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Subject: Horseshoe-Shaped Potato Peeler
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: tioga0630[at]yahoo.com (tioga 0630)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 03:57:50 -0800
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I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

A handicapped family member with use only of a non-dominant arm cooks
for a small army everyday and recently went into an understandable
paroxysm when this beloved potato peeler was missing.

Any information or leads appreciated, because she got this little one
at a garage sale.

Thanks in advance.

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From: jarkat2002[at]aol.comnojunk (Jarkat2002)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 12:20:14 GMT
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I'm not a big fan of Tupperware .. but ... I have had a peeler from them for
the last 6 years (that gets heavy use) that has been great.  
They have the style that you are describing.  I use  mine almost every day.  
oh .. and it's fine to put in the dishwasher, which is a plus to me :)
www.tupperware.com
Good luck,
~Kat

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From: Nancy Young <qwerty[at]mail.monmouth.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 07:23:40 -0500
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I believe they are called Y peelers, you should be able to find them
easily.  Williams-Sonoma carries them.  I always buy 2 or 3 because
those things disappear.

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From: Mia <mpiazza[at]gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 13:37:24 +0100
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Nancy Young wrote:
> I believe they are called Y peelers, you should be able to find them
> easily.  Williams-Sonoma carries them.  I always buy 2 or 3 because
> those things disappear.

I agree, these are good, here's the link ... they are on special at Williams-Sonoma, 5 for $15:
Swiss Peelers

paste this URL in your address field:

http://ww1.williams-sonoma.com/cat/pip.cfm?vs=ecomm&src=scscctlgspi%7Crshop%7Cvecomm&root=shop&gids=sku4370318&cat=ctlgspi

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From: Deacon <deacon_2002[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 12:55:54 GMT
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Mia wrote:
>I agree, these are good, here's the link ... they are on special at Williams-Sonoma, 5 for $15:

Here are some different price points...

http://www.kitchenetc.com/Products.cfm?sku=000700823
http://www.kitchenetc.com/Products.cfm?sku=000640052
http://www.kitchenetc.com/Products.cfm?sku=000901827
http://www.kitchenetc.com/Products.cfm?sku=000116243

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From: stan[at]temple.edu
Date: 18 Feb 2003 12:58:59 GMT
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Check your local cookwares store. What you want should be easy
to find if you look in local cookwares stores or the cookwares
section of your favorite department store.

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From: Arri London <biotech[at]ic.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 07:26:08 -0700
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Walmart and Target sell them. They are often called 'French'
peelers.

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From: Melba's Jammin' <barbschaller[at]earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:26:28 -0600
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Tupperware peddles one with that blade arrangement but theirs may be a 
Y-shape rather than the U.  I got mine at the State Fair and love the 
sharpness of the blade though I'm still adjusting to the different feel 
of the peeler in my hand.

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From: The Cook <susan_r23666[at]yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:35:09 GMT
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Oxo also makes one in that shaped.  It also has a soft handle.

Susan N.

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 09:19:01 -0800
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

There are several different kinds at http://www.cooking.com.  Go to
this link - http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodli.asp?DeptNo=4000&ClassNo=0406&CurDept=4000&CurClass=0406&CurSubClass=4608

I have some like the multi-colored ones; I also have an old metal one
that has a grater in the center and the peeler bar on the end.  I got
the metal one at my local hardware store.

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From: tioga0630[at]yahoo.com (tioga 0630)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 16:55:32 -0800
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Dear Lord!  Thank you ALL for the great links and information.  Now I
know where to post when I have another food-related question.

Thanks again and God Bless,

Jean

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From: dan_masi[at]mentor.com (Dan Masi)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 09:24:50 -0800
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

It sounds like what you want is what's called a "harp" peeler.
You can probably find any number of them by doing a search
on that term.  

I'd highly recommed giving the Kyocera ceramic peelers a try;
they're super-sharp and stay that way.  I really like mine,
though I don't have their harp-shaped peeler.  Professional
Cutlery Direct (www.cutlery.com) sells the entire line,
including the ceramic harp peeler.

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From: barry_grau[at]yahoo.com (Barry Grau)
Date: 18 Feb 2003 10:08:20 -0800
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

People with disabilities often like OXO products. OXO makes a peeler
that sounds like the one you described. Go here for retail locations
or to purchase online:

http://www.oxo.com/

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From: Siobhan Bouzane <sbouzane[at]nf.sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:54:27 -0330
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Barry Grau wrote:
> People with disabilities often like OXO products. OXO makes a peeler
> that sounds like the one you described. 

Try Pampered Chef.    www.pamperedchef.com   or see this direct link to the
specific product  http://tinyurl.com/60wx   Called a   Julienne Peeler   on
this site.

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From: Cyndi <rnchackett[at]insightbb.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 22:35:01 GMT
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

I got a free one a couple of years ago from a guy that advertised
those either here or at alt.cooking-chat.  He/they were out of
Africa.  I think a new one costs about $ 5.00.  Let me see if I
can find a link...

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=peeler+free+group:alt.cooking-chat&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&as_drrb=b&selm=3a4afe6b.173758112%40news.wn.com.au&rnum=1
On Tue, 26 Dec 2000 15:14:55 +0200, Charles W <chucjhb@blah.icon.co.za> wrote:
>Stuart Ross <stuart@austware.com> wrote
>> Hi
>>
>> This is just a short note to tell you about a South African web site that
>> you may be interested in - for the world's best potato peeler!
>>
>> The Austware Peeler peels, slices and shreds and normally sells for just $5.
>> However, to launch the site Austware is GIVING AWAY ONE FREE PEELER (inc
>> postage) to the first 100 customers - the only condition is that if you like
>> the Austware Peeler you will tell 10 friends about the web site.
>>
>> www.austware.com
>>
>
>Well...I never heard any reference to this 'Austware' name before, but I
>have a peeler which looks just like the one pictured on the site mentioned,
>and I _do_ live in South Africa.
>It's a _very_ nice peeler.
>This is not Spam; I'm _really_ just a satisfied customer.
>--
>'Kay,
>Chiz!
>Chas. (chucjhb@blah.icon.co.za) Remove blah to use.
>#I'm not trying to tell you what to be; Oh no, oh no, not me...
>snip<

This is the guy that I got mine from.  It works quite nicely.

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From: JohnB <John_B[at]Operamail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 01:07:42 GMT
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Tupperware sells peelers for $9
http://order.tupperware.com/pls/htprod_www/tup_show_item.show_item_detail?fv_item_number=P10024666000&fv_item_category_code=2000&fv_category_page_number=1

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From: Nancy Young <qwerty[at]mail.monmouth.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:26:07 -0500
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JohnB wrote:
> Tupperware sells peelers for $9

Holy crow, you can get 5 for $15 from Williams-Sonoma, the expensive
store.

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From: Tracey <redherring[at]prodigy.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 01:21:52 GMT
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tioga 0630 wrote:
> I'm trying to find a site or non-Internet company that manufactures
> potato peelers that can be described as tiny "horseshoes" with the
> peeler blade attached to the ends, like a crossbar.

Try tupperware, thats where I got mine.


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