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  1. #1
    Steve B Guest

    Default Potato peelers

    This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I use
    and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood finding them to
    cut better than most. But the handle tires and cramps my hand. Any
    suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    inexpensive?

    Steve



  2. #2
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    Steve B wrote:
    > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I
    > use and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood
    > finding them to cut better than most. But the handle tires and
    > cramps my hand. Any suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat
    > handle, and relatively inexpensive?
    >
    > Steve


    The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.




  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Any suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and
    > relatively inexpensive?
    > Steve


    This rules:
    http://tinyurl.com/ye8r8hj, or if you prefer longer:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UT69MY/...=4105973215&re
    f=pd_sl_66sgwu4n80_b

    I bought mine at the Minnesota State Fair several years ago.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 1-9-2010

  4. #4
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Jan 19, 11:38*am, "Janet" <boxh...@maine.rr.com> wrote:
    > Steve B wrote:
    > > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. *I
    > > use and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood
    > > finding them to cut better than most. *But the handle tires and
    > > cramps my hand. *Any suggestions for a new one? *Good blade, fat
    > > handle, and relatively inexpensive?

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.


    Ditto. Oxo Good Grips is my peeler of choice.

    To add further validity, it's also the pick of Cooks Illustrated. Kind
    of like the Consumers Reports of cooking...

    Kris

  5. #5
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Jan 19, 11:41*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > In article <tj2h27-qe4....@news.infowest.com>,
    > *"Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Any suggestions for a new one? *Good blade, fat handle, and
    > > relatively inexpensive?
    > > Steve

    >
    > This rules:http://tinyurl.com/ye8r8hj, or if you prefer longer:
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UT69MY/...adid=410597321....
    > f=pd_sl_66sgwu4n80_b
    >
    > I bought mine at the Minnesota State Fair several years ago.
    >
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJhttp://web.me.com/barbschaller1-9-2010


    Bought it to make hotdish????? ; D

    Kris

  6. #6
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On 2010-01-19, Steve B <[email protected]> wrote:

    > suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    > inexpensive?


    Not a suggestion, but another query:

    Anyone tried that Titan peeler advertised on tv? I know all those tv
    commercial thingies are suspect, but they can't be any worse than
    those chic large handled ones which have blades that dull all too
    quickly, yet cost an absurd $20-30.

    nb

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:18:37 -0800, Steve B wrote:

    > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I use
    > and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood finding them to
    > cut better than most. But the handle tires and cramps my hand. Any
    > suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    > inexpensive?


    Serrated blade makes peeling tomatoes and everything else a breeze.
    That and OXO are often rated the top 2.

    http://kuhnrikon.com/products/tools/tools.php3?id=403

    -sw

  8. #8
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    Janet wrote:
    > Steve B wrote:
    >> This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I
    >> use and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood
    >> finding them to cut better than most. But the handle tires and
    >> cramps my hand. Any suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat
    >> handle, and relatively inexpensive?
    >>
    >> Steve

    >
    > The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.
    >
    >
    >

    I've found they get dull quickly though.

  9. #9
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:49:13 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-01-19, Steve B <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    >> inexpensive?

    >
    >Not a suggestion, but another query:
    >
    >Anyone tried that Titan peeler advertised on tv? I know all those tv
    >commercial thingies are suspect, but they can't be any worse than
    >those chic large handled ones which have blades that dull all too
    >quickly, yet cost an absurd $20-30.
    >
    >nb


    I'm thinking about getting one the first time I see it in a real
    store. The BOGO offer will cost you $30 with the extra shipping.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  10. #10
    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers



    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Jan 19, 11:38 am, "Janet" <boxh...@maine.rr.com> wrote:
    >> Steve B wrote:
    >> > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I
    >> > use and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood
    >> > finding them to cut better than most. But the handle tires and
    >> > cramps my hand. Any suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat
    >> > handle, and relatively inexpensive?

    >>
    >> > Steve

    >>
    >> The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.

    >
    > Ditto. Oxo Good Grips is my peeler of choice.
    >
    > To add further validity, it's also the pick of Cooks Illustrated. Kind
    > of like the Consumers Reports of cooking...
    >
    > Kris


    The only problem I've seen with the Oxo is that it cuts a very thick slice
    of whatever it's peeling. The old wire frame Ecco cut a much finer peel. I
    keep one of both around these days. I'll use the Ecco unless I have a bushel
    of something to peel.

    Jon


  11. #11
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On 2010-01-19, George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Janet wrote:


    >> The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.


    > I've found they get dull quickly though.


    My experience, also.

    nb

  12. #12
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    The Cook wrote:
    > On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:49:13 GMT, notbob <notbob@n[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 2010-01-19, Steve B <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    >>> inexpensive?

    >> Not a suggestion, but another query:
    >>
    >> Anyone tried that Titan peeler advertised on tv? I know all those tv
    >> commercial thingies are suspect, but they can't be any worse than
    >> those chic large handled ones which have blades that dull all too
    >> quickly, yet cost an absurd $20-30.
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > I'm thinking about getting one the first time I see it in a real
    > store. The BOGO offer will cost you $30 with the extra shipping.


