This is not your standard potato peeler, the Brabantia stainless steel food peeler is ready for any item you have to run it through. This is a great item to have to make ribbons of vegetables for a stir fry, pasta dish or salad. Items such as zucchini, cucumbers, carrots and other long vegetables are ideal for this application. Of course, it can be used for the standard purpose of peeling apples, carrots, potatoes and other root vegetables as well. It is safe for children to use, so they will be able to get in the kitchen and help make a meal. Kids like to help in the kitchen and are more likely to eat something they helped prepare. Consider having more than one food peeler on hand to make preparing a meal a family affair.