Automatic Potato Peelers
The trustworthy potato peeler you have in your kitchen is undoubtedly the appliance that sees the most action when it comes to preparing meals. Your kitchen tool collection is not complete without a potato peeler. Whether you use it to make heaping piles of garlic mashed potatoes, crispy latkes for the holidays, or butternut squash soup on a cool day in the fall, a potato peeler is an invaluable tool. The best peelers are not only portable and adaptable but also safe for use on the highest rack of the dishwasher. On a side note, it’s interesting to notice—and unfortunate—that very few peelers now available on the market can be re-sharpened if they become dull with use (although I have provided an alternative for doing so below).
Peelers are available in various designs, and the one most effective for you is likely to boil down to a combination of personal choice and the style that feels most natural in your hand. Julie Blanner, the creative editor and director of a lifestyle and cooking blog, says that despite having used a wide variety of peelers throughout her career as a caterer and having tried out many different types of peelers, she always goes back to using her traditional straight edge peeler. “I value the control a classic peeler affords me,” said the speaker. Even though the Y-shaped ones are my favourite, I’ve never found that using them saves me time. When preparing chocolate curls or citrus zest, having a blade with a serrated edge can come in helpful, according to Blanner. However, it is not required.
Peelers most commonly use stainless steel, carbon steel, or ceramic when it comes to the materials used to construct the blades. According to Blanner, “I’m from the old school and use classic steel.” Although some individuals like electric peelers, Blanner is not a big fan of using them. “I’m more of a minimalist in the kitchen, but those toys look like a lot of fun. She explains, “I tend to choose items that serve more than one use and don’t require a lot of storage space.”
|OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler||Item Weight: 2.88 ounces
Item model number: 20081
Material Care Instructions: Dishwasher Safe
|Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler 3-Pack||Color: Red/Green/Yellow
Style: Y Type Peeler
Brand: KUHN RIKON
Item Weight: 0.7 Ounces
|Chef’n PalmPeeler Vegetable Peeler||Color: Wasabi
Style: Vegetable Peeler
Item Weight: 0.02 Pounds
|Kyocera Ceramic Y Peeler||Color: Blue
Style: Y Peeler
Item Weight: 0.03 Pounds
|New Model 1501 CUTCO Vegetable Peeler in factory||Color: Black
Brand: Cutco Cutlery
Item Weight: 9.98 Grams
|Kuhn Rikon Serrated Piranha “Swivel” Peeler 7.25”||Blade Material: Plastic
Brand: KUHN RIKON
Blade Edge: Serrated
|Starfrit Rotato Express||Brand: Starfrit
01. OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
What we like:
- It has a firm grip that won’t slip out of your hands when your hands are wet.
- It has a reasonable price.
- It has a sharp swivel blade that makes longer strips.
- It has a hanging hole for easier storage.
What We Do Not Like: The blade cannot be replaced, and the handle may be too large for people with smaller hands to grip comfortably.
Two blades that can rotate independently make quick work of anything from potatoes to apples. Even if your hands are wet, the non-slip grip on the oversized handle will ensure that the tool does not fall out of your grasp. According to a large number of reviews found online, the product is not only easy to hold but also makes peeling an almost effortless activity. Let it glide, and it will do the peeling for you in a single, orderly strip. And in addition to making the task of peeling mountains of potatoes feel like less of a chore, other users have said that it works great on vegetables with more irregular shapes, such as large sweet potatoes, yams, and even jicamas, which can be difficult to handle.
Many users believe that the design of this peeler, which includes a potato eye remover built right into the tip, is more durable and useful than the design of some other peelers on the market. Some reviewers have issued stern warnings that the blade is dangerously sharp and that it should be used with extreme caution before being covered with the blade guard included in the package before being stored.
- Swiveling twin blades with flexible action easily peel potatoes, apples and other tough skinned fruits and vegetables
- Soft, oversized handle designed for repetitive strokes
- Comfortable non slip grip, even when wet
- Built-in potato eye remover
- Large hole in handle for easy storage
- Dishwasher safe.
02. Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler 3-Pack
What We Like: They come in a variety of fun colours, are very lightweight, have a very sharp edge, and are simple, comfortable, and affordable to use.
What We Don’t Like: You can only clean it by hand, and it might rust if you don’t dry it completely.
