When it comes to a kitchen task as mundane as peeling, it’s important to have a tool you trust. Some experts would even argue that having the right peeler could even give you a confidence boost – or at least let you peel with ease. Across the board, the Y peeler tends to be the most popular, the Justin Bieber of peelers.
The humble peeler was invented to peel the skin off potatoes and vegetables. It was designed with a steel blade and a handle to enable a thin, consistent peel at a faster rate of speed. And clearly it was an invention that was part of the collective consciousness. In the 1800’s there were over 500 applications for patents alone. Today there are a variety of peelers on the market – straight peelers, swivel peelers, crank operated peelers and the Y peeler.
We think the Swiss made Kuhn Rikon Y Head Peeler gets all the accolades for good reason. Here are a few:
- The ergonomic design works in both the left and the right hand.
- The Carbon Steel blade stays sharp.
- There is a convenient potato eye remover.
And one of the best reasons, you can get a three pack for under ten bucks and put the whole family to work.