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Old 03-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #11
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I've never even seen these. But wait there's more ! I think I'll stick with my veggie peeler.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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I've never even seen these. But wait there's more ! I think I'll stick with my veggie peeler.
Yeah.... when I saw the commercial and they said 19.99 I knew there was a "but wait, there's more" coming up.

Surprisingly, or maybe not so, I was watching the military channel. A special on aircraft carriers. Maybe they think the navy will pick them up for KP duty
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:50 PM   #13
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KP has a big potato peeler that peels many pounds at a time. It kinda reminds me of a Kitchen Aid. I can't even begin to imagine how many pounds of taters are lost with that.

Oh the horror...to a potato lover.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:17 PM   #14
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I think I, too, was watching the Military Channel when I saw this advertised and thought I was seeing things!

I don't want to totally discount its ability to scrub the skin off a big bunch-o-taters quickly - but like csalt mentions, you still need to break out your paring knife to cut out the eyes ... unless you just keep rubbing away until you've rubbed away enough potato to get below that level. And, there is the question of durability. So, I would have to say it might be worth it for some people - not worth it for others.

My main problem is with their claim, "... leaves all the healthy vitamins and minerals with no waste ..." which is bogus. The skin contains the majority of the potato's fiber, and many of it's nutrients are located just under the skin - which this gizmo will scrub away - and the skin will be waste. Well, you get the same loss with peeling a potato with a peeler or knife ... but in my small mind they are making a claim here that can't substantiated and is misleading, even if not intentionally.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:32 PM   #15
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KP has a big potato peeler that peels many pounds at a time. It kinda reminds me of a Kitchen Aid. I can't even begin to imagine how many pounds of taters are lost with that.

Oh the horror...to a potato lover.
When I was in the U.S. Army, circa 1966, we used what looked like a front loading washing machine, but the tub was lined with an abrasive substance that just "sandpapered" the skin right off the potatoes. This thing would easily hold fifty pounds of potatoes at a time.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:43 PM   #16
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poor Klinger from M*A*S*H ... he coulda definitely used a pair of those. He just had a pairing knife every time he was on KP and peeling potatoes.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:37 PM   #17
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maybe I should keep my mouf shut but seems to me ifn a person can't peel a spud without hurtin' him or herself, he/she should be eatin' boxed or frozen product. Hmmm, paper cuts?
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #18
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Those were made by some of those college students who took a survey here.

Hope to see them on the Tonight Show with Jay's "sold/not sold" & after everybody says "sold" he can bring them out and get $25 a pair!!!

Caution: Don't ever wear them near a squirrel!
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:11 PM   #19
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What'll they come up with next?
Here's what
abc distributing - Stoneware Egg Separator
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Oh, pew! I hope he gets something for his cold! How gross!!!!!
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