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I'm all for automation...

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But this is ridiculous. A battery powered vegetable peeler? Please! Who's THAT lazy?
17th Aug 2006, 18:22   | tags:,,

bronxelf says:

I wonder though if theyre not marketing it to the elderly.

17th Aug 2006, 18:41

I want one. I'm that lazy

17th Aug 2006, 20:50

Joe says:

erm....but what does it do that a normal one doesn't!?....

17th Aug 2006, 20:51

bronxelf says:

Probably nothing, but in terms of product design it might be a good idea to market towards people with disabilities, including MS.

17th Aug 2006, 21:21

spongevid says:

how bizarre.
you'd still have to move your hand to it isn't removing a great deal of laziness.

17th Aug 2006, 21:28

bronxelf says:

But you don't need to use arm pressure. Most of the real "work" is being done for you. My guess is it wasn't designed for the lazy, but for people for whom arm strength and motion is limited.

17th Aug 2006, 21:38

you would still say have to hold what ever your peeling and the peeler at the same time moving one or the other! there are other automated peekers on the market. this seems a good idea granted! but i still see an floor in the design.

but for people who have low mobility its not to great. but as b-elf says people who may not be able to apply pressure it would be good!

17th Aug 2006, 21:48

bronxelf says:


No, see, it's not a matter of not being able to move your hand. It's about the specific motion that peeling things entails. Long, swift strokes with your hand and arm. Make the motion with your arm and see.

This removes the need to make that motion. All you have to do is move it incrementally along the vegetable and you get it peeled. You no longer need to use a long stroke with your arm.

17th Aug 2006, 21:52

kikuchan says:

Belf, stop it with all your earth logic :-)

You may well be on to something though - I found this while I was clearing out some of the cabinets in our teaching kitchen, and we do quite a lot of work with special needs groups and senior citizens, so you're probably on track.

It still makes me chuckle though :-D

17th Aug 2006, 22:45

Geodyne says:

Speaking as someone with RSI (and Mat would probably back me up here) - this would be a boon if you had limited hand mobility.

Useless for the general public, I will admit - but I'm sure it would have a market among them somewhere!

17th Aug 2006, 23:04

Helen says:

I'm scared of peelers. Self peeling peelers might scare me more.

I am also scared of hard labour in the kitchen. Actually, that might be the crux of it.

17th Aug 2006, 23:10

bronxelf says:

Kiku- I know, the horror of making sense....


17th Aug 2006, 23:30

Joe says:

Labour in the kitchen is never's a Marxist thing...the products of ones labour least thats how my mum always justified it :)

17th Aug 2006, 23:49

Helen says:

A Marxist approach to cooking? Hmmm, I probably take more of an antiquated feminist approach. But maybe I'd have more fun if I went with the Freudian approach to cooking.

Plus, making sense -- it's just not the Dennen thing.

17th Aug 2006, 23:58

Joe says:

Freudian that appeals to my id.

18th Aug 2006, 00:02