How to Regrit a Potato Peeler

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How to Regrit a Potato Peeler
Learn how to regrit a potato peeler. (potatoes image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Peeling potatoes is a necessary step for creating many delicious dishes. Using an electric potato peeler can greatly cut down on the amount of time needed to prepare potatoes. An electric potato peeler uses a grit covered plate to peel the skin off potatoes. The grit plate is a metal plate covered with a sandpaper like resin. If you begin to notice a lag in the amount of time it takes your machine to peel potatoes, it may be time to regrit the plate. In most cases, this takes just a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Regritting resin
  • Work surface
  • Oven

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the abrasive disk from the potato peeler.

  2. 2

    Wash the disk using soap and warm water.

  3. 3

    Dry the disk thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Check the disk for any damage. Look for cracks and nicks in the plate. Superficial damage can be covered; deep damage may indicate that your plate needs to be replaced.

  5. 5

    Cover your work surface for protection.

  6. 6

    Apply a coat of a regritting resin to the plate.

  7. 7

    Place the plate in the oven. Set the oven between 82.2 and 93.3 degrees C and bake the plate for 2 hours.

  8. 8

    Add additional coats of regritting resin as needed.

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