25 of MY Favorite Things - Day 2

Okay, now I know I'm late to the game with this item.  Seriously.  Who never heard of using this nifty little gadget to peel potatoes, carrots, fruits, etc?  Me, that's who.

I grew up with the flimsy metal peelers that were dull, dull, dull.  I remember my mom asking me to peel potatoes with it and I usually ended up gouging out half the outer layer trying to make it work.  Since then, I've only ever used one to peel the skins from carrots. Even then I struggled.  Now I buy the already peeled and bagged carrots.  Much easier and more convenient.

Well, this past week I spent Thanksgiving with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Virginia Beach and she assigned me the task of peeling potatoes. When she handed me this really cool peeler, I looked at her funny. Seriously?  I know I'm a huge klutz but I CAN use a knife.

I was amazed at how well these new peelers work.  We slicked through those potatoes like they were nothing and I didn't even feel guilty like I normally do for cutting so much off with the outer peel.

Needless to say, I came right home and bought my own (or two).  So this nifty little peeler is my #2 favorite thing for December.  Don't you love the colors?  I've got an orange and a green one. :)

4 comments:

Bryonna Nobles said...

I can tell you're like me and you LOVE your kitchen gadgets! My discovery of these new peelers were two years ago when my father-in-law introduced me to them. I'm with you. LOVE IT. What colors did you get?

Tami Brothers said...

Too funny. Seriously, how did we not know this???? I have an orange one and a green one. As soon as we are finished moving, I plan to have something with potatoes in it just so I can use it. Or maybe an apple.

Great minds thinkg alike. ;)

Pam Asberry said...

I have a Pampered Chef peeler that works pretty well, but I have never seen these before. Where do you get them?

Carol Burnside aka Annie Rayburn said...

Very cool. I luv, luv, luv kitchen gadgets.