Suppose you and your family are talking about celebrating Thanksgiving. While discussing who would cook the food, you noticed how they turned their back and looked at you. Your mind starts to be filled with questions.
You can’t just say no to them, right? Because you remembered feeling happy when you saw them satisfied with your cooking last year. Yet, at the same time, you’re worried that when you say yes, you’ll again look tired and exhausted even before the celebration starts.
Cooking should not be treated as a chore. But what makes it a chore for some people is not because of the process of cooking itself but because of the various kitchen chores that entail it, such as peeling vegetables and fruits, chopping onions, mincing garlic, pitting olives, and even washing dishes. These are all just exhausting tasks that could instantly wear you out even before the party starts.
Therefore, these tasks should be made easy for you not to think about cooking during events as daunting as you think it is. With the right tools and equipment, you’ll be able to see cooking in a positive light again.
Just like how a sharp knife is needed for chopping purposes and a durable sponge to clean dishes, vegetables and fruits also need a convenient, user-friendly, and high-quality peeler for perfect peeling performance. And what peeling tool offers the said qualities other than an electric peeler?
Electric peelers are kitchen tools equipped with a rotating blade, which can peel various fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, apples, potatoes, pears, and cucumbers, in just a short amount of time. It offers a sweet escape from the laborious process of peeling by allowing you to peel fruits without even holding them directly or putting in a lot of effort.
Imagine the relief because, at last, you don’t have to do it manually.
So stay with us as we delve deeper into the world of peelers. Here is a quick rundown of the two most common electric peeler varieties, including their benefits. Maybe, just maybe, upgrading your peeling strategy might bring back the joy of cooking.
Two Common Electric Peeler Varieties and their Benefits
1. Handheld Electric Peeler
Suppose you want to experience convenience while still remaining to be somewhat traditional. In that case, a handheld electric peeler will work best for you. If you’ve never seen one and are curious about its appearance, just picture your ordinary peeler with a charger port, a power button, and a battery holder.
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Benefits of Using a Handheld Electric Peeler
Easy to use
There’s no need for a manual to use these electric peelers because they function just like your ordinary peelers. The difference lies in the amount of power you need to exert while doing the peeling process.
With handheld electric peelers, all you have to do is press the power button and glide the peeler on the surface of your fruit, and it’ll do the job for you.
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Moreover, handheld electric peelers have ergonomically designed handles that ensure a soft and comfortable grip for perfect holding. No more laborious and muscle-straining peeling!
Easy to store
The small size of this electric peeler allows for easy storage. You can keep it in its box and store it in your cabinets or with your utensils.
Another thing is that you can also easily bring this electric peeler everywhere. You won’t have to struggle using Auntie Diane’s ordinary peeler anymore when you visit them during the holidays because you can bring this with you!
Easy to Clean
Handheld electric peelers usually come with detachable cutter blades, which are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Just toss it in the dishwasher with the other dirty dishes to save you from doing extra work.
2. Hands-free Electric Peeler
Are you a fan of multitasking? For example, do you want someone or something to do the peeling for you when cutting fruits and vegetables? Look no further because this hands-free electric peeler is for you.
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A hands-free electric peeler is a peeling tool with a base and a cylindrical post at the top holding the upper fork device (also known as an upper holder), which is used to lock the fruit in position, the lower fork rotation device (also called as the lower holder), which allows for easier fruit rotation, and the peeling blade, which takes charge of the peeling process.
While there are hands-free electric peelers that need to be plugged when in use, some have rechargeable batteries, so you can use them without being directly connected to a power source.
Benefits of Using Hands-free Electric Peelers
Hands-free electric peelers offer great convenience, especially when you’re in a rush or need to cook large amounts of food. They can peel fruits and vegetables in literally seconds. The peeling starts at the push of a button and automatically ends when the process is done.
Don’t worry about getting stuck for hours peeling what needs to be peeled because with hands-free electric peelers, you can consider the job instantly done.
Safe and Convenient Peeling Process
Remember when you accidentally scratched your skin with the peeler’s blade? Well, it’s time to say goodbye to your fear of being wounded again because hands-free electric peelers have an ultra-safe design that allows for a safer and more convenient peeling process.
Not having to hold the fruit or vegetable while being peeled means you’re safe from getting accidental cuts. The machine will do all the work for you!
Furthermore, the hands-free feature of this electric peeler also allows for a more hygienic peeling process. This is essential, especially when you’re preparing food for many people. Using this peeler will lessen your direct contact with the fruit or vegetables, which means lessening the possibility of food contamination.
Excellent Peeling Performance
The problem with manually peeling fruits and vegetables is that you can sometimes include the pulp and some fruit parts while doing the process. With hands-free electric peelers, none of these is a concern.
Hands-free electric peelers peel only the skin, so you cannot lose the nutritious parts of the fruit or the vegetable.
Child-friendly (Under Parental Supervision)
Suppose you want to use cooking (or eating) as a family bonding activity. In that case, this variety of electric peelers is perfect to use. Its non-slip base ensures safety, as it holds firmly to the countertop.
Under proper parental supervision, children can help operate this device–making it an interactive activity for them to enjoy.
There you go! You’ve already learned the two most common varieties and benefits of electric peelers.
What are you waiting for? Try incorporating them with your current cooking regime, and maybe you’ll be able to see some changes. Perhaps, you’ll be less sweaty after you finish cooking? Just kidding! But that’s still an improvement, right?
For generations, we were stuck with using old hand peelers for our fruits and vegetables during meal preparation. It’s now time that we up our peeling and cooking experience to the next level.
PS. Remember to pop that “yes” answer to your family’s request for you to take charge of the cooking! We believe that they chose you for a reason, right?
To learn about other types of peelers, you may read our article about Understanding How to Pick the Right Peeler for the Job.