Three Things To Know Before You Buy A Vegetable Peeler

A vegetable peeler is one of the handiest and most essential tools for your kitchen.

Person holding fresh potatoes in their hand
A good peeler lets you shave the skin off your veggies in thin strips, leaving more food behind than a paring knife.Unsplash/JESHOOTS.COM

A quality vegetable peeler makes removing vegetable skins quick and easy—and it is far safer to use than a paring knife. Solid veggie peelers also result in thinner peels, leaving more of the good stuff for you to eat.

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Peeler Set, 10-inch, Green/Orange/Red

Easy to Hold

This collection features a thoughtfully designed gripping handle.OXO

Peeler handles should be ergonomic and fit your hand well--not too large or small. Handles should be formed of an easy-grip material such as plastic, which is light as well as hygienic. A non-slip surface is a real plus.

Spring Chef Premium Swivel Vegetable Peeler

Cutting Power

This product features dual stainless steel blades.Spring Chef

Peeler blades made of stainless steel or ceramic will hold their edges longer, and won’t rust or react with food. Blades should swivel to follow the contour of the vegetable. Lefty users should be sure the blades are sharp on both sides. Serrated-edge peelers work better on soft fruits or vegetables like tomatoes, while straight-edge peelers are good for a wide range of vegetables with both thin and thick skins.

OXO Good Grips Prep Julienne Y-Peeler

Choose Your Slicer

This model comes with various blade options.OXO

Hand-held vegetable peelers come in two basic shapes, either straight (I-shaped) or Y or yoke-shaped. Each style can hold a variety of blades. Y-shaped peelers work best where shorter strokes are the norm, such as peeling potatoes, while straight bladed peelers are better for the longer strokes needed for peeling longer vegetables like carrots or cucumbers.

Also Consider:

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler

Comfortable Grip

This model has an oversized handle for easier repetitive strokes.OXO
The ORIGINAL Magic Trio Peeler Slicers Shredders for Fruits and Vegetables with Spiralizer, Julienne, Cutter and Grater Kitchen Helper, Picador de Verduras Pelador Papas Y

Unique Shape

This model is made with ultra-sharp surgical stainless steel.Enji Prime