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Old 01-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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ISO the best peeler in the world for potatoes

I'm struggling to find a vegetable peeler that's worth a darn for potatoes. I've used the Wolfgang Puck one and it works great on carrots and cucs. Still fails to skin the tubers. Any ideas of what's great?

P.S. It's hard to find a good one of these, but they can be a real charm. Any brand name recommendations?:

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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I got handed down a potato peeler from my parents. A vintage Devault Potato Peeler by Janfee, circa the 50's and 60's. It's has a similar blade as todays peelers, but it's unique grip design makes it one of my favorite kitchen tools. They are scarce now but sometimes come up for auction on eBay. I treasure it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Rotato manual potato peeler:



Starfrit Rotato Express electric peeler:





Available at Amazon.com for $14.49 and $19.97, respectively
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While those gadgets are nifty, you still need to peel the tops and bottoms WITH A POTATO PEELER, lol.
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While those gadgets are nifty, you still need to peel the tops and bottoms WITH A POTATO PEELER, lol.
I'd just cut them off WITH A BIG OL' KNIFE and toss them in the compost bin!
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I get good results with this one. I've had it for years, still sharp and it survived the teenagers.

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I get good results with this one. I've had it for years, still sharp and it survived the teenagers.

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I like my OXO too!
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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Mine are ugly old things that belonged to my Gram. Plain old metal blade and metal handle that look much like .40's.
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I got handed down a potato peeler from my parents. A vintage Devault Potato Peeler by Janfee, circa the 50's and 60's. It's has a similar blade as todays peelers, but it's unique grip design makes it one of my favorite kitchen tools. They are scarce now but sometimes come up for auction on eBay. I treasure it.
I use one of these with a different handle. I still have to do a little cleanup with a paring knife. I also use it to make carrot ribbons for salads. great item!
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I guess I'm also wondering if others have had troubles with certain peelers. It sounds like everyone has an answer, but are these just Christmas presents that you settled for, or are you all truly happy with your peeler performance? :)
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On a whim I got a harp peeler with a ceramic blade {I got in in a set with a ceramic bladed paring knife}, Truth be told I can't stand it!! For spuds it is awkward and I don't peel alot of other root veggies. I have been meaning to pick up an OXO, just haven't gotten around to it.
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On a whim I got a harp peeler with a ceramic blade {I got in in a set with a ceramic bladed paring knife}, Truth be told I can't stand it!! For spuds it is awkward and I don't peel alot of other root veggies. I have been meaning to pick up an OXO, just haven't gotten around to it.
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I get good results with this one. I've had it for years, still sharp and it survived the teenagers.

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I have one very similar to that from a company called Ecko.

Nice big handle
Thingee on the tip for removing eyes, etc.
Works like the one my granny had
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:36 PM   #14
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Another vote for Oxo!
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With the arthritis in both my hands, peeling anything is challenging and painful. I've had this Kyocera peeler for about 15 years and love it. It peels everything easily, even tomatoes, and I love it to peel sweet potatoes.
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We have a couple of peelers from Pampered Chef that I like. Been using them for 5 years or so.
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We have a Kitchen Aid one (I think) and I use the birds beak paring knife or my petty knife.
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I guess I'm also wondering if others have had troubles with certain peelers. It sounds like everyone has an answer, but are these just Christmas presents that you settled for, or are you all truly happy with your peeler performance? :)
Actually I was paid to express my favorable opinion by the manufacturer. (Not really, this is my first post in this topic.)

In reality I'm not quite satisfied with my peeler. I think I have an OXO (or OXXO?) but it's in my storage and I can't look at it and tell you.

I'll suggest you go to Bed, Bath & Beyond and buy the OXO and try it for 30 days, and return it before the period ends if you don't like it. BB&B is 100 percent in their satisfaction guarantee and you can just get a full refund if you don't like it in any way.

My kind of store! Even better if you get the 20% off coupons. (One a month, I think you can sign up at their website.)

In truth I don't get paid by anybody to express my opinions, although I'd be open to the idea of getting paid to not express them.
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