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Old 07-14-2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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Potato peeler

What is a good potato peeler? I have given up on my side peeler. I am using a box grater to peel potatoes, but don't enjoy it. I have looked at a palm peeler, a Y-shaped peeler, and tater mitts. I have seen the Japanese potato peeling video on YouTube where the skin comes off like magic, but I don't know if that will work for red potatoes.

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Old 07-14-2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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ST, my favorite peeler is a ceramic-bladed peeler. It is so sharp it peels sweet potatoes as if they were made of butter. That's good, because I have arthritis and carpal tunnel in my right hand. They never get dull and are so easy to clean. I wouldn't be without my ceramic peeler. Check the Internet for companies that sell them.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:15 AM   #3
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I have a wide Oxo peeler that does a great job.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:12 AM   #4
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The ones made by KitchenAid and Anolon are good.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:14 AM   #5
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This is the one I have.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:25 AM   #6
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Just heard about those tater-mits, the potatoes must be cooked a bit before using the mits which sound like a lot of work to just peel a potato!
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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I have an OXO with replaceable blades. Works great!
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I have two really old metal ones they still work great, still sharp.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:32 AM   #9
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I have a couple Oxo peelers, and love them.

A "Y" peeler is better suited for peeling apples and pears, and you draw it down, instead of peeling away from you.

FWIW, I don't bother peeling red potatoes. I just leave the skins on.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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...A "Y" peeler is better suited for peeling apples and pears, and you draw it down, instead of peeling away from you...

Interesting, Allen. I use a conventional peeler on apples and start at the stem and peel in a spiral ending at the blossom end. The peel often comes off in one long strip.

Different strokes...
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