How to Resurface a Potato Peeler

by Sanne Godfrey ; Updated September 28, 2017

A sharp potato peeler is very important in the kitchen

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Items you will need

  • Paring knife
  • Sharpening steel

Most people don't realize potato peelers can go dull, and when they do it is fairly inexpensive to purchase a new peeler. However, it is possible to sharpen the blades of the potato peeler. Sharpening the blades may come in handy when you need to use the potato peeler a lot, such as Thanksgiving or large family gatherings throughout the year.

Step 1

Run a paring knife along both blades of the potato peeler. The metal-on-metal action will restore some of your blade's edge.

Step 2

Run the sharpening steel across the blades of the potato peeler. This technique is especially useful on rusted potato peeler blades and the potato peeler will again become shiny once you run the sharpening steel across the blades.

Step 3

Try out the new sharpened blades of the potato peeler and repeat the steps if necessary.

Photo Credits

  • potatoes in a bag with a peeler image by Tijara Images from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Sanne Godfrey started writing for her college newspaper in 2008 and quickly moved into an editorial position. She has since been featured in "Venture" magazine and local newspapers such as the "Gresham Outlook." Godfrey received an Associate of Arts in journalism and won awards for her writing and ethics. She is working on her Bachelor of Arts in journalism at the University of Oregon.