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The Best Serrated Fruit and Vegetable Peelers
We really liked these peelers for delicate tomatoes and peaches—and found two brands to recommend.
Our favorite serrated peeler by Messermeister has been discontinued. In its place, we now recommend the OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler.
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What You Need To Know
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.
Everything We Tested
Just edged out by the Messermeister for first place. The OXO had the most comfortable handle in the lineup.
Recommended with reservations
An able peeler, but the blade swivels too much, and the slick metal handle is on the heavy side.
"Is this a peeler--or a juicer?" quipped one tester about this peeler's tendency to tear into ripe fruit.
An even smaller handle than our favorite--and nowhere near the performance.
Careful: This dead ringer for our favorite (in appearance) faltered on ripe fruit.
"Like a hot peeler through butter." This peeler is razor-sharp and didn't stumble in any of the tests. Its performance more than makes up for one minor flaw—a smallish handle.
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