In our household we have a vegetable peeler that has clearly seen better days! It is uncomfortable to use, isn’t very sharp anymore and looks tatty and worn out. It’s obvious that we need to purchase a new peeler sooner rather than later so I have been doing a little research on Amazon.co.uk. Below are the two peelers that I find most a-peel-ing (did you see what I did there?).
OXO is a manufacturer of kitchen utensils, office supplies, and housewares based in New York City. They are committed to making everyday objects easy and comfortable to use, and judging by user reviews of OXO Good Grips Peelers they are surpassing themselves!
Our current peeler is of the swivel type. I have tried using the Y peeler variety but I found it a little more difficult to use, although I am sure that over time I would find it just as easy to use. OXO peelers have an excellent reputation for being comfortable to hold and use, and the large handles of both the OXO Good Grips Y Peeler and the OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler mean that holding the vegetable peeler is safe and easy. Many comments from reviewers mention that the OXO peelers are great for those with arthritis or similar problems. The oversize handle absorbs strain from hands and wrist and it is also grippy, even when wet.
OXO have really studied peelers and looked at all ways of improving them. They seem to have taken it upon themselves to ‘re-design’ the humble peeler so that it is the best it can possibly be. The blades are stainless steel and are very sharp, the peelers have potato eye removers and both of these highly rated peelers are dishwasher-safe. What more could you ask for? Oh yes, the price is excellent too; both cost less than £10 each. They probably aren’t the cheapest vegetable peelers available, but you are certainly paying for a quality peeler that is sure to stay sharp and last for years, unlike my current vegetable peeler!
Just to let you know, we purchased the OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler not long after first writing this article and it has performed flawlessly for the last 5 years. It is still sharp and looks as good as the day we bought it. I am very impressed and happy with this purchase!
If you are like me, you probably get a little bored with plain old boiled veggies with your meals, so perhaps it’s time we took a look at some books for great ideas on how to put some interest back into cooking with vegetables. These books about vegetables come in either hardback or paperback and may also be available on Kindle devices.