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Subject: Electric potato peelers
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: JIP <JIP[at]that.xx124.place.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 17:51:23 -0000
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Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

Are they any good?

Christmas is coming after all!

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 12:13:49 -0600
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Visit: <a href="http://www.tinyurl.com/ycs7xw">http://www.tinyurl.com/ycs7xw</a>

Click on the "video story" link on the right, under the "Try It Before You 
Buy It" logo.

I have the hand cranked apple peeler contraption. Works great!!!

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From: George <george[at]nospam.invalid>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 13:35:26 -0500
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My thoughts are unless you are making restaurant type quantities of 
something it almost never makes sense to get equipment that you have to 
buy, store and clean. In the case of potatoes we usually use Yukon gold 
or the purple/red potatoes and never peel them.

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From: Sheldon <PENMART01[at]aol.com>
Date: 8 Nov 2006 11:26:33 -0800
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George McGoober wrote:
> My thoughts are unless you are making restaurant type quantities of
> something it almost never makes sense to get equipment that you have to
> buy, store and clean. In the case of potatoes we usually use Yukon gold
> or the purple/red potatoes and never peel them.

That's not a reason not to own a *vegetable* peeler... maybe yoose dumb
micks only eat potatos...

But an electric hand peeler... the friggin batteries will cost more
than the spuds they will peel, let alone they will wear out just
sitting in the drawer... why don't yoose check its vibration level, you
can always shove it up your dumb butts.... hey, you'll feel good and
peel your polyps at the same time! <g>

Ahahahahahahahahaha. . . .

Sheldon D'Cell

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From: George <george[at]nospam.invalid>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 08:25:21 -0500
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Sheldon wrote:
> That's not a reason not to own a *vegetable* peeler... maybe yoose dumb
> micks only eat potatos...
> 
> But an electric hand peeler... the friggin batteries will cost more
> than the spuds they will peel, let alone they will wear out just
> sitting in the drawer... why don't yoose check its vibration level, you
> can always shove it up your dumb butts.... hey, you'll feel good and
> peel your polyps at the same time! <g>
> 
> Ahahahahahahahahaha. . . .
> 
> Sheldon D'Cell

Off the meds again? Seems you have a reading comprehension problem 
followed by your high class racial slurs.

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From: Dave Smith <adavid.smith[at]sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 14:25:40 -0500
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JIP wrote:
> Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

My mother has one that someone gave her for Christmas last year. 
I tried it. I tried it plugged in and turned on and I tried it
unplugged. It peels just as quickly with no electricity as it
does when it is running. IMO, it is just an expensive and useless
gimmick. You can get a good manual peeler for about $5 and do the
same job in the same time without having to find an outlet to
plug it into and to be tethered with the electrical cord.

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From: Sheldon <PENMART01[at]aol.com>
Date: 8 Nov 2006 11:29:30 -0800
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Dave Smith wrote:
> My mother has one that someone gave her for Christmas last year.
> I tried it. I tried it plugged in and turned on and I tried it
> unplugged. It peels just as quickly with no electricity as it
> does when it is running. IMO, it is just an expensive and useless
> gimmick. You can get a good manual peeler for about $5 and do the
> same job in the same time without having to find an outlet to
> plug it into and to be tethered with the electrical cord.

An AC cord, that sounds dangerous... I've seen battery operated, not
AC, least not for home use.

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From: Zilbandy <zil[at]zilbandyREMOVETHIS.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 12:51:10 -0700
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Sheldon wrote:
>An AC cord, that sounds dangerous... I've seen battery operated, not
>AC, least not for home use.

It might be a bit bulky, but how about a nuclear powered peeler? Cooks
and peels at the same time. :)

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From: Goomba38 <goomba38[at]comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 18:00:09 -0500
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Dave Smith wrote:
> My mother has one that someone gave her for Christmas last year. 
> I tried it. I tried it plugged in and turned on and I tried it
> unplugged. It peels just as quickly with no electricity as it
> does when it is running. IMO, it is just an expensive and useless
> gimmick. You can get a good manual peeler for about $5 and do the
> same job in the same time without having to find an outlet to
> plug it into and to be tethered with the electrical cord.

I like my large softer handled OXO kitchen peeler.
I want to grab it, use it and toss it into the dishwasher...not find it, 
plug it in, wash it carefully...

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From: Abe <noone[at]nowhere.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 11:54:16 -0800
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JIP wrote:
>Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

Total waste of money. A gimmick.

