We really liked these peelers for delicate tomatoes and peaches—and found two brands to recommend.
Published July 1, 2006.
Our favorite serrated peeler by Messermeister has been discontinued. In its place, we now recommend the OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler.
After serrated peelers arrived on the market, we all but renounced our usual fruit-peeling tricks (including blanching it briefly in boiling water to loosen the skin). Similar to regular vegetable peelers, these specialized gadgets (with miniature serrations) make quick work of separating tough, thin skin from delicate fruit such as ripe peaches and tomatoes. But which brand is best?
Less-than-stellar blades plagued a few of our models, and the extra force required left our hands sticky when we skinned peaches with these peelers. Sharp blades, by contrast, seemed to do most of the work for you. We liked the nonslip handle of our runner-up, which performed almost as well as our favorite. Our winner dazzled testers with its supremely sharp blade which was eminently gentle, even on the ripest peach in the crate.
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