With so many peelers on the market, you wouldn't think a new design would really be noteworthy, especially since OXO already makes a peeler
that The Kitchn adores. But the Palm Peeler
is a little square disk that holds a lot of potential, particularly for kid cooks, or anyone who can't grip a handle well.
Slip the peeler over your finger like a ring, so it sits in your palm. Then use a scrubbing motion to do the peeling. You'll have more control over the tool, with no awkward maneuvering. Since you're using the strength of your whole hand to peel, fingers are less likely to cramp up. Perhaps the Palm Peeler's best application is in thick-skinned produce like pumpkins. The extra strength and control of your palm means you can easily cut through the skin quickly and neatly.
And since it costs less than $5, there's no reason it can't coexist peacefully with the OXO in your utensil drawer.
• Chef'n Palm Peeler, $4.99 at Amazon
This is by Nina, who is up for one of our new writer positions. Welcome Nina!
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