    Check your local Walgreen's, ours has a "As seen on TV" section and the
    Titan peeler is in there. I'm going to get one when I pick up a script
    this afternoon.

  13. #13
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On 2010-01-19, The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm thinking about getting one the first time I see it in a real
    > store. The BOGO offer will cost you $30 with the extra shipping.


    Most stores now have an "as seen on tv" section with all these
    "wait... there's more" gadgets. Unfortunately, they also have a
    catch. The tv 2fer $19.95 price is now jes 1 for the same price.

    nb

  14. #14
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On 2010-01-19, George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Check your local Walgreen's, ours has a "As seen on TV" section and the
    > Titan peeler is in there. I'm going to get one when I pick up a script
    > this afternoon.


    Give us a review, George.

    nb

  15. #15
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Jan 19, 12:45*pm, "Zeppo" <ze...@hotmail.org> wrote:
    > "Kris" <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 19, 11:38 am, "Janet" <boxh...@maine.rr.com> wrote:
    > >> Steve B wrote:
    > >> > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. *I
    > >> > use and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood
    > >> > finding them to cut better than most. *But the handle tires and
    > >> > cramps my hand. *Any suggestions for a new one? *Good blade, fat
    > >> > handle, and relatively inexpensive?

    >
    > >> > Steve

    >
    > >> The Good Grips brand makes very good peelers, with comfy handles.

    >
    > > Ditto. Oxo Good Grips is my peeler of choice.

    >
    > > To add further validity, it's also the pick of Cooks Illustrated. Kind
    > > of like the Consumers Reports of cooking...

    >
    > > Kris

    >
    > The only problem I've seen with the Oxo is that it cuts a very thick slice
    > of whatever it's peeling. The old wire frame Ecco cut a much finer peel. I
    > keep one of both around these days. I'll use the Ecco unless I have a bushel
    > of something to peel.
    >
    > Jon- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That may be true. I guess I prefer the comfort over the extra loss.
    Peeling potatoes is not my favorite chore.

    Kris

  16. #16
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    Steve B wrote:
    > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I use
    > and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood finding them to
    > cut better than most. But the handle tires and cramps my hand. Any
    > suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    > inexpensive?
    >
    > Steve


    Someone gave me an Oxo Good Grips peeler a couple of
    years ago. At first I was not thrilled because I hate
    most of their stuff - don't like the rubber handles.
    But it turns out in this cases I actually like it. It's
    much easier on your hand than the old-fashioned kind you
    describe, which is the kind I've always used. Make sure
    it's the "swivel" peeler and not the other one (the "Y"
    peeler). I've never cared for the other style myself.

    http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=746&f=16037

    Kate
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  17. #17
    PickyJaz Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Jan 19, 8:49*am, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Anyone tried that Titan peeler advertised on tv? *I know all those tv
    > commercial thingies are suspect, but they can't be any worse than
    > those chic large handled ones which have blades that dull all too
    > quickly, yet cost an absurd $20-30.

    I bought the TV advertised Titans and gave one to my daughter, the
    notorious collector of very dull peelers. She likes it, I do not. My
    reason is that it's too hard to get used to peeling with something I
    consider sideways, as in by holding the peeler only with my fingers,
    whereas my very old peeler of choice is hand-gripped. The Titan is
    just too awkard
    for me to give it a fair rating, and much too easy to cut "peelings"
    off my 'tato holding hand with it as well.
    ....Picky

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:45:12 -0500, "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The only problem I've seen with the Oxo is that it cuts a very thick slice
    >of whatever it's peeling. The old wire frame Ecco cut a much finer peel. I
    >keep one of both around these days. I'll use the Ecco unless I have a bushel
    >of something to peel.


    So it's not my imagination! I prefer my Ecko peeler to the Oxo for
    the same reason and I love my Ecko manual can openers. I have two.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:32:17 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-01-19, The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm thinking about getting one the first time I see it in a real
    >> store. The BOGO offer will cost you $30 with the extra shipping.

    >
    >Most stores now have an "as seen on tv" section with all these
    >"wait... there's more" gadgets. Unfortunately, they also have a
    >catch. The tv 2fer $19.95 price is now jes 1 for the same price.
    >

    They can't charge you double postage at the store.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    Janet Baraclough Guest

    Default Re: Potato peelers


    > On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:18:37 -0800, Steve B wrote:


    > > This was mentioned in the gizmos threads, but I've been wondering. I use
    > > and look for the little stainless steel ones of my childhood finding
    > > them to
    > > cut better than most. But the handle tires and cramps my hand. Any
    > > suggestions for a new one? Good blade, fat handle, and relatively
    > > inexpensive?


    You want the classic Lancashire potato peeler. metal blade, and a
    fat non-slip wooden handle tightly bound with orange string.
    Dirt cheap and lasts a lifetime. Course, you will have to factor in
    the return airfare to Manchester England.

    Janet

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