This $10 Vegetable Peeler Has a Near-Perfect Amazon Rating from More than 8,000 Reviewers

published Jul 9, 2020
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We’ve pointed this out before, but we wanted to say it again: It’s pretty hard to get anything higher than a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. So when something has a near-perfect average, we really listen. Take this $10 vegetable peeler from OXO, for example. It has an average rating of 4.8 and more than 8,300 reviews.

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Buy: OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler, $10 

It’s a simple straight swivel peeler (versus a y-peeler, which is actually shaped like a letter Y with the bottom part being the handle and a blade spanning the top) and the twin blades swivel to meet your produce however you’re holding it. It’s got an oversized, cushy handle and a built-in potato eye remover, and it’s dishwasher-safe.

Our favorite peeler on record comes from Kuhn Rikon and is a few bucks cheaper, but it’s hard to ignore the glowing reviews for this OXO version (it helps that OXO is one of our favorite kitchen gadget companies!). Let’s take a look at some of these glowing reviews.

“We certainly have lost some pizzazz in our lives when reviewing a potato peeler is the highlight of a day, but WOW! I finally used this one today and (aside from adding a chunk of knuckle to the beef stew) it was a great experience! I paid five bucks for one at the grocery store a few months ago to replace the peeler I’d had half my life. This one by OXO is like finding a long-lost friend! It WORKS! It peels away in long neat strips! Yay for new potato peelers!”

“Best peeler I have ever owned. I have to get use to not using so much effort in peeling or shredding. The blade is very sharp! I have many other kitchen tools by OXO and always [find them to be] good products. Don’t hesitate on this one, spend the extra couple dollars you won’t regret it.”

“I really love this peeler and I wish I had purchased it sooner. This is a very comfortable peeler for hands that have rheumatoid arthritis and it peels perfectly. I use it for vegetables and to zest lemons. It peels the outer layer of the lemon perfectly but does not peel the white pith. This peeler works great on carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, ginger root, turmeric root. It doesn’t waste any of the vegetable, it just removes the skin, in one pass, perfectly every single time.”

Do you have a vegetable peeler you love? Tell us about it in the comments.