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Which veggie peeler do I need?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10615points) January 20th, 2020 from iPhone

I bought a really nice stainless steel julienne peeler. It works like a potato peeler except it has teeth that make nearly matchstick size cuts of assorted veggies of whatever length you choose.

It’s great. I’ll definitely be using this one, but I wanted a much finer shred. More like angel hair than matchsticks.

Which blade style is the right one? I can’t locate the right style on my own despite my best efforts.

I did find a blade that looks like a standard peeler blade except the surface on either lip of the blade has very small grooves. Is that the right one?

Thanks for your help!

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Dutchess_lll's avatar

Have you tried a regular potato peeler?

Ltryptophan's avatar

The idea is to use a device that exists for the specific purpose of making these fine carrot strings. It is like the one I have, the teeth simply are spaced to wide. I’ll call the manufacturer if no one has the answer.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Try this from Amazon Carrot Spiral Shred Slicer It is like a pencil sharpener.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Tropical_Willie no, that’s not it, that is cool though. It’s not a spiralizer I need.

It’s a handheld device that looks like a peeler in every way, except it has teeth AND a blade.

The one I need has teeth closely set together about 3mm apart max.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Dutchess_III I think you’re on to something.

It’ll involve using my santoku though. I was trying to make it happen without the extra step.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Good to see you @Ltryptophan.

A potato peeler would make some yummy fried taters!

longgone's avatar

I think you’re looking for a tool like this.

Here is a video of how it works.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Buy a decent chefs knife. Keep it sharp. And then (as the gaming elite love to say) get gud with it.

Also don’t cut your fingers off.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@longgone Nice, I’d like that, but no, not that one. Imagine uncooked angel hair pasta made of carrot.

The device that makes it has a handle, and a blade that sits perpendicular to the handle. It has teeth, and beneath the teeth one blade. The teeth must be set very close together, unlike the one I have where the teeth are maybe 4mm apart instead of 2mm.

These definitely exist by the way!

longgone's avatar

I see. If it’s 2mm strips you want, the cut you’re trying to achieve is called “fine julienne”. You should be able to ask for that in well-stocked stores. I also found one here.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@longgone, I think you found the only one in existence that’s readily for purchase.

However, it was costly to obtain! :D

Thanks for finding it!

Can’t wait til it arrives!

longgone's avatar

I’m glad! Let us know if it works out right in the end :]

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