For extra-wide peels, use an extra-wide peeler

Kai Ultimate Wide Peeler has an oversized blade, which not only helps to create original creations, but also cuts through tough-skinned produce.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
Extra-wide is extra-good. Williams-Sonoma

It's always nice to have the right tool for the job. Anybody who has ever tried mashing potatoes with a spoon or mincing garlic with a fork can certainly attest to that. While it might be obvious that a peeler is a necessary tool for the kitchen, sometimes it's the little things we overlook.

The Kai Ultimate Wide Peeler available for $19.95 at Williams-Sonoma is an oversized utensil designed for specific tasks. Capable of producing buge slices of cheese, chocolate, or vegetables, this peeler is more versatile than the average standard-sized variety. Additionally, the extra-wide 4.25-inch steel blade can slice through tough-skinned produce like butternut squash.

Getting into the kitchen and cooking can be a lot of fun. And don't worry, if you don't have the right equipment on hand; after all, you can accomplish many tasks armed only with a knife, fork and spoon. As with anything though, the right tool can eliminate unnecessary frustration. I certainly wouldn't suggest making extra-wide potato chips with a butter knife.