
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I still would like to understand why peaches need to be peeled? Seriously. I have never seen peach peeled.


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Old 08-25-2016, 07:39 AM   #23
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I scald them for about 60 seconds in boiling water. No peeler needed. The skins slide right off.
I second (and third) this.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:12 AM   #24
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I still would like to understand why peaches need to be peeled? Seriously. I have never seen peach peeled.


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Good morning Charlie. The original poster regarding this subject is canning the peaches. Thus they have to be peeled. Have you ever had a can of peaches from the store? The peel is always removed. Also, a lot of people will peel one even if they are eating them right off the tree. Cooked peach skins are rather unpleasant when you go to eat them.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:26 AM   #25
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The original poster also is under an energy restriction. They knew about the hot water but it is .... banned? ergo human energy is needed.

Addie, I feel for you with the arthritis. Mine is mainly in my spine & hips. Although I do have some in my hands it is not by any means preventing me from various chores... so far...
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The original poster also is under an energy restriction. They knew about the hot water but it is .... banned? ergo human energy is needed.

Addie, I feel for you with the arthritis. Mine is mainly in my spine & hips. Although I do have some in my hands it is not by any means preventing me from various chores... so far...
Presumably s/he has a kettle to heat the water. Otherwise how is s/he making tea and coffee.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:38 AM   #27
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The original poster also is under an energy restriction. They knew about the hot water but it is .... banned? ergo human energy is needed.

Addie, I feel for you with the arthritis. Mine is mainly in my spine & hips. Although I do have some in my hands it is not by any means preventing me from various chores... so far...
I too also have it in my spine and hips. I now have to use a scooter to get around. And can not stand too long. I would like to say it is a PITA, but that is the one place that doesn't hurt.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:15 AM   #28
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OMG - I'm sorry but I just can't believe someone would pay that price for a vegetable peeler. Max. price is 3.99 and even then usually on special. I have one I bought while setting up my first kitchen back in the mid-60's. I still have it! Getting a little thin on the side but the more it is used... the sharper it becomes!

Bought a new one but is still not as sharp as the old, just haven't used it enough. Received a Y shaped ceramic one included with another purchase, am only just starting to get used to it and still certainly not my favourite.

Here is a pic (I hope) and even today it is only $3.99 Canadian! Best peeler ever!

No, just to make it clear, I didn't pay anywhere near the advertised price in the link I cited. I bought mine many, many years ago and probably spent less then $5 for each.

I was just using the link as an example of what I use.
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Presumably s/he has a kettle to heat the water. Otherwise how is s/he making tea and coffee.
There are people who don't drink coffee or tea, but the OP said this:
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Thanks! I've seen that method demonstrated on youtube, but I would like to get a peeler. There is a cooking gas outage in my building and I'm trying to avoid using the cheap electric portable burners they gave us.
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I'm in the scald camp as well but I that were not an option I would quarter the peaches and then "filet" the peel away the same way you cut the skin off a fish filet. Skin side own on the board.
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