Best Vegetable Peelers

There are some great vegetable peelers on the market today, and some are better than others depending on the user. Here are some of the peelers that I have or would buy today, starting with my all time favorite, the Tupperware universal peeler, which is well worth spending a little extra money on. Good peelers should work effortlessly, be comfortable in your hand for a long period of time, and not rust if properly cared for. Standard peelers for firm produce have straight blades, whereas julienne blade are used for salads and garnishing; and serrated blades are used for peeling soft skins. Some have a preference for a Y-peeler, while others prefer a straight peeler. Y peelers are shaped like a men’s razor, and peel produce skin off parallel to the handle. Straight peelers resemble a knife with a fixed or swivel blade . Click product image for current pricing and further details.

Top Quality Cook’s Tool Peelers

Tupperware Healthy Heart Potato Vegetable Universal Peeler, GREENTupperware Universal Peeler

  • With straight blade for harder fruits and veggies and serrated blade for softer foods
  • Potato eye remover on top to remove blemishes from your fruits or vegetables
  • Small, lightweight, easy to use right hand or left hand
  • Stainless steel blade glides through the peelings and stays sharp for years
  • Dishwasher safe
  • click here for other Tupperware peelers

OXO Good Grips Swivel PeelerOxo Good Grips Swivel Peeler

  • Large handle fits comfortably in hand and elliptical shape keeps it from rotating
  • “Fins” on either side absorb pressure while in use
  • Durable, rubberized material provides a cushioned, non-slip grip and significant control, even when wet
  • Sharp blades are angled to remove only the minimum amount of peel necessary with little force
  • Smooth cutting action, peeling smoothly without a lot of pressure
  • Built in potato eyer
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Click here for other Oxo peelers

Messermeister Pro-Touch Red Serrated Swivel PeelerMessermeister Pro Touch Serrated Swivel Peeler

  • I’ve got to try this one, capable of peeling tomatoes faster than dipping in hot water
  • Stainless steel
  • Large size, soft grip handle
  • Ideal for peeling soft skin fruits and vegetables
  • Great for carrots, potatoes etc. too
  • Pointed end to remove blemishes
  • Right or left handed
  • Click here for other Messermeister peelers

Prepworks from Progressive International GT-3365 Magnetic Peeler SetPrepworks from Progressive International GT-3365 Magnetic Peeler Set

  • 3 piece magnetic nesting peeler set: julienne, serrated and straight blade
  • Magnets keep peelers together for easy storage
  • Julienne blade for salads and garnishing; serrated blade for peeling soft skins; straight blade for peeling firm produce
  • Each peeler features blemish remover
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Click here for other Prepworks peelers

UberChef™ Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Julienne Peeler & Vegetable Peeler UC-JP101UberChef™ Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Julienne Peeler & Vegetable Peeler

  • UberChef uses a high quality stainless steel that presents as a beautiful brushed metal. Not only do your culinary skills get a boost, but so does your kitchen decor.
  • Dual blades, julienne for making vegetable noodles, zests and other juliennes, and a straight edge for peeling produce effortlessly
  • Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Click here for other UberChef peelers

Tip for storing sharp peelers

Have you ever cut yourself rummaging in your kitchen utensils drawer for a peeler? Store them in a small drawstring style eyeglasses case or makeup case to prevent cutting yourself.

Peelers for Helping Hands/Limited Use

While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these for every day or prolonged use, the prices are great and its always nice to have an extra peeler in the drawer for when somebody offers to help in the kitchen!

Kuhn Rikon 3-Set Original Swiss Peeler, Red Green YellowKuhn Rikon Peeler

  • Sharp dual carbon steel blades
  • Carbon steel horizontal Y blade with convenient potato eye remover
  • Very sharp for the price
  • Hand washing recommended
  • Disadvantages: any carbon steel blades will rust if not dried well or if they are washed in dishwasher, so not a good buy unless it will be hand washed and dried carefully after each use
  • can get uncomfortable with prolonged use; handle can get uncomfortable with prolonged use;
  • I would spend the money and go for Tupperware, but maybe get these for when you have extra hands helping, or for the RV;
  • Click here for other Kuhn Rikon peelers (love the polka dot one!)

Linden Sweden Jonas Peeler OriginalLinden Sweden Jonas Peeler

  • Feeling nostalgic? This is the “Original” Jonas peeler found in almost every kitchen in the 50s & 60s
  • The precision ground swivel 18/10 stainless blade will stay sharp for years
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Measures 6½ Inch in Length
  • Guaranteed not to rust for 10 years
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Click here for other Linden Sweden peelers

Swiss Rex Vegetable PeelerSwiss Rex Vegetable Peeler

  • Another low cost standby utility peeler many people have had for 10 or 15 years and are only just now needing to replace
  • The handle is made completely out of one piece of aluminum
  • Easy to use & clean
  • Light weight & strong quality
  • Handle is embossed with the name ‘REX’
  • Click here for other Swiss Rex peelers
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