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Paring Knife -or- Vegetable Peeler?

I grew up watching my mom use a vegetable peeler w/ carrots and potatoes.

DH grew up watching his parents abusing illegal drugs, and since they weren't able to afford a vegetable peeler he used a paring knife for carrots and potatoes.

Which do you prefer? A paring knife or a vegetable peeler?

Myself, I'm starting to find that our paring knife does a better job than the vegetable peeler. =)

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Asked by flatlanderjenn at 3:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Potato Peeler Pictures, Images and Photos

    Just yesterday I couldn't find the peeler and had to use a pairing knife and ended up hacking off the skin and ended up with only about 2/3rds of the cucumber. What a waist!

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:27 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Vegetable peeler, but I like using a paring knife on potatoes better.

    Answer by Fawn80 at 3:28 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Vegetable Peeler

    Answer by Cassandre at 3:28 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Vegetable peeler but I use one that is a fixed blade so peels fast and clean like a paring knife with the ease of the peeler. Nobody else in my family like it and I have to have the other type of peelers in the house if I want help peeling vegetables.

    Answer by pbilotti at 3:30 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • LMAO... waste... not waist.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:30 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • paring knife

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 3:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I prefer a vegetable peeler.

    Answer by MizLee at 3:41 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I use a peeler because it takes off less peel than a paring knife. Most of the vitamins are close to the skin. I dd a comparison in Culinary classes with students using a paring knife and using a peeler. The peeler came out on top. A floating-blade peeler, not the real cheap, all metal ones.


    Answer by SweetLuci at 4:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I always use a paring knife to peel potatoes but I use a veggie cutter to peel carrots

    Answer by girliemom0406 at 4:35 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • i like both, really.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 6:17 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

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