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Not the peeler for me!
Tesco Go Cook Y Peeler
Member Name: MsTricia
Tesco Go Cook Y Peeler
Disadvantages: awkward to hold, crap blade
I have cutlery and utensils of many varieties and from different places. When I first moved out at the tender age of 18 I didn't even realise how I would need to purchase such practical things like a can opener and a peeler! Fortunately I lived near a huge Tesco which had all the usual assortments of homeware so I managed to snap this up some years ago, and it still lingers in the cutlery draw to this day.
The peeler looks a bit like a sharp knife and when in my drawer I often mistake it for such with a quick glance. It has a long black handle which is made from plastic and allows the peeler to be easy to grip and comfortable to hold. The plastic is quite matte so this is useful as my hands can sometimes be slippy and wet if flapping about in the kitchen doing numerous things like also cooking meat and vegetables and rice etc.
The blade of the peeler is rather sharp at the tip and has a jagged blades with space in the middle which sits vertically in line with the shape of the handle. To be honest when I first bought this I didn't think of the practicality of peeling and more looked at the cheap price and thought I'd be able to use it perfectly fine. Realistically this peeler is not suitable for me to use!
I generally only peel potatoes (the boring cook that I am but this will change in line with my new years resolution!) and so in respect of peeling these I find this tool really hard to use. For starters being designed vertically I am not used to holding a peeler this way and so find it takes me ages to peel anything at all. At my mums she always had the peeler where the blades sit horizontally making a semi-circle kind of shape on the peeler. So transitioning to this type was awkward and just not my cup of tea!
Another annoying thing about the peeler is the blade is not really sharp and it only seems to peel short peels of a potato skin at a time. The metal piece of the peeler is curved slightly and when scraping across the skin of the potato it foes not seem to catch enough to peel huge strips off in one go. This definitely is not altogether useful and another reason why it sits in the draw unused!
On the whole, I sadly cannot find any reason to recommend this peeler. Sure its cheap, I think back in the day I probably paid about £2.50 on it, and nowadays it can be picked up for around £3 or so. This is a good buy as I see kitchen utensils costing in excess of this, but considering its annoying to use and is poor quality anyway its more worthwhile to just shell out a few more pennies and get a good one, which I ended up doing!
Summary: theres much better peelers out there!
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