I love being pleasantly surprised by bar-related knowledge, and this is the most recent surprise I learned while doing a staff training last week here in Portland. Head bartender Jared Miller shocked me by telling me that he cuts his citrus peels with one of the cheese slicers they use at the wine bar he works in. So I tried it, and lo and behold it’s possibly easier, and definitely safer, than using my longtime favorite, the OXO Y-Peeler. (I’ve lost every fingertip and part of one nail-bed to that peeler, I’m sure you’ve done the same.
It’s a very inexpensive $10, so if after you watch the video below you want to pick one up for yourself and try it, you can do that here.