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Gadgets in general are something that I love and if I think that something is going to take time off a chore or just generally make my life easier then I will pay a small fortune for it. I have a cupboard full of kitchen gadgets and a whole drawer in my kitchen dedicated just to cooking utensils and related items as well as my cutlery drawer that has lots of items crammed in to it too. It is probably fair to say that I don't need any more utensils and haven't done for a while but I went to a Jamie 'At Home' party a few months ago. At this party the host, a friend of mine, was running her last show and because of this she was selling particularly items from her personal hosting set and raffling off some too. I was really excited for this and it was the sole reason that I agreed to go along to the party as I had my eye on some larger items. I actually didn't end up getting those and instead came away with some utensils, glassware and cookware. One of the items that I came away with was this 3 in 1 peeler and I got this along with a few other utensils for just £15.00. As this retails at around £12.00 this was an absolute bargain even if I had only got one other item with it.
Vegetables are something that I often peel by knife. I have had peelers in the past that have started out fine but have become blunt very quickly and soon disintegrated if I have even tried to sharpen the blades. Ultimately they have turned out to be a waste of money after just a few weeks and I have quickly gone back to using a short knife to peel vegetables instead.
The peeler that I purchased was unpackaged as it was a 'display model' that was used at parties for demonstration purposes. I was fine with this for the low price that I paid. There are 3 blades with this peeler, a julienne, a serrated and a thin standard one. Now initially I wondered why I would ever need 3 different blades but I actually change these often for a variety of purposes. This peeler is blade and silver with the standard metal blades that you find on most Y shaped peelers. To swap the blades over is very simple, just press on either side (not where the blade is) and then press the plastic button and the blade comes away. Then you can put in the blade that you require. It is very simple to do this and it doesn't feel unsafe at all to me. I do take extra care when doing this and often just have a tea towel over my hand just in case but I've never had any problems at all changing these blades.
The handle on this peeler is a fairly generous size and it is quite comfortable to hold to. The blades are very secure when they are in place and they do not move or feel unstable at all. The handle is textured making it easy to grip and it feels secure at all times when I'm using it. Because this is sturdy I am able to speed peel and get the entire vegetables for a soup or stew ready in just a few minutes. I like to use the julienne peeler for peeling carrots and other vegetables and the serrated blade of medium thickness is ideal for peeling strands of carrots and other items for stir fries and the like.
In all I would say that this is worthy of 4/5 stars. Sometimes I can find that I use the same peeling method and yet I get slightly thicker slices or strands of something. That isn't a huge deal other than if I am cooking a stir fry where it can mean that a few vegetables are not as crunchy as others by the time I have finished cooking my meal. This isn't a massive problem of course but I like my home made dinners to be perfect and this can annoy me slightly. I will definitely continue to use this and do on a regular basis too. I like the changeable blades and they fit together nicely in the little plastic holder which is flimsy looking and feeling but has lasted well so far.
I should have known that one way a company looks to shift a product that is not very good is to add a celebrity name to it and unfortunately that proved to be the case with this peeler from Jamie Oliver. Unfortunately by the time I found out that this was no better than the standard cheap peeler I was £6.99 worse off.
As you can probably tell from the product description you get three blades in all, now with the standard peelers that I have used I have never been struck with the thought that a particular peeling job needs a different blade but according to Jamie you do. The peeler itself is black and grey plastic and in the shape of a letter Y but with curved arms. The three blades are intended for vegetables, soft fruit and julienne style peeling. One of my main faults with this product is that it is really fiddly to change the blades and I'm not entirely convinced by how sturdy the plastic parts are as they are fragile and do not look like they will cope with many blade changes, I have had the product for three months now and I'm not sure it will last another 3.
The peeler itself is comfortable to hold and I have been impressed with the soft fruit blade which has made peeling mangoes a lot easier, that for me has been the main benefit and I'm sorely tempted to buy a standard peeler and just keep this one for soft fruit so that it will last a lot longer as I will not have to change the blades. The julienne blade is a total failure and not something I would use again, it just did not do what it is intended for.
Personally this is over priced and not worth the money, the fruit blade is good and there is no real problem with the veggie peeler blade it is just that it is such a pain to change the blades over and it does not look very well made in this area.
