A Swiss Peeler from the Streets of New York City
We introduced Joseph Ades, New York City’s best sidewalk sales guy, yesterday. Today we’re reviewing the Swiss made Star brand peeler he peddles.
We’ve been testing the Star for a few weeks and comparing it to our current favorite from Oxo …
We found that we had to change the motion we use to peel to get the most out of the Star. Holding the Star parallel to the body using a left-to-right or right-to-left motion, like Ades uses in his demonstrations, works best.
The Star has a metal hook on the side that makes digging eyes out of potatoes easy. Ades uses the hook to create carrot flowers and three sided french fries.
Because the Star doesn’t have a padded handle, the cook feels more control over the thickness of the peels. If you want a peeler to quickly cut long stands of carrot for a slaw or salad, that could be the tool for you. We got tired faster when using the Star, so will still reach for our champ — the Oxo — when facing a ten pound bag of potatoes.