Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Translucent Vegetable Peeler, 3-Piece

Last updated: June 16, 2020

We looked at the top Vegetable Peelers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Vegetable Peeler you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Vegetable Peeler placed 8th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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″

Expert Reviews

What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

The handle is wider, shorter, and not as smooth as the Tovolo, our runner-up.
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.
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.
View our Vegetable Peeler buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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