The Only Kitchen Tool You Need This Summer Costs Less than $7

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oxo good grips corn prep peeler

We could never pick a favorite from our summer farmers market haul; that's like trying to choose a favorite child.

Just kidding, it's corn. What's more summery than fresh sweet corn, slathered in butter and seasoned with salt? And while we'll happily eat it straight off the cob, there are some occasions that call for corn off the cob. Maybe you're making corn gnocchi, or you're trying to impress your dinner guests by not getting melted butter all over your face.

Enter the OXO Good Grips Corn Prep Peeler. Instead of grappling with a knife, it functions like a Y-shaped vegetable peeler with a serrated blade that removes those kernels with ease. The Japanese stainless steel blades are sharp, so can you get every last bit of corn off the cob, and they're dishwasher safe, which means more time eating and less time cleaning. Add to that a grippy, ergonomic handle and we're in corn-peeling heaven. 

Best of all, the little tool clocks in at less than $7 on Amazon (Prime shipping included). But don't take it from just us: One Amazon reviewer glowingly stated of the peeler, “Cuts corn like slicing softened butter. Highly recommend.”

You can't have summer without fresh corn. And you can't have fresh corn without a shiny new corn peeler…at least that's what we're telling ourselves. Now, if only we could find someone to do all that shucking.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...