Apple peelers are countertop kitchen appliances designed to speed the process of peeling a great volume of apples, for instance for home canning.
A corn peeler is an implement used to quickly and easily strip kernels off cob. Though it’s a single task tool, people who preserve corn yearly may decide it’s worth a place in their kitchen for the time it might save them.
An Économe peeler is a popular make and style of vegetable peeler in France. It is considered the classic, default vegetable peeler in France. The blades on it are fixed and do not swivel.
A garlic peeler is a kitchen tool intended to speed and ease the process of peeling the papery skin off from cloves of garlic.
Grape peelers are a tool for peeling grapes. The classic model is a half-moon shaped blade about 2 to 3 cm (about 1 inch) long, that looks like a scythe. It’s attached to a straight plastic handle about 12 cm (4 ½ inches) long. Another, more modern, design is a small hoop of thin wire….
A julienne peeler is used to made small, decorative strips of vegetable or fruit. It’s actually less a peeler, and more a small spiralizer or “handheld mandoline” for producing quick garnishes and decorative salad toppings in very small quantities.
Lancashire peelers are straight peelers with a fixed blade. The stainless-steel blade has a pointed tip, which is used for digging eyes out of potatoes. Some models will be suitable for both left- and right-handed users; others only for right-handed. Traditionally, the middle of the handle has tightly-wound string around it. While providing a distinctive…
Rex and Star Peelers
The Rex peeler is an aluminum vegetable peeler made in Switzerland by the Zena company since the mid 1930s. A similar version of it made in stainless steel is called “Star.”
Serrated peelers have serrated edges on the peeling blades. They can be good for soft skins such as peaches, or slippery skins such as tomatoes.
Swivel peelers are distinguished from other peelers by the way in which their blade functions. During use, the blade pivots, adjusting the angle automatically as needed.
A Y-peeler is a y-shaped vegetable peeler that has horizontal blades at the top of a vaguely y-shaped handle. Unlike most other models of peelers, this one has its blade perpendicular to its handle. The blades swivel.