This is the peeler to get if you want something that won’t waste your time and money and gets the job done. The blade is only 2 inches long, but it can cut through the tough skins of vegetables and fruits, including citrus fruits and winter squash. It is designed to be comfortable for both right- and left-handed individuals, thanks to its sturdy plastic handle.
And you know how you’re always searching around for the peeler whenever you’re preparing a large meal, right? You can afford to buy a few of them so that you always have one that is spotless and prepared to use. However, it is possible that you will not need to purchase replacements as frequently as you may think; several users report that as long as you take the time to wash the blade by hand and carefully dry it completely, it should maintain its sharpness for years.
- The ultimate all-purpose Y peeler in a set of 3 – ideal for a wide variety of fruit and vegetables (both soft and hard) and more
- Feature a razor-sharp straight carbon steel blade that maximizes smoothness and minimizes wastage
- Incorporates a convenient potato eye remover and is suitable for right and left-handed use
- Dishwasher safe but hand-washing with warm, soapy water is recommended (always dry the blade thoroughly)
- Made in Rikon, Switzerland since 1986 and more than 20 million sold worldwide.
03. Chef’n PalmPeeler Vegetable Peeler
What We Like: They come in a variety of bright colours, are very lightweight, have a very sharp edge, and are simple, comfortable, and affordable to use.
What We Don’t Like: You can only clean it by hand, and it could rust if you don’t dry it completely.
This is the peeler to get if you want something that won’t waste your time and money and gets the job done. The blade is only 2 inches long, but it can cut through the tough skins of vegetables and fruits, including citrus fruits and winter squash. It is designed to be comfortable for both right- and left-handed individuals, thanks to its robust plastic handle.
And you know how you’re always searching around for the peeler whenever you’re preparing a large meal, right? You can afford to buy a couple of them so that you always have one that is spotless and prepared to use. However, it is possible that you will not need to purchase replacements as frequently as you may imagine; numerous customers report that as long as you take the time to wash the blade by hand and thoroughly dry it entirely, it should maintain its sharpness for years.
- FUN VEGGIE PREP: This ergonomic design fits comfortably in hand to effortlessly peel vegetables in seconds
- KEEP FINGERS SAFE: Included blade guard keeps fingers safe and stainless steel swivel-blade sharper, longer
- TIME SAVER: Features a built-in stainless steel potato eye remover to quickly remove sprouts without changing your grip
- COMPACT STORAGE: Slim shape is perfect for drawer storage
- EASY TO CLEAN: Top-rack dishwasher safe.
04. Kyocera Ceramic Y Peeler
This product is great because it is resistant to rust and corrosion, is extremely sharp, is lightweight, has two eyelets, comes in various colours, and doesn’t take up much room in your kitchen drawer.
What We Don’t Like:
- The manufacturer warns against using it on vegetables with thick rinds (like butternut squash).
- The blade ultimately becomes dull and cannot be replaced or sharpened.
- The product is expensive.
This peeler is a fantastic option for cooks due to the ultra-sharp ceramic blades manufactured in Japan. The Y-shape may provide superior control, but this is highly subjective. However, many of those who have used this Y-shaped peeler has said that it is very easy to use, even if you are left-handed, and that the blade is so sharp that it works equally well—and quickly—on both vegetables like potatoes and carrots as well as fruits with thinner skins, including multipurpose kiwis and mangoes. Even though the product maker advises against using it on more difficult veggies like squash, other customers have said that, in their experience, it works just as well on those kinds of vegetables.
When you put it down on the counter, you won’t have any trouble finding it because it comes in vivid colours that stand out from the background. The manufacturer says the blades would maintain their sharpness up to ten times longer than steel blades and will never rust. Indeed, the blade cannot be sharpened or changed, but as other reviews have pointed out, the fact that it does not corrode or rust means that it should keep its edge for a long time and not lose its sharpness.
- A great introduction to using a Kyocera ceramic tool in the kitchen, especially for the beginning home cook
- Ceramic blade is made from Kyocera’s proprietary zirconia material produced in Japan for exceptional quality
- Two side eye corers to remove any fruit or vegetable imperfections
- Ultra-sharp, pure advanced ceramic blade will maintain its edge up to 10x longer than steel blades
- Lightweight and easy to clean, the blade will not brown food, is rust-proof and resistant to acids.Ideal for any peeling task in the kitchen.
05. New Model 1501 CUTCO Vegetable Peeler in factory
What We Like: It has a robust feel in hand, a very sharp blade, it can be used on tough skins, has a double-sided blade that allows diverse peeling, and the blade can be polished.
