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June 11, 2012

Experts' Experts: Cook's Illustrated's favorite peeler

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In the latest issue (July & August) of the ad-free magazine, the only type whose editorial content can be taken at face value, their gimlet-eyed testers evaluated 16 peelers, tossing six aside as FAILs without even putting them through the final boot camp, then selecting two that rose above the rest, with one — at $3.95 the cheapest of them all (#3 overall was the most expensive at $18) — being anointed the magazine's new favorite.

Pictured up top, the winner: Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler ($3.95).

The runner-up was the Messermeister Pro-Touch Fine Edge Swivel Peeler ($14.90), below.

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The old adage "You get what you pay for" appears to be in serious danger of being swept aside in the new era.

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Got it from eBay. $5.90 - free shipping. Been needing a new peeler.

Posted by: Kay | Jun 11, 2012 6:27:55 PM

(1) Ceramics dull too - just slower than their steel counterparts; and,
(2) You can, and should, sharpen your peeler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2-ULKUFR08

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 11, 2012 5:53:21 PM

I got sick of the metal peelers going dull, so went and bought a ceramic peeler a couple months back. I just love it!

http://www.amazon.com/Kyocera-CP-09-BK-Vertical-Peeler/dp/B0017U7SLQ/&tag=bookofjoe-20

Posted by: jim` | Jun 11, 2012 3:26:47 PM

And it can shave your legs, in a pinch. If you're not one who's swayed by all this "smooth" hype. Or intimidated by blood. Or overly attached to the concept of comfort. Buncha sissies.

Posted by: Flautist | Jun 11, 2012 2:19:40 PM

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