Vegetable Peeler From a Soda Can

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Introduction: Vegetable Peeler From a Soda Can

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:

Empty the can and break off the ring.

Cut off the top with a can opener.

Step 2:

Remove the tab

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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"

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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" ;)

Is there a health problem associated with aluminium?

Yes (link)

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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