A peeler to the third power

If you're ready for a vegetable peeler that can do a little more work than the old-fashioned variety, consider the Trio Peeler.

The Trio Peeler can handle any veggie you throw at it. Williams-Sonoma

If we had more room in our kitchen drawers--and maybe a few more dollars in our pockets--we might have a couple different vegetable peelers. Maybe we would have a heavy-duty peeler for the thick-skinned vegetables, like zucchini, and another peeler for the softies, like tomatoes or peaches. We might even have a julienne peeler, for shredding thin strips of vegetables. Rather than giving up drawer space to three peelers, however, we can now use Williams-Sonoma's new Trio Peeler.

The Trio Peeler has three retractable blades, all of which are stainless-steel. The soft-grip handle is a little oversized, which makes it easier to hold on to when wrestling with particularly stubborn potatoes. To use it, you only need to turn the handle to choose a blade and then slide it into place. You won't just be using a flimsy blade to peel your vegetables, though: the handle curves around, providing support for the blade and locking it into place. The peeler's tip even has the necessary edge to remove potato eyes.

This peeler offers a lot and the price ($14.95) isn't bad. It's 10 inches long and the blade cartridge is dishwasher safe.

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    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.

     

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