Patent Number: 6,253,670

Title: Apparatus for peeling and optionally cutting vegetables

Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for peeling vegetables of a round, oval or elongated shape such as cucumbers, turnips, carrots or potatoes. The apparatus has a frame defining a hole sized to receive and let pass the vegetable to be peeled. A given number of knives is mounted onto the frame in such a manner as to be radially slidable toward the center of the hole. The knives are distributed in an equal manner all around the frame and each comprises a blade extending tangentially within the hole so as to peel an adjacent part of the vegetable introduced into and pushed through the hole. Springs are provided for applying in a permanent manner a radial force onto the knives in order to push the knives toward the center of the hole. This apparatus permits to peel vegetables in a single movement or with a minimal number of movements. A base may be provided to hold the frame vertically onto a table.

Inventors: Gingras; Michel (Ville Lorraine, Quebec, CA)


International Classification: A23N 7/00 (20060101); A23N 7/04 (20060101); A47J 17/00 (20060101); A47J 17/08 (20060101); A23N 007/00 (); A23N 007/04 (); A23N 007/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018