I recently brought this after my other peeler that was really good and I had for years broke. I went for this peeler not just because of the Jamie Oliver Brand but because it was recommend by a friend. I am now doubting the fact that my old one was any good at all. This really is an amazing peeler.
This is a very stylish looking utensil for around the kitchen. It has an modern and professional appeal. I has a sleek design with an easy grip handle. It has a very stylish black and a chrome design with shiny metal blades. this is a very well designed utensil for the kitchen and looks very aesthetically pleasing for any kitchen.
The All purpose 3-in-1 peeler, really is all purpose. It has a vegetable and soft fruit peeler as well as a julienne or shredder blade. They can all be interchanged really easily, just by pressing a button and sliding the blade out. They also come with handy blade cover which really are a must have as the blades are extremely sharp which consequently means the peeler is extremely efficient at slicing through even the hardest fruit and veg. It is most definitely the best peeler I've ever had!
However there's a downside to to the ease and efficiency of the product. I, personally, am not the most coordinated person. so me and very sharp object don't mix. Therefore for the first few weeks of using this I did cut myself several times. However this just proves the amazing efficiency and sharpness of the product.
Ease of Use & Reliability
The different blades are very easy to change between, iy just take a press of a button and then you can slide the blade out very easily, you can re-attach a different blade with the same ease. It's simple to use, just slide the blade down the fruit/veg and it will peel or slice it with complete ease.
It will do this every time as it is incredibly reliable and is yet to let me down and not peel successful and every-time anything I have peeled. It hasn't broke yet and is still looking brand new. It can be washed in a dishwasher so it's also incredibly easy to clean.
This product looks very good in any kitchen environment due to its modern, professional aesthetics. It also works like a dream and will slice through anything. The phrase " like a hot knife through butter" comes to mind with this peeler. It also works incredibly well slice through anything you need. It's completly easy to use and change blades and is very reliable, never has it let me down.
When buying myself a whole new range of cooking utensils lately I predictably opted for a number of the celebrity endorsed products against my better judgment. I am not naive enough to ignore the fact that when buying products such as this Jamie Oliver Three in One Peeler, half the money is probably being paid for his name alone. But nevertheless I have found this a very useful tool to have in my kitchen drawer.
I paid £9.99 in a national store for this which makes it much more expensive that the normal ranges of peelers out there but nevertheless it has proven to be worth that price and I am hoping the quality here and the finesse in the product which I will guide you through, means it will last longer than cheaper brands thus being more cost effective in the long run. Only time will tell on that front however.
Now, I had no idea prior to buying this that there were different types of peelers for different types of peeling jobs. I have previously used a cheap brand for all my peeling needs but as the blade had decided to, well, simply stop cutting effectively it needed to be replaced. So alas I found myself face with three peeling blades here. One for use with veg, another with soft skinned fruits and a third blade, a julienne blade, intended for well I am not quite too sure. It is tougher than the vegetable blade that's for sure but I haven't used it that much as it seems to peel half the food you want to.
In any way, each blade is sharp, focused and works a wonder. The quality is inherent and after much use the blades are still going strong. The whole device itself shines of being a well made product, with attention to detail and ensuring the consumer gains a quality product for the hard earned cash handed over. I have every confidence this will be a lasting device and outlive the cheaper products I have used previously. Peeling is a breeze and it works easily and smoothly with the sharp blades cutting through simply and consistently.
The hand grip is very solid and easy to grip, it is plastic based but the way it is designed with a wide base so that it doesn't dip into your hands and cause pain when peeling tough skins. It's a pleasure to use and there has been clear care and effort but into the design.
One of the positives to this is that the whole device is self contained. So no hunting around for a spare blade or remembering where you stored it. Its all in hand! Obviously some blades will be used more than others but its all so easy to change around being very akin to a standard razor blade. Of course caution is needed when switching blade but its so simple the risks are low.
All in all I have nothing but positives to say about this device as even though it is at the upper end of the market price wise it is worth a punt because the blades are solid, it will last and its an overall superbly designed piece of kit!
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I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to kitchen gadgets and have a drawer full to prove it! Whilst browsing Amazon one wet and cold Saturday afternoon, I came across an impressive looking peeler from the Jamie Oliver range and decided it would make a useful, if expensive, addition to my kitchen gadgets.
