Velata Ceramic Peeler
The Velata Ceramic Peeler behaves just as advertised, by “quickly peeling potatoes, carrots, apples and more.” The smooth, ergonomic handle has a nice feel and is made of a material that prevents slipping, even if slightly wet.
I used the peeler on a few different vegetables and immediately noticed how easy it was to use on foods with straight or slightly curved sides like carrots, apples and butternut squash. However, because of the angle of the blade and handle, I found it very difficult to peel any vegetable that had lots of angles, such as an acorn squash. I ended up having to use a knife to remove any skin left behind from the peeler. This is a minor complaint, however — the grooves of an acorn squash present a difficult task for most peelers.
Another feature worth mentioning is that the peeled food slips away and releases easily from the blade. This prevents the frustration, common in other models, of built-up peels stuck in the blade. Besides peeling fruits and vegetables, it would be a great tool for creating “ribbons” of hard cheeses like parmesan.
Overall, this is a good, solid product and appears to work well with many types of foods. It’s relatively easy to clean, but it does require a brush to really clean the blade surface. This peeler is also light, which may benefit anyone who has trouble with grip strength. The only drawback is that there is no shield to cover the blade during storage. Adding that feature would certainly provide a protective benefit that most customers would appreciate.