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Subject: "Y" Peeler vs Swivel peeler
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: mhorowit[at]erols.com (Michael Horowitz)
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 11:10:54 GMT
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What are the advantages of the "Y" peeler over the swivel peeler? _
Mike

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 08:40:20 -0400
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I think it's so much easier to use (Y peeler).  You just put the
peeler on the vegetable and drag it down.  The swivel peeler, your
hand does the work.  

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From: gregzywicki[at]cs.com (Greg Zywicki)
Date: 8 Apr 2002 11:15:05 -0700
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Nancy Young wrote:
> I think it's so much easier to use (Y peeler).  You just put the
> peeler on the vegetable and drag it down.  The swivel peeler, your
> hand does the work.  

Not to be nitpicky, but isn't your hand doing some work in either case?

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 14:23:06 -0400
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Greg Zywicki wrote:
> Not to be nitpicky, but isn't your hand doing some work in either case?

Well, you don't will it with your mind (laugh).  Check out both types
and mimic how you'd peel a carrot, maybe you'll see what I mean.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 08 Apr 2002 21:34:43 GMT
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Nancy Young writes:
>Well, you don't will it with your mind (laugh).  Check out both types
>and mimic how you'd peel a carrot, maybe you'll see what I mean.

Girls grip carrots differently than guys... really! 

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From: Richard Caley 
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:12:23 GMT
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Michael Horowitz writes:
> What are the advantages of the "Y" peeler over the swivel peeler? _

Both are horrible and should be banished in favour of a lanacashire
peeler (I have no idea what that would be in the US, basicly a
fixed-blade peeler which operates like a peeling knife but mounted in
such a way that you can't cut yourself).

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From: Jeffrey P. Vasquez 
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 20:54:50 GMT
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Michael Horowitz wrote:
> What are the advantages of the "Y" peeler over the swivel peeler? _
> Mike

It's not a matter of advantages, per se, it's different tools for different 
tasks.

If I'm peeling carrots and potatoes, then I use the peeler that finishes 
the task most quickly. If I have to dice butternut squash (which requires 
peeling it), then I use the "Y" peeler, because butternut's skin is just 
too tough to deal with effectively with any other peeler. I'm using squash 
as an example, but generally any tough-skinned vegetable is easier and 
safer peeled with the "Y" peeler.

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From: xhingus 
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 21:37:41 -0700
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The Y Peeler...usually doesn't wind up in the trash like the swivel
does...thats one thing its got on it...

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From: Alan 
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:34:09 -0500
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xhingus wrote:
> The Y Peeler...usually doesn't wind up in the trash like the swivel
> does...thats one thing its got on it...

It all depends on how well they are made.  If they're really
sharp, then either kind works fine.  Most I've bought have
not peeled well (either kind) but now I have a swivel one
that works just fine, and I'm keeping it!

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 12 Apr 2002 17:45:18 GMT
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Michael Horowitz wrote:
>What are the advantages of the "Y" peeler over the swivel peeler?

Which peeler configuration works best is a personal choice based upon each
individual's comfort, obviously each person's physical characteristics and
range of motion is different and unique.  Personally I much prefer the olde
thyme straight swivel peeler, the ones with a carbon steel blade.  Regardless
which style, veggie peelers with stainless steel blades stink.

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 23:50:18 GMT
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Sheldon wrote:
> Which peeler configuration works best is a personal choice based upon each
> individual's comfort, obviously each person's physical characteristics and
> range of motion is different and unique. 

What kind of logic is that? Leaving it up to each person to decide
effectively kills this thread!

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 13 Apr 2002 03:39:33 GMT
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Alan Zelt writes:
>What kind of logic is that? Leaving it up to each person to decide
>effectively kills this thread!

Oh.  Then let's invoke the the ol' "Peter Parer" law and enforce it,
religiously... everyone with a 3" k'nifeh move to the left... all genitals with
6" pig stickers line up to the right, the rest of ya 'yoose people, move yer
8"er shivs to the back of the spud locker.  How's that for stirrin' up a little
controversy? hehehehe


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