The Jamie Olive all purpose 3 in 1 peeler is basically as the name implies three peelers with one handle. The peeler looks of a decent quality and has three detectable peelers that can all be stored neatly together using the blade storage that clips onto the peeler. The main tradition peeler is used for peeling vegetables and can be left attached to the handle. There are two other blades, a julienne blade for finely slicing vegetables such as carrots or courgettes and a serrated blade for very fine peeling. The serrated blade is designed to use on soft fruits such as kiwis or tomatoes.
The blades are removed from the handle by pinching the side of the handle. Attaching a new blade is done by simply clicking it in place. The handle has a soft rubber grip to prevent it from slipping in your hand. In theory this is an excellent design and gives you three peelers in one with the ability to keep the spare blades together in one place.
I am really disappointed with this peeler and feel it was a total waste of the £12.00 I paid for it! The main blade is quite sharp and works fairly well, in that it peels vegetables. However it is no better than my cheaper Tesco version. The Julienne blade is very awkward to use with the thin slices of vegetables getting stuck in the blade. I had really liked the idea of having a tool that would thinly slice vegetables especially for adding to pasta dishes. The serrated blade is also awkward to use and is not really sharp enough to peel soft fruits. I have given up trying to use this after numerous attempts had resulting it me getting very messy!
Overall I wish I had saved my money on this gadget and would advise you to avoid it! I think this is a gadget that Jamie should have thought twice before putting his name to and would be very surprised if he has actually used it at all!
I've only ever been able to use the horseshoe shaped peelers as I haven't got a good grip when it comes to holding the other vegetable peels that have the orange twine around them due to a car accident a few years ago when I lost some of the use of my right hand, so can only hold the horseshoe kind peelers for a little while and when I saw this Jamie Oliver All Purpose 3-in-1 Peeler I thought it would help me better in the kitchen and I was right.
This 3 in 1 peeler comes nicely packaged from Amazon for around £9 and has three detachable heads, which peel vegetables and fruit easily.
There is a storage kit that the blades fit into so that you can keep it all together and when youi need it you can choose which blade you want to put on the handle. It peels vegetables quickly and adequately with the vegetable peeler and there is a Juliette blade which is good for shredding up the carrots and courgettes and other salad vegetables so that you can crerate nice looking colourful salads.
The vegetable blade is the straight one just like the ordinary horseshoe peelers you can buy at the shops.
The Juliette peeler has surrated edges on it so the vegetables can be done and peeled smaller quicker, then the fruit peeler can take the skins off soft fruit like pears if your going to poach or caramalise them and it even can take the skins off a tomato which saves me sticking it on a fork over heat to get the skins off.
I find this easy to use and great in the kitchen, my salads are looking more creative and I do make more fruit puddings than I did before I got it as it's easy to peel the fruit.
The whole thing can go in the dishwasher with the other cutlery and can be stored away easily enough in the drawer when not in use.
To remove and change the blade just pull down the button on the handle take the blade off then pop the one you want in and push the button up to hold it in place.
Each blade is sturdy and can be changed easily.
I have owned this for a few months now and love it the veg and fruit prep in the kitchen is easier and quicker than when I had just one peeler, I don't mind changing peelers as each blade is designed for a purpose.
If you haven't tried this gadget then it's not really expensive and is always in stock on Amazon.
I'd recommend you try one as it helps you get more creative in the kitchen by making food preperation quicker and easier.
I broke my last peeler which lasted for a good couple of years (good considering it was a supermarket own brand). In that time I learnt to love the peeler and decided I would splash out on my next purchase. The extra cost would be a good investment in my eyes.
After looking around online I saw that Jamie Oliver had endorsed an all purpose 3 blade peeler. I was intrigued and bought it £10 in John Lewis (quite expensive for a peeler but I assumed with Jamie endorsing it, that it would be a good purchase).
What you get is a Y shaped item with 3 inter changeable blades, a vegetable peeler, a soft fruit peeler and a Julienne blade. As for the handle it does provide a great grip with rubber running down it. My hand hasn't slipped since I used it, which I couldn't say for my previous peeler if i'm honest. I would say that the product does have a flimsy feel to it and I image with a little force it could snap. This was not what I was expecting when spending £10 on the product.
