It’s not what you have but how they do the job!
Words of wisdom from my father about kitchen gadgets and appliances.
Take potato peelers for example- he didn’t believe in them. Wash the potatoes, scrub them if need be, then cook. He believed a lot of the goodness was in the skins. For any other vegetables that did need peeling he had his trusty knife. It wasn’t anything special, just an old kitchen knife he regularly sharpened on a concrete step. Very sharp – mum wouldn’t go near it – even as adults we weren’t allowed to touch it!
Each time I saw it in action it made enough noise to wake the dead so as I’d married an Englishman (one who had always been used to peeled potatoes) not an Irishman like dad 😊 I used a knife and have memories of various thicknesses of peelings and from what I remember Lumpy Potatoes. No way could I master the art of thin peelings and smooth potatoes with rounded edges lol.
Fast forward to arriving in Australia, children now old enough for real kitchen duties so after a few nicks in fingers and ‘losing’ several knives in the peelings (courtesy of children learning to peel spuds) I decided we needed to try a peeler. Posh ones aren’t cheap are they! After a couple went walkabout we discovered these.
Nothing special about them. Some friends call it cheap and nasty. Cheap maybe – nasty never. It’s simple design is perfect. Available in those $2 shops, in supermarkets, even on the web. They do the job – peel like a dream – for more years than I can remember now I have had smooth round potatoes 😊
Mind you they ‘have’ been known to hide in peelings so that’s why mine is white. I can see it at a glance amongst those brown peelings. ‘White tatties’ from the supermarket are clean washed ones so I don’t need to peel them 😊😊
BTW The Golfer uses a little knife – just like his Mum 😊