Sharp & Reliable: 5 Great Vegetable Peelers

updated May 2, 2019
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Where would we be without our vegetable peeler? It’s definitely on our list of essential prep tools and utensils. If you cook a lot from scratch, your vegetable peeler probably gets a lot of use! So, you need a good one: sharp, easy to maneuver, and effective. Here are 5 great ones:

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• 1 Messermeister Pro Touch Swivel Peeler, $12 from Amazon: Highly recommended by Cook’s Illustrated, it’s also the peeler of choice for award-winning cookbook author Joanne Weir.

• 2 Kuhn Rikon Swiss Peeler, $4 from Sur La Table: Made with a carbon-steel blade, this peeler is one of our favorites. As Kitchn reader purdygirl says: “I think Kuhn Rikon is great. Their vegetable peeler, a three dollar item, is the best peeler I have ever used.”

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CUTCO Vegetable Peeler

, $27 from CUTCO representatives: we reviewed this peeler (

see our full review here

• 4 Swissmar Peeler Scalpel Blade, $9.50 from Amazon: the scalpel blade peeler works well on hard fruits and vegetables, but is also great for creating thin shavings of Parmesan cheese, for example, or chocolate.

• 5 OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler, $8.95 from Crate & Barrel: in our review of this peeler, we said it was beautiful because it works! It ‘grips on the handle help to race through a pile of potatoes or the tougher skin of a squash, maintaining its sharpness through over a year of heavy use.” It’s also suitable for both left- and- right-handed cooks.

Readers, what’s your favorite vegetable peeler brand? Share your reviews below!

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