Plop on a potato, peel it and pare it in 10 seconds flat—sayonara potato skins! The Rotato Express instantly peels not just potatoes but also other fruits and vegetables at the push of a button. It stops automatically when the peeling is over and will operate cordlessly with batteries, making it "picnic portable."
Two extra blades tucked in a built-in compartment
Handy thumb knife for quick, easy paringt
Durable ABS plastic
Ultra safe design: no need to touch or hold the vegetable while it's peeling
More hygienic than manual peeling
Cleans easily with a damp, sudsy cloth
Operates alternatively with a 6.0 Volt electrical adaptor
No waste, no effort
Peeling fruits and vegetables is quick and easy with the Rotato Express. It peels just the skin without wasting any of the nutritious part of the vegetable. The Rotato Express is simple and safe to operate; even a child can use it. Its non-slip base holds it securely to the counter or other work surface. Rotato comes with a little plastic knife, stored conveniently under the base. It's specially designed for easy removal of potato eyes or other blemishes. Peels just the skin!
Peels the following foods
Before peeling, put a paper towel beneath the Rotato to catch peelings.
When choosing foods to be peeled, choose fruits and vegetables that are firm, blemish free and symmetrically shaped. Fruits and vegetables more than 5.5" tall should be cut in half so the Rotato Express can grip them firmly.
Rotato Express Parts
How to peel fruits and vegetables
Center the food on the bottom food holder and press gently
Lower the upper food holder so that it grasps the food and holds it securely
Using the height adjustment lever, raise the cutter arm so that it rests on top of food to be peeled. WARNING: Do not grab cutter blade… it is razor sharp!
While pressing lightly on the upper food holder, press on the power button. The skin peels off in one clean, continuous curl
How to remove peeled food
Lift upper food holder from food and raise it to the top of the support column.
Grasp food, and using a gentle back and forth rocking motion, remove food from bottom food holder pulling towards you. Do not yank your fruit or vegetable straight up from the bottom food holder. You don't want to accidentally swing your hand into the holder spike. WARNING: Do not grab cutter blade… it is razor sharp.
Trip off any deep potato eyes with the little plastic knife. Use the same knife to remove blemishes on fruit and vegetables.
Makes quick work of most potatoes and apples. I took off a star because it doesn't seem very sturdy, so don't know if it will last.
I have two of these and LOVE them! My large dog is allergic to dry dog food so we have to make food for her. Her food mix includes 1.5-2 #'s of peeled and cooked potatoes every DAY. Every few months when potatoes are on sale, we'll buy 250-300 #'s at a time and spend a weekend day processing them. These little peelers are an absolute lifesaver for that! Spear a spud on one peeler and push the button to start it; by the time I setup the second peeler with a potato the first one is done. The very ends need to be peeled or cut off and that's it. Everyone was expecting these to give up within the first 20 minutes of abuse but they've lasted for multiple rounds of this abuse. If they can hold up to my use, they'll hold up for anyone. :)
They're also fantastic for anyone who has hand issues (arthritis especially) but likes to cook. Big family meals like Thanksgiving is no big deal with this peeler.
I have had this product now for almost a year and can say I honestly love it and use it weekly. I have a toddler so I try to do everything and anything to cut down on prep time. I usually prep my foods the night before when he is in bed. However, when I peel potatoes at night they always turn brown within hours. Therefore, this product allows me to peel the potatoes quickly to add to my stew in the morning. Clean up is very easy as I just run the two pieces that hold the item in place under water. The blade itself is easily removed and then can be washed that way. They even include any extra blade with the machine, but in the year I have had the product I have not needed it. The machine is very light and some say it seems cheap, but this "cheap" machine has held up incredibly well, especially considering the price.
I have also used this for apples for my child and on pretty much anything you want peeled and can fit between the two blades.
Great. No it is not made of metal. It is plastic. It you don't treat it harshly it will work fine. I tested it several days before I needed it on several red potatoes that were not perfect in shape. Had to do some touch up but I expected that. Worked fine. I left it out and went away for a few days before event...forgot to clean it. Thought oh well guess it may not work. I cleaned it off put on same blade , peeled 25 pounds of potatoes with no problem. After reading the reviews I still bought it and just kept reminding my self to TREAT IT GENTLY no grabbing and snatching....and it was wonderful. It peeled faster then I could clean up the one it had just peeled! It may not last forever but I think it will last for some time if you handle it like the price you paid for it...just a little bit.