Apostrophe Orange Peeler from Alessi

Faith’s Daily Find 02.17.12

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Apostrophe Orange Peeler from Alessi

• $28

This small and functional objet d'art was my Valentine's Day present from my sweetie, and I am really loving it. Do you need a gadget to peel an orange? Of course not. But if you love citrus and like little modern objects in the kitchen, then this is a sweet gift to yourself. It does a good job hooking its tiny snout into orange peel and getting you started on a piece of juicy winter citrus. But it also stands up on its weighted base and wobbles, just a bit, like a toy for grownups. This little thing has personality and it's terribly enjoyable.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.