I don’t always peel fruits with thin, soft skins, such as peaches or plums, when I bake with them. This is because the skins usually become even more tender during baking, so you never notice them when you’re eating the finished product. It’s also because peeling these types of fruits, as well as some softer vegetables, like tomatoes, is not all that easy to do. Some peelers tend to drag the skin and damage the fruit. A serrated peeler, such as the Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler, is a good solution to the problem and allows you to easily peel soft fruits and vegetables.
The serrations of this peeler lift the skin from many different points, so there is no one big source of pressure on the flesh of the fruit as there is with a regular straight peeler. As a result, the fruit looks just about perfect once it has been peeled. This peeler will work well on some of the fruits mentioned above, including tomatoes, peaches, plums and pears, to name a few. It also stands in well for a standard peeler if you need to do a quick batch of cucumbers or potatoes, as well.