My New Fruit/Vegetable Peeler

I have to admit to loosing my old and ancient peeler, I believe it gone to the  great compose bin in the sky but more probably the big one down the bottom of the garden.

You would think that replacing a peeler would be a simple thing to do but this isn’t so, or rather, I haven’t found it easy.

The first I bought looked exactly the same as the lost article but it just didn’t seem up to the mark. The blade was set too wide and made peeling difficult.

So the search was on but I have been shocked by some of the prices and to tell the truth, badly designed product that is out there in the shoppingsphere.

The light at the end of the tunnel was a  peeler from JML. Its has a ceramic blade which is so sharp that it makes peeling much quicker and easier. The ceramic blade also helps to stop apples going brown after being peeled.

The blade twists  so you can use it vertically or horizontally, it also rotates right round so can be used for left or right handed people as  well.

The handle is ergonomic and fits comfortably in the hand with non slip sides.

I know it seems mad to go on about a peeler but honestly with the amount of stuff I peel in a week it makes a huge difference to me to have a tool fit for the job.

I bought mine at Tesco’s, they have had them hanging down on cards in no particular place in the aisles at a cost of £2.00, bargain!

Part two of the saga

Another one bites the dust.

So sorry if I gave you false hope.  Ummm…that really good peeler, with the ceramic blade and twisty thing for the left or right handed, the all singing all dancing one is now condemned to the bin.

I know,  I was so pleased to find one that was going to be perfect but alas, it was not to be, the weak point was where the blade  was  held in place by two tiny little pieces of plastic that were  fixed into two holes.  After a few days of work, the blade begain to continually popped out of its sockets and the frustration began all over again.

I think unless any of you do have a better idea I’ll resort to the  slightly more than occasional cut fingers and use my paring knife.

Just making a mental note to buy a new pack of plasters!

One comment

  • Can you tell me a bit more about what makes ceramic blades special, are knives made from this material, and is there any drawbacks to having ceramics as opposed to steel? I’d be really interested if you could tell me more.

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