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Old 01-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #21
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Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler, dirt cheap and very good quality. Do not pay any more than $4 per one. Just search the net. I love them, I have a bunch usually all kids like to help.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #22
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They used to cover my mom's home...she still didn't get anything done!

And it came in handy.......picked up the OXO today
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #23
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I bought a serrated peeler before they became the rage. Got rid of all my others. It peels everything. And still going strong. I bought one for my girlfriend in Georgia. She had one of those all stainless steel ones. Dull, dull, dull. Was so glad to get a peeler that actually works. She avoided mashed taters as she hated peeling. When I make tater salad in the summer, I peel a large tomato and make roses for decorations. It can peel an uncooked peach as if the angels had done it. Stays sharp forever.

Amazon.com: OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:58 AM   #24
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It can peel an uncooked peach as if the angels had done it. Stays sharp forever.

Amazon.com: OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler: Kitchen & Dining
That uncooked peach sounds under ripe to me. The skin on a ripe peach should pull off, even uncooked.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:01 AM   #25
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A lot of simple kitchen tools sold today need extra space, drawers to store them. Oxo, for example, their smallest kitchen tools have large screwdriver type handles. Maybe I'm exaggerating.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:55 AM   #26
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That uncooked peach sounds under ripe to me. The skin on a ripe peach should pull off, even uncooked.
I have peeled peaches for canning jams and jellies. Some recipes call for dropping the peach in boiling water and making an X in the bottom. I prefer to peel them first and skip the boiling water part. the fruit stays whole and less juice is lost.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #27
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A lot of simple kitchen tools sold today need extra space, drawers to store them. Oxo, for example, their smallest kitchen tools have large screwdriver type handles. Maybe I'm exaggerating.
OXO has large handles, specifically for those of us with arthritic hands. That's why they are called Good Grips. I have large pens and pencils too, because I can't grip anything smaller.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #28
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I just received the set of three Swissmar peelers. I did NOT like the OXO. So far, so good, Very sharp. A minimum of clogging. Similar to the Kuhn Rikon, without the reports of rusting, but more expensive. Serrated, Scalpel, and Julienne blades. Sold as a set of two, also, without the Julienne.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #29
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This "Faberware" peeler is the best one I've ever used. It's comfortable to grip and peels like greased lightening!

Walmart.com: Farberware Euro Peeler, Red: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #30
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I just received the set of three Swissmar peelers. I did NOT like the OXO. So far, so good, Very sharp. A minimum of clogging. Similar to the Kuhn Rikon, without the reports of rusting, but more expensive. Serrated, Scalpel, and Julienne blades. Sold as a set of two, also, without the Julienne.
I just can't get the hang of using that shape. I was at a friend's place and that's all she has. I used a spoon to peel the carrots instead of a her peeler.
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