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From: pamjd <guppy21014[at]aol.com>
Date: 8 Nov 2006 13:49:03 -0800
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JIP wrote:
> Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

I got a couple that are like this one at a rummage sale.  They work
great for spuds and for apples.  I don't use them often but when I need
them they come in handy.  The cord never is near water, at least with
the ones I have.  Mine came with salad spinner basket and citrus juicer
bowl also.  They would be very nice for someone with limited hand
strength or mobility.
If you have the room why not?  Your friends will borrow it when they
find out you have it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/POTATO-EXPRESS-Electric-Potato-Peeler-by-Maverick_W0QQitemZ140049710795QQcategoryZ20641QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWINQ3aPOST0Q3aRECOQ3aBIDQQcmdZViewItem

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From: zxcvbob <zxcvbob[at]charter.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 21:04:56 -0600
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JIP wrote:
> Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

It just sounds silly and useless to me. (Whoever heard of an electric 
potato?)

Best regards,
Bob

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From: notbob <notbob[at]nothome.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 22:27:38 -0600
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zxcvbob wrote:
> It just sounds silly and useless to me. (Whoever heard of an electric 
> potato?)

Hey! ...there were "electrical banana".  Who's to say it couldn't
happen?  ;)

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 04:33:11 -0600
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notbob wrote:

> Hey! ...there were "electrical banana".

Quite Rightly!

>  Who's to say it couldn't
> happen?  ;)

LOL I think this sounds like a silly gadget.  If someone gave one to me I'd
be selling it at the next yard sale.

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From: Margaret Suran <margaret[at]no.spam.for.me.invalid>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:49:32 GMT
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notbob wrote:
>Hey! ...there were "electrical banana".

And a Clockwork Orange.

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 05:29:12 -0600
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Margaret Suran said...
> And a Clockwork Orange.

That was the first X-rated movie I ever saw (in it's debut). I read the 
book first. It had the glossary of terms in the back of the book. I loved 
both the book and the film equally. I have the soundtrack on vinyl LP and 
the DVD.

I was probably 15 years old. I remember walking out of the theater, 
worrying if the future would really turn out like that.

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From: Margaret Suran <margaret[at]no.spam.for.me.invalid>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:11:22 GMT
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Andy wrote:
> That was the first X-rated movie I ever saw (in it's debut). I read the 
> book first. It had the glossary of terms in the back of the book. I loved 
> both the book and the film equally. I have the soundtrack on vinyl LP and 
> the DVD.

I read it when my daughter read it in school and passed it on to me. 
She must have been just about the age that you were.  I was surprised 
that her English teacher had chosen the book, but I was glad that she 
was able to discuss everything in school.  I never saw the film.

The same teacher also assigned "A Separate Peace", "Catcher In The 
Rye", "Lord Of The Flies" and "Flowers For Algernon", the last made 
into the film "Charlie".  I read them all and others that I no longer 
remember, but I was never a big fan of movies, so I don't think I saw 
any of them.

Talking of Oranges, I want to use up some overripe bananas and make 
Banana Bread.  I like to grate some fresh Orange Peel into the the 
batter and I have to go and buy one.

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 06:36:35 -0600
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Margaret Suran said...
> Talking of Oranges, I want to use up some overripe bananas and make 
> Banana Bread.  I like to grate some fresh Orange Peel into the the 
> batter and I have to go and buy one.

Banana bread and ice cream!!!

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From: notbob <notbob[at]nothome.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 06:56:18 -0600
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Jill wrote:
> LOL I think this sounds like a silly gadget.  If someone gave one to me I'd
> be selling it at the next yard sale.

Been there, done that.  This back in the early 80s, an electric peeler
with changeable attachments like a paring knife blade and other
silliness I don't recall.  Basically, the blades just vibrated and it
did nothing well except waste electrons.  I don't remember how we came
by it or how it left us, but its stay was extremely short.

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From: Nancy Young <rjynly[at]comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 08:00:07 -0500
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Jill McQuown wrote
> LOL I think this sounds like a silly gadget.  If someone gave one to me I'd
> be selling it at the next yard sale.

I'm not really sure what is meant by an electric potato peeler
and I haven't looked, but it seems to me you have to rub
something all over the potato skin, why not just make it a
potato peeler?  I love my OXO y-peeler, it makes peeling
effortless.  Having said that, I don't have arthritis in my hands,
at least, not too much.

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From: Stan Horwitz <stan[at]temple.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 17:25:46 -0500
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JIP wrote:
> Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

A friend of mine has one of those things. It works great, but so does 
the cheapo old fashioned peeler that I have.

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From: Charles Quinn <cmquinn[at]NEVERmindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:40:54 GMT
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JIP wrote:
> Greetings - anyone have experience of using these in the home?

I had one of those copper pot scrubber things staring at me while I was 
peeling some potatoes. Hmmm, the potatoes are very dirty, hmmm, that 
scrubber may work on the tough dirt, WOW it also peels them as you go, it 
gets the very outside skin off and is super simple.

Even and irishman can learn something new about potatoes!


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