do you use potatoe peelers or knifes to peel potatoes?

United States
June 5, 2007 9:40pm CST
are you in the habit of using only 1 or do you switch off and use both???????????? I cannot get used to the potaoe peelers? Is anyone else like that?
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19 responses
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I use the peeler because it's so much easier and I don't feel like I have a chance of cutting off my finger or slicing it. I have had that happen before where I sliced my finger with a knife so I am deathly afraid of using knives too often.
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• United States
31 Mar 10
I have noticed that some of the peelers are better than others. I have bought one that I like better. Appreciate the response!
@seabreeze (661)
• China
6 Jun 07
I often use knifes to peel potatoes.The potatoes is a common food.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
6 Jun 07
My habit is always a potato peeler. I'll use a knife to cut out the brown spots and of course to dice it.
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@KrauseHome (32798)
• United States
7 Jun 07
My husband usally does all or most of the cooking around here. I know he uses a knife, and that is what he prefers. I either never peel the potatoes or I use a peeler if I am doing the Cooking of potatoes.
• United States
8 Jun 07
This is interesting to see how many like the peeler and how many dont...I know that I love the potaotes no matter how you peel them when they are cooked...
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• United States
6 Jun 07
I use a knife...that is when I peel potatoes and trust me if there is anyway I can get out of it I will. Peeling potatoes is the worst chore in the kitchen when I am cooking. I usually beg my husband to do it for me if I can, and he then uses a peeler.
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• Canada
8 Jun 07
I agree with you Angelwhispers, about potato peeling being a chore. I dislike it immensely, but sometimes it can't be avoided.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
7 Jun 07
I have only ever used potato peelers. If I am in a situatuon where I need to use a knife, I find it fairly difficult. I guess it's what we are used to.
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I prefer to use a knife to peel the potatoes I am going to use. I find that a knife is faster for me. I haven't used a potato peeler since I was a child. Thanks for reminding me of them though. I think its time to get my children one.
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• India
7 Jun 07
i cook for my wife only on sundays.... and potato forms a major cooking ingredient in my cuisine.. i find potatoes very easy to cook. i prefer using a peeler to peel potatoes. i find knife is very inconvenient. moreover i had got my fingers cut a couple of times when i could not find the peeler and had to use a knife.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
I too could never get used to a potato peeler yet for some reason had no problem using it to peel cucumbers!
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@omupas (1243)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I use the peeler for potatoes. It's fast and easy and you really don't have to worry about cutting/slicing your hand or fingers with a slip up. Also, the peeler doesn't waste as much as cutting with a knife does.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I use a knife. I struggle with the peelers.
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@Spagman (49)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I usually use potato peeler's, it's faster, and there's less waste. My girlfriend just found out about potato peeler's past year, and she thought it was the best thing is peanut butter and jelly. Older generations, like my parents would have a hard time with potato peeler's, my mom could do just about anything with a kitchen knife.
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@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I use a knife. It is so much easier for me and qicker. When I use to use a peeler it would take me forever to peel one potato. So I just use a knife, I know I waste alot of the potato because I don't cut as close as the peeler would get but I don't care =)
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@shestalou (293)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
I always use a knife, I cant stand those potato peelers to me they are useless, my husband will use the carrot peeler though.
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@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
8 Jun 07
I too, use a paring knife, as that's what my mother always used, and that's the way she taught me. I find I can't get used to using the peelers. Maybe the method used depends somewhat on our age ... interesting thought.
• United States
20 Apr 10
eaforeman6, I always used my little kitchen knife that I have had for years. I just don't like to use potato peeler because to be me they are cumbersome. Have a wonderful evening Snowqueen
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Hi, eadoreman6. I have never used a potato peeler before. I would like to learn how to use one though. I think I may have some trouble getting used to using one of these peelers too.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
16 Jun 07
for potatoes I am much more at ease using a sharp paring knife...although, I do tend to waste a lot of the potato that way. for carrots I will use the veggie peeler. for cukes and zucchini and such I will use whichever I grab, no preference. if I want to get the strings off of celery it is the peeler for me.
@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I have never gotten good a peeling potatoes period. That was hubbys job, and he always used the potatoe peeler. He acted like it was easy but I never got the hang of it. I dont know what I was doing wrong, but oh well! The knife seems even harder to me.