One dangerous note to mention is the plastic covers that you use when changing the blades around. Do use them! I lost mine and since then I have cut my fingers when changing the blades, this hurts and one cut was quite deep. Keep out of reach of children definitely.
The Vegetable Peeler: I use the peeler a lot in cooking so i was hoping for a great peeler from Jamie. I works ok but not great, you get quite a thick blade that takes off a lot more than just skin, you end up with a lot of waste.
The Soft Fruit Peeler: I was actually impressed with this, it did the job well for me taking off just the right amount of skin.
Julienne Peeler: I used this once and haven't since, each shred was different sizes, some thick, some thin. Im not quite sure how this can happen so wildly.
To sum up I would avoid this product, it costs a lot, is dangerous and you can get a better peeler for a lot less money.
I bought one of these after recently reading a review about it. I needed a new peeler and rather than paying a few pounds for one that I knew from experience would soon get blunt I opted for this thinking that it would last better and be more economical in the long run.
I bought my Jamie Oliver 3 in 1 peeler from Amazon, it cost £9.60 as opposed to roughly £16.00 in a local department store.
The peeler has 3 separate blades. One for vegetables, a serrated blade for soft fruit and a julienne blade. All the blades fit onto 1 handle which really does look like a disposable razor. To change the blade you simply press the sides and a small button on the handle and the Y shaped blade pops out, to fit a new one simply click in in place.
The handle is a nice shape and easy to grip. I cannot comment on how those who have arthritic type problems in their hands would manage this but personally I find the shape of the handle ideal.
One of the things I really like about this little gadget is the fact that when the blades are not in use they all fit together so you don't find yourself looking through a draw full of knives to find them.
The 3 in 1 peeler is also dishwasher proof.
The Serrated Blade.
This peels soft fruit beautifully. Tomatoes, kiwi, peaches etc all can be peeled with ease. The blade takes the peel off with wafer thin precision. There's absolutely no waste. This is great if you have people who like fruits such as tomatoes and peaches but hate the skin, or if you are preparing food for a baby.
The Julienne Blade
I love this one. I make a lot of vegetable dishes and I find this perfect for stir fry's and pastas. It ensures that all the vegetables are the same thickness therefore cook evenly.
The Plain Vegetable Blade
This is just a regular blade that you get on most peelers. It will peel all hard fruits and vegetables with ease. It makes peeling the potatoes so easy and efficient too. The peeler removes the peel so thinly that you get as much vegetable left as possible.
All 3 blades are lovely and sharp.
I'm very impressed with my Jamie Oliver 3 in 1 peeler. It was quite expensive but so worth the money. It makes peeling vegetables, and fruits if you need to, efficient and fast.
It's an excellent little kitchen gadget that peels more efficiently and despite being a bit on the expensive side I would whole heartedly recommend it.
I have never really been a fan of peelers usually prefering to just use a little sharp knive to peel my veg but when my kid's started taking an interest in cooking and helping me to prepar meals I knew I would have to get one for not only their safety but also to make things a bit easier for them.
As jamie Oliver is my celebrity crush (don't judge) I bought his all singing all dancing multi purpose 3in1 peeler.
The 3in1 peeler is like one of those razors that you can change the heads with but with this you can change the peeler depending on what kind of thing you are peeling. It comes with three different blades which are a vegetable blade, a soft fruit blade and a juliene blade.
Changing the blades is really easy and it just invloves pressing a button on the holder to release the blade and then clicking a new one into place.
Well I think the peeler is absolutely fantastic. The vegetable peeler is the one I use most often and this peels the skin off so much more quickly than a knive does and since having it I have noticed just how much I was previously wasting by using a knive. It takes the skin off really thinly whereas with a knive I was peeling quite thickly and ending up taking off half the vegetable also.
To be honest I only bought it with the intention of using it like a normal vegetable peeler and didn't give much thought to the other two blades that come with it but I have been pleasantly surprised with just how handy I have found them to be.
