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My Favorite Tool Lately – Zyliss Peeler

June 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Know that I can wield any kitchen knife as well as most chefs I know – better than some. (I can throw one, too, thanks to Ziva on NCIS – a fellow Floridian.)

Zyliss Soft-Skin Peeler

But I recently played with a bunch of tools for the heck of it – I had a mess of things to peel, from cukes to potatoes to apples, so decided to test-drive my peelers and knives.

The winner and all-around champion for a dozen reasons is the Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler.

Jan's apple pie - photo by Jan Norris

It was great to hold for long periods, skinned apples as sweet as the pie they were headed for, and handled the eyes of potatoes beautifully with the gouger built into its tip.

Its razor-sharp, serrated duo-blade works with either hand, and comes with a snap-on blade guard.

It’s $8 or so and money very well spent.
(Editorial disclosure: Zyliss doesn’t even know I wrote this and in no way was I paid to write it. I bought this peeler myself with my own money. If you click on the link that shows its picture in Amazon and buy it from them, I get 30 measly cents or so.)

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jimmy barron // Jun 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I don’t know, I have a French peeler that I bought at Wiiliams-Sonoma with a black wooden handle that I can really fly with!! jb

  • 2 Joanie Tarala // Jun 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I really appreciate this little tip because I love to make apple pie and applesauce, have never found a good peeler or paring knife that was sharp enouh for apples.
    At our last family reunion there was a apple paring contest, my aunt gave us knives , and whoever had the longest peel. Ha!

    Also I love to watch NCIS and it wouldn’t be the same without Ziva, how did you know she was from Florida?

  • 3 Jan’s Apple Pie Recipe – Not an Exact Recipe, but Inspiration // Jun 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

    […] and some spices.Peel and core the apples. (That’s where I love my Zyliss peeler – I wrote about it.) Slice them into thickish wedges – or, big chunks if you prefer. No law says they have to be […]

  • 4 Lori // Jul 4, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I could not agree more. I have had KitchenAid peelers, dollar store peelers and EVERYTHING in between. Our local superstore had these Zyliss peelers on clearance for $3 so I bought one. I LOVED it so much, that I went back and bought 4 more so that I would have a life-time supply. This is the best peeler I have ever used. It even glides smoothly over a raw sweet potato!

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