PEELER


peeler (vegetable scraper) is a kitchen tool consisting of a slotted metal blade attached to a handle that is used to remove the outer layer, informally dubbed the "skin", of certain vegetables, often broccoli stalks, carrot roots, and potatoes, and sometimes fruits such as applespears, etc. A paring knife may also be used to peel vegetables. A peeler differs from a knife in that the blade has a slot cut into it, which is sharpened on the inside edge, while the other side prevents the blade from cutting too far into the vegetable.