We went in search of the best electric potato peeler on the market. Because peeling potatoes sucks.

Fact: Potatoes are really popular. You don’t need us to tell you how versatile potatoes are in the kitchen: French fries, roast potatoes, mashed on top of a shepherds pie; the list could go on all day. With so many uses, you may be surprised to know that consumption of potatoes in the US has decreased over the past decade. However, the average American is still munching their way through more than 33 pounds of spuds each year¹. That’s a lot of potato which means a lot of potato peeling.

Introduction

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes four. Five potatoes, ah forget it, no more potatoes! Peeling potatoes is no fun. Okay, I’ll start by saying the occasional lucky soul gets enjoyment from peeling vegetables. It’s therapeutic – like painting or yoga. For the rest of us it has the opposite effect. It becomes a mad race to get that skin off the potato as fact as humanly possible without loosing an eye!

But there’s good news about our humble peeler.

For generation after generation we’ve clung to that same old hand-held peeler – grudgingly ridding our vegetables of the unwanted skin. That ends today. We have done the research and now bring to you the ten best automatic potato peelers that will make your life a lot more pleasant.

A potato peeling machine can come in all shapes and sizes but they all share one feature: peeling potatoes fast and with more precision than we, mere humans, could ever achieve.

So let’s jump in and look at the top electric peelers, their features and what makes them stand out from the other brands.

The Best Electric Potato Peeler – 10 Brands Compared

1. Starfrit 93209 Rotato Express

Weight: 1.9 pounds. Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.5 x 11 inches

The Starfrit 93209 Rotato Express is a very popular potato skinner that was introduced in response to a swag of different poor-performing auto potato peelers. They seem to have addressed the biggest issue with previous products – peeling potatoes effectively. Unlike it’s predecessors, the Starfrit cleanly peels the potato without all the leftover bits.

Also included in the box is a tool to remove the eyes and other nasty bits that the peeler would have trouble removing.

You don’t need to limit yourself to potatoes though. This appliance will make quick work of apples, carrots, eggplants, cucumbers and even delicate fruit like kiwifruit and pears.

It’s easy to use too. Simply place the vegetable on the bottom holder then position the top holder into place then sit back and watch. In 10 seconds, it’s done.

Although this appliance is electric, you could easily take it with you next holiday to the beach or camping, thanks to a handy battery powered option.

Quick video of the Starfrit in action

Pros

  • Leading brand on the market
  • Quick and easy to operate
  • Peel a wide range of fruit and vegetables
  • Includes extra cutting blades
  • Non slip base

Cons

  • Struggles with tougher skins like yams
  • Constructed from plastic

2. Lohome Electric Potato Peeler

Weight: 1.4 pounds. Dimensions: 11.4 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches

The Lohome Electric Potato Peeler is a peeler that looks and works a lot like the Starfrit brand. The potato is positioned between a lower and upper holder and the potato is then rotated, allowing the peeler to do its work. It deals with different shaped fruit and vegetables with ease with an arm that adapts to the differing thicknesses.

Although this appliance is electric, you could easily take it with you next holiday to the beach or camping, thanks to a handy battery powered option.

Pros

  • A popular leading brand in this category
  • Includes 2 extra blades and thumb knife
  • Non-slip base

Cons

  • Struggles with tougher skins like yams
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term
  • Repeated cleaning required to keep the tool functioning

3. KitchenAid KSM2APC Spiralizer Attachment

Weight: 2.4 pounds. Dimensions: 12.4 x 5.8 x 2.9 inches

The KitchenAid KSM2APC varies from the other options on this list as it isn’t a stand-alone product; you’ll need a Kitchenaid to use this attachment. We decided to include it because the Kitchenaid Mixer is a very popular appliance and anyone who has it, will do well to add this attachment to their list. Keep in mind also that this will attach to any mixer produced by KitchenAid, even those that we made way back in the 1940s!

A major feature of this product is that it’s made of stainless steel. It’s a solid piece of equipment and a lot more robust than some of it’s opposition on this list. The KitchenAid brand is a solid one that’s built it’s brand thanks to producing high quality, built for purpose appliances.

Although potato peeling is made simple by this tool, you’ll find it can perform other tricks that’s sure to impress. There are also spiraling blades – medium, fine and extra fine to spiralize fruit and vegetables. Perfect for impressive looking salads, using in many traditional recipes or simply to get the kids to have fun and eat their greens without a fuss.

Pros

  • High quality build from a trusted company
  • The attachment fits all KitchenAid mixers
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Muli-purpose usage: peel, core and slice

Cons

  • Big and heavy, not ideal for apartments
  • Struggles with awkward vegetables like beets and turnips
  • The vegetable holder is made of plastic and is a little flimsy

4. Weimei Multifunctional Electric Automatic Peeler

Weight: 1.5 pounds. Dimensions: 11.9 x 6.1 x 5.8 inches

The Weimei Multifunctional Peeler is an auto potato peeler that also is capable of skinning apples, lemons, pears, cucumbers and more. Simply position you vegetable of choice on the holder, press the start button and sit back and watch.

Pros

  • Economical option
  • Battery powered option

Cons

  • Struggles with tougher skins like squash or sweet potatoes
  • Lesser known brand
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

5. Dash Go Rapid Peeler

Weight: 1.2 pounds. Dimensions: 11.4 x 5.6 x 5.9 inches

The Dash Go Rapid Peeler is a good option if you’re on a budget and are looking for a something basic. It will get the job done if you’re looking for occasional use and aren’t cooking for larger numbers.

This unit is smaller and lighter than the others on this list which would be a positive if you’re short on bench or cupboard space. The trade-off is that you won’t be able to use larger vegetables with this peeler as they won’t fit.

The Dash Go Rapid includes replacement blades, housed in the bottom of the unit as well as a paring knife to remove those pesky potato eyes and blemishes.

Pros

  • Economical unit
  • Includes replacement cutters and paring blade
  • AC or battery powered option
  • Includes recipe book and recipe database

Cons

  • Difficult to adjust arms
  • Blade clogs easily
  • Lesser known brand
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

6.WMT Multifunction Peeler

Weight: 2.0 pounds. Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.4 x 6.2 inches

The WMT Multifunction Peeler is another product on this list that’s relatively small so it’d be ideal for those lacking space in the kitchen.

Like most of the other units it can peel potatoes as well as many other vegetables and fruit. It takes 15-20 seconds to peel an average potato – slower than the leading brands but faster than manually peeling them.

The unit includes extra blades which are stored underneath in a small compartment.

Pros

  • Economical unit
  • Includes replacement cutters
  • AC or battery powered option

Cons

  • Not suitable for vegetables over 6 inches in height
  • Can’t peel within 2-3 cm from top and bottom of vegetables.
  • Lesser known brand
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

7. LiYou Electric Peeler

Weight: 10.5 oz. Dimensions: 8 x 2.5 inches

The Kitchen Electric Peeler is a good half-way point between a manual peeler and an automatic potato peeler. This peeler is hand held so it isn’t fully automatic; however, it does use a unique patented blade that required much less effort that using a traditional peeler.

This tool would have to appeal (excuse the pun) to those who have very small kitchens and don’t want to add another appliance to their already cramped space.

Cleaning the LiYou is simple as the blade easily detaches from the rest of the unit.

he peeler comes with three different sized blades for different shaped cuts.

Pros

  • Economical unit
  • Small, easy to store
  • Less opportunity to break as there are few moving parts
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Includes 3 stainless steel blades
  • Uses long lasting USB rechargable battery

Cons

  • Requires some manual peeling
  • Peeler only, no spiralizer
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

8. Enshey Capacity Commercial Electric Potato Peeler

Weight: 123 pounds Dimensions: 33 x 27 x 22 inches

The Enshey Capacity Peeler is a commercialproduct that has a large footprint and would only be suitable for those with a lot of space. If you need to peel a large number of potatoes frequently, then this is a great option.

Peel over 33 pounds of potatoes in around 120 seconds without raising a sweat.

Pros

  • Quality built, stainless steel model
  • Commercial product for large quantities of potatoes
  • Wash and peel over 33 pounds of potato in under 2 minutes

Cons

  • Expensive relative to others on this list, but excellent value for money
  • Very large unit, best suited for restaurants or homes with a lot of space

9. Luckstar Electric Peeler

Weight: 1.5 pounds Dimensions: 11.4 x 6.1 x 5.8 inches

The Luckstar Electric Peeler is another auto peeler similar to the Starfrit and Lohome models. With minimal fuss, peel potatoes, apples, zucchinis, eggplant, lemons, kiwis and more.

Pros

  • Includes replacement cutters and thumb knife
  • AC or battery powered option

Cons

  • Not suitable for vegetables over 6 inches in height
  • Lesser known brand
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

10. Succi Shan 2016

Weight: 1.5 pounds Dimensions: 11.3 x 6.3 x 6.0 inches

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The Succi Shan 2016 Peeler is an automatic vegetable peeler that can also peel fruit such as apples, pears and oranges.

As with many units on the list, the peeler comes with spare blades in the bottom of the unit so that you don’t have to worry about buying replacements.

Pros

  • Includes replacement cutters and thumb knife
  • AC or battery powered option

Cons

  • Peel tends to clog up the blade quickly
  • Not suitable for vegetables over 6 inches in height
  • Lesser known brand
  • Constructed from plastic, potential breakage over longer term

Features to look for when buying an electric peeler

Size of unit

It’s important to consider the size of your kitchen bench as well as the available storage space. If you’re only going to occasionally use this appliance, you may want to consider a hand held electrical peeler which will easily fit into the utensil drawer.

In this review, we included a range of different sizes, from small hand-held peelers through to commercial sized products that require significant space.

Construction materials

Choosing an appliance that’s constructed with better materials will clearly offer the advantage of longevity. If you’ll be using this frequently, you may want to look at the KitchenAid attachment which is built with stainless steel. It is a solid product that is backed by a trusted brand.

Performance

The job of an auto potato peeler is to make life easier. You don’t want to have to follow up with a normal peeler to manually finish the missed pieces. Look for the category leaders such as Startfrit who have been in the game for many years now and know how to make a product that performs.

You may also want to look at the size of the model; smaller units won’t be able to peel larger vegetables. If you’re only interested in potatoes though, this won’t be a consideration for you.

Features

Peeling potatoes is all good and well, but how about spriralizing food for salads? Does your unit come with a range of cutters for varying shaped cuts? Are spare blades included? These are nice to have extras which may not be a priority for every purchaser.

Warranty

A solid warranty is usually a sign that the brand stands behind it’s product. They’re confident you’ll have a trouble free purchase. If you see a warranty offered then this is a good sign and an extra reason to buy.

Final words

Peeling potatoes no longer has to be a prolonged, recurring chore. Thanks to modern innovations, there are a range of electric potato peelers that will make your life a lot simpler. At a push, I’d recommend the Starfrit 93209 as it’s a trusted brand that does a great job of peeling.

If you do own a KitchenAid mixer, I’d highly recommend their KSM2APC Spiralizer Attachment which includes a peeler. This tool will allow more than just peeling and it’s made from quality stainless steel. It’s a premium product that is backed by long-established quality manufacturer.

Happy peeling!

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References:

  1. www.statista.com/statistics/381907/per-capita-consumption-of-fresh-potatoes-in-the-us/