14 Clever Tricks With A Kitchen Peeler

0

The humble kitchen vegetable peeler. It's in every kitchen drawer, and dutifully comes out whenever any vegetables or fruit need peeling.

If it had feelings, it would be shouting 'I'M WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS!'

Your underused peeler really can do so much more than just peel off skins. Read our clever tricks, and get your peeler to say (if it could speak), 'because I'm worth it!'

14 Clever Tricks With A Kitchen Peeler

1. Create gorgeous flower lemons for cocktails or water jugs: This is so simple, you'd be thinking why you never thought of it earlier! Use your peeler to make vertical ridges down the sides of a lemon, about half an inch in width. Now cut your lemon horizontally to create lots of lemon flowers!

2. Create chocolate curls: Nothing makes a cake look oh-so-decadent than topping one off with chocolate shavings. Make sure your chocolate isn't too soft, and then use your peeler to peel thin slices of chocolate, which will automatically turn into curls. If you want to make very thin curls, use a peeler that has 'julienne teeth'.

3. Make soap go further: Soap has a nasty habit of never being used up properly. It turns into a gunky, squishy mess that most of us throw away. Stop! Instead, make thick soap shavings with your kitchen peeler and place into a bag. You can just use a single-serve shaving each time you need it, keeping the rest dry!

4. Give your soap a new lease of life: Scented soap has a habit of losing it's scent quickly. That's because the outside solidifies. Shave off the outer layer of your bar of soap, and you'll find the aroma is back to full strength.

5. Vegetable Ribbons: This is a great tip, especially if you have a julienne peeler (a peeler that has serrated edges). Create spiralized ribbons of sweet potato or zucchini great for adding a touch of class to salads.

6. Add a 'twist' to your cocktails: Ever wondered why cocktails made in fancy bars have twists and curls of citrus fruit in them, rather than just slices? The best cocktail makers know that when you create curls, the fruits release their oils more easily, adding flavor and aroma to the drink. Copy them by using your vegetable peeler to peel off a thick piece of orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime (skin intact), and bend each slice slightly to release the oils. Then pop into your cocktails!

7. Create slivers of cheese for salads: Huge chunks of cheese are a big no-no in salads, but perhaps you don't care much for cheese shavings, and need something more substantial? You'll find your vegetable peeler can easily create slivers of cheese, perfect for topping off your salads.
 

8. 'Refresh' cheese: Cheese left in the fridge can develop a hard rind-like exterior that is chewy and tasteless. Use your kitchen peeler to peel off this layer to reveal fresh, tasty cheese wastes a lot less cheese than cutting the rind off with a knife.

9. Make watermelon monsters: Your kids are going to love this! Cut a watermelon into half (you only need half a melon to create one 'monster').

Cut the half melon into two portions; one portion should be 2/3rds to create the monster 'head', and the other 1/3rd for the monster 'jaw'. Now use your vegetable peeler to peel about an inch and half thickness of the skin from the cut end of each portion (leave the rest of the skin intact). Use a knife to create triangular 'white teeth' into the skinless part.

Gouge out an 'eye socket' on the bigger piece and place a berry in there to create an eye. Now arrange both pieces on a big plate, and fill the monster's mouth with any fruit you like. Kids won't eat fruit? They will when they're taking them out of a monster's mouth!

10. Sharpen a pencil: Yes, you heard right! When you've no pencil sharpener to hand, put that dangerous knife away, and get your handy kitchen peeler out. Much faster.....and safer!
 

11. Get your kids to eat broccoli stems: Not just kids, lots of adults also don't like broccoli stems as they are tough. Use your vegetable peeler to slice off the outer layer, which will reveal the inner tender flesh. Watch everyone wolf down the stems as fast as the florets!

12. Never tear toast again: Everyone prefers a little butter on their toast, rather than margarine. But butter straight from the fridge is difficult to spread, and can tear your toasted slices. Just use your vegetable peeler (Y-shaped peelers are best here) to make super thin slices of butter that you can just lay on top of your toast. No spreading, no tearing!

