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A gadget that will ap-'peel' to your inner clean freak

Veggie Peel skims the skin off of fruits and vegetables and contains the waste in its clever handle

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Though it's no secret that vegetables are healthier for you when left intact, peeling them is a necessary part of cooking. And though I don't mind peeling my carrots and potatoes, I detest getting rid of the peels. Because my sink is devoid of a garbage disposal, I get to complete the unpleasant task of scooping the stringy outer skins by hand into the trash.

But there's a gadget on the market that will make life a bit easier for those of us without in-sink disposal methods. The Veggie Peel solves the pesky peel problem by embedding the peeling blade on the edge of a plastic chamber. As you peel your fruits or veggies, the waste is simultaneously contained inside where it can be dumped out later.

At $20, this gadget is significantly more than your average peeler, but it's an easy alternative to the several hundred you'd spend to rework the plumbing in your kitchen sink. At any rate, I wouldn't mind paying 20 bucks to save my hands from all that scooping.