This is a method and tool that allows children to safely peel vegetables!

Have you ever cut your hand with a peeler and injured yourself?

Also, many parents want their children to peel vegetables, but are worried that they may cut their hands with the peeler.

And Some people are more careful than necessary to avoid cutting their hands, and this reduces the efficiency of their work.

For such people, we will introduce methods and tools for peeling vegetables safely and without injury.

Here are four ways to peel safely without injury.

  • How to Peel Vegetables Safely with a vertical Peeler
  • How to peel Vegetables with a U-shaped peeler
  • How to peel Vegetables safely without using a peeler
  • How to peel Vegetables safely with a horizontal peeler

How to Peel Vegetables Safely for Children Using a vertical Peeler

Vertical peeler, as the name suggests, has the blade vertically so that the peeler looks like an I shape.

Unlike the commonly used horizontal peeler, the peeler can be moved from front to back to peel vegetables as shown in the video below.

This use is especially recommended for peeling long, thin vegetables such as carrots and burdocks.

Since peeling can be done without the hand in the direction of the peeler’s travel, the possibility of cutting the hand and causing injury is greatly reduced.

How to Peel Vegetables Safely for Children Using an U-Shaped Peeler

I think most peeler injuries occur especially when peeling round, hard-to-peel foods like potatoes!

For this type of food, a U-shaped peeler is useful.

The peeler blade has a specific range of motion, and as long as you are careful about this range, you can safely peel the skin without cutting your fingers!

It takes a little trick to move the peeler, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to peel the skin easily because it is sharp and easy to peel.

The trick is to move only the index finger side of the peeler instead of putting pressure on it as if you were pinching it.

How to Peel Vegetables Safely for Children Without Using a Peeler

The following is a method that does not use the peeler itself.

As shown in the picture below, peel vegetables by rubbing them with a glove or sponge with a rough surface.

They do not have blades on them, so there is no risk of injury to children!

Put on both hands and scrub vegetables! Peel safely with peeling gloves!

First, we introduce the peeling glove.

As shown in the picture below, the part of the glove that meets the palm of the hand has an uneven surface.

And vegetables are peeled by rubbing them with this part of the glove.

This time we peeled potatoes and carrots.

Hold the vegetable in one hand and move the other hand (as if rubbing your fingers or palm against the vegetable) to peel the vegetable.

It peels quite nicely.

The skin can be peeled thinner than with a peeler, reducing waste and food loss.

However, it takes more time for potatoes versus peeling with a peeler.

Also, deeply indented areas and buds cannot be removed and must be removed separately with a knife.

The potatoes were difficult to do in some areas, but the carrots could be peeled in a short time (about the same as with a peeler).

We found it worked well with long, thin foods (carrots, burdock root, etc.).

While using the glove, some skin debris gets caught between the uneven surfaces of the glove, but it is quickly removed when the glove is rinsed with water.

Below is what it looks like after use. No soil or vegetable peels remain.

Some vegetables, such as potatoes, take longer to peel than with a peeler, but since a peeler is not used, there is absolutely no danger of cutting the hands.

It is also a great way to peel potatoes without touching the soil around them.

This would be perfect for those who want to be safe and get their hands clean rather than shorten the time required.

Peeling Vegetables Easily and Safely with Peeling Sponge!

The next item we will introduce is a sponge for peeling.

One side of the sponge is coated with an abrasive (derived from corn).

After wetting the sponge with water, peel the vegetables by rubbing them with this part of the sponge.

It is easy to use because there is no need to put it on your hand like a glove.

As with the peeling glove, we peeled potatoes and carrots.

The part where you hold the sponge (the gray part) is hard and firm, so it is easy to rub the vegetables with force.

As for the potatoes, I found it easier to peel than the glove.

(Peeling time: peeler < sponge < glove)

As with the glove, it is not possible to remove deep indentations or buds.

Carrots were also peeled quickly in a short time! (about the same as a peeler)

Most of the debris on the sponge after use can be cleaned off by rinsing under running water, but there were some parts that were difficult to remove.

I think this is due to the fine unevenness of the sponge surface.

It takes longer than a peeler, but it is quicker than a glove, and there is no danger of cutting your hands at all.

The ease with which you can start peeling as soon as you wet the sponge is also a nice feature.

This is perfect for those who want safety and ease of use.

How to Peel Vegetables Safely for Children Using a horizontal Peeler

Here is how to peel safely and injury-free with a horizontal peeler, which is commonly used in the average household.

Peel vegetables safely on a cutting board.

The reason the peeler cuts the hand in the first place is because the hand is in the direction the peeler is traveling.

For long, thin vegetables such as carrots and yams, try peeling them while they are on the cutting board.

Since there will be nothing in the direction of the peeler’s travel, you can safely peel vegetables.

The risk of injury can be further reduced by not holding the peeler by hand, but by stabbing it with a fork or other object to secure it in place.


These are just a few ways to peel vegetables safely and without injury (without cutting your hands).

Please try different methods and find the one that suits you best!