13. Don't throw out 'old' potatoes: Potatoes start to sprout 'eyes' after a while, but they still remain edible. If you're using a Y-peeler, there should be a rounded loop on the side of your blade which is ideal for digging out these eyes, as well as any suspicious dark spots on your potatoes. If using a swivel peeler, you’ll find an extension on the blade, or a rounded nub, which you can also use to get rid of potato 'eyes'.

14. Love celery again: Most people don't like celery because of the stringy bits that get stuck in between the teeth. Simply shave off the curved sides (that's where all those fibers are). Fall in love with celery again!

Do you have an unusual use for your vegetable peelers thats not on our list? Tell us! How do YOU use your Chef Remi Kitchen Peelers??

Comments

No comments yet.

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

Best Sellers

Avocado Slicer With Knife

17 reviews

$10.99

Avocado Slicer With Knife

Make consuming your favorite super food a cinch with our 3 in 1 slice, pit & scoop tool. Easily cut through the avocado with the knife, whip out the stone with the pitter & scoop out the delicious flesh with one smooth movement. Easy as 1, 2, 3! Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Make consuming your favorite super food a cinch with our 3 in 1 slice, pit & scoop tool. Easily cut through the avocado with the knife, whip out the stone with the pitter & scoop out the delicious flesh with one smooth movement. Easy as 1, 2, 3! Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Award Winning Kitchen Shears

712 reviews

$14.99

Award Winning Kitchen Shears

Cut though almost anything in your kitchen with our award winning super sharp kitchen shears! Fat off meat - no problem, chicken slices - done deal, flower stems, packaging, herbs, vegetables. You name it they’ll cut it! Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

BBQ Grill Mat (set of 3)

170 reviews

$15.99

BBQ Grill Mat (set of 3)

Make grilling tasty, clean & fun with our fantastic BBQ Grill Mats. With flavour fully intact and perfect grill marks every time, you’ll be seen as the ‘Backyard Grillmaster’ of your neighborhood! Plus no more scrubbing dirty grills, just pop them in the dishwasher! Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Chef Remi BBQ Grill Set

6 reviews

$19.99

Chef Remi BBQ Grill Set

The hardest working BBQ tool set ever! The spatula is a meat tenderizer, knife, and a bottle opener. The tongs grip foods that can roll off a spatula, such as sausages. The fork turns large round vegetables, such as potatoes. Everything you could possibly need for the BBQ. Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Chef Remi Can Opener

8 reviews

$10.00 $14.99

Chef Remi Can Opener

A can opener that opens even the toughest of cans, leaves smooth no-cut-finger edges, AND is easy to clean? Even if you have hand mobility issues, you can use this can opener easily with its large turning knob and cushioned handles. Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Chef Remi Cheese Grater

7 reviews

$10.00 $14.99

Chef Remi Cheese Grater

One of the best kitchen tools ever! Built to make it easy to grate cheese rather than the big awkward hand held graters, you just grate moving across the top of the container and the cheese falls right in, no mess, no spillage! Then just put the lid on and throw in the fridge for easy storage!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Chef Remi Cutting Board

6 reviews

$19.99

Chef Remi Cutting Board

The ultimate hardwood cutting board! Wood is proven to be more hygienic than synthetic boards. Our solid rubber wood cutting board istough enough to last you many years, will never dull your blades, and has a juice canal which stops juices spilling onto counter tops. Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Chef Remi Jar Opener

490 reviews

$12.95

Chef Remi Jar Opener

Our 'no muscles required' jar opener with 8 sizes of circular openings - gives you 10 times more leverage, making opening any jar or bottle easy, even with arthritic hands.

Click here for details

Item added to cart!
Item added to cart!

