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Why the mixed reviews?!?
on January 12, 2010
As with most I have been duped by "As Seen on TV" items. I saw an infomercial for the Titan Peeler and immediately went to check the reviews. I saw mixed reviews most places I looked and ultimately decided NOT to purchase one. I must have left a window open or clicked the wrong key because somehow I managed to purchase two off the actual Titan Peeler website. Rather than cancel I figured I might as well try them.
The arrived today and I can't see why anyone wouldn't give them at least three stars. The only reason I didn't give them 5 was because I haven't had it that long (though I tried peeling quite a few veggies) and while it doesn't look like it will break or that the blades will dull, I can't speak to that. This is hands down the easiest/best vegetable peeler I've ever tried. I'm no gourmet chef, but I do know my way around the kitchen and have had plenty of terrible vegetable peelers. When I looked back a lot of the reviews on this peeler were poor because people cut themselves with it. I thought that maybe it was awkward to use and would slip of the vegetable but that is simply not the case. That would be like giving a knife a poor review because it was sharp and cut you when you ran your hand across the blade. Yes, I imagine this peeler would do a number on your skin if you tried to peel it. Might not be best suited for younger chefs, but I would say it's a must have for the adult kitchen. I don't know that I will have a need for the julienne peeler, but it works as advertised as well. I didn't try it on cheese, but that's simply because I have a cheese slicer for that and I like thick slices of cheese. This cuts things potato chip thin. The "mandolin" attachment shouldn't push you over the edge as to whether or not to buy this item either. Its a cheap plastic 6"x2" board. It is functional but is only as wide as the peeler. So anything wider than about 2" isn't going to be completely cut through. Better off getting a real mandolin or just using a knife.
Buy with confidence, as this peeler is well worth the price tag!