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Home Cook Stunned After Discovering We've Been Using Peelers Wrong

Home Cook Stunned After Discovering We've Been Using Peelers Wrong

A home cook has gone viral after realising that for years he's been using one of his kitchen utensils 'wrong', having made the online world think twice about their humble vegetable peeler.

Tim Smith, 51, had been making a bolognese in his kitchen in Nottingham earlier this month when he decided to try out a hack his girlfriend had told him about.

The account manager videoed himself using his peeler in a way that many of us never knew was possible - running the device from the top to the bottom before doing the same in reverse in one swift move, in turn saving himself that extra bit of effort and time.

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Tim Smith. Credit: Kennedy News
Tim Smith. Credit: Kennedy News

"Oh my God, I just figured out how to use this," a stunned Tim says in the footage.

After sharing the video, filmed on 5 April, Tim has gone on to become an online hit.

The clip has not only been viewed more than 1.3 million times and shared more than 48,000 times on Facebook, social media users have also praised the nifty process as something of a 'game changer', branding Tim a 'genius'.

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Tim said: "I was absolutely stunned. It's just something so small and simple in your life that most of us have been doing wrong all along.

Credit: Kennedy News
Credit: Kennedy News

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"My girlfriend had mentioned it a week before and I hadn't had a chance to put it to the test until I started making the bolognese.

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"I don't normally put a carrot in the sauce but I had searched recipes for the slow cooker and it suggested it, so I decided to give it a go.

"This was my genuine reaction as I hadn't tried it before this. I was incredulous.

Credit: Kennedy News
Credit: Kennedy News

"I never imagined it would get so much interest online. I thought a couple of my mates would call me 'boring' for posting it, but it's blown up.

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"I think it just shows that we all need a bit of a laugh at the moment.

"I love cooking as it's good stress relief and the slow cooker is just so easy. I like to make a good curry in it, I make a sensational Thai green curry. I'll be using this technique in the future. It's life changing."

We tried out Tim's trick at home but it didn't seem to work with our vegetable peeler... If you've had any better luck with the hack, let us know in LADbible's Isolation Nation Facebook group.

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News

Topics: Viral, Hack, Food, UK News, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]