There are a lot of repetitive kitchen tasks that cooks consider to be meditative. For instance, stirring risotto can be a restorative activities. However, one such task that no one, and we mean NO one enjoys, is peeling lots of vegetables. It's been considered a punishment for a reason.
While it’s easy to peg that on the vegetables themselves, it’s really the tool that makes vegetable peeling such a tedious activity. Just like with your knives, finding the right peeler can be a game changer and for our money (which is less than $10), no design comes close to the Y vegetable peeler.
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“After spending hours in a NYC restaurant kitchen peeling pounds and pounds of carrots, I will never use another vegetable peeler in my life,” says former Food & Wine associate food editor, Julia Heffelfinger, of her Kuhn Rikon model (although there are plenty of other good ones out there too). “The 'Y' head has a dual rotating blade that allows you to peel vegetables twice as fast (and when your chef is yelling at you to “Hurry the f*#k up,” that’s very useful).”