Lancashire classic

The traditional image of a peeler, with painted wood handle and orange thread grip (beware plastic replicas) is still apeeling;, this one performed ok but scored low marks for looks.

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Warren adds “It made really hard work of what should be an easy task. The blade seemed blunt and became clogged with peel straight away but as a traditional peeler; it’s cheap as chips and generally good with potatoes and apples.” A healthy 6/10.

 

Swedish Swivel

This cheap, lightweight Swedish potato peeler is a single piece of tubular stainless steel incorporating blade and gouging point.

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It looks great and is the easiest to clean, but is ineffective and a pain to use. It is not suitable for left-handed people. “Very ‘Ikea’,” said Warren, “perfect for stainless steel kitchens but not very practical. It’s uncomfortable and it slips when wet.” A half-baked 5/10.

Modern Y

This peeler is for everyone, with an extra wide comfortable grip of the handle and a clever design.

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The peeler glides along the vegetable in one smooth action, taking a wide slice of thin peel off the potato or whatever, with it’s sharp blade, not like the old style peelers that just take a thin short piece. Star-ch of the show. 8/10