Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Translucent Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece

Last updated date: June 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Translucent Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Kuhn Rikon Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Vegetable Peeler placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 26, 2020:
Checkout The Best Vegetable Peeler for a detailed review of all the top vegetable peelers.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
5,794 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Our favorite Y-peeler is the 4-inch Swiss Peeler from Kuhn Rikon. They come in a set of three for $8, so one pack will last you a very long time. In our testing, it maneuvered the tight knobby corners of ginger well and sliced cheese into thin, even strips.
- Epicurious
The peeler is bright and attractive with a simple, lightweight design. Its low profile easily fits in any knife roll or gadget drawer, and when it comes to performance the Kuhn Rikon peeler aced every test we threw at it. Its stainless steel blades were sharp and effortless to use.
- Reviewed
Three Y peelers for $10 is only a good deal if they work — and these tools deliver. These little workhorses have carbon-steel blades that are super sharp, and the smaller size makes them easier to hold if you happen to have smaller hands.
- Food Network
The brand claims its carbon steel blade “cuts better that most other peelers and stays sharp.” The Y-shaped design features a comfortable handle, and there’s a potato eye remover next to the blade. Reviewers love the sharpness of the blades and their longevity, especially relative to the low price.
- Business Insider
What experts didn't like
The handle is wider, shorter, and not as smooth as the Tovolo, our runner-up.
- Epicurious
They work better on tougher jobs like uneven carrots and potatoes, taking a bit more off the apple than pricier models, but it’s a small price to pay for, well, such a small price. The carbon steel blades can rust easily, so it's best to hand-wash and dry these peelers.
- Food Network
One thing to note is that these peelers are not dishwasher safe and should be hand-washed and dried after each use to prevent rust build-up.
- Business Insider

From The Manufacturer

Peel fruits and vegetables effortlessly. This little powerhouse peels better than peelers that cost 3-4 times more. Ultra-sharp performance that professional chefs love. Carbon steel blade starts sharper, stays sharper. Ergonomic design works in right or left hand. Convenient potato eye remover. Warning: Not for children; the blade is very sharp. Hand wash and towel dry immediately. Dimensions (L x W x H): 4" x 2.5" x 0.5"

Overall Product Rankings

KitchenAid KC112OHERA Classic Euro Vegetable Peeler
1. KitchenAid KC112OHERA Classic Euro Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 2
Honsen Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Vegetable Peeler
2. Honsen Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
OXO 081015718 Good Grips Y Vegetable Peeler
3. OXO 081015718 Good Grips Y Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
OXO 1137680 Good Grips Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece
4. OXO 1137680 Good Grips Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
Spring Chef Premium Swivel Vegetable Peeler
5. Spring Chef Premium Swivel Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
Chef’n Palm Hand Vegetable Peeler
7. Chef’n Palm Hand Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
SL-Fashion Kitchen Vegetable Peeler
8. SL-Fashion Kitchen Vegetable Peeler
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
KITOOL Upgraded Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece
11. KITOOL Upgraded Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Vegetable Peelers

Gone are the days when people had to spend hours prepping their fruits and vegetables with just the blade of a knife. Today, we can speed through this process with a vegetable peeler. If you don’t currently own a vegetable peeler, but you want to increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake, you’ll want to start shopping around, so you can find the best peeler on the market.

Begin by looking for a vegetable peeler with a sharp stainless steel blade. Stainless steel is not only durable, but it also resists rust and won’t stain or retain any odors. Most peelers come with two tough scraping blades that swivel. This allows the blades to glide across the fruit with ease. Others utilize smooth glide technology to keep the blades from clogging.

Look at the vegetable peeler’s handle next. You’ll find they come in a wide variety of shapes, so you’ll want to look for the one that best suits your grip. The important thing is that the peeler is made using an ergonomic design, as this increases your comfort while you use the peeler and reduces wrist fatigue if you need to use the peeler for an extended period of time.

Check the functionality of the peeler. Some are made simply to peel the skin off of produce, while others have an attached blemish remover. This allows you to cut out potato eyes, as well as remove any rotten spots you come across when prepping the produce. There are even vegetable peelers on the market with interchangeable blades. One blade peels, one shreds and one juliennes, for example.

Also consider how the vegetable peeler is designed to be stored. There are peelers with built-in holes for hanging, as well as peelers that come with a plastic sheath to cover the blades while they are stored in a utensil drawer. If keeping the tool in your kitchen drawer is the only option, and your drawer is on the smaller side, look for a vegetable peeler that is compact.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that over the course of time a total of 500 patents have been issued for the kitchen tool we commonly refer to as the vegetable peeler?  The first vegetable peeler dates all the way back to 1864 and was designed specifically to peel the skin off of an apple. It was David Harvey Goodell who first came up with this concept. He went door to door to sell his invention until the idea caught on. Goodell went on to create a host of other kitchen tools, including a cherry stoner and an apple corer.

The Vegetable Peeler Buying Guide

  • If the blades of your vegetable peeler become clogged at any point and you find that tapping them against a hard surface isn’t releasing the clog, you can use a toothpick to get between the blades to coax the food out.
  • While some vegetable peelers are safe to toss in the dishwasher, others aren’t. You’ll want to clean those by hand using hot water, a little dish soap and a rag. If you have any trouble cleaning the blades with a rag, you can put a drop of dish soap on a toothbrush and use that instead.
  • Vegetable peelers come in handy for a wide variety of tasks besides simply peeling the skin away from fruits and vegetables. They can slice cheeses and meats for a party tray, shave chocolate to top a delectable dessert and even sharpen your pencil if you don’t have a pencil sharpener on hand.
  • If the blades on your vegetable peeler begin to become dull, it’s time to replace them. Dull blades slip easier and you don’t want to accidentally cut yourself.
  • Fortunately, vegetable peelers are universally affordable and don’t vary much in price. You’ll find the Honsen Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Vegetable Peeler, the OXO Good Grips Vegetable Peeler and the Spring Chef Premium Swivel Vegetable Peeler all sell for the same low price. You’ll pay a bit more for the KitchenAid Classic Euro Vegetable Peeler due to its high-quality construction and well-known brand name.