Product Type: Jamie Oliver gadgets
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I'm peeling everything with a purpose, 3 ways!
Jamie Oliver All Purpose 3-in-1 Peeler
Member Name: katykicker
Jamie Oliver All Purpose 3-in-1 Peeler
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to change blades, peels nicely, comfortable to hold and sturdy feeling.
Disadvantages: Can peel different sizes.
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.
Summary: A decent 3 in 1 peeler from Jamie Oliver.
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