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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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