Chef Remi Kitchen Peeler Set

7 reviews

$10.00 $14.99

Chef Remi Kitchen Peeler Set

Handy 3 blade set! Y shaped swivel peeler for big tough fruits & veg. Serrated skin peeler for waxy or slippery fruits & julienne gadget for garnishes, herbs or testing of citrus fruits. You make it these peelers can peel it! Makes food prep so much easier, no kitchen can do without ‘The Peelers’!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Digital Cooking Thermometer

1338 reviews

$12.99

Digital Cooking Thermometer

Make food safety a priority and ensure you never under or overcook food again with the Chef Remi digital cooking thermometer! A bright backlit LCD display gives accurate temperature results in seconds, ensuring the perfectly cooked meal every time!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Digital Kitchen Food Timer

30 reviews

$10.00

Digital Kitchen Food Timer

Got things to get on with while cooking dinner? Utilise the perfect cooking partner to let you know when food needs your attention. The Chef Remi kitchen timer can also be used for homework, exercise, work breaks and anything else you need to set a time limit for!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

Kitchen Spatula Set

4 reviews

$10.00 $14.99

Kitchen Spatula Set

Our popular 2 piece spatula set made fromhard wearing food-grade nylon. Won’t melt like plastic, and won’t scratch nonstick pans like metal! Use the slotted spatula to turn crepes and fragile foods without them sticking. Use the solid spatula for granular items such as burgers. Get Yours Today!

Click here for details

Item added to cart!

What people are saying about us:

  • "The shears arrived on time and in perfect condition. The moment I picked them up I knew these were quality shears. The very first thing I used them for was to cut a chicken in half. I cut through the breast, right down the middle and then through the spine. For a moment I thought something was not right with that chicken because I cut through it with such ease. I was amazed! They are extremely sharp and have a very nice weight to them. I feel tempted to buy another pair just because."

    By DRW

  • "Very fast delivery, very well packed, friendly, professional, courteous & very knowledgeable service. I'm a line cook so I go through 2-3 thermometers a month. This thermometer is very well built & very sturdy. It lights up which helps a lot. It's very quick on the readings which you greatly need when you have 15-25 things you need to check an hour. The probe is approximately 6-7 inches & at first I thought that was quite long but the more I've used it I like the longer probe. What more can I say about this? It's a great deal for the money & with a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong. I'll be buying a second & maybe a third for home on the barbeque grill."

    By deb

  • "At last, I can open the jars and bottles without asking for help. We were using some gizmo with a rubber strap that I could never understand how it was supposed to work let alone manipulate it correctly. Chef Remi’s jar opener is very simple to use and it really works on the first attempt with little to no pressure or stress on my arthritic hands. I am so glad I ran across this item and it is well worth the price (which is very good). I can use this tool not only in the kitchen but anywhere there's a jar, bottle or similar container to be opened."

    By grace jones

  • "I saw a commercial for these grill mats on TV, it almost seemed too good to be true.....so I bought them to try them out. Everything in the TV commercial was true and more! You can grill ANYTHING on these mats, keeps flavor in foods, you can add cheese & sauces to your food and there's no mess to clean up! Your grill stays clean, your food tastes amazing, and you simply rinse the mats with warm soapy water! I love these grill mats so much I bought another set for my dad, he grills all year round. My dad loved the grill mats also and is now telling his friends about them. AMAZING PRODUCT!!!"

    By Aly's Max

  • "My new favorite kitchen scissors. I love to cook but do everything I can to not have to touch chicken and these are perfect. Nothing worse than a pair of scissors that leave you half way through a cut and then doesn't come through, these are not those. I can't wait to try them out when making jerky next weekend. I will try to remember to post an update after but sure my review will remain the same. These feel very sturdy and like they will last forever. I have ordered several Chef Remi items and love them all. Wish they would make more stuff I could use as I have almost everything available on Amazon from them."

    By C.Hill

Designing Kitchen Tools to Make Cooking Easier

Get Chef Remi's easy to use, reliable and stylish line of kitchen products - at a discount!

American Express Mastercard Visa Discover PayPal Better Business Bureau PayPal Verified Authorized-net UPS FedEx USPS