Peel potatoes hands-free: This brilliant TikTok sensation is on sale for $22 at Amazon

Danielle Gonzalez
·3-min read

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Perfectly peeled, in 10 seconds. It's like having a super-speed prep cook in the kitchen with you. (Photo: Amazon)
Perfectly peeled, in 10 seconds. It's like having a super-speed prep cook in the kitchen with you. (Photo: Amazon)

This is a summer of celebration—of outdoor gatherings with good friends, big bowls of easy summer food, and plenty of fresh air. Potato salad is definitely on the menu, whether you like the mayo-based classic or a spicy twist with mustard vinaigrette. 

Traditionally, potato salad is a labor of love, calling for endless scrubbing and peeling—which can be extra strenuous if you suffer from tightness, stiffness or pain in your hands. But no longer. This genius gadget (and TikTok sensation) takes on the demanding work, doing the peeling for you, in seconds. The Starfrit Electric Rotato Express is a summer-changer and, later on, a huge holiday helper. It's a year-round win.

With more than 899K likes and counting, this video by TikToker @jenn_aayyy shows the Rotato Express in action (it's actually supercool and hypnotic).

The Rotato Express can be found on Amazon and normally sells for $25—but right now is on sale for for just $22. A total steal. For that shockingly low price, you also get:

-a thumb knife for easy paring

-a non-slip base for secure placement

-two extra blades

-an electric adapter

And it couldn't be easier to use. Simply center the food on the bottom holder and lower the upper handle so its spike grasps the food. Rest the cutter arm on the spud, and press the red button. The skin peels off in one continuous curl, and the machine stops when it reaches the bottom—in less than 10 seconds! 

It isn't just your potato-cooking that'll be rocked: the Starfrit works on other fruits and veggies too. If peeling is the chore your hands hate most, the Rotato Express will get a lot of action in your kitchen. You can use it to skin cucumbers, zucchini and eggplant for summer grilling; peeling peaches, apples and lemons for pies; and prep all sorts of healthy produce for juicing and snacking.

Above is an hour's worth of peeling accomplished in a couple of minutes. Fruit salad and grilled veggies are now officially effortless. (Photo: Amazon)
Above is an hour's worth of peeling accomplished in a couple of minutes. Fruit salad and grilled veggies are now officially effortless. (Photo: Amazon)

The Rotato Express boasts a 4.4 star rating and more than 8,000 reviews on Amazon.

"This is probably the greatest gadget in my kitchen at the moment," says one very happy reviewer. "I married a potato fiend. Seriously, this guy can demolish a plate of mashed like nobody’s business. It’s bad enough that I have to peel five pounds of taters just for him on the reg, and when we have company? Ugh.... But this makes peeling potatoes fun! If I ever get drafted into the army, you can be sure this little gem will be coming with me. Highly recommend."

"Love it! It's light and easy to use," said another, who noted how the Rotato Express also keeps wasted food to a minimum. "I was always peeling too much potato along with the peel. This blade is fine and gets only the skin, in seconds.... It's easy to clean if you have a sprayer to rinse off the spikes where you insert your potatoes. Small enough and doesn't take up much room."

Add this spud-taculer potato peeler to your Amazon cart while it's on sale!

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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