5 Vegetable Peelers - Clean Eating Magazine

5 Vegetable Peelers

If you think peelers are a one-size-fits-all-tool, think again – from julienne peelers to soft-fruit peelers, these handy kitchen tools come in every shape and style to tackle virtually any task.

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The Soft-Fruit Peeler

1. The Soft-
Fruit Peeler

Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler
Peeling soft fruit like peaches, plums and tomatoes usually requires blanching in boiling water. Enter the soft-fruit peeler: The blade has a serrated edge that easily glides through your softer fruit to make peeling a cinch – no blanching required!

$9, zylissusa.com

Swivel Style

2. Swivel Style

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
A traditional, swivel-style peeler by OXO, one of our choice brands, this popular model has a comfortable, no-slip handle for gripping, even with wet hands. We love this peeler for harder veggies and fruits such as potatoes and apples. 

$9, oxo.com

The Pro

3. The Pro

Messermeister Pro-Touch Fine Edge Swivel Peeler
A classic, hardworking tool to have in your drawer, this swivel peeler easily glides over your harder vegetables like potatoes and carrots. This is one of our favorite peelers as it makes peeling larger quantities effortless.

$10, messermeister.com(Save 20% off your purchase with code “CLEANEATING20”) 

The Julienne

4. The Julienne

Kuhn Rikon Stainless Julienne Peeler
Cutting matchstick-size vegetables can be finicky and time consuming – when you're in a rush, a julienne peeler is a great trick to have up your sleeve. It easily creates beautiful, uniform strands of veggies. You can even use it instead of a spiral maker to create noodles out of veggies such as zucchini and carrots. 

$20, kuhnrikonshop.com

Y Peeler

5. Y Peeler

Swissmar Classic Peeler – Scalpel Blade
Many cooks prefer a Y-shaped peeler for everyday use. The design requires less wrist motion (no carpal tunnel here!). It also can be used with either hand, and because the wider, Y-shaped handle can work better for larger hands, it's often preferred by men. We love that this model comes in various bright colors.

$5, swissmar.com