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Oxo ginger peeler

Oxo ginger peeler

By Jennifer Armentrout, editor

July 9th, 2009

You may already know that when it comes to peeling ginger, scraping the edge of a spoon over the ginger works better than trimming with a paring knife—the knife cuts too deeply into the flesh, while the spoon just grazes the skin. Building on the spoon technique, Oxo has come up with this little ginger-peeling tool. It’s not a vast improvement over a spoon, but it has a couple of advantages. The fat rubber handle is more comfortable and easier to grasp than a narrow spoon handle, and its slightly pointed tip helps you maneuver into the grooves between ginger knobs, especially the little ones. It also has a slightly sharper edge than most spoons. If you only occasionally peel ginger, you can stick with a spoon, but if you cook with it often—or if you’re a kitchen gadget junkie—then you might want to add this one to your collection.

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Comments (2)

Janni writes: I peel a lot of ginger. My fave foods are Thai and I cook them often. I make my own curry paste too. THis looks like an interesting tool. Personally I have an old, old small spoon that is so worn out it has a quite thin and sharp edge and that is my go to tool for the job. For the younger cooking set though, this new Oxo tool may be helpful. Old spoons like mine really aren't available anymore. Manufacturers are making them quite clunky and excessively thick now. Mine came from my husbands grandmother. Posted: 1:27 pm on August 29th

unbaked2 writes: A one-trick pony, but nice to see a review! Posted: 3:40 pm on July 10th

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