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A Handy Peeler

Fine Cooking Issue 83
By Kimberly Y. Masibay.  Photo: Scott Phillips
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We’re pretty particular about our peelers around here, and when we find one we like, we tend to stick with it. But this little peeler was so unusual—it’s a mere 2 inches square, contoured to nestle in the palm of the hand—that we just had to give it a whirl.

Does it work? Absolutely, though it’s not perfect for every peeling task. The stainless-steel blade is good and sharp, the peeler is very comfortable, and we loved using it to peel long vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and asparagus. But because the blade is tucked into your palm, you can’t really see what you’re doing, which is awkward when you’re trying to peel something small, round, and slippery like an apple or a potato. For those, a traditional peeler with a handle seems to provide better control.

The Chef’n Palm Peeler sells for $6.95 at ChefsResource.com.


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