I had no idea there was even such a thing as a soft fruit peeler and used to hate buying any kind of soft fruit as my kid's would inevitable want it peeled for them and now I can do it in seconds without having to worry about squeezing the fruit too hard whilst trying to struggle with a knive and getting bits of it everywhere. It has even encouraged me to start experimenting with more exotic fruit salads due to it's ease.
The Juliene blade is the one I use the least but even this gets taken out once in awhile and I like to use it to make salads and cut up carrots and it's so much less mess than with using a grater for it.
One of the best things about the whole peeler is the fact it comes with a little holder for getting it all together which if your drawers are anything like mine you will appreciate it. The holder pretty much looks like those for razors and it's great being able to go straight into my drawer and not have to rummage for ages to try and find the right part.
The peeler seems to be very well made and feels sturdy and not like it will break with the slightest pressure. The blades have also remained sharp even with them being used and put in the dishwasher on an almost daily basis.
I find the handle nice and comfortable to use and it doesn't slip out of my palm even when my hands are wet.
My kid's find this so much easier to use than a knive and it is much safer for them but obviously I still supervise them closely as it is so sharp.
The one bad thing I can say about this peeler is the price which was £11.99. I umhed and ahed over buying it due to the expensive but I can honestly say that I have been pleased with it and it has performed well above my expectations and I would definately give this 3in1 peeler 5 out of 5.
I feel a bit daft for having bought this item at a whopping 12 pounds from Amazon, (though I see it has since been reduced...) and I will tell you why....
With my last peeler having been accidentally thrown out with the potato peelings (at least that's the only thing I can imagine happened to it), I found myself in desperate need of a peeler. I'd become used to the ease and rapidity of devesting my veg of its skin using something other than a blunt knife, and since I shop regularly on Amazon, thought I'd have a look at what was available.
I had a look at the Titan Peeler which had been advertised on the telly and was so strong it could be run over by a truck without it leaving a scratch! It could also, according to several reviews, take the tips off your fingers with incredible ease....
I was still umming and ahhing when I came across Jamie Oliver's wonder tool! Being a bit of a Jamie fan, I had no doubt in my mind that he would never endorse a product in which he had nothing but absolute faith. I have since concluded that he was fibbing a bit when he told the world, via his little intrductory video, that this tool was a must have.
Now, let's go back a mere 5 weeks when I received my Amazon parcel and reverently carried it up to my kitchen, knowing full well, that a 'Jamie' product was contained therein and carefully unwrapped the rather large box to reveal the smaller one containing my peeler. (Is it me or are Amazon using a ridiculous amount of packaging lately?)
Anyway, the box contained a nicely packaged peeler along with two other interchangeable blades and a clip which holds them all together.
The blades lock on to the handle via a 'Y' shaped frame and button system....the system is not as easy as it looks and it's all very flimsy looking and I imagine it wouldn't take much to snap one bit or another.
You have to place the blade cover over the blade when changing them....unfortunately the little plastic covers are fragile to say the least and all mine broke just removing them for the first time....without them you have to be careful not to snag you fingers or cut them on the sharp blades, which is all too easy to do.
Soft fruit and vegetable peeler
The Vegetable peeler is sharp enough but the blade must be too thick or something 'cos it's not a great peeler - the handle is easy to grasp and very modern in its design, but it feels clumsy to use and is inefficient. Most of the goodness in the veg is just under the skin...with this peeler you end up taking too much peel off and the goodness along with it! Because of the force needed to actually get the peel off, the interchangable head often pops out of its handle....all in all, it's faster to use a knife.
The soft fruit peeler I have so far only tried on a tomato and it was pretty successful - at the time I needed 3 kilos of tomatoes though, so it was faster to boil the kettle and soak the skins off....would be good for a couple of tomatoes though.
The julienne peeler is not worth it's weight in carrots! I tried it on a few carrots and it was a disaster - the shreds of veg it produces are far too thin and it's impossible to do more than half the carrot, so you have to either chuck the rest or chop it with a knife which defeats the object entirely.
I'm going back to the supermarket to get myself a cheap little peeler just like my old one - sometimes the fancier, celebrity endorsed products are just not worth the money.
Jamie, if you're reading...I have to say I'm very disappointed :(
Jamie Oliver / vegetable and soft fruit peeler and shredder.