Peeling potatoes

Cutting off the edges of the potato first and using a Y-shaped peeler makes the task easier for a person with impaired hand function

User cuts off edges of potato
User cuts off edges of potato

Description
The user cuts off the edges of the potato to make it easier to hold the potato in place when he peels it. He uses a Y-shaped potato peeler.

Users comments
The Y shape requires a different peeling technique than the one traditionally used. The wrist is held straight instead of twisting it. With this technique even individuals with tetraplegia can prepare a dish like potatoes au gratin.

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Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2008

User holds onto potato with cut off edges
User holds onto potato with cut off edges
User peels potato with cut off edges
User peels potato with cut off edges

Tipsare: Tomas

Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.