What We Don’t Like: It’s more expensive than most peelers and needs to be sharpened periodically, which requires mailing it in.
This peeler is more expensive than the others, but it might be the last peeler you ever have to purchase (I inherited my grandmother’s peeler). It is created in the United States and comes with a lifetime guarantee and free sharpening for the product’s lifetime (you must mail it to the company when needed). According to ecstatic reviewers, however, this step should not be necessary frequently because the blade maintains its edge for years. It is effective on practically anything that requires peeling, from potatoes to carrots with delicate skin to butternut squash, which is notoriously difficult to peel.
This peeler features a swivelling blade, which allows you to peel in both directions, and it works for individuals who are right-handed as well as left-handed. Additionally, it has a comfortable non-slip grip that feels nice in hand, and it is ergonomically designed. In addition, the blade is set into the handle a little bit, preventing you from accidentally peeling your fingers.
Everyone who has trouble gripping their tools or does a lot of peeling for food preparation should give this a try. It is highly recommended.
06. Kuhn Rikon Serrated Piranha “Swivel” Peeler 7.25”
What We Like: It’s inexpensive, it works well for fruits with fuzzy skins like kiwis, it has a nonslip grip that’s comfortable for both right- and left-handed folks, and the handle has a hole in it, so it’s easy to store.
One thing we do not like about it is that it does not come with a blade cover.
The serrated edge of the blade easily slices through the fuzzy skin of peaches and other fruits and vegetables, making rapid work of the peeling process. It can also peel fruits and vegetables with delicate skins, such as tomatoes. In addition, the blade makes it possible to peel in either direction, and the peels produced are extremely thin.
Because the blade does not come with a blade guard, you need to exercise extreme caution whenever you use or store it because it has a serrated edge that is extremely sharp (thus the name). According to some users, the instrument’s sharpness makes it capable of readily peeling more difficult fruit, such as asparagus, which is fibrous and tough or vegetables that have an irregular form like sweet potatoes.
Because the blade is serrated, it does create very small grooves on the surface of the food item as you peel it. If the appearance of the food is important to you, this is something to consider. It’s interesting to note that one user found the grooves in their peeled fruit useful. They add that the grooves “are not slippery even when peeling under running water” and “offer a nice hold for toddlers eating peeled carrots.”
The ergonomically sound and nonslip handle is made of plastic and features a design that makes it comfortable to hold. It comes in various colours, so you can choose one that perfectly complements the style of your kitchen.
- Vertical blade peels smooth-skinned fruits and vegetables quickly and easily
- Serrated, stainless-steel blade bites into smooth and fuzzy skins and peels them off in smooth, thin strips
- Plastic handle is ergonomically designed for easy grip
- Dishwasher safe; Available in a choice of colors
- Hole in handle for easy hanging storage.
07. Starfrit Rotato Express
What We Love: Fast and easy operation for people with hand strength concerns or issues with gripping, a nonslip base, comes with a thumb knife for paring, and contains two spare blades.
What We Don’t Like: It takes up more space on the countertop or under the countertop for storage than other options, and it does not work as well with goods with an irregular form.
Is an electric peeler necessary for you? Maybe! This handy tool could be the answer for you if you frequently host large family gatherings (where you’re peeling pounds of potatoes), bring a dish to a large potluck, or struggle to obtain a good grip on the potato to peel it.
Many reviewers confirm that all one needs to do to use the device is set a potato on the stand for it to peel itself automatically in a matter of seconds to minutes. An added plus is watching it do the work (ideally when you are unwinding and taking it easy) is entertaining! Even when the peeling is complete, it will stop by itself. Because it has a significantly larger footprint than a simple vegetable peeler handled by hand, you will need to ensure that you have adequate counter space to accommodate the device.
One thing to keep in mind, a common complaint among users, is that it does not peel the potato at the “poles” of the potato attached to the device. However, many users say this is a minor sacrifice considering how much potato meat they save compared to when they peeled the potatoes by hand.
The Starfrit can also be used successfully with other types of produce, such as apples, onions, peaches, zucchini, and eggplant. It comes with two spare blades that can be placed underneath the unit and has a base that won’t slip while you use it. Either batteries or the provided adaptor that operates at 6 volts can be used to power it.
- Built-in storage
- Non-slip base
- Includes 6V adapter.