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What julienne peeler do you recommend?

Hi all,

I try to eat healthy food: different salads, vegetable dishes, etc. I am very interested in some simple recipes and I have decided to buy a peeler.

On Amazon, I found two variants:
http://www.amazon.com/Deiss-Julienne-...
http://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Rikon-Juli...

As for a girl, I have too big hands, lol, and I'm a little worried that peeler will slide and I can get hurt. This has happened many times with my kitchen knife. I really like this peeler because of rubberised handle:
http://www.amazon.com/Deiss-Julienne-...

The only thing that confuses me - a small number of reviews.

Anybody tried to use one of them? Or please post the one you use that works great.

Janet

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  1. I've got non-branded one of similar design to those two and it works fine. I'd likely choose the Deiss because it appears to have a slightly wider head. And it's a dual peeler, which is a nice touch.

    OTOH, if you want to avoid taking a chance and prefer the KR for it's stellar reviews, order it with the plastic handle and save a few bucks. It looks pretty grippy to me.

    If you haven't used one of these before, there's a little learning curve. You need to hold the peeler at the correct angle, but it's easy to get used to. I anchor my veggie on a cutting board and pull the peeler over it, that works best for me. You may find another method.

    1. I have the Kuhn version. It does what it is supposed to do well, creating long, skinny, matchsticks of carrot. However, you are left with a pretty large chunk of carrot that can't be julienned. That amount is of course, the same height as the height of the tool's head.

      I only pull this out when I am making a Vietnamese salad, or Malaysian pickles, or some other item where the presentation is critical. And then I munch on the hunks of leftover vegetable while I finish preparing the meal.

      The tool can slip, but you only make that error in angle once, after washing off your damaged knuckles.

      1. Nevertheless, I decided to try peeler from Deiss. I will describe my impressions and peeler's pros and cons after Amazon deliver it. Thank you all for your advice.

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          1. re: janet45

            My accident-prone wife uses one of these and swears by it:

            http://www.amazon.com/Ouddy-Stainless...

          2. I've been using the Kuhn for months to make zucchini noodles, and I'm really happy with it. Hope you like the one you chose, too.

            1. I've bought this one and it works really good. It has a rubber handle so my hands don't slide at all. I found them on amazon but they have a site also. Www.thejblade.com

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              1. I recently bought this hand-held microplane and it's perfect when I don't want to whip out my SS Bron mandoline. It has a 4" wide face, 3 blades that control the thickness, and a food holder guide to protect the fingers, and lessen food waste. This has replaced my Rosle julienne peeler. Extremely well made for $29.99.

                http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...

                  1. Hi, I decided to buy two peelers. And after a week of use, I can share my impressions. Please, do not judge strictly, this is my first review :)

                    I was initially interested in extraordinary round form of Joseph Joseph 3-in-1. But then it turned out that it does a great job, cleans easily and safely. It's a little easier to peel apples and other round fruits, compared to peeler with a standard handle. It also does a nice noodles. Joseph Joseph is conveniently disassembled for cleaning in the dishwasher. But still has shortcomings. This peeler is not very well suited for continuous operation. Because of its shape, insufficient size (too small and narrow) and slippery material hand begins to tire quickly enough. And then noodles turns out not so beautiful as before. As a result, we have a very interesting concept, but with some minor flaws.

                    As for the second peeler from Deiss, I have not noticed the large differences in the quality of peeling and julienning. It is easier to clean, you just need to hold the peeler under running water. Not be amiss to keep on hand a cheap brush to occasionally clean out the remnants of vegetables stuck between teeth. Traditional peeler's handle seemed to me still more convenient than peeler of round shape. Your hand is not so much tired and peeler does not slip in it. So you can get more job done.

                    Both peelers are great products, with own advantages and disadvantages, but in the last week, I noticed that mostly use peeler from Deiss.

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                    1. re: janet45

                      you forgot to include your link!

                      1. re: PSRaT

                        There are links to the Deiss peeler in her original post.

                      2. re: janet45

                        Thanks for your reviews. Did you choose the Deiss with the rubber handle or the other?

                        1. re: DuffyH

                          Duffy -

                          janet aka janetdavis45 aka janet.45 aka janet45 aka maddy33 aka razu2ra . . .

                          is a spammer.