Zyliss Fruit Peeler
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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
I read about this peeler on a blog that was telling you how to make zucchini pasta without having to go out and buy one of those vegetable spiralizer contraptions. The zyliss julienne peeler did as she said. It slices up a zucchini into nice sized noodles. I've yet to try it on other vegetables but it worked perfectly for zucchini.

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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
No more slimy julienned carrots. I bought this julienne peeler after seeing one for the first time in a Pampered Chef book and since I love gadgets I was thrilled but a sample was not available to play with. It is the only one I have ever tired so I can't compare it to any others but it does a great job on carrots: After removing the outer peel,(Someone needs to makes a utensil that both peels and juliennes) I place a medium sized carrot on a flat surface, while holding one end and starting in the middle of the carrot I pull the peeler toward me turning the carrot until the carrot is too thin to make contact with the peeler, leaving a pencil sized end. Then I turn the carrot around and holding on to this end, I julienne the other half. My fingers are never in danger of being cut but it seems pretty sharp so I replace it's guard when it is not in use. I plan to julienne zuchinni to use instead of pasta when I'm watching my carbs and potatoes for hash browns when I'm not.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2010
I saw a glowing special review on my Kindle Amazon Daily a couple of days ago for the Kuhn Rikon Piranha Peeler, so I added it to my Amazon Wish List. Then, I happened to notice the Zyliss peelers (both regular and soft skin on one card for just a couple dollars more than one alone -- $9.99 for the two) at my local grocery store. The lady doing demonstration recipes that day recommended them, and I couldn't remember the name of the one I saw on the Kindle, so I bought the Zyliss, figuring I would check when I got home. I found that Amazon carries both brands, and the reviews here for the Zyliss seemed just as good as for the Kuhn.

I used the Zyliss Soft Skin peeler this morning on an overripe peach, and it did just fine, shaving off just the skin, even in areas that were turning brown and very soft.

It appears to me that the Zyliss and Kuhn are almost identical, except for the shape of the handle; the Zyliss appears somewhat larger, and more nicely shaped, I think. The other difference I see is that the Zyliss has a stainless steel metal scoop on the end for removing eyes and other things, whereas the Kuhn seems to have only a plastic tip.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2009
It does exactly what it is supposed to do, and does it very, very well. You can take something like a very ripe mango or peach that is soft, and the peeler just removes the thinnest veneer of peel, and very little fruit. This is one of the things I like best. No waste! I use it frequently, and would replace it ASAP if anything happened to it. If you eat a lot of fruit, this will be invaluable to you.

Dec. 8, 2010. Well, it actually happened. I did misplace this peeler a month or so ago. (It fell in some mysterious black hole in my little kitchen). I am requesting a new one for Christmas, and I can't wait to get that new one. Just today I was attempting to peel some kiwis with my old Oxo peeler, something that I know would be simple with my Zyliss Soft Skin. The Oxo just would not grab the skin, and it took three times longer than it would have with my Zyliss. I recently recommended this peeler to my Aunt and Uncle. Currently they are maintaining 2 homes, and my Aunt said she liked the first one she bought so much she had to get a second one for the other house. She said my Uncle was struggling to peel something recently and she told him to use the new peeler. He did, and he said, "this is so much better"! And this from a man in his seventies who has no doubt worked with a few peelers in his life. So, still highly recommended by me.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon June 5, 2010
The ergonomic handle of the Zyliss Smoothglide peeler, may be a little large for some with smaller hands, but if your hands are big enough, you should have pretty good control of the cutting blade, which has a normal straight cutting edge. Zyliss's Soft Skin Peeler, is a very similar product, except that it is red, and has a blade with a serrated edge. The serrated blade is much sharper, and has a fantastic bite! If you don't mind some curved edges, the Soft Skin Peeler is more reliable, and does a better job. It is simply wicked at shredding.

If you prefer straightedge cuts, this peeler is pretty good, although the blade could stand a little sharpening. The handle has a rubber grip strip that helps with traction, particularly when the handle or your hands are wet. There is also a cutting tip for digging out potato eyes, seeds, or other imperfections. Both the Smoothglide, and the Soft Skin Peeler, are eligible for Amazon's 4 for 3 program.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon February 28, 2010
I have a drawer full of vegetable peelers in all sorts of styles, shapes and colors that I have accumulated over the years but theZyliss Y Peeler is the only one I ever use. It's really the best.

It is well designed and very accommodating to my individual needs. I have arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome and simple kitchen tasks such as peeling carrots are painful if not impossible but the Zyliss Y Peeler makes peeling much easier for me as well as more safe and comfortable.

I have been using different Y peelers for years now, ever since a Swiss chef I once worked with presented me with my first Y peeler as a little Christmas gift back in the 80s. Once I got use to it, I just loved it. I had that one for years but recently had to replace it. The original one had a short handle so I thought I'd experiment with the longer handle of the Zyliss and I'm glad I did. It feels great in my hand and causes no wrist pain when I grip it. It glides over everything I need to peel with the greatest of ease.

I never thought I'd be raving about a vegetable peeler but the Zyliss Y Peeler is so nice I must give this fine kitchen essential my most enthusiastic 5 stars!
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2013
I wanted to try making "Pasta" from Zuchini and summer squash. I had one of these from Oxo and it was useless and the little blades bent and broke.
This works like a dream and we can carry on with our low carb/Caveman diet while still enjoying our favorite pasta sauces.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2010
I just purchased some expensive champagne mangoes from Whole Foods. Yesterday peeled one with a very sharp, brand new paring knife; today I remembered I had this Zyliss peeler in the back of the drawer. There was no comparison. Unlike the paring knife, the Zyliss made short work of peeling the mango and took almost no flesh with the peel. It couldn't have been faster or easier to use. It has a very sharp swiveling serrated edge that glides through fruit skin like butter, and a comfortable palm-friendly handle. Maybe your knife skills are better than mine, but if not, this is your ticket to an easy glide.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2009
This thing will actually peel a bell pepper or a peach without tearing it up, its terrific! Roasted red peppers got a whole lot easier. I've had one for three years now, it gets a lot of use and is still like new.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 5, 2009
I treated myself to this vegetable peeler after having used the old, metal kind for years. I've purchased other Zyliss kitchen tools in the past and they do make excellent quality items. Check out their ice cream scoop.

I first used this over the holidays when peeling potatoes for a large group dinner. It was very sharp, had good balance, and was comfortable in my hand. It seemed to take a slightly thicker slice than my old peeler, but was not excessive, and, in my mind, the job being much faster and requiring less effort was a fair trade off. It has the metal "eye" removing tip which is very sharp and works slick. There is also a plastic blade protector on it when new that doesn't stay on well. I'm not sure if it's meant to but it would be nice as it would be easy to slice your finger while searching through the drawer without it being in place.

I highly recommend this vegetable peeler, and Zyliss kitchen tools, if you're looking for an upgrade to your existing ones.
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