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5 Things to Do With Vegetable Peelers

A vegetable peeler sits in the drawer but it’s got more uses than just peeling those spuds. Here are five other ways it can come in handy.

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Create Pretty Cake Décor

If you’re trying to decorate that cake with edible treats, use a vegetable slicer to peel fine curlicues of chocolate and impress your guests.

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Slice Slivers of Cheese

When you’re trying to create a pretty holiday plate and need cheese in slivers thinner than you can cut with a knife, reach for the vegetable peeler to get the perfect slice.

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Sharpen Your Pencils

You’re in a rush to get to a dinner party and just need to add your eyeliner but where’s your sharpener? Don’t worry, a vegetable peeler will do a fine job of bringing your pencil to a point.

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Soften Hard Butter Fast

You’re ready to add the butter to your cake mix when you discover that the only sticks you have are all hard as a rock. When you need to soften cold, hard butter in a hurry, shave off what you need with a vegetable peeler. You’ll have soft butter in moments. 

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Renew Scented Soaps

Ornamental scented soaps are a great addition to the bathroom because they help the room smell great, but after a while, the surface of the exposed soap dries out and causes the scent to fade. To renew the scent, use a vegetable peeler to skim off a thin layer revealing a new moist and fragrant surface.