Help me find the magic orange peeler
May 18, 2014 10:10 PM   Subscribe

I know this exists because I've seen it: a stick that you use to peel an orange in one go.

But that's about all I know about it. One of my law school friends had a tool that she used to peel the oranges she brought in her lunch. It looked like a plastic stick and peeled an orange in one or two swipes.

The rest of us were all "WHAT SORCERY IS THIS" and clamored for a closer inspection, which she denied because law students are notorious thieves. She said that she got it at a Tupperware party years ago.

Metafilter, I want one of these magic peelers. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by orrnyereg to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: These?
posted by mochapickle at 10:15 PM on May 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

Not for nothing... they're called "citrus peelers". Amazon has a wide selection. They are actually awesome.
posted by brainmouse at 10:15 PM on May 18, 2014

Response by poster: They come in sets of 10!! Thanks mochapickle!
posted by orrnyereg at 10:16 PM on May 18, 2014

For what it's worth, I have one of these on which he end opposite the hook spreads out into a sort of narrow blade with dull edges. This end gets shoved beneath the skin of the orange to part the skin from its underlying flesh. Thumbs up.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:48 AM on May 19, 2014

Pampered Chef makes an excellent citrus peeler, which in my opinion is quite a step up from the basic tupperware version.
posted by Ardea alba at 6:08 AM on May 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

If you're just concerned with peeling oranges for yourself, you can also bite into the rind for an easy peeling start.
posted by aniola at 7:02 AM on May 19, 2014

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