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No ordinary peeler: Meet the micro-serrated peeler from Oxo

September 26, 2011 | 11:18 am

Peeler1 (1 of 1) I love this peeler, which, despite its looks, is no ordinary peeler. This one has a micro-serrated blade, the better to whip the velvety skins off peaches for peach cobbler. No more blanching the peaches for a few seconds to get the skins to slip off more easily. Just work the blade of the Oxo Good Grips Serrated Peeler over your peach, using the pointed end to remove any bruises or blemishes.

I have to have my cobbler. Somehow, I haven't gotten around to making one yet this year, though I did make a peach pie. Anyway, here's a glam shot of last year's cobbler, Peach cobbler inspiring me, exhorting me to get it together and bake a cobbler. This weekend.

Of course my friend Mary from the South doesn't consider the billowy biscuit-topped confection a cobbler. Hers always has a lattice pie crust on top. Never mind. She's too polite to give me a noogie for my betrayal of the Southern ideal.

Oxo Good Grips Serrated Peeler, $7.99. Available online at Oxo and at most cookware stores. A small investment for the frustration it saves. And a great stocking stuffer come Christmas.

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Photos: Oxo Good Grips Serrated Peeler, peach cobbler. Credit: Fred Seidman Photography.

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