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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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Old 01-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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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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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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Old 01-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #9
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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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Old 01-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #10
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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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