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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers

Why do some peelers skin produce with ease while others barely make the cut?

By Published July 1, 2012

What You Need To Know

Maybe the wartime cartoonists who depicted military KP duty weren’t directly commenting on how punishing it can be to peel vegetables with a lousy tool, but the images of grimacing soldiers surrounded by piles of potatoes suggest the same point: that dull, inefficient peelers make a mountain of tiresome work out of a simple task.

A good peeler should be fast and smooth, shaving off j...