Cabbage can be easily cut into uniformly thin strips by using a peeler or slicer!
In this article, we will report on the features, usage, and reviews of the Kai palm Cabbage Peeler, which specializes in slicing cabbage into thin strips.
Unlike ordinary peelers, it has a unique shape.
Please refer to the following information, which also includes the advantages and disadvantages of this shape.
Features of Kai palm cabbage peeler
Size: approx. 5.3inch × 4.5inch
Width of blade: approx. 3.1inch
Compared to a typical peeler, the blade is about 1.5 to 2 times wider, allowing efficient shredding of even large cabbage.
As shown in the picture below, hold the peeler by placing your fingers on the hook.
It can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people.
How to use the Kai palm cabbage peeler
It is easier to do this if you cut the cabbage in half and shred it avoiding the core.
This is because the hard core is difficult for the blade to catch and slide.
If you try to force the blade to cut through the hard part, you will need to apply a lot of force, which will also cause splattering.
As shown in the picture below, you can shred cabbage with less scattering by shaving the corners of the cabbage with the blade.
It is very sharp, so as long as you avoid the hard parts, you can easily shred it by simply moving it around as if you were patting it!
The finished product looks like this.
It was easy to make shredded cabbage with a fluffy finish!
Regarding the word of mouth about cabbage splattering
When I read reviews of the palm cabbage peeler, I often read that the cabbage splatters, making cleanup difficult!
The reason for the scattering is probably due to the fact that you are cutting along the cross section of the cabbage as shown in the video below.
If you try to cut along the cross section, the blade will easily hit the hard core, causing it to scatter.
Advantages and disadvantages of the palm peeler shape
The Kai palm cabbage peeler is shaped differently from a regular peeler, though, Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this.
The advantage is that it is easy to control the peeler because it feels as if your hand and the peeler are one unit.
Another advantage is that the force is transmitted directly to the blade, so no extra effort is required and you can shred with light force.
The demerit is that it is difficult to see the part being cut.
As shown in the picture below, the hand gets in the way and it is difficult to see where the blade is hitting the cabbage.
It is difficult to see where the blade is going, so be very careful not to injure yourself if you are not used to it.
Review of the Kai palm cabbage peeler
When we surveyed the reviews of buyers, the following were cited as good evaluations “Good sharpness,” “Can make fine julienne,” and “Fluffy and tasty.”
Even a child can cut smoothly. It is a pleasant cut. However, if a small child is going to help, it is safer to wear fluff-free gloves or rubber gloves.Source: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B079ZJ776K
Because they cut so well and are so inexpensive, I buy them in bulk for my friends as a thank-you gift, and give them a gift each time! Because they cut that well.
It is easy to use and produces very fine julienne and I enjoy the fluffy julienne without dressing.Source: https://review.rakuten.co.jp/item/1/204586_10020280/12v4-i0z1m-w1yl_1_1347097122/
It is inexpensive and I recommend it.
On the other hand, the following were the bad points “Difficult to use if you have thick fingers” and “Cabbage splatters.”
As for the thickness of the fingers, the thickness of the index and ring fingers used to insert the fingers into the hooks has an impact.
The thickness of the author’s index and ring fingers is a little over 0.8inch in both width and thickness, which is about the perfect size, If the size is larger than this, it will be too tight to wear.
It was a little too thick for my finger size, just barely. It probably doesn’t help that it is not designed for a person like me to use. But it is very useful for cutting cabbage.Source: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B079ZJ776K
It is difficult to cut with a knife.
It took me a little while to get the hang of it at first, but once I got used to it, I was able to make pleasantly fluffy strips.Source: https://review.rakuten.co.jp/item/1/204586_10020280/12v4-i04um-63s2_1_1089658115/
The downside is that it splatters quite a bit and is difficult to clean up.
As for the cabbage splatter, as already mentioned, it can be reduced considerably by cutting the cabbage so as to shave the corners of the cabbage instead of trying to cut the cross-section of the cabbage.
I introduced the features, usage, and reviews of the KAIJIRUSHI Handheld Cabbage Peeler.