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taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.5 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 3:15 PM

QUESTION ON PEELERS

Am annoyed at my vegetable peeler. Anyone have a favorite brand?

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 203.0 - Posts: 1332)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 5:33 PM

Sorry i can't be of much help because i have never found one i really liked.

i favored a small "Old Hickory" paring knife that my dad gave me in 1983 that had belonged to his mother. i remember her using it when i was a kid nosing around her kitchen 40 years ago. it's thin blade that has been honed down to about half it's original width over the years. i left it in TN with my youngest daughter when i moved to FL 4 yrs ago.

that little blade has peeled mountains of potatoes, carrots, apples, etc. over the years.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.5 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 6:57 PM

Ok, I did a little research

Has anyone used this one?

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-1057967-Peeler/dp/B0000DAQ5E/sr=11-1/qid=1164412694

Oxo Good Grips i-Series Y Peeler

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 2nd Sep '08 8:45 AM

I use a very old basic cheapo peeler that I probably bought in a grocery store. It doesn't even have a name of a company on it. It is so worn, though, the opening has gotten wider and wider and the metal gets thinner and thinner. I'm going to have to break down and get a new one.

I depend a lot on Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchens for equipment reviews. They often recommend Oxo Good Grips products, so I expect the peeler you are looking at would work just fine. For me, though, I would have some problems shifting from a vertical to a horizontal blade. I'm too set in my ways, I guess.

The most recent peeler review in Cook's Illustrated was in the May 2008 issue, and it was for th Prepara Trio Three Blade Peeler ($14.95). The "Equipment Corner" of the magazine says:

"Different peelers suit different requirements: Straight, traditional peelers work best for cucumbers and potatoes; serrated peelers make quick work of tender tomato and peach skins; julienne peelers turn out fine matchsticks for stir-fries and salads. A new gatget, the Prepara Trio Three Blade Peeler claims to do it all. Similar to a multicolr pen, this three-in-one peeler stores two blades in its grip-covered shaft while the third pops up for use. Switching blades is as simple as a click of the release button and a turn of the wheel on the base of the handle. We found each blade performed will on a range of produce and, thankfully, the blade cartridge is dishwasher-safe. A great option for those looking to save drawer space."

You can see the peeler at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_k?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=prepara+trio or
http://www.chefsresource.com/trio-tri-blade-peeler-prepara.html (This page says that the product was featured on Good Morning America.)

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Tue, 2nd Sep '08 2:18 PM

Whatcha' peelin'?

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.5 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 2nd Sep '08 5:44 PM

Potatos are different from other veges (What a deep thought-NOT!)

Cukes too I have been using the old-fashioned one for years from KitchenAid

I am now intrigiued with the Oxo ones

http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips-Swivel-Peeler/dp/B0000DAQ46/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1220391646&sr=1-2

and the one mentioned earlier
http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips-i-Peeler/dp/B0000DAQ5E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1220391646&sr=1-4

They even sell some used ones. Have to think about it.


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