Product Type: Tesco gadgets
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Handy Device for Any Kitchen!
Tesco Go Cook Y Peeler
Member Name: writeallnight
Tesco Go Cook Y Peeler
Advantages: easy to store, easy to clean, easy to use
Disadvantages: might take more to get used to if you prefer horizontal blades
When my old peeler began to get so blunt it wouldn't peel things very happily any more (baring in mind it was probably 10 years old or something, and I cook A LOT so it had a lot of use in that time!) I decided that I wanted to get a new peeler. I didn't have a lot of money at the time, and decided that the best thing to do would be to use Tesco because of their clubcard system, meaning I could purchase the peeler with the points I had on my clubcard, which was quite handy.
When I arrived at the store, I found that they only had a couple of varieties of peeler in stock and this one seemed to be the cheaper one, but still looked like it would do what it needed to do - peel!
The look of the peeler is fairly basic, like most peelers are. It has a black handle with some of that rubber stuff on it to make it easier to grip, which is always handy if you've got to peel something big or awkward. The blade of the peeler is metal, and is a basic peeler design; up and down piece of metal which has been curved and sliced to create the peeling blade. It's just your average sort of peeler, really.
Upon first using it, I found that it was relatively easy to use, easily managing to peel the potatoes I had wanted to peel that evening for my dinner. I was quite pleased with it, although it did take a few attempts to get it to peel decent sized strips of the skin of the potatoes. I guess this is probably the case with any peeler though, to be fair, so it's not really a negative.
I found that the product was relatively easy to clean as well, which is always a bonus when it comes to sharp things! Of course you still have to watch your fingers when you're cleaning it, and make sure you don't leave it in a bowl of water for someone else to find and cut themselves on, but this is up to you, really. It's a health and safety matter, not a product fault. I've never cut myself with this particular peeler though, so I wouldn't see this being a problem anyway, as long as you are careful with it.
I would have to say that this is a pretty good peeler. I would definitely recommend it to people that like to use the traditional up and down peeler like this one is. If you prefer to use one with the blade going the other way though, this might be more difficult for you to use. My mother, for example, prefers horizontal blades and found this more difficult to use.
Overall, for the price of £3.50 (or £3.65 as the site specifies the product now costs) I would have to say that this was well worth the money - well, clubcard voucher.
Summary: I like it a lot as a peeler!