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  • Kuhn Rikon

    From Swiss designer Kuhn Rikon, Hold, Peel, Pop is a new tool that holds fruit and vegetables in place (and safely away from fingers) while peeling.

  • Kuhn Rikon

    Hold, Peel, Pop is a new tool that holds fruit and vegetables in place (and safely away from fingers) while peeling.

Hold, Peel, Pop: A clever kitchen tool

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Our kitchen tool drawer already has its share of what-is-it’s, but this new item actually is pretty useful — once you figure out what it does.

Called the “Hold, Peel, Pop,” this three-prong tool from Kuhn Rikon keeps vegetables and fruit securely in place for easy peeling while keeping your fingers at a safe distance from the peeler or knife. Once done, push the handle down and the peeled item pops right off. Suggested retail price is $8; available at and kitchen stores.

See Hold, Peel, Pop in action at

In our test, it was strong enough to hold a large potato in place and made peeling faster (and safer). It also worked great with apples. For carrots, just holding the vegetable was easier than inserting the prongs. But the tool proved handy for turnips, beets and other vegetables that can get slippery (or messy) while peeled. This tool also can double as an easy-grip fork to hold items in place while cutting.

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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