Have you ever purchased an item at a Trade Show or Fair event on a whim from one of those fast talking demonstrations? I have had some pretty bad experiences with these products. My last “sucker” purchase was a Gratty, save the money if you are ever tempted.
This year at the Utah State Fair, I found myself, once again, at the demonstration table. There was a nice old man watching the demonstration with me, where we enjoyed the peeling finesse of of a fast taking salesman showing us “The Worlds Best Peeler” which we could get for the “today only cash price of $20″.
Now, I have to say, the demonstrator had vegetable peeling skills I personally, will probably never achieve, but this was an item I was in need of. My favorite old rusty peeler had just bit the dust. Hum, should I get one? After all the nice old man next to me just did and a Kitchen Aid peeler is $10! Plus, if I “buy right now, this very minute, with cash, I'll get a FREE shredder too”. SUCKER? or maybe not…..
Alrighty, home I go with my new found treasure, and this time I do mean treasure. I love these peelers? The picture above can really speak for itself. It tackles Butternut Squash like nobody's business. One pull with little pressure and the skin is off. I haven't tried it yet, but the “Ringmaster of Peelers” was very proficient at making it work on Pineapple too.
And, lets not leave out the shredder tool, pull it along the veggie of your choice, potatoes, squash, carrots and more and viola, perfect little shreds. It works best on dry veggies, cucumbers seem to clog it up.
I just now sauteed up my tasty demonstration for lunch. A little olive oil, salt & pepper and done, add last nights chicken or some kidney beans if you want a little protein. Delicious!
Both peelers also work on cheese. I love the slicer for cheese and use it all the time for my cheese slicing tasks. The grater is okay for small jobs but won't replace your good old box grater.
I have no idea how long this little treasures super sharp blades will last, but it does have a “Lifetime guarantee” Tee hee! Based on the sharpness of the blades, I think it will be around for a while.
Okay, so as things go, of coarse these peelers are less money than you can get under the “Big Tent” or on late night TV. There are several sellers on Ebay here that have them listed. And, just a note, I found NO use for the “handy Mandolin tool” it's awkward and flimsy.
This seller here, has the identical set I got for $8.95 with free shipping (limited supply). Be sure to check out any sellers rating before making your purchase.