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Israeli invents pencil sharpener type device to peel vegetables

By Mason White 3:17 PM July 17, 2013
Sharpener that peels vegetables 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) Who knew that a pencil sharpener can be tweaked to peel vegetables in less than thirty seconds.

Would you eat more vegetables if only it was easier to peel them?

For just $15 you can speed up the task of peeling vegetables and reduce the danger to your fingers.
The Karoto, looks and works like an oversized pencil sharpener, to peel vegetables such as zucchini and carrots or any vegetable similar in form, such as cucumber and parsnips.

Its Israeli creator claims that the time-saving invention is safer than cutting the skin of vegetables with a standard peeler or knife.

Karoto was designed by Avichai Tadmor for Monkey Business design studio in Israel.
The Karoto completely peels a carrot in less than 30 seconds and it not only saves time, as the peels can also be used to decorate salads.

The utensil is 3 inches long and 2 inches wide and can also be used to sharpen carrots, for example, for display purposes.
It sounds like a sharpener and it works in a similar way.

“It not only makes skinning a quick process, but it also leaves curls that can be used to decorate salads and other dishes,” one cook said.

The Karoto comes in orange and black and costs $15 plus postage.