Introduction: Vegetable Peeler From a Soda Can

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If you ever need to peel a bunch of carrots and you can't find a peeler, reach out for the soda can.

Yes, you can use a knife to peel your veggies, but what if you're not great in peeling things with a knife?

I personally prefer a peeler as I am too slow with a knife.

In this Instructable, I demonstrate a way to make a peeler from a soda can.

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Step 1:

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Empty the can and break off the ring.

Cut off the top with a can opener.

Step 2:

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Remove the tab

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To make sure you don't cut yourself, trim the edges with scissors.

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Bend the narrow part of the top a little bit, so it could cut off the skin.

That's it!

Now go on and peel some carrots :)

If the peeler is cutting the skin too thick or too thin, adjust the "blade"


Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-27

It might not be very healthy in the "long-term" because it's made of aluminum...

Make sure not to cut yourself with it, You don't want it to be a "finger peeler" ;)

kevshouse (author)Yonatan242016-02-29

Is there a health problem associated with aluminium?

Yonatan24 (author)kevshouse2016-02-29

Yes (link)

It isn't extremely poisonous, But as I said: It might not be very healthy in the long-term

ShakeTheFuture (author)Yonatan242016-01-28

It's only to be used for emergencies :)

Or, you can use a steel can.

In the instructables "Awesome Spinning Toy made from Soda Cans" I used steel cans.

Not sure if you can get them anywhere, but in some EU countries Pepsi and Coca-Cola are made of steel (some of them)

Seragadel (author)2016-02-18

it is nice but I was afraid to injure my fingers, so i glued a piece of Nylon around the edges, really thanks

SteveMann (author)2016-02-08

Excellent article!

It might be nice to put something around the edges to finish it, e.g. maybe cover the sharp edges with a ring of rubber material or the like.

eennija (author)2016-02-02

This is very good, who would of thought.The fewer smaller tools used for mutable purposes Leaves more room..I tried it and liked it . my dog and I just ate the raw potato.

HarryPotterFan07 (author)2016-01-31

Nice One

eitaknella18 (author)2016-01-28

Nice! I'll have to try this next time I peel!


lasere1 (author)2016-01-27


ShakeTheFuture (author)lasere12016-01-28

Thank You!

DarrenO2 (author)2016-01-27

As always you never cease to amaze me keep up the great work and continue to share with us.

ShakeTheFuture (author)DarrenO22016-01-28

Thank You!

Magzzee (author)2016-01-27

Excellent idea! Thanks so much for posting.

ShakeTheFuture (author)Magzzee2016-01-27

Thank You!

ArticAkita (author)2016-01-27

Pretty nifty can peeler! looks like another thing to make to annoy the boyfriend with!

Thank You!

bwh13 (author)2016-01-26


Even better than 'disposable' -- it is recyclable!!

ShakeTheFuture (author)bwh132016-01-27


John_Singleton_ (author)2016-01-26

It works like a charm

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