No grief: This advanced peeler masters gnarly root vegetables

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I’ve noticed this Kyocera peeler in cookware stores before, and each time thought, no. I don’t really need this. But my little ceramic blade paring knife they make has become such a useful tool, I finally succumbed.

Not only is the blade of Kyocera’s Perfect Peeler super-sharp and thin, the head swivels and can be locked into vertical, horizontal or 45-degree positions, the better to peel that carrot or knobbly sunchoke.

With this, peeling those spuds and gnarly root vegetables for Thanksgiving should be a cinch. It’s high-tech, like driving a race car compared with the usual dull potato peeler.

Kyocera CP-20 Perfect Peeler, $17.95. Available at Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma and online retailers, and from Kyocera at (800) 537-0294.



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Photos: Kyocera Perfect Peeler. Credit: S. Irene Virbila/Los Angeles Times.