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New Potato Peeler

Why is my new potato peeler often difficult to use?
A new potato peeler could be difficult to use because the peeler "softens up" with use. The high starch in the Idaho® potato reacts with the peeling blade, making the blade sharper with each potato peeled. The peeler handle also becomes more flexible with use. Idaho® potatoes have a long, smooth shape, so the peeling action is even. As the peeler handle loosens, it can more cleanly slice the surface of the potato.