How To Sharpen a Vegetable Peeler
A vegetable peeler may be one of the most overlooked kitchen tools, but it can provide years of service and make fast work of peeling carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables. Dull peelers can cause you to have to press harder to remove the skin, create uneven peels, and even cause you to cut yourself. With just a few simple steps, you can easily sharpen your vegetable peeler and make peeling easier than ever.
Steps to Sharpening Your Vegetable Peeler:
- Soak in warm water: The first step in sharpening a vegetable peeler is to soak it in warm water. Let the peeler soak for at least 30 minutes to soften the material on the blade.
- Remove the material: After your peeler has been soaking in water for at least 30 minutes, use a soft cloth to scrub off the softened material on the blade. Be gentle as you don’t want to cause any damage to the blade itself.
- Sharpen with a knife sharpener: Once the material has been removed, use a knife sharpener to sharpen the blade of your peeler. Hold the peeler in place, then use short, even strokes to sharpen the blade.
- Rinse and dry: Once the blade has been sharpened, rinse it off to remove any residue and then dry it with a cloth.
Following these simple steps is a great way to ensure that your vegetable peeler is always sharp and ready to use. Using a sharp peeler will help you peel vegetables